AMD introduces software updates to improve gaming performance and dynamic local mode for WX series processors

AMD introduce several software updates have been released that improve the experience and performance of the Threadripper WX processors including:

  • Game performance has been dramatically improved using Nvidia Graphics products on Ryzen Threadripper platforms. See page 13 of the 399.24 driver release notes here.
  • The Far Cry 5 Update 9, released on August 9, addressed an application bug affecting many logical processor (high thread count) products, including Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX, to improve the game experience. More details can be found here.
  • The October Windows 10 update (version 1809), just released on October 2. In addition to a number of feature innovations, the update brings improved stability with products leveraging 64 or more logical processors (high thread count processors), including Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX. You can visit the Microsoft website to download directly.

Finally, the biggest update coming in October will be AMD’s introduction of the new AMD Dynamic Local Mode software for the Ryzen Threadripper WX Series processors, optimizing application performance by ensuring the most demanding threads always get preferential time on cores with local memory.

The Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX and 2990WX achieve breathtaking performance with 24 or 32 cores spread across four processor dies: two with direct access to local memory, and two with access to memory via the Infinity Fabric. There are instances where the entire application or specific workloads can achieve the best performance when they’re executed on the two CPU dies with local/direct memory access. This is where the new Dynamic Local Mode will come in with Threadripper 2970WX and 2990WX CPUs to automatically migrate the system’s most demanding application threads onto the cores with local memory access. In other words: the apps that prefer local DRAM access will automatically receive it, and apps that scale to many cores will be free to do so.