All the gadget freaks out there, gear up. This time, the announcements are done by AMD regarding the release date and pricing of its Ryzen Threadripper, posing a threat to Intel Core i9, and at the other end of the scale, the pocket-friendly Ryzen 3 desktop processors. All of these to be revealed within the next month.
Early August will witness the revelation of two versions of Ryzen Threadripper models, which are the AMD’s high-end desktop CPU series. These are namely, the 1950X and the 1920X. These new inclusions are a part the previously announced 16- core( 32-thread) monster, and with this, the world will also witness a 12-core(24-thread) model, available at $799 as the starting price for the latter.
Now, the cherry on the cake for all the budget CPU fans includes that the first pair of Ryzen 3 processors will go on a sale from this 27Th July, but the exact price is yet to be unveiled.
A quick glance of the core specs of the new Threadripper chips:
- Ryzen Threadripper 1950X: 16-cores, 32-threads, 3.4/4.0GHz (base/boost clock), $999 (around 拢770, AU$1,295)
- Ryzen Threadripper 1920X: 12-cores, 24-threads, 3.5/4.0GHz (base/boost clock), $799 (around 拢615, AU$1,035)
Again, Ryzen 3 chips are as follows:
- Ryzen 3 1300X: 4-cores, 4-threads, 3.5/3.7GHz (base/boost clock)
- Ryzen 3 1200: 4-cores, 4-threads, 3.1/3.4GHz (base/boost clock)
Threadripper runs on the X399 platform and is proud of the fact that it supports quad-channel DDR4 memory, with 64 lanes of PCIe.
When compared to Intel’s 16-core offering, the i9-7960X, priced at $999, AMD’s Threadripper flagship, 1950X, which is the exact price, runs to no less than $1,699 and is proven to be almost 50% quicker in a pilot study. Thus, this rival chip costs just under 60% of what Intel is asking.
Lastly, AMD stated that the pre-order session for the Alienware Area 51 Treadripper Edition system will be commencing from the 27th of this month.