AMD fills out its Threadripper processor lineup with the new 1900X

AMD is filling out its high-end Ryzen Threadripper lineup today with the launch of the slightly more budget-minded 1900X.

AMD first began rolling out its high-end Threadripper lineup of processors earlier this summer with a duo of monster chips, the 1950X and 1920X, sporting up to 16 cores with large price tags to match. Now, AMD is filling out that lineup from the low end with a slightly more subdued eight-core offering, the Ryzen Threadripper 1900X.

Starting at $549, the 3.8GHz 1900X could be considered the budget option here, but really only in relation to the two more powerful Threadripper chips. That's compared to the $999 1950X at the high-end and $799 for the 1920X. You end up making a fairly significant sacrifice in terms of thread and core count for that price cut, however. At eight cores and 16 threads, the 1900X is below the 12 cores with 24 threads of the 1920X and the 16 cores with 32 threads of the 1950X.

Ryzen Threadripper 1900X is available now at Amazon and other retailers.

In addition to the newest Threadripper CPU, AMD has also announced the launch of its Ryzen Pro processors for the enterprise. With added security and up to eight cores, AMD says PCs equipped with Ryzen Pro will be available from the likes of HP, Dell and Lenovo in the coming weeks and months. Ryzen Pro processors will be available on their own at some point in the first half of 2018.

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