AMD’s upcoming, highly anticipated high-end processor, Ryzen Threadripper 2990X, has been listed online for €1,509 (about RM6,094). Oddly, the specific website that has listed the processor for sale was not accessible—possibly because the listing has been removed. Judging from the pricing, it’s obvious that the website is based in Europe.
Despite this, one shouldn’t be too quick to discount the fact that the €1,509 pricing may just be a placeholder, and that it may change after AMD’s official announcement of the Threadripper 2990X processor. That said, should this price be true, then consumers can expect a significant price difference between the Threadripper 2990X compared to the older 1950X.
For those who are not aware, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X is confirmed to have 32 CPU cores and will retain the TR4 socket (which is also used by the first generation Threadripper CPUs). The European listing does state that AMD’s Threadrippe 2990X will come with a boost clock speed of 4.0GHz—but take this on with a grain of salt, for now.
Either way, it looks like AMD’s Threadripper 2000 offerings will most probably be launched very soon. Hopefully, AMD’s upcoming processors will live up to the hype that they’re currently generating.