AMD unveils the new enthusiast Threadripper CPUs, starting from just $549


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.

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CPUCoresClocks (Boost)Price
1950X163.4Ghz (4GHz)$999
1920X123.5GHz (4GHz)$799
1900X83.8GHZ (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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Rich Edmonds
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.