AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
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Year of release 2018
Performance 29.88


AMD started AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX sales 13 August 2018 at a recommended price of $1,799. Based on Zen architecture, this desktop processor is primarily aimed at home 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.

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General info

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

Place in performance rating85
Value for money19.08
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen Threadripper
Architecture codenameZen (2017−2020)
Release date13 August 2018 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$1,799of 305 (Core i7-870)
Price now$1975 (1.1x MSRP)of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)
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Technical specs

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 5.5 (Core i9-12900KS)
Bus support4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache96K (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache512K (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache64 MBof 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography12 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size213 mm2
Number of transistors19,200 millionof 57000 (Apple M1 Max)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplier+


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
Thermal design power (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-channelof 4800 (Ryzen 9 6980HX)
Maximum memory size2 TiBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Maximum memory bandwidth93.867 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX.

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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.

Overall 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 29.88
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core


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.

Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 32513

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 1021

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 13868

Relative perfomance

Overall Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

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Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX by Intel is Core i7-12700F, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

Intel Core i7-12700F Core i7 12700F

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

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Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT Ryzen 9 3900XT
Intel Core i9-10980XE Core i9 10980XE
AMD Ryzen 9 3900 Ryzen 9 3900
Intel Core i9-9960X Core i9 9960X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

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