AMD launches Ryzen Threadripper 1900X

Published: 31st Aug 2017, 09:38 GMT   Comments

Today AMD launches first 8-core Threadripper. This is currently the cheapest processor for X399 motherboards.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X for 549 USD

The new processor will cost 50 USD more than Ryzen 7 1800X. The thing is, you can easily find the 1800X for a lower price from most retailers (430 – 460 USD), plus the X399 platform is only a month old, so the lack of cheaper X399 motherboards makes the gap between the two processor even bigger.

So what’s the idea behind Threadripper 1900X? Well, the X399 platform is likely to support future iterations of Threadripper. This means that 1900X is an investment into future. The 1900X also has more PCIe lanes. It’s a high-end CPU for content creators. Those who really need more PCIe lanes or quad-channel memory support.

If you are into gaming, the 1800X is likely a better choice. In fact, it’s even faster in official benchmarks.

AMD Ryzen Series
ProcessorCores/ ThreadsBase ClockTurbo ClockLaunch PriceTDPPCIe Lanes
Ryzen TR 1950X
 
16C/32T
 
3.4 GHz
 
4.0 GHz
 
$999
 
180W
 
64
Ryzen TR 1920X
 
12C/24T
 
3.5 GHz
 
4.0 GHz
 
$799
 
180W
 
64
Ryzen TR 1900X
 
8C/16T
 
3.8 GHz
 
4.0 GHz
 
$549
 
180W
 
64
Ryzen 7 1800X
 
8C/16T
 
3.6 GHz
 
4.0 GHz
 
$499
 
95W
 
24
Ryzen 7 1700X
 
8C/16T
 
3.4 GHz
 
3.8 GHz
 
$399
 
95W
 
24
Ryzen 7 1700
 
8C/16T
 
3.0 GHz
 
3.7 GHz
 
$329
 
95W
 
24

Threadripper 1900X vs Ryzen 7

To give you some comparison you can get an 8-core platform for at little as 430 USD (R7 1700+X370).


The Threadripper ecosystem is still lacking cheaper motherboards. The cheapest ones are for 349 USD. Also, don’t forget you probably should buy more RAM modules for quad-channel. This practically doubles the cost of jumping from 8-core Ryzen 7 to 8-core Threadripper. In other words, don’t be surprised to see Threadripper getting a price cut in a month or two. The 1900X has a tough competition, but it’s not coming from Intel.





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