AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX and 2920X HEDT Processors Launching on 29th October

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AMD has officially announced Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX and Ryzen Threadripper 2920X HEDT processor would be launching on 29th October. The CPUs will be compatible with AMD X399 motherboards and offer higher core count and faster clock speeds in affordable price compared to the competition.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX & 2920X, 24 Core & 12 Core, CPUs Launching on 29th October

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 32 core and Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 16 core models already out in the retail market, the red team is now prepping to launch more affordable series “WX” and “X” Threadripper CPUs. The 24 core Ryzen 2920WX would cost $1299 and 12 core Ryzen Threadripper would cost $649. Looking for detailed specification of Threadripper 2970WX & 2920X? it is mention below.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX – $1299 US Processor

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AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX will have 24 cores and 48 threads for $1299. Intel’s 12 Core chip costs $1200, that means you are getting double core count in $100 higher price. It has a 3.0 GHz base speed and 4.0 GHz boost speed.

  • Cores – 24
  • Threads – 48
  • Base Speed – 3.0 GHz
  • Boost Speed – 4.0 GHz
  • L3 Cache – 64MB
  • L2 Cache – 12MB

We will be looking at 64MB of L3 and 12MB of L2 cache that is equivalent to 76MB of total cache size. 2970WX Threadripper has the same number of PCIe lanes and 2990WX along with 250W of TDP that is supported by existing X399 motherboards.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X $649 US Processor

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Ryzen Threadripper 2920X the budget variant of series has same core count as its predecessor 1920X. It has 12 cores and 24 threads configuration. It is enhanced by Zen+ cores to provide higher clock speed of 3.5 GHz base and 4.3 GHz boost. Threadripper 2920X will have 180W TDP and comes at $699 that’s just $100 more compared to its predecessor.

  • Cores – 12
  • Threads – 24
  • Base Speed – 3.5 GHz
  • Boost Speed – 4.3 GHz

These products by AMD will launch on 29th of October to deliver new Dynamic Local Mode for “WX” series processor. It will allow apps that prefer local DRAM access to automatically receive apps that have the capability to scale to many cores. AMD also suggest that it will help increase gaming performance up to 47%. The Dynamic Local Mode will be available through Ryzen Master Utility by an update on 29th of October.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2000 Series CPU Specifications:

CPU NameAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WXAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WXAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
CPU FamilyAMD 2nd Gen Threadripper (COFLAX)AMD 2nd Gen Threadripper (COFLAX)AMD 2nd Gen Threadripper (COFLAX)AMD 2nd Gen Threadripper (COFLAX)
CPU Architecture12nm Zen+12nm Zen+12nm Zen+12nm Zen+
Base Clock3.0 GHz3.0 GHz3.5 GHz3.5 GHz
Boost Clock4.2 GHz4.2 GHz4.4 GHz4.3 GHz
Cache (L3)64 MB64 MB64 MB64 MB
Cache (L2)16 MB12 MB8 MB6 MB
PlatformTR4 X399TR4 X399TR4 X399TR4 X399
Price$1799 US$1299 US$899 US$649 US
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That’s it, for now, I’ll keep you posted about Ryzen new HEDT CPU, share your love in the comment section below.

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Adeel Younas
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  1. 1920X was as low as $400 recently, supposedly the new MSRP (until existing stock sells out?), but I haven’t seen it reflected in pricing very well.

    So a $300 premium for the Zen+, seems a little bit steep, just for a higher clock-speed. If you’re a gamer, by all means, pay the premium, but I can’t help but wonder if the 1920X in it’s original version might be the bargain winner.


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