AMD's new 16-core extrusion processor
"Threadripper" becomes much less expensive than Intel's top models.
In May this year , AMD unveiled a new model in the "extreme" processor segment called Threadripper, which offers 16 kernels. On his blog, AMD has now revealed the price of Threadripper, and at the same time announced that there are two different versions of the processor.
The most expensive model, called the Threadripper 1950X model, featuring 16 cores and 32 threads, gets an American $ 999 price. The slightly less expensive model, Threadripper 1920X with 12 cores and 24 threads, costs $ 799 in the states.
Much cheaper than Intel's new top models
Comparing to Intel's recently launched top-processors in the new Core i9 series , AMD's models appear to be significantly lower in price.
Of the new Intel models, the Core i9-7960X , with its 16 core and 32 threads, is closest to AMD's new top-of-the-range Threadripper 1950X. Intel's model has a US $ 1699 price tag, which is $ 700 more than AMD's model.
Comparing to the top model in Intel's new series makes the difference even more obvious. Core i9-7980XE, with 18 cores and 36 threads, has an American price of 1999 dollars. This is twice as much as the Threadripper 1950X, which, in fact, is slightly lower with its 16 cores and 32 threads.
In the lower segment, the difference is also highly noticeable. Intel Core i9-7920X, with its 12 cores and 24 threads, has a price of $ 1199. AMD's closest competitor Threadripper 1920X, which has the same number of cores and threads, costs about $ 400 less than Intel's model.
The two new Threadripper models have a core frequency of 3.4 GHz and 3.5 GHz on 1950X and 1920X, respectively, and both have turbo frequencies of 4 GHz. For more information, check out the AMD video below, where the company also presents the new Ryzen 3 processors.