2nd Gen Threadripper 2990WX review: AMD’s 32-core CPU is insanely fast but not for everyone


AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX crushes multi-threaded tasks like we’ve never seen before.

Stop, AMD. You had us at 32-core, 64-thread Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX consumer CPU.

You didn’t have to make it better by saying this weapon of thread destruction could be ours for $1,799 (available on Newegg or Amazon)—just $76 more than what Intel wanted us to pony up for its 10-core Core i7-6950X two years ago.

In Millennialese: That. Is. Just. Freaking. Insane.

But before you invest too much thought or cash into the concept of a 32-core CPU sitting in your PC at home, there’s a lot of caveats you need to know. Simply put: This CPU may be too much power for most of us.

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A Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX locked, cocked, and ready to crush multi-threaded benchmarks.

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