Monday, July 30th 2018

AMD Threadripper II 2990X Listed for $1850 US, $2399 CAD at CanadaComputers

A storepage for AMD's upcoming 32-core, 64-thread monster of a CPU Threadripper 2990X popped up at Canadian hardware etailer CanadaComputers. The processor, listed for $2399 CAD, converts to some $1850 US dollars and doesn't stray too far from its earlier cameo over at German Cybersport.de.

The chip over at Canada Computers is being sold in a "in-store back order" template, so this pricing is likely close to the final mark - it does make sense that AMD would edge out its profits a little more on this behemoth of a CPU. Packaging seems to be a regurgitated, first-gen Threadripper box - it's unlikely AMD would simply keep the product packaging from first gen, especially since AMD themselves are branding these "Threadripper II". We still don't have confirmation on actual TDP - Cyberport listed some 180 W, CanadaComputers lists 250 W.
Sources: CanadaComputers, via Videocardz
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24 Comments on AMD Threadripper II 2990X Listed for $1850 US, $2399 CAD at CanadaComputers

#2
Lobolawn
Its worth it. 2 years ago 10 cores was 1500. if 32 was 2k id be worth it. I am looking forward to the lower refresh models.
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#3
windwhirl
"Lobolawn said:
Its worth it. 2 years ago 10 cores was 1500. if 32 was 2k id be worth it. I am looking forward to the lower refresh models.
Funny how that was just two years ago...
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#5
R0H1T
"windwhirl said:
Funny how that was just two years ago...
Actually 1700$ routinely 2yrs back :shadedshu:

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#6
phill
If I could buy one, I'd do it.....
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#7
neko77025
"dgianstefani said:
Good luck cooling this.
I dont think 250w is that much ... FX 9590 was 220w .. and people were ( and still do use ...

250w .. 240 AIO will have no real issues
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#9
DeathtoGnomes
Glad I was wrong in another thread where I speculated that it would launch with an over $2000 price tag. $1850 seems like a good price, future rebates and sales events could see it under $1300.

"neko77025 said:
I dont think 250w is that much ... FX 9590 was 220w .. and people were ( and still do use ...

250w .. 240 AIO will have no real issues
there already are a couple AIO announced for TR
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#10
Hood
If anyone wants this for a better price, just wait a month or two after launch and the price will drop down to $1500 :D
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#11
DeathtoGnomes
"Hood said:
If anyone wants this for a better price, just wait a month or two after launch and the price will drop down to $1500 :D
moar lowers, moar. :toast:
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#12
RejZoR
It's a 32 core 64 threads monster. If AMD can ask for higher prices, they can do it. When Intel was selling shit for 5000 and ppl didn't seem to mind, but AMD asking 2000 and everyone wants it cheaper. Heh...
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#13
TheLaughingMan
"dgianstefani said:
Good luck cooling this.
Right. My 14 mm air cooler is only rated at 260W. You will need like water cooling for this. That is impossible to get these days.
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#14
windwhirl
"DeathtoGnomes said:
Glad I was wrong in another thread where I speculated that it would launch with an over $2000 price tag. $1850 seems like a good price, future rebates and sales events could see it under $1300.


there already are a couple AIO announced for TR
I find it hard that it could go as low as $1300, maybe 1500...

Also, wasn't TR2 going to launch with some monster cooler (from Cooler Master, if memory serves correctly) included in the box?
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#15
HTC
"windwhirl said:
I find it hard that it could go as low as $1300, maybe 1500...

Also, wasn't TR2 going to launch with some monster cooler (from Cooler Master, if memory serves correctly) included in the box?
WraithRipper, from Cooler Master. Dunno if it's supposed to be the stock cooler, though: it was the cooler used @ the presentation, the day after that Intel 28 C / 56 T @ 5 GHz stunt.

I'm wondering: would a Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3 be usable for this or is the TDP just too high and you'd need either some behemoth like the WraithRipper or water cooling?
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#16
Lobolawn
"R0H1T said:
Actually 1700$ routinely 2yrs back :shadedshu:


yeah really. I have my eyes on the new aorus. we'll see how it goes at the end of sep
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#17
Tomorrow
"neko77025 said:
I dont think 250w is that much ... FX 9590 was 220w .. and people were ( and still do use ...

250w .. 240 AIO will have no real issues
Noctua coolers designed for TR handled 1st gen TR just fine. Only a 360mm AIO or open loop would have been markedly better: https://www.anandtech.com/show/12454/analyzing-threadripper-cooling-big-base-cooling-wins/5
Granted they did not test OC but given Zen frequency limitations i doubt there's much point in OC-ing TR anyway. 2nd gen 2990X will likely run near it's max OC anyway. Maybe if you go crazy with voltage and cooling you could get another 100Mhz out of it.
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#18
NicklasAPJ
"neko77025 said:
I dont think 250w is that much ... FX 9590 was 220w .. and people were ( and still do use ...

250w .. 240 AIO will have no real issues
250 Watter is the base clock, not the 3400Mhz boost clock.

So said 400 +
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#20
mcraygsx
"neko77025 said:
I dont think 250w is that much ... FX 9590 was 220w .. and people were ( and still do use ...

250w .. 240 AIO will have no real issues
It will still run cooler then my 7700K.
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#21
DeathtoGnomes
"HTC said:
WraithRipper, from Cooler Master. Dunno if it's supposed to be the stock cooler, though: it was the cooler used @ the presentation, the day after that Intel 28 C / 56 T @ 5 GHz stunt.

I'm wondering: would a Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3 be usable for this or is the TDP just too high and you'd need either some behemoth like the WarithRipper or water cooling?
"windwhirl said:
I find it hard that it could go as low as $1300, maybe 1500...

Also, wasn't TR2 going to launch with some monster cooler (from Cooler Master, if memory serves correctly) included in the box?
It might have been CM with that cooler, think they were touting a 360 radiator in that setup. Air cooling is pretty much out if you plan to OC the new TR's, not that there will a lot of overclocking being done except for "home testing" confirmations, "just to see what it can do" purposes, at which time there will a cry for better motherboards because of the ones that were just burnt out.
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#22
GhostRyder
I would still like to see these chips in tests with temps on both air and liquid especially some of the more basic liquid coolers instead of huge ones. That will help determine what kind of builds those can go in since this is likely to be used for high end professional work.
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#23
Caring1
I'm pretty sure given the market here in Australia I won't be able to afford one of these even in 5 years time.
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#24
DeathtoGnomes
"Caring1 said:
I'm pretty sure given the market here in Australia I won't be able to afford one of these even in 5 years time.
like you can afford anything there now? I hear NZ is worse for PC parts pricing. Idk.
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