Last year, AMD released its Ryzen line of processors, but it did not stop there. Later in August 2017, AMD launched three impressively overclockable high-end desktop CPUs called "Threadripper & # 39 ;.
AMD, however, has not been on his hands after releasing the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, one of the fastest processors we have used – even though the Threadripper 2950X has dethroned it since then. AMD has even come out and has suggested that bitcoin miners use Threadripper processors for cryptocurrency mining to save money on future upgrades – probably because of the insane computing power of Threadripper.
And now AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2nd Generation finally arrived on August 13, 2018, we will see improved performance, probably similar to the enormous performance improvement we saw when Ryzen second generation AMD Ryzen succeeded – we know that the core counts are sky-high, at least.
So this is all the information we have about AMD Ryzen Threadripper, from the release date to price evaluation and other useful information.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? AMD's powerful 8, 12 and 16 core processors
- When is it out? Available from 10 August 2017
- What does it cost? Starts at $ 549 (about £ 420, AU $ 690)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper Release Date
AMD Ryzen Threadripper first two processors the 1950X and 1920X arrived on August 10, 2017. While AMD & # 39; s entry level Ryzen Threadripper 1900X came out a few weeks later on August 31, 2017.
And it looks like AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2nd Generation will follow in the footsteps of the first – the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X will be launched on August 13, 2018 and the rest of the high-end CPUs will follow in the coming months. AMD will not slow down either, AMD plans to support Threadripper with new chips until 2020, according to some leaks.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper price
Finally we have concrete details about the price that the AMD Ryzen Threadrippers will release. They are not cheap, but you can expect to pay less for more performance than you would get with a comparable Intel chip.
While the 16-core Ryzen Threadripper 1950X focuses on $ 999 (around £ 770, AU $ 1,295), the Threadripper 1920X has 12 cores and sells for $ 799 (about £ 615, AU $ 1,035). Finally, the Threadripper 1900X comes with a price of $ 549 (about £ 420, AU $ 690).
Meanwhile, Intel's biggest competitor to the 1950X, the Core i9-7960X, is restoring users a total $ 1,699 (about £ 1,315, AU $ 2,200), while the 12-core i9-7920X is $ 1,189 (about £ 920, AU $ 1,500). The closest octa-core competitor to Intel's Threadripper 1900X is the Core i7-7820X which is available for $ 599 (£ 529, AU $ 869).
Specifications and power of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper
We know officially that the AMD Ryzen Threadripper series has "up to 16 cores and 32 threads", with the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X as a poster for these specifications. In contrast, the 1920X is limited to 12 cores and 24 threads. Finally, the 1900X serves 8 cores and 16 wires.
Regarding how fast those nuclei will run, the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X can be found with a base clock of 3.4 GHz and a boost clock of 4.0 GHz. At the same time, the Threadripper 1920X works with a base / boost clock of 3.5 / 4.0 GHz. Finally, the 1900X runs on a base / boost clock of 3.8 / 4.0 GHz.
To put this in perspective, the Intel Core i9-7960X has the same 16 cores and 32 threads as the Threadripper 1950X and so on with the Intel Core i9-7920X vs Threadripper 1920X and Intel Core i7-7820X vs Threadripper 1900X we have set.
Now that the Ryzen 2nd Generation has put it on the market, however, you will find about 10% better performance in the Threadripper 2950X – with a lower price tag. It is a great option for aspiring PC enthusiasts.
The Threadripper series uses AMD's SMT (Simultaneous Multi-Threading) technology found in other Ryzen chips. Finally, the Ryzen Threadripper series processors use a TP3 socket, which is a modified variant of the SP3 socket originally designed for AMD & # 39; s beefy server chips that reach up to 32 cores.