AMD Threadripper Models & Pricing Finally Announced – 16 Core / 32 Thread Beast Priced At US$999 (Ryzen 3 Models Announced Too!)

July 14 03:21 2017 Print This Article

If you’ve been paying attention to the gaming / high-end computer market these past few months, you’d notice some interesting trends. (Well, aside from the mining craze of course.) One notable thing these days is that a new generation of high end processors are coming soon, and some new graphics processing architectures are in the horizon as well. In this case though, we finally get some concrete details on the new Ryzen Threadripper processors that is poised to take the market by storm once again. And hey, for you entry-level people out there, Ryzen 3 was also announced so you get your little consolation prize too. Check out the video embedded above for the video announcement from AMD, or read up on their specs below!

Ryzen Threadripper 1950X – US$999

  • 16 cores, 32 threads
  • 3.4 GHz base, 4.0 GHz boost
  • 3,062 cb (Cinebench R15 Benchmark)

Ryzen Threadripper 1920X – US$799

  • 12 cores, 24 threads
  • 3.5 GHz base, 4.0 GHz boost
  • 2,431 cb (Cinebench R15 Benchmark)

Ryzen 3 1200 – Price TBA

  • 4 cores, 4 threads
  • 3.1 GHz base, 3.4 GHz boost

Ryzen 3 1300x – Price TBA

  • 4 cores, 4 threads
  • 3.5 GHz base, 3.7 GHz boost

The most notable new models from AMD are the new Threadripper models that will start with 12 cores and 24 threads and goes up to 16 cores / 32 threads. If you’re not familiar with the concept, more threads means more logical calculations happening at the same time and more means, well more. For the most part, mainstream platforms have been stuck with 4 cores and 8 threads in the highest-end level i7. And even at the professional level, Intel has only been providing 10 cores / 20 threads for their last generation X99 platform. Intel, with what many consider as a bad knee-jerk reaction to AMD’s Threadripper last Computex, announced the X299 with a maximum of 18 cores / 36 threads and will cost US$1,999 for that highest end variant and US$999 for 10c/20t.

AMD, being the new hero of the budget PC gaming and high-end race, has announced their Threadripper models at just a little more than half the price. US799 for a 12c/24t, and only US$999 for 16c/32t. At the highest level, you’re only paying 31 dollars per thread for the AMD, while the highest end US$1,999 36 thread Intel will cost US56 per thread. That and, industry experts say Intel isn’t even close to launching their highest end processors, and the X299 platform is a big mess.

Whether or not you’re siding with Team Blue or Team Red here, its great to see AMD getting very competitive in this business and giving Intel a little bit of a challenge. I’m running on Intel processors right now since I built my main PC before AMD came back with Ryzen, but I’m very willing to jump with cheaper CPU’s with more power for my next system. It might not be AMD Threadripper, but even Ryzen 7’s 16 threads already double mine and will likely enable me to stream and encode videos much faster without costing as much as Intel’s offerings. That can never be a bad thing, having those options. (And even the Ryzen 3 offerings might be a great option for budget builders too.)

Ryzen 3 will be available starting July 27, which is very soon and Ryzen Threadripper is coming this early August. The world of budget high-end CPUs will be rocked once again.

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