AMD has announced the availability of 2nd Generation Ryzen Threadripper family; the AMD Threadripper 2970WX and the AMD Threadripper 2920X for high-end desktops. Both these will be available for purchase globally on October 29.
The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX processor uses four eight-core Zeppelin on a single piece substrate, but with one core disabled within each CCX (two per die). The CPU has 24 cores with SMT technology and running at 3.0-4.2 GHz, 64 MB of cache, a quad-channel DDR4-2933 memory subsystem, and 60+4 lanes of PCIe Gen 3. It has a 250 W TDP.
The company says that it is designed for high-end desktops and the Ryzen Threadripper 2920X uses two Zen+ dies with two cores disabled within each of them. It is running its 12 cores with SMT at 3.5-4.3 GHz; the chip offers 32 MB of cache, a quad-channel DDR4-2933 memory subsystem, and 60+4 lanes of PCIe Gen 3. Thanks to the TDP of 180 W, the Threadripper 2 is compatible with any AMD X399-powered platform with a proper BIOS.
AMD is also announcing that these parts will feature a ‘Dynamic Local Mode,’ designed to arrange the NUMA, so the cores with direct access to the memory have priority. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX processor will retail for $1,299 (Rs.95,976 approx.) while the Ryzen Threadripper 2920X will cost $649 (Rs.47,951 approx). Both will be available on October 29 from leading retailers.