AMD Ryzen Update: AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors And X399 HEDT Platform; Alienware Updates Area 51 Gaming Desktop With AMD Ryzen Threadripper

By Richard Rickss, Posted: 06/15/17 06:35AM EDT
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AMD is expected to launch their HEDT X399 platform and the Ryzen Threadripper processors in early August. The new X399 platform will feature a very high-end platform design, supporting massive processors with up to 16 cores.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs And X399 Platform Details

AMD kicked off this year with an impressive product we now know as Ryzen. WCCF Tech reported that based on their Zen core architecture, Ryzen processors deliver exceptional performance at very competitive prices.

These processors have widely disrupted the CPU market, offering amazing efficiency and overall performance compared to competitors. While Ryzen was initially targeted at mainstream platforms, aiming at the sub-$500 US market, AMD is going to turn it up a notch.

Hence, they are going to release their first HEDT or High-End Desktop platform known as X399 which is beefier than X370 AMD's top mainstream platform. The X399 will include a new series of processors, featuring a grand upgrade over mainstream chips.

Alienware Updates Area 51 Gaming Desktop With AMD Ryzen Threadripper

According to ZDnet, Alienware is embracing AMD's latest attempt to compete with Intel in the gaming PC market. They announced it at the E3 Expo that it will be the first manufacturer to sell a pre-built system using the new Ryzen ThreadRipper processor.

Furthermore, Dell's gaming arm will be refreshing its Area-51 desktop with the new 16-core CPU. However, Intel won't be completely shut out.

The Area-51 will also be available with the latest Core X-Series chips when they are released later in the summer. With its new Ryzen processor family, AMD hopes to reinvigorate its presence in the performance PC space, as it largely breaks away it to Intel's Core lineup.

Alienware says it will factory-overclock the ThreadRipper processors shipping with the new Area-51 and provide built-in liquid cooling as it apparently will not do the same for Intel's new Core i9 CPUs. However, the Intel version will offer the option of the company's new Optane-powered SSDs.

Both editions bring M.2 storage options to Area-51 for the first time. Alienware claimed that the ordering for the ThreadRipper version will be available starting on July 27, with the Core X-Series model launching on August 22.



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