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First gen AMD Threadripper CPUs getting significant price cuts

The Threadripper 1920X is the best deal of the three first gen CPUs, with price cuts of up to 50%. (Source: Overclock.net)
The Threadripper 1920X is the best deal of the three first gen CPUs, with price cuts of up to 50%. (Source: Overclock.net)
After almost twoo weeks from the official launch of the Threadripper 2000-series, AMD finally decided to slash the prices for the first generation Threadrippers. The best deal of all three processors seems to be the 1920X, which got a 50% reduction, while the 1920X gets a ~40% lower MSRP, with the high-end 1950X getting only a 25% price drop.

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AMD launched the second gen Ryzen Threadripper series almost two weeks ago with prices that put even some of Intel’s server-grade processors to shame. As always, the prices for the previous gen are primed for nice cuts whenever newer models get launched, but it took a minute for AMD to announce the actual drops.

Last year’s top of the line Threadripper 1950X that had a US$999 MSRP is now available for as low as US$718 from Amazon. Compared to what is available around that price point and considering the sheer power of the 16 cores / 32 threads, this is really a no-brainer for those who need extra multi-threaded power in graphics intensive apps. The 1920X and 1900X models are also getting slashed prices, as the MSRP for the 12-core dropped from US$799 to US$399, and the 8-core should now cost US$299 instead of US$549. For now, Amazon is offering the 192X for US$463 and the 1900X for US$316.

Keep in mind that these powerful processors need the X399 chipset and some serious liquid cooling to unleash their potential, so that may add around US$400 to the total, in case of an upgrade.

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Bogdan Solca, 2018-08-28 (Update: 2018-08-28)
Bogdan Solca
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I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.