AMD's Ryzen Threadripper packaging is slicker than your average processor

AMD's upcoming Ryzen Threadripper processors are not only shaping up to be powerful contenders in terms of performance, but they'll look good doing it too (until they're unboxed, that is). AMD President and CEO Lisa Su has just revealed the retail packaging for Threadripper on Twitter (via WCCFTECH), and it's unique to say the least.

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The packaging takes the shape of a large black box with rounded corners. Up front is a window with Ryzen and Threadripper logos plastered on it. Behind the window is the chip itself, waiting to be unboxed. The whole thing sort of has the feel of an old tube television, but much more attractive.

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper chips are set to arrive in August in two flavors, the company recently revealed. Sitting at the top end of the market, Threadripper will compete with Intel's new Core i9 chips. The $799 Threadripper 1920X will include 12 cores and 24 threads, a 3.5 GHz base clock and a 4.0 GHz boost. The $999 Threadripper 1950X takes things a little further with 16 cores and 32 threads, with a 3.4 GHz base clock and a 4.0 GHz boost. Both chips will also arrive unlocked, allowing for overclocking.

An exact launch date for Threadripper — outside of the general August timeframe — isn't available yet, but we'll bring you more once it is.

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  • Still waiting for dell to make something with amd procs inside.
  • Their Alienware line is the launch partner for Threadripper. 
  • I'm a business user myself, but that's good to know.
  • Skip the fancy wrapping and save me the cash. A plain white box does the same job
  • At this scale, a plain white box wouldn't save you any money.
  • Honestly this packaging and most all packaging doesn't really cost a large company much when they bulk order.
  • The processing power is just so insane, I want to be able to use this stuff... but I wouldn't even be able to strain a 1600 :( There is just no need to upgrade as a primarily e-sports gamer.
  • I have no need for one of these at all. But to say my PC runs on a Threadripper? Oh man.
  • I would love to have a new processor and finally let my poor old FX8350 rest. However right now this isn't an option as I just upgraded my laptop and that was already costly enough ;( Also to be fair my old AMD Chip is still up to most of the tasks I am doing: Gaming no problem as games barley even tax the CPU. Other than that I dont do enough rendering that I couldnt wait those 10 extra minutes. Maybe when I will get into 3D some day. Then a cpu upgrade would certainly come in handy.