AMD Threadripper priced – it beats Intel Core i9

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AMD has been on a tear this year, revealing its Ryzen series of chips and confirming that its monster Threadripper enthusiast range was in the works. So when Intel launched its Core i9 family earlier this year, most experts were calling on enthusiasts to wait for more Threadripper details. Now, we have them.

In a blog post issued today, AMD has confirmed that its 16-core, 32 thread Threadripper processor (1950X) will have a recommended price of US$999. By comparison, Intel’s 10-core/20 thread i9 (7900X) has a US$999 price tag, while its 16-core/32 thread variant has a price tag of US$1699.

The 1950X also has a 3.4Ghz base clock speed, boosting to 4Ghz when you need it. But the 16-core chip wasn’t the only Threadripper to be detailed by AMD today.

AMD’s Threadripper chips may be new kids on the block, but they trounce Intel in the pricing department

“Joining the 16-core CPU will be the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X, which packs 12 cores and 24 threads, a 3.5Ghz base clock and a 4.0Ghz boost, at a $799 suggested retail price,” the company wrote on its website. By comparison, Intel’s 12-core/24 thread i9 starts at US$1199.

AMD says that both chips will be available by “early August 2017”.

The chip firm also revealed more Ryzen 3 details, including a 27 July launch date.

“Both Ryzen 3 desktop processors are 4 core, 4 thread, ‘Zen’ architecture-based CPUs. We have two consumer desktop models, the Ryzen 3 1300X CPU with base clock of 3.5 GHz and boost to 3.7 GHz, and the Ryzen 3 1200 CPU with a base clock of 3.1 GHz and boost to 3.4 GHz.”

Pricing wasn’t announced for the Ryzen 3 chips.

Featured image: AMD’s Jim Anderson with a Threadripper chip



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