AMD Ryzen Threadripper Beats Intel Core i9-7900X, Ryzen 3 Specs and Launch Date Revealed

AMD has officially revealed that its new Ryzen Threadripper processors will be on shelf early August 2017. In an official video released by AMD two days ago, it appears that two models will be launched, which are the 16-core Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and the 12-core Ryzen Threadripper 1920X:

Ryzen Threadripper 1950X – 16 cores/ 32 threads, 3.4 / 4 GHz, $999 USD;
Ryzen Threadripper 1920X – 12 cores/ 24 threads, 3.5 / 4 GHz, $799 USD.

In that 4:18 video, CEO of AMD, Lisa Su and John Taylor the Vice President has also demonstrated the Threadripper CPUs on the Cinebench R15 benchmark and compare them with the Intel Core i9-7900X that comes with 10 cores and 20 threads and priced at $999 USD. It seems that AMD will be able to compete with Intel in the high-end desktop CPU segment.

In the Cinebench R15 benchmark, the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X managed to score 3,062 points while the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X registered 2,431 points. As a comparison, the Intel Core i9-7900X could only deliver 2,167 points. This shows that the two Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are clear winners in the multi-threaded processing. Single-threaded performance of the Ryzen CPU architecture will not be far from the Skylake-X as well.

To achieve the new performance bar and take the full advantages of the latest technologies, the Ryzen Threadripper CPUs will require a new X399 chipset and socket TR4, supporting Quad-channel DDR4 memory as well as up to 64 PCIe lanes. Given the CPU clock speeds and the performance of these chips, the TDP is likely to be in the 180W range, which is twice the TDP of the 95W Ryzen 7 1800X.

As a bonus, Lisa and John have also announced that the first lineup of the Ryzen 3 processors to be on shelf worldwide starting from July 27th, which is less than two weeks from now. No official pricing is given for these two budget chips but according to a source from the Reddit social news network, the price tags for the Ryzen 1300X and the 1200 are likely to be $129 and $ 109 USD respectively. But as this is not more than just a rumor, we advise you to take this with a pinch of salt.

Ryzen 3 1300X – 4 cores/ 4 threads, 3.5/ 3.7GHz, $129 USD (Estimated);
Ryzen 3 1200 – 4 cores/ 4 threads, 3.1/ 3.4GHz, $109 USD (Estimated).

Source: VideoCardz and Reddit



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