The WX line of Threadripper processors (which stands for workstation) is aimed squarely at the creators and innovators (people who make money from their PCs).
While that $1,799 price tag might seem high at first blush, you're getting a chip that easily beats the $1,999 Intel Core i9-7980XE, so if you are in the market for a serious chip that costs serious money, the smart money goes to AMD.
This processor, along with the other 2nd-gen Threadripper chips that will be released over the comong weeks, is compatible with existing and new X399 Socket TR4 motherboards.
What makes the Threadripper 2990WX 'world record breaking'? The chip achieved a world-record Cinebench R15 multi-threaded CPU test scores in the single-socket desktop processor category, making it a great -- albeit pricey -- choice for professional content creators, developers, and PC enthusiasts.
The 2nd-gen Threadripper is also highly overclockable.
The AMD's overclocking team managed to take the Threadripper 2990WX CPU to over 5.1GHz using liquid nitrogen cooling, achieving a record breaking Cinebench R15 multi-threaded CPU test score of 7,618, comfortably beating the current single socket record set by Intel's Core i9-7980XE CPU at 5,828 points.