How the 32-core Ryzen Threadripper is suddenly a lot better at gaming

A bug in Nvidia’s drivers drastically hurt the 32-core Threadripper 2990WX’s performance.

When we reviewed AMD’s CPU Colossus, the 32-core Threadripper 2990WX, it had one weakness: gaming. But it looks like the fault lay with Nvidia, not AMD, as a driver update appears to fix the problem. testing broke the news, finding significant increases in performance in several games with the updated drivers. “Almost every title we tested saw some sort of frame rate increase, up to 78% for the most improved title, F1 2017,” wrote PCPer’s Ken Addison on the new drivers.

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