If you desire ultimate performance or plan to run multiple GPUs to power through latest games, you're going to want to take a look at the Threadripper processors from AMD. These new chips are to take on Intel's own enthusiast line of CPUs, starting at just $549. The new Threadripper family consists of the 180 TDP rated 1900X, 1920X, and finally the 1950X. Core counts range from 12 to 16, making these powerful workhorses.

CPU Cores Clocks (Boost) Price
1950X 16 3.4Ghz (4GHz) $999
1920X 12 3.5GHz (4GHz) $799
1900X 8 3.8GHZ (4GHz) $549

What's interesting to note is the performance boost AMD states is present in these new processors, compared to Intel. For the same price as an Intel Core i9-7900X, the 1950X offers superior performance across a range of applications, something enthusiasts would be more than happy in taking advantage of. It's also worth noting that if you're going to be gaming on a single card, or won't be able to tap into the full power of what these new CPUs offer, AMD already has a stellar line-up consisting of Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7.

AMD Threadripper

Both the 190X and 1920X will ship on August 10, while the more affordable 1900X will follow its' two more expensive siblings on August 31.

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