Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: specs and benchmarks


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Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
32 cores / 64 threads, 250 Watt

Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX provides good benchmark performance at 20.78% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.


AMD started Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX sales 6 August 2018 at a recommended price of $1,799. This is a Zen+ architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 32 cores and 64 threads, and is based on 12 nm manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 4200 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Socket TR4 processor with a TDP of 250 Watt. It supports DDR4 Quad-channel memory.

Primary details

Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking253
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation5.80
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen Threadripper
Architecture codenameZen+ (2018−2020)
Release date6 August 2018 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,799of 689 (Core i9-14900KS)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance per price, higher is better.

Detailed specifications

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores32 (Dotriaconta-Core)
Base clock speed3 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.2 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
Bus support4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache3 MBof 7.3 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache16 MBof 96 (EPYC 9654)
L3 cache64 MBof 1152.001953125 (EPYC 9684X)
Chip lithography12 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size213 mm2
Number of transistors19200 Millionof 92000 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplierYes


Information on Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1 (Uniprocessor)of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketSocket TR4
Power consumption (TDP)250 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.


Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4 Quad-channel
Maximum memory size2 TiBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Maximum memory bandwidth93.867 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9124)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of a GPU integrated into Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX.

Integrated graphics card-

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 20.78


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 32142

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 41%

Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 1194

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 41%

Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 7431

Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop CPUs.

Ryzen 9 3900X 101.59
Core i5-14500 101.49
Core i5-13600 100.63
Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 100

Intel equivalent

According to our data, the closest Intel alternative to Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX is Core i5-13500, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our ranking.

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX:

Core i5-14500 101.49
Core i5-13600 100.63
Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 100

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