While AMD threw some shade at Intel and its Core i7-8086K anniversary edition CPU, performance benchmarks of the company’s 2nd generation Threadripper HEDT CPU were leaked online. Specifically, the leaked benchmarks shows the performance for its top-of-the-line SKU, the 2990X.
The leak shows that the benchmark program used to test the 2990X was Cinebench R15, along with the processor’s information provided by CPU-Z. The test results shows four different scores of the CPU, and each score featured the CPU at clockspeed between 4.0GHz and 4.2GHz. All in all, the highest score obtained by the 2990X was 6399 points at 4.12GHz. That score is far ahead of Intel’s Core i9-7900X score of 2184, and more than double the performance of the 1st generation Ryzen Threadripper 1950X.
AMD announced its 2nd generation Ryzen Threadripper during Computex 2018. It’s top-of-the-line processor will be fitted with 32-cores and 64-threads. The 2990X, in particular, will ship out with a max all-clock of 3.4GHz, and Precision Boost clock of 4GHz. It will also have a TDP of 250W, and will be compatible with AMD’s current generation X399 motherboards.
AMD also said that consumers and HEDT enthusiasts will be able to get their hands on the CPU in Q3 2018, which is just around the block.
(Source: Hot Hardware)