The wait is finally over as AMD has announced the release date, price and some key specifications about their upcoming star processor, the Threadripper. The high-end desktop processors were being anticipated by a huge number of fans as the rumored specifications were worth dying for.
AMD is now in a better position to challenge its biggest rival, Intel, as the company claims that the two models of the Ryzen Threadripper are enough to take down the latest X-Series of Intel, the most popular of which is Core i9-7900X.
Price And Availability
AMD has still kept the surprise factor alive for their upcoming processor as they have only unveiled the month of release that is August. It seems like AMD is unable to decide the exact date as the company is busy in too many upcoming events including the one planned for the release of their RX Vega graphics card. However, the price is confirmed to be $999 for the Threadripper 1950X and $799 for the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X.
The key difference between the two models discussed above is the core count and thread number as:
- Threadripper 1920X is a 12-core, 24-thread variant with alternative fetching
- Threadripper 1950X is a 16-core, 32-thread powerhouse
The other specifications are more or less same in both the variants for example:
- Boost clock speed for both the variants is said to be 4.0GHz. However, the base clock speed for Threadripper 1950X is 3.4GHz and for the 1920X, it is 3.5GHz
- Quad-channel DDR4 support and 64 PCIe lanes
- Both processors are designed to utilize the new TR4 socket
The First One to Experience
If you are wondering about the first machine to have the Threadripper under the hood, it’s the Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition. As you can see that the company has even included the Threadripper’s name in the name of the machine, it clearly means that this thing is going to be a beast. The gaming geeks can pre-order the all new Alienware Are-51 from July 27.