AMD may have stolen much of Intel’s thunder with its 32-core Threadripper 2 at the Computex, but the company may have knowingly kept the final blow for the release.
According to a premature listing at Cyberport, spotted by Videocardz, Threadripper 2990X will go on sale for just 1509 Euros, or around $1700. That sounds like remarkable value, especially as Intel’s current 16-core Core i9-7960X costs that much, with the 18-core i9-7980XE costing $1999.
AMD’s own past-generation Threadripper 1950X, with its 16 cores, cost $999. The new model, which doubles down on the cores and threads will see its cost increase at a lesser rate compared to its performance increase.
Intel, obviously, has yet to unveil its pricing for its upcoming 28-core processor, too, however one has to believe it’ll cost more than its current generation of Core i9 processors. The current desktop-processing leader has yet to show a stable, working specimen of its flagship consumer processor, with the Computex model photographed extensively tethered to multiple cooling devices for its demo.
About Ryzen 2990X
The Threadripper 2 2990X, at least at its base configuration of 3.4GHz, manages to beat its 28-core Intel rival with a Cinebench R15 score of 6243 v. 5912, even if Intel takes the roost in the overclocked battle (6399 v. 7344).
Even if you discount the fact that Intel may not even be ready to face off Threadripper 2 when it is launched around Q3 of this year, as it stands, it looks like a win for AMD’s Threadripper processors already in terms of performance per dollar spent.