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AMD Ryzen Threadripper to arrive 'early August' priced from $799

by Parm Mann on 13 July 2017, 14:01

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AMD is today announcing specifications, pricing and availability for forthcoming Ryzen Threadripper high-end desktop processors.

The eagerly anticipated many-core CPUs will compete with Intel's recently released Core X-Series, and AMD appears to be in bullish mood, claiming with no uncertainty that the two Threadripper CPUs available at launch will out-gun the rival Core i9-7900X in the popular Cinebench performance metric.

Although we don't yet have an exact date to circle on our calendars, AMD has confirmed that "Ryzen Threadripper will be available worldwide for the high-end desktop market in early August." Two chips will get the ball rolling; Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, a 16-core, 32-thread powerhouse priced at $999; and Ryzen Threadripper 1920X, a 12-core, 24-thread alternative fetching $799.

Boost clock has been confirmed as 4.0GHz for both parts, while base clock is set to 3.4GHz for Threadripper 1950X and 3.5GHz for Threadripper 1920X. Both chips are unlocked and designed to utilise the new TR4 socket, and AMD has confirmed quad-channel DDR4 support as well as the presence of 64 PCIe lanes.

Ryzen continues to offers more cores-per-dollar than Intel alternatives, and the first Threadripper systems, including the Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition, will be available to pre-order starting July 27.

Keeping up the Ryzen momentum, AMD has also shed some light on the first entry-level Ryzen 3 processors. Arriving on shelves starting July 27, the Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 will interpret the Zen architecture as a four-core, four-thread design. Base and boost clocks are confirmed as 3.5GHz and 3.7GHz for the 1300X, while the 1200 chimes in at 3.1GHz and 3.4GHz, respectively.

Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager of the AMD Computing and Graphics Group, has authored a blog post discussing these latest Ryzen updates, while CEO Lisa Su has issued the above video announcement.

Ryzen 3 pricing is being kept under wraps for the time being, as are TDPs for Ryzen Threadripper, yet AMD appears to have developed a renewed knack for keeping its fanbase champing at the bit. Today's announcements have certainly whet the appetite, and rest assured, HEXUS will be bringing you in-depth reviews of both Ryzen Threadripper and Ryzen 3 in the very near future.



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Ryzen 3 pricing is being kept under wraps for the time being, as are TDPs for Ryzen Threadripper

Definitely wanting to know the TDPs when they finally get official confirmation. Not that I'll ever be able to afford $1000 on a processor, but you can always hope.
If the UK doesn't get shafted on pricing, threadripper is actually really good value for the performance in my opinion based on that video.
Boost clock has been confirmed as 4.0GHz for both parts, while base clock is set to 3.4GHz for Threadripper 1950X

Woah woah woah woah woah. That's the 1700X base clock. A higher boost clock. Twice the cores/threads. In one socket.

It's not going to beat the i7 7900k in MT Cinebench -it's going to massacre it. We should be looking at ~ 3000 in Cinebench. The i7 gets 2187. Of course, the single thread performance is going to be identical to the 1800X, so it's till going to be well behind there, but there are so many use cases for that many threads. Can't wait to see the lower TDP parts now - wonder how little power you need to push 16 cores at 3GHz…. :O_o1:
scaryjim
Woah woah woah woah woah. That's the 1700X base clock. A higher boost clock. Twice the cores/threads. In one socket.

It's not going to beat the i7 7900k in MT Cinebench -it's going to massacre it. We should be looking at ~ 3000 in Cinebench. The i7 gets 2187. Of course, the single thread performance is going to be identical to the 1800X, so it's till going to be well behind there, but there are so many use cases for that many threads. Can't wait to see the lower TDP parts now - wonder how little power you need to push 16 cores at 3GHz…. :O_o1:

AT has some more details:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/11636/amd-ryzen-threadripper-1920x-1950x-16-cores-4g-turbo-799-999-usd



TDP is apparently 180W.

Edit!!

Also there is support for upto 2933MHZ DDR4 too.
scaryjim
Woah woah woah woah woah. That's the 1700X base clock. A higher boost clock. Twice the cores/threads. In one socket.

It's not going to beat the i7 7900k in MT Cinebench -it's going to massacre it. We should be looking at ~ 3000 in Cinebench. The i7 gets 2187. Of course, the single thread performance is going to be identical to the 1800X, so it's till going to be well behind there, but there are so many use cases for that many threads. Can't wait to see the lower TDP parts now - wonder how little power you need to push 16 cores at 3GHz…. :O_o1:
The Threadripper 1950X (16c/32t) is shown as breaking 3k cinebench in the video (and it could go higher yet with more driver optimisations etc), the lower one was beating the 10/20 core intel 2400 to 2100 although to me the images look different ratios in that video which might have had a small impact too.

Also if the rumoured 180W TDP is real that is rather high for something you'd likely leave on full usage for large amounts of time.