Threadripper 2000 CPUs need beefy power design

Not all old X399 motherboards might be compatible

During the last days we have published several rumors and leaks about upcoming AMD Threadripper CPUs and AMD X399 motherboards. If you already own an X399 motherboard you should be fine, however if you like overclock you might be interested in this article since your motherboard isn't truly compatible with new high-end CPUs.


The first generation of X399 motherboards were designed to accomodate Threadripper 1000 series processors and the highest CPU had a 180W TDP. The second generation of processors is splitted with two series of CPUs, the first one (-X) is rated with 180W TDP, while the second one (-WX) comes with a TDP of 250W.

In other words, the power design of your motherboard might be not enough for the highest Threadripper 2000 CPUs. If you plan to overclock your CPU on your first gen motherboard, it would be a wise decision to make sure that the power delivery is beefy enough.

The power delivery changes, usually, on each motherboard so there are models that might be more capable than others. Meanwhile ASUS, ASRock, Gigabyte and MSI have updated their portfolio but we will have a first look in another news.

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Source: Own

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini


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