AMD Ryzen Threadripper To Be Released in August Starting At $799

AMD has announced the specifications, pricing, and availability details for its highly-anticipated Ryzen Threadripper and Ryzen 3 processors in a video released this morning that features AMD CEO Lisa Su along with CVP John Taylor.  The pair starts out announcing the Ryzen 3 desktop processors, which are 4-core, 4-thread, Zen-based CPUs available in two desktop models. The Ryzen 3 1300X has a base clock of 3.5 GHz and boost to 3.7 GHz, and the Ryzen 3 1200 has a base clock of 3.1 GHz and boost to 3.4 GHz. Both models are expected to be on shelves worldwide on July 27, but no pricing information was mentioned.

They then moved on to Ryzen Threadripper that we’ve all been waiting on hearing about! AMD Ryzen Threadripper will be available worldwide for the high-end desktop market in early August. In addition to the 16-core, 32-thread model previously announced, there will also be a 12-core, 24-thread model available. Both are unlocked, use the new Socket TR4, have quad channel DDR4, and feature 64 lanes of PCI Express. Base clock on the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16-core, 32-thread product is 3.4 GHz with precision boost to 4.0 GHz. On the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X 12-core, 24-thread product, the base clock is 3.5 GHz with precision boost to 4.0 GHz.  Both Threadripper processors will run on the new X399 platform supporting and will have 64 lanes of PCIe with support for up to four GPUs.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Cinebench

Both Ryzen Threadripper CPUs offer higher performance in Cinebench r15 than Intel Core-i9 7900X, as demonstrated in the video. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X scored 2,431 cb in Cinebench R15 and the Intel Core i9-7900X scored 2,167 cb. The flagship AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X turned in a score of 3,062 cb, which is more than 40% faster than the Intel Core i9-7900X. Not bad considering both are priced at $999!  AMD is on track to launch Ryzen Threadripper CPUs and motherboards in early August, with Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition system pre-orders starting July 27.

Ryzen Threadripper – On shelves early August

  • Ryzen Threadripper 1950X: 16 Cores, 32 Threads, 3.4/4.0 GHz, $999
  • Ryzen Threadripper 1920X: 12 Cores, 24 Threads, 3.5/4.0 GHz, $799

Ryzen 3 – On shelves July 27

  • Ryzen 3 1300X: 4 Cores, 4 Threads, 3.5/3.7 GHz
  • Ryzen 3 1200: 4 Cores, 4 Threads, 3.1/3.4 GHz