AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X hits the market

Posted on Thursday, August 31 2017 @ 15:45 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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The first two Threadrippers arrived earlier this month and now AMD is adding a third SKU to its lineup. The Ryzen Threadripper 1900X is priced at $549, it's an eight-core chip with sixteen threads, a 3.8GHz base clock, 4.0GHz Boost, 4.2GHz XFR, and 16MB L3 cache. Just like its predecessors, it has a 180W TDP and supports up to 64 PCIe lanes.

It's the cheapest option to date in AMD's Threadripper lineup. The launch price is just $50 more than the MSRP of the eight-core Ryzen 7 1800X but in reality the price difference is much larger as the Ryzen 7 1800X already dropped to close to $430. Add in the higher price of the required X399 motherboard and the price gap between the consumer and the HEDT lineup becomes even bigger. A quick check on Amazon reveals the cheapest X399 motherboard still sets you back a whopping $349.99

As you probably know by now, Threadripper is not a platform for gamers. AMD even admits in its official press slide that the Ryzen 7 1800X is faster in gaming. Productivity and everything that benefits from lots of cores and threads is where this chips excels.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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