AMD has announced the US$549 Ryzen Threadripper 1900X octa-core CPU
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AMD has not yet released the Threadripper CPU lineup, even though they were quick to provide test results that are favoring their CPUs when put head to head against Intel’s direct competitors. These tests could turn out to be true, considering how well the Ryzen 3, 5 and 7 CPUs are performing. Apparently, the Threadripper line was not fully spoiled, as AMD has just announced their cheapest enthusiast grade CPU – the 1900X that should retail for US$549.
The 1900X is only US$50 more expansive than the Ryzen 7 1800X and features the same octa-core / 16-thread configuration. The base clock of the 1900X is only 0.1 GHz higher than the 1800X and the boost clock is 4.0 GHz for both, so it may look like the entry-level Threadripper is not really worth it, but that’s not really the case. Keep in mind that the Threadripper CPUs run on motherboards with the new X399 chipset that supports quad-channel memory and 64 PCIe lanes for multi-GPU configurations and high-speed SSDs.
AMD has also reaffirmed that the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X amd 1950X CPUs will be released on August 10th, while the newly announced 1900X will begin shipping on August 31st.