Where are the Benchmarks?

As stated, today AMD is only lifting the lid on what the stuff looks like, as well as speeds and details. This weekend however, AMD France accidentally released some information on the Cinebench R15 speed of the 32-core, giving it a score of 5099 :

Rendering: CineBench 15 MultiThreaded

My CPU-focused review, using our newest benchmark suite, will be posted on August 13th. I am still iterating our gaming test suite for CPUs with new games and drivers, so that review will be a little later. I am also in the middle of a 30,000 mile set of travels (FMS, Hot Chips, IFA, vacation), along with some Cannon Lake tests to run, and whatever else might launch soon, so please be a little patient. August has never been so busy, honestly.

Where to Pre-Order

If you really want to go ahead and order before looking at the reviews, then we will add some links in here as we get them. Note that retailers will only be taking pre-orders for the 2990WX today, while the 2950X launches at the end of this month, and then the final two chips in October.

AMD Threadripper 2 Pre-Orders
  Amazon Newegg
TR 2990WX $1799 $1799
TR 2970WX $1299 $1299
TR 2950X $849 $849
TR 2920X $649 $649

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  • edzieba - Monday, August 06, 2018 - link

    I guess "buy before you try" is going to be the standard for AMD going forward. Reply
  • BB-5F-96-D7-AE-26 - Monday, August 06, 2018 - link

    Same? Reply
  • Spunjji - Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - link

    If you can't keep your wallet in your pants 'til after the reviews, then sure. Reply
  • melgross - Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - link

    It used to be that AMD would release specs, and the chips they sent out would not come close to them. After bulldozer, they stopped giving pre released chips for test. Reply
  • Oxford Guy - Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - link

    These are going to perform like Threadripper with Zen+. There aren't going to be any major surprises. The architecture is already well-known. It looks like the only question about these is how the memory allocation will affect certain benchmarks. Reply
  • Dug - Thursday, August 09, 2018 - link

    The other question is if we can get some good x399 motherboards. Reply
  • IntoGraphics - Friday, August 10, 2018 - link

    Don't we already have good X399 motherboards?
    Or is your current X399 motherboard a lemon?
    Reply
  • Mday - Monday, August 06, 2018 - link

    First page has 2800x in the AMD SKUs table, with the specs of a 2700x; and what appears to be the price of the 1800x ($419, url has 1800x) from last year for the 2700x in the Threadripper 2 vs Skylake-X
    The Battle (Sorted by Price) table.
    Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Monday, August 06, 2018 - link

    Right you are. Thanks! Reply
  • DanNeely - Monday, August 06, 2018 - link

    Putting an asterisk on the AMD supplied number in the chart is of only limited value if you don't have a matching footnote. I'm pretty sure I've seen the same problem on some of your other charts/graphs before. Reply

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