AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX and 2920X now available

Second generation of Threadripper

A few months ago, AMD has released the first part of its second-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors, launching its Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX chip with a whopping 32 core. Today, the company is expanding its line-up by adding its 24 core 2970WX and 12 core 2920X processors.

With the Threadripper 2920X, the firm adds a new entry level CPU which sports 12 core and 24 thread. Compared to the first generation we see a big improvement in the core count. Furthermore also the clock speeds are a bit better now, the base clock is sitting at 3.50GHz and the boost clock now hits 4.30GHz. While both CPUs are designed for prosumers and content creators, the Threadripper 2970WX is a bit beefier.

According to AMD, the Threadripper 2970WX should be up to 39% and 55% faster than Intel’s Core i9-7960X and Core i7-7820X respectively. With the Threadripper 2970WX, AMD adds a 24 core 48 thread CPU. The clock speed is set to 3GHz and the max boost clock should hit 4.20GHz. Like with the flagship Threadripper 2990WX, AMD includes its Dynamic Local Mode (DLM) software with the 2970WX. This tool is specifically built for WX processors and it should automatically optimise the performance.

Both processors are available today from global retailers. According to Geizhals, the Threadripper 2920X is priced at €649 and the more expensive 2970WX sitting at €1'318. During the next weeks we are going to test both CPU in our 2D chart.

Source: AMD

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

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