AMD unveils Threadripper 2: 32 cores, 64 threads, 250W TDP

Intel pulls a surprise with 28-core CPU at Computex

Intel pulls a surprise with 28-core CPU at Computex

Not giving Intel any time to enjoy the buzz surrounding its newly announced 28-core CPU at Computex, AMD followed it up just a day later with its own debut of a second generation of Threadripper CPUs.

AMD is touting the 7nm process as offering double the power efficiency, and more than 35% greater performance from the last 14nm transistor process node - although these are the blanket figures from TSMC and GlobalFoundries regarding the two companies entire 7nm portfolios. AMD has officially confirmed the launching of a 32-core CPU, known as Ryzen 2000 32-core / 64-threads Threadripper.

Rivalling Intel's 28-core chip, AMD is now pushing its processor technology to newer heights with the new 32-core Threadripper CPU which is slated to release later this year along with the new Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics card and a 7nm Radeon Instinct GPU architecture.

On the GPU front, AMD made a decision to have a try with a successor to the Radeon R9 Fury Nano - the RX Vega Nano.

The company also announced EPYC server updates, including their new partnership with Cisco, the leading OEM in the industry, and Tencent Cloud, who announced (in Chinese) that it is now using AMD's EPYC processor moments before the press conference. However, we've seen refreshed X399 boards at Computex with improved power delivery capabilities (19-phase VRM) designed with Threadripper 2 and its many cores in mind.

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AMD beats Intel to the punch after Ryzen line cutting deep into Intel's near-monopolistic majority with reveal of Threadripper 2 aimed at the high end PC gaming market. The company also said that the 7nm based Radeon instinct has been rolling out to initial customers and will launch for server and workstations in the second half of 2018.

Sadly, AMD's CEO Lisa Su already crushed any glimmer of hope for a 7nm Vega card intended for gamers this year.

However, TDP for Threadripper 2, according to AMD, will be a hefty 250 watts for the new parts, as against 180 watts for the first generation Threadrippers (and 65-95W for Ryzen and Ryzen 2 CPUs).

Performance-wise, the PowerColor RX Vega 56 Nano should be on par with the reference edition.

And here is AMD's 32-Core cooler used on yesterday's demo. AMD says it's "committed to bringing new graphics products every year, consistently".

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