AMD reveals launch date for new Threadripper 2 CPUs

AMD has announced that its second-generation Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX and 2920X processors will be available from 29 October 2018, AnandTech reports.

The Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX boasts 24 physical cores with 48 threads and is aimed at high-end workstations, while the less powerful Ryzen Threadripper 2920X is more suited for high-end consumer builds, with 12 physical cores and 24 threads.

Both second-generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors are built on AMD’s Zen+ Core CPU architecture and include 60+4 PCIe Gen 3 lanes with support for quad-channel DDR4 RAM at 2,933MHz.

The Threadripper 2970WX features AMD’s new Dynamic Local Mode, which boosts performance by up to 49% by optimising the assignment of local memory controllers.

AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX processor is priced at $1,299, while the Ryzen Threadripper 2920X will cost $649.

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