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AMD Announces 2nd Generation Ryzen Threadripper

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We’re pleased to announce the availability date of two additional models of the 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper family, the 2970WX and 2920X processors. These two models will be available for purchase worldwide on October 29th, 2018 from global etailers, building on the excitement and momentum of the 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and 2950X launched in August. 

The Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX, with 24 cores and 48 threads, meets the demands of creators and innovators for the most intense workloads, while the Ryzen Threadripper 2920X delivers astounding processing power for enthusiasts and gamers with 12 cores and 24 threads.

2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper lineup:

 

MODEL

CORES / THREADS

BOOST / BASE FREQUENCY (GHZ)

L3$ (MB)

TDP (WATTS)

PCIe® Gen 3.0 LANES

SEP (USD)

AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2990WX

32/64

4.2/3.0

64 

250W

64

$1,799

AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2970WX

24/48

4.2/3.0

64

250W

64

$1,299

AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2950X

16/32

4.4/3.5

32

180W

64

$899

AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2920X

12/24

4.3/3.5

32

180W

64

$649

 

Additionally, several software updates have been released that improve the experience and performance of the Threadripper WX processors including:

  • Game performance has been dramatically improved using Nvidia Graphics products on Ryzen Threadripper platforms. See page 13 of the 399.24 driver release notes here.
  • The Far Cry 5 Update 9, released on August 9, addressed an application bug affecting many logical processor (high thread count) products, including Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX, to improve the game experience. More details can be found here.
  • The October Windows 10 update (version 1809), just released on October 2. In addition to a number of feature innovations, the update brings improved stability with products leveraging 64 or more logical processors (high thread count processors), including Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX. You can visit the Microsoft website to download directly.

Finally, the biggest update coming in October will be AMD’s introduction of the new AMD Dynamic Local Mode software for the Ryzen Threadripper WX Series processors, optimizing application performance by ensuring the most demanding threads always get preferential time on cores with local memory.

The Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX and 2990WX achieve breathtaking performance with 24 or 32 cores spread across four processor dies: two with direct access to local memory, and two with access to memory via the Infinity Fabric. There are instances where the entire application or specific workloads can achieve the best performance when they’re executed on the two CPU dies with local/direct memory access. This is where the new Dynamic Local Mode will come in with Threadripper 2970WX and 2990WX CPUs to automatically migrate the system’s most demanding application threads onto the cores with local memory access. In other words: the apps that prefer local DRAM access will automatically receive it, and apps that scale to many cores will be free to do so. We will be providing updates as launch approaches, however you can dive deeper into how Dynamic Local Mode works now in a blog post by AMD’s Robert Hallock.