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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Processor (YD295XA8AFWOF)

4.7 out of 5 stars 305 ratings

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Brand AMD
CPU Manufacturer AMD
CPU Model Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
CPU Speed 4.4 GHz
CPU Socket Socket TR4

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  • 16 Cores and 32 Processing Threads, Updated with 2nd Gen Ryzen Technology Advancements
  • Incredible 4.4 GHz Max Boost Frequency, with a huge 40MB Cache; OS Support Windows 10 64 Bit Edition, RHEL x86 64 Bit, Ubuntu x86 64 Bit; Operating System (OS) support will vary by manufacturer
  • Unlocked, with automatic overclocking via the new Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO) feature
  • Quad Channel DDR4 and 64 PCIe lanes, the most bandwidth and I/O you can get on Desktop Processor
  • 180W TDP, CPU Cooler Not Included

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    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950x processor.

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    Amazon.com Return Policy:You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellable condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. Amazon.com will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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    Unleash the brute force of up to 32-cores and 64-threads of raw processing power with 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processors. Unlocked for overclocking; Advanced 'Zen' architecture; AMD SenseMI Technology.

    • Up to 16 cores and 32 threads for lightning-fast creative workloads
    • An unprecedented 64 PCIe Gen3 lanes to meet large GPU and NVMe needs
    • 40MB of combined cache for rapid access to large data sets
    • Quad channel DDR4 with available ECC support for reliable throughput

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    The Ultimate Desktop Platform: AMD’s X399 chipset supports both 1st and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors (BIOS update may be required). Built for creators who game, and gamers who create, the scalable AMD X399 chipset offers unprecedented expansion for serious multi-GPU and NVMe arrays. Meanwhile: quad channel DDR4, available ECC support, and unlocked overclocking make X399 a lock for users that depend on serious computing. Now featuring AMD StoreMI storage acceleration technology.

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    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., All rights reserved. AMD, and the AMD Arrow logo, Ryzen and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. PCIe is a registered trademark of PCI-SIG Corporation. Other product names used in this publication are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective companies. Fox VFX Lab was founded in early 2017 after the acquisition of Technoprops, an industry-leading virtual production and motion capture company behind some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. Together with Glenn Derry, the founder of Technoprops, Fox VFX Lab has developed into a singular virtual production hub, spanning from project development to post-production, featuring cutting-edge filmmaking technology.

    1. AMD product warranty does not cover damages caused by overclocking, even when overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware

    2. Before the Threadripper 1950X, the most cores on a desktop CPU was 10, on the Intel Core i7-6950K. RZN-95

    3. VR capability differs depending on processor. Check with your VR headset manufacturer on their compatibility requirements

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    Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 4, 2022
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    Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 16, 2020
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Surpisingly good in 2020.
    By M. Lane on February 15, 2020
    I enabled PBO and observed the CPU's behavior in HW monitor with great interest. All 16 cores will boost to 4.4 GHz individually, and all together have boosted to 4.24 GHz. That was not commonly happening when this CPU was first released and reviewed, and I wonder if this one is just better, or if all the more recently built ones are better silicon overall.

    I noticed that under a moderate load, the temps hold at about 51 degrees, and under a heavy boost, temps go into the low 60s before the fans spool up and drive them back into the 50s. That's impressive considering I am using a round AIO cooler that doesn't even cover the entire IHS. Looking at the PBO constraints, I find that the limiting factor thus far is not temperature at all but voltage. This makes me wonder if I can undervolt and obtain the 200MHz offset for 4.6 GHz.

    Not that this really matters, its just a fun and interesting thing to check out. What does matter is that I came from a 1900X, and I am kind of shocked by the difference. Dota2 saw a 22% increase in FPS, and I'm not exactly sure why. Other games it made no difference. I think some games suffered from the first gen TR scheduling, though the 1900X certainly did far better in games than I expected.

    Interacting with gigantic folders of images in windows is completely different with double the cores. 32 threads is more than enough most of the time for me. I checked. Even with my "leave everything up when I take a brake to game" use case, I still found that 4 to 6 of the 32 threads weren't being used. On the other hand, when you do a batch file conversion, its pretty cool that programs use all available resources.

    I'm glad I was able to get one of these before they disappear. I have an enormous amount of storage with the x399 NVME setup and I don't really feel like building a new system yet. This is a nice stopgap, though I wish the 3960X was a 16 core that fit in X399.

    I'm not sure that anyone should get this, except if you currently have a 1900x or 1920x, or if you can find a great deal on all the hardware and absolutely need the I/O. Otherwise X570 with 3950X is the way to go.
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    Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 31, 2020
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Threadripppppperrrrr!!!!!
    Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on May 24, 2019
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