AMD is already giving Intel a run for its money with its Ryzen CPUs and APUs. However, AMD is now sort of trolling with Intel and is offering to give Threadripper 1950X in exchange for the Intel Core i7-8086K as part of the Threadripper Exchange program.
When Intel officially announced its Core i7-8086K it also announced that it will be giving away 8086 people its Intel Core i7-8086K.
However, AMD has jumped into this and is offering 40 enthusiasts in the US to exchange their prize for Threadripper 1950X.
The first 40 U.S.-based winners of the Intel® 8th Gen Core i7-8086k Limited Edition Sweepstakes (which opened on June 7, 2018 and closed on June 8, 2018) (“Competitor Sweepstakes”) to complete certain steps will be offered the opportunity to exchange their new, in-box prize processor for a flagship 16-core AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 1950X processor built for the gamers and creators who need a processor that can do it all.
Those who decide to exchange their Intel Core i7-8086K for the Threadripper 1950X will be seeing a huge boost as not only the Threadripper features better performance but it is also almost $500 expensive compared to the Core i7-8086K.
Speaking of the Threadripper, AMD announced its 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper with 32 cores/64 threads during its Computex 2018 press conference.
The upcoming 2nd-gen Threadripper will be compatible with the existing TR4 socket on X399 motherboards and will be based on GlobalFoundries’ 12-nm process.
Not only that, Ryzen 3 2300X And Ryzen 5 2500X have popped up online along with their specs and benchmarks.
AMD Ryzen 3 2300X is a 4 core CPU and has a base clock of 3.5 GHz and Ryzen 5 2500X features 4 Cores and 8 threads with a base clock of 3.6 GHz. Both of the processors feature a boost clock of 3.99 GHz and 8 MB of L3 Cache.
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