AMD Threadripper is one of the most anticipated products of the year and the AMD Threadripper 1920X, as well as the 1950X, have been announced today. These CPUs will be hitting the market in early August, just in time for AMD Vega to complete the mix. The Ryzen Threadripper 1950X has 16 cores and 32 threads with a base clock of 3.4 GHz and a boost clock of 4 GHz.
The Ryzen Threadripper 1920X features 12 cores and 24 threads. It has a base clock of 3.5GHz and boosts to 4GHz. These CPUs are priced very competitively as compared to Intel i9 CPUs. While Skylake-X CPUs cost more than $999, the AMD Threadripper 1920X costs $799 and the 1950X costs $999. These AMD Theadrippers are no slouch either. The performance is very impressive and competitive.
In the Cinebench benchmark, the 1950X scored more than 3000 points. The 1920X is not too far off either and it managed to score 2,431 points which is more than the Intel Core i9-7900X that scored 2,167 points. This is very impressive performance from the underdog and it seems that Intel’s attempt to counter the threat has been rendered useless.
If you are in the market for a CPU with more than 10 threads then AMD Threadripper is an option worth looking into. It all comes down to what you are planning to do. If your workload requires more threads and more cores the AMD Threadripper is better in this case but if you need better single threaded performance then Intel is the best option for you right now.
Recently Intel tried to throw some shade at AMD but it seems that Intel might need to eat their words now that we see the performance that AMDl Threadripper has to offer. AMD Zen based CPUs have been great and I am sure that EPYC will follow suit as well.
Let us know what you think about the AMD Threadripper 1920X and the 1950X.