AMD launched its RYZEN Threadripper CPUs at SIGGRAPH, namely the 1950X, 1920X and the 1900X. While Intel’s top-tier core i9 7900X offers 10 core CPU for 999$, AMDs 1950X is offering 16-cores for the same price tag. The additional cores provide a 38 percent performance increase in heavily threaded workloads.
For budget savvy users, AMD launched a cut-down version of the flagship CPU, the 1920X, that offers 12 cores and 3-5% performance increase, compared to the i9 7900X for 800$. The second budgetary solution AMD gave is the 1900X that offers 8 cores, unlocked for overclocking, available for 550$. Both the 1950X and 1920X will be launched by 10th of August, whereas, 1900X will arrive by 31st of August.
The Threadripper series doubles the memory bandwidth by the implementation of quad-channel DDR4 support, that offers more room for overclocking through the XMP profiling method. Threadripper supports a maximum of 64 lanes for PCI Express bandwidth, allowing the same board to fully utilize the power of multi high-end GPU configurations. Compared to Intel’s i7 7800X and 7820X that only feature 28 lanes along with the i9 7900X with 44 lanes. The extra lanes come prove very resourceful with high-end capture cards, high bandwidth networking, and SSD storage simultaneously.
For the sake of comparison, Intel’s i7 7800X and 7820X that only feature 28 lanes along with the i9 7900X with 44 lanes. The extra lanes come prove very resourceful with high-end capture cards, high bandwidth networking, and SSD storage simultaneously.
The fact of the matter is that these chips with such high-performance numbers aren’t intended for light gaming or day to day tasks. These CPUs are specifically designed for capacity loads multi-tasking, complex computing tasks such as decryption, encryption, video encoding, 3D rendering etc. Mostly professional, and that’s the reason why these CPUs are so expensive.
New AMD CPUs are specifically designed for capacity loads multi-tasking, complex computing tasks such as decryption, encryption, video encoding, 3D rendering etc.
AMD themselves suggested using these CPUs in enthusiast grade PCs that run multiple GPUs on a single system expecting maximum bandwidth, multiple monitors, 4K gaming, streamers and video content producers. Basically, people who utilize their CPUs to run multiple tasks simultaneously will benefit from this investment more. Beyond that, the product is aimed towards professional uses video encoders, game developers, engineers or 3D content developers.
AMD also confirmed the rumors about ‘RYZEN being EPYC’ with the delidded CPU revealing 4 cores, by mentioning that they are using two ‘real’ chips, the other two are simply mechanical placeholders to balance the package.
AMD has claimed that it’s a win for them and the enthusiast client base since their launch caused a significant price cut on Intel’s processors.
Even though Intel is preparing to launch its six-core i5 and i7s to the mainstream market later this year named ‘Coffee Lake’ processors.