In early summer, AMD announced the release of its second-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors using the 12nm Zen + architecture. And finally, the pre-order of the chips is open and the prices for them are declassified. The top-end version of the 32-core Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX with support for 64 threads will cost $ 1800, which is cheaper than the top-end version of the 18-core Intel Core i9-7980XE processor, which was estimated at $ 2000 by the manufacturer. The Cinebench R15 benchmark set a record 7618 points for the AMD chip in terms of processor performance which was accelerated to 5.1 GHz under liquid nitrogen, the numbers without overclocking are also good – 5099 points versus 3335 points for the Intel processor (the gap was 53%). True, Intel promised to release a no less significant 28-core chip by the end of the year. The rest of the chips cost from 650 (12 cores) to 1300 dollars (24 cores). Such processors are designed to work with 3D-graphics, video editing and software development, gamers can use simpler chips, because games load only a few cores. The first deliveries of Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX AMD will begin on August 13, Threadripper 2950X – August 31, and the remaining two CPUs will not see the world until October.