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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX and 2920X Now Available

AMD Ryzen 2nd-gen-release

AMD has recently released its new batch of 2nd-Generation Ryzen Threadripper HEDT processors, the 2970WX and 2920X for the X399 platform. Both processors were revealed in August of this year and are set to deliver high performance with high core counts at a much more reasonable price.

A few years ago a 10-core CPU such as the Intel i7-6950X use to cost upwards of $1700, now users are able to purchase these CPUs at less than half the price. This release comes a few months after the release of AMD’s flagship Threadripper the 2990WX processor.

Both processors are available now and have the following core counts:

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX (24 cores) – $1299 USD
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X (12 cores) – $649 USD

 

Threadripper X Series Processors

The new AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X is the crucial “missing link” for customers who create by day and game by night. With 12 cores and 24 threads, plus new technologies like Precision Boost 2 and AMD StoreMI technology, Threadripper X Series CPUs like the 2920X can game and stream like other processors only dream of.2 And when it’s time to make something beautiful, the 2920X just blows past its competitor in 3D rendering (up to 38% faster) and video encoding (up to 31% faster).3

 

Threadripper WX Series Processors

Some people just want to double down on their content creation performance to tear through their work as quickly as state-of-the-art technology will allow. Time is money, after all. Those people are Threadripper WX Series people. Whether it’s 3D rendering, media encoding, or cinema mastering, the new 24-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX is a specialized weapon that’s double-digits faster than the competition in tasks like Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve™, Autodesk Maya® 2018, and Chaos Group V-Ray™.4 Plus, the Ryzen Threadripper WX Series Processors now offer the performance-enhancing Dynamic Local Mode feature!

 

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX

Transistor Count ~9.6 Billion ~19.2 Billion
Topology 6 Cores ea. in Dies 0,1 6 Cores ea. in Dies 0,1,2,3
TDP 180W 250W
Precision Boost Overdrive (OC) Available Available
Precision Boost 2 Enabled Enabled
PCIe Gen3 Lanes 64 (4x reserved for chipset) 64 (4x reserved for chipset)
Memory Channels Quad Quad
L3 Cache 16MB Per Die (32MB Total) 16MB Per Die (64MB Total)
L2 Cache 512K Per Core (6MB Total) 512K Per Core (12MB Total)
Extended Frequency Range 2 (XFR2) Enabled Enabled
Die Size(s) 2x 213mm2 4x 213mm2
Core Count 12 Cores, 24 Threads 24 Cores, 48 Threads
Boost Frequency 4.3GHz 4.2GHz
Base Frequency 3.5GHz 3.0GHz
AMD Suggested Online Price $649 USD $1299 USD

 


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