This week on the Podcast we talk about our two reviews this week including Fractal Design's Define S2, Intel officially launching the Core i9-9900K, all the new Z390 boards and more!
- Computex 2018
The Prime X299-Deluxe II gives professionals and power users a flexible foundation for serious work and it is not alone, ROG engineers are also working on a new Rampage motherboard geared toward hardcore gamers and overclockers, while the ROG Dominus Extreme shows what's possible when our engineers have the freedom to go beyond traditional boundaries
Besides the announcement of the Core i9-9900K and 9th generation Core mainstream desktop processors, Intel also announced their 9th generation Core-X HEDT family for the X299 chipset and LGA2066 socket. All of these chips are being fabbed on 14nm++ nodes.
It is very likely that Intel will be forking their high-end desktop platform. Later this quarter you'll see the new Z399 socket LGA2066 chipset later this quarter and then the X599 chipset that will power LGA3647 processors.
With AMD's 2nd generation Ryzen Threadripper HEDT processors coming out they have cut prices on their first-generation parts, you can see the full list of prices below.
AMD has just officially announced its second-generation Ryzen Threadripper high-end desktop (HEDT) processor series. The first chip from this series will drop on August 13th and will be the flagship Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX. This is a 32-core, 64-thread part with a base clock of 3.0 GHz and will boost up to 4.2 GHz. It will be priced at $1799.
AMD's upcoming Ryzen Threadripper II 2990X has appeared on the Canadian hardware etailer CanadaComputers. The processor is listed for $2399 CAD, which when you convert it comes out to around $1850 USD. The product page appears to list the chip as a "in-store back order" so the pricing should be close to the final MSRP.
At Computex 2018 AMD announced it 32-core, 64-thread 2nd generation Ryzen Threadripper processor. Since then we learned that this processor will be built on the 12 nm process and will be called Ryzen Threadripper 2990X. According to the latest rumors AMD will be releasing these new processors on August 13th.
The first benchmarks and CPU-Z screenshots of AMD's upcoming Ryzen Threadripper 32-core flagship processor have been revealed by HKEPC. This 12 nm "Pinnacle Ridge" chip will be known as "Threadripper 2990X". So with that naming scheme you'll have a 12-core 2920X, 16-core 2950X, 20-core 2960X, 24-core 2970X, and a 28-core 2980X. On the CPU-Z screenshot we can see the 2990X runs at 3.4 GHz base and boosts up to 4.0 GHz and carries with it a TDP of 250W.