In April 2018, AMD launched its line of processors Ryzen 2nd Generation and completely expelled the first generation of water in terms of performance. But what about the luxury CPUs Ryzen Threadripper that put Intel on the defensive of Core X in 2017?
Well, we hope to see that follow-up in the second half of this year.
Similar to the jump from Ryzen to Ryzen 2nd Generation, we expect to see a massive jump in performance with AMD Ryzen Generation 2: from more cores to better power management. This is thanks to the step to the same Zen + 12nm architecture used in the new Ryzen CPUs.
We may not have much specific information, but that will change, so be sure to keep this page checked, as we will keep it updated with all the Ryzen Threadripper Generation 2 news that comes our way.  Cut to the Chase
- What is it? The next generation of AMD high-end desktop CPU
- When is it coming out? Rumor has it for Q3 2018
- How much will it cost? Hopefully it will have the same price as the first generation
Ryzen Threadripper Generation 2 publication date
Thanks to shared information at CES 2018 we expect to see the release of the Ryzen Threadripper Generation 2 CPU in the second half of 2018. As for something more specific, all we can do is speculate based on previous versions.
And, in an interview with Forbes Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager of AMD, said we can assume that we will get another three CPUs for the high-end, the same as the first generation of Ryzen Threadripper .
The original line of Threadripper CPUs was launched in August 2017, and is seen as a second-generation Ryzen CPU released on April 19, 2018, just one month after the March release date 2017. the first generation: we expect to see the release date of Ryzen Threadripper Generation 2 online in September or later.
Price Ryzen Threadripper Generation 2
We do not have much specific information about the price of Ryzen Threadripper Generation 2, but we can still speculate on the prices of Generation 1. And, we can also see the difference in cost of AMD Ryzen to AMD Ryzen 2nd Generation .
The prices of Threadripper are as follows, and we do not think that Threadripper Generation 2 is going to be very different:
- Ryzen Threadripper 1950X: $ 999 (£ 845, AU $ 1,359)  Ryzen Threadripper 1920X: $ 799 (£ 689, AU $ 1,069)
- Ryzen Threadripper 1900X: $ 549 (£ 384, AU $ 629)
Ryzen Threadripper Generation 2 specifications
Fortunately, it seems that AMD is planning to stay with the same TR4 socket for a while, according to a report from Anandtech so anyone who wants to update the Threadripper Generation 2 drops once should not have to worry about buying a new plate. However, as they did with Ryzen 2nd Generation and the X470 chipset we expect to see a new chipset for the new Threadripper chips that will optimize performance and power consumption.
Most likely, older motherboards also need to be updated with a new BIOS that also requires you to boot them with an original Ryzen Threadripper CPU.
Apart from that, we expect to see the same improvements we saw in the transition from Ryzen to Ryzen 2nd Generation that gave us the best processor we got at a time, Ryzen 7 2700X ]
But, because Ryzen Threadripper Generation 2 will use the same microarchitecture as the first generation, it is likely that we will not see much improvement beyond faster clock speeds and power consumption, rather than radical improvements such as Increased counting of cores (not 16-cores and 32-threads is something to be mocked anyway).
At the end of the day, we will not have any solid information about the Ryzen Threadripper Generation 2 specifications until AMD tells us what they are, so be sure to return to this page, as we will update it as soon as we know more details.