Items tagged with threadripper 2990wx

AMD's Threadripper 2990WX is a beastly slice of silicon, there's no doubt about it. The chip is armed with 32 cores and 64 threads clocked at 3.0GHz to 4.2GHz, supplemented with 64MB of L3 cache and 16MB of L2 cache. It also provides access to 64 PCI Express Gen3 lanes. Oddly enough, however, it under performs in some situations in Windows. What gives? To be clear, the Threadripper 2990WX is not a gaming processor, though you can certainly build a gaming PC around it. Early on, there were some performance quirks when paired with an NVIDIA graphics card, which were later fixed through driver updates and patches. But what hasn't been fixed are some performance anomalies in certain Windows applications.... Read more...
Yesterday we talked about a software update AMD is rolling out for its top tier Ryzen Threadripper processors, one that will flip a switch called Dynamic Local Mode (DLM) for improved performance. What we didn't discuss is the potential impact this could have on gaming. It's worth revisiting the topic, because according to AMD's internal testing, DLM could lead to significantly better performance in games that apps that respond well to it. We'll get to the numbers in a moment, but first let's recap what DLM is and why it matters. It's a new piece of software designed specifically for the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and 2970WX. On systems equipped with one of those processors, DLM automatically... Read more...
Plenty of people have been spilling the beans on the AMD's second generation Ryzen Threadripper processors before they are officially launched, including at times AMD itself, which has been teasing a beastly 32-core/64-thread SKU since Computex. AMD France just took it a step further, however, by indicating how much faster its 32-core Threadripper 2990WX is compared to Intel's Core i9-7980XE in Cinebench R15. "The Intel Core i9-7980XE earned 3,335.2 points on average in the benchmark, while the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX achieved 5,099.3 on average, or 5,099.3 / 3,335.2 = 153 percent) 53 percent faster than the Intel Core i9-7980XE, AMD France stated. AMD France is billing the Threadripper... Read more...