It’s official Threadripper is set to be released scheduled for the 10th August and will be available on the new X390, or X399 chipset. This is one of AMD’s biggest ventures in many years.
This means that with the launch of Intel’s i9 processor the Blue Vs Red battle is well and truly underway. Intel’s i9 range does top out with the biggest of the heavy weight processors. An eye watering 18 core/36 thread processor. However it is the price range between Intel and AMD processors that will make the different.
The Threadripper CPU’s currently unveiled:
Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
- 16 Core’s, 32 Thread’s
- 4GHz base, 4.0 GHz boost clocks
- £999 (anticipated UK price)
Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
- 12 cores, 24 threads
- 5GHz base, 4.0GHz boost clocks
- £799 (anticipated UK price)
Ryzen Threadripper 1900X
- 8 cores, 16 threads
- 8GHz, 4.0GHz boost clocks
- £549 (anticipated UK price)
In conclusion then for consumers these prices are excellent news with the Threadripper 1950X coming in under £1000 something that Intel’s competing processor will really struggle to come anywhere near.
What does this mean for the average PC buyer not much even for the avid gamer there won’t be much difference noted between an Ryzen 5, 7 and Threadripper. Most games don’t take advantage of more than 4 processor’s. However if you would like more information on this I go into more detail in another article here.
This is a difference for people who content create, or stream from one PC were the more cores you have the better for rendering. Given the choice though I would imagine the wallet friendly Ryzen line up might outsell Intel’s offing on price alone, but only time will tell. Therefore if you are a high end PC enthusiast into processor intensive applications then this is a good time. I personally am holding off to see what price range Intel’s coffee lake comes in at later in the year.Share This: