AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2950X now available for purchase for $899

Subject: Processors | August 31, 2018 - 10:36 AM |
Tagged: Threadripper, ryzen, 2nd generation threadripper, 2990wx, 2950x

Today, AMD's 2nd generation Ryzen Threadripper 2950X has finally reached retail availability. As you might remember from the launch a few weeks ago, the 32-core Threadripper 2990WX has already been on store shelves, but the 2950X was set to arrive on August 31st.

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For those that need a bit of a refresher on 2nd generation Threadripper, you check out our full review of both the 2950X and 2990WX. Ultimately, we found the Threadripper 2950X is a great CPU for people looking to bridge the gap between content creation and gaming, with near top-level performance in both areas.

So far, we've spotted the 2950X on Newegg and at Microcenter, and Amazon.

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The 12-core and 24-core variants of 2nd generation Threadripper processors are still set to be coming later in the year.

Source: AMD

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August 31, 2018 | 08:14 PM - Posted by James

I know an 8 core Ryzen 2700x is more than enough for everything I am probably going to do, but I kind of really want a ThreadRipper.

September 3, 2018 | 10:02 AM - Posted by Threader (not verified)

Manufacturers, distributers and vendors want to sell you more than you need to buy. Figure out if you really have a use case for the extra cores and in 12 month time this will be 1/2 price when AMD intros 7nm Threadrippers. Or you can grab last years models now for 1/2 price. Unfortunately mobos have not been discounted.

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