AMD has expanded its lineup by officially launching two new 2nd-generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs – 24-core/48-thread Threadripper 2970WX and the 12-core/24-thread Threadripper 2920X.
Prior to this, the company had launched the 32-core/64-thread Threadripper 2990WX and the 16-core/2950X in August this year. The two newly launched offerings are an addition to this lineup of the company.
Like their predecessor, the new CPUs by AMD are aimed at prosumers. They come with 24 cores and pack 48 threads. While they have 3.0GHz base, they come with 4.2GHz Boost clocks and have 76MB of cache. However, what remains unchanged is the 250W TDP.
AMD’s Threadripper 2970WX supports the Dynamic Local Mode (DLM) software, which is said to enhance application performance. It does so by giving preferential time on cores with local memory to the most demanding threads.
The AMD Ryzen Master software on the two CPUs automatically configure the Dynamic Local Mode, which can measure CPU time of active threads and rank the most and the least demanding active threads. It also atomically migrates the most demanding thread to dies by using local memory access and also speeds up latency sensitive apps without letting it affect the heavy multi-threaded tasks. The company has promised all this and said these should result in 15% performance boost in apps and games.
Speaking of 12-core/24-thread Threadripper 2920X, it comes with 3.5GHz base and 4.3GHz Boost clocks and has 38MB cache. The TDP present on the CPU is 180W. Both Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX and the 2920X are available at all global retail stores of the company. They will also be used in systems from partners like Alienware. While Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX will cost Rs 99,990 , the Threadripper 2920X is priced at Rs 49,990.
Speaking on the launch, Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, Client Compute, AMD said, “The dramatic transformation in the HEDT and overall PC market is driven by AMD leadership and innovation, and the AMD Ryzen Threadripper family is central to this global excitement. We are expanding this excitement while also ensuring the HEDT market remains accessible to a broader range of creators and gamers with two new Threadripper processors that start at $649.”