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AMD's 1st-gen Threadripper CPU prices slashed

by on24 August 2018

Ryzen Threadripper 1920X drops to $399

It appears that AMD has significantly slashed the price of its 1st generation Threadripper CPUs to a level where you can get an 8-core/16-thread Threadripper 1900X for as low as $299.

While these might not be the hot 2nd-generation Ryzen Threadripper parts that use the 12nm Pinnacle Ridge architecture, the 1st-gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs still get the benefit of a quad-channel memory controller, 64-lane PCIe connectivity, and pack quite a few cores with enabled SMT, especially with these new prices.

Spotted originally by, the price of the flagship Ryzen Threadripper 1950X has been dropped from the original $999 down to $799. This is not that bad considering you get 16-cores and 32-threads, a total of 40MB of cache and high 3.4/4.0GHz clocks, all with a 250W TDP.

The 12-core/24-thread Ryzen Threadripper 1920X has been considered the best option even at its original US $799 price tag, but now when it is dropped to $399, it could offer unbeatable value. It works at 3.5/4.0GHz clocks, has a total of 38MB of cache (L2+L3), and the same 180W TDP.

The 8-core/16-thread Ryzen Threadripper 1900X also got a significant drop, making it the cheapest Threaripper on the list at $299. It works at the slightly higher 3.8/4.0GHz clock, packs 20MB of cache (L2+L3) and has the same 180W TDP.

Of course, you still have to invest in an X399 motherboard and you don't get the fancy new Precision Boost 2.0 and XFR2 technologies, better memory support and all other things that come with the 2nd generation Threadripper CPUs, but you also don't have to pay an upwards of $649, which is the price of the base Threadripper 2920X, or $1,299/1,799, which is the price of the flagship Threadripper 2970WX/2990WX.

Hopefully, retailers/e-tailers will adjust prices accordingly and we are sure these prices will get the stock cleared out pretty fast.

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Last modified on 25 August 2018
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