AMD Threadripper Lineup Pricing Revealed, Almost 40 Percent Cheaper than Intel Core i9

By Jeff Harris, Posted: 07/14/17 10:44PM EDT

The much-awaited information about AMD's most-anticipated Threadripper processor based on Zen architecture - the price - is now out. In addition, a couple other details were revealed. Let's find out!

According to PC World, the two Threadripper processors - Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and Ryzen Threadripper 1920X - both packs a whopping 64 PCI-E lanes and Quad-channel DDR4. Both chips are unlocked for those who would like to test the limit of these two processors. The Threadripper PC processors will be sold starting July 27 while the motherboard version will be available in early August.

So how about the pricing and how does it compare with Intel? Intel Core i9-7960X (16-core) is tagged at US$1,700 while the 16-core Ryzen Threadripper 1950X only cost US$999. Intel Core i9-7920X (12-core) is tagged at US$1,200 while its counterpart, the 12-core Ryzen Threadripper 1920X, will only cost US$799.

And the price difference continuous with its lower core versions. According to WCCFTech, the difference between the AMD Threadripper and Intel Core i9 as well as performance per dollar translates to roughly 40 percent, based on Cinebench R15.

Here is a compilation of all available information for the upcoming AMD Ryzen processors such as core/thread, base and boost clocks, L2/L3 cache, TDP and suggested retail prices as collated by WCCFTech:

AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPU Cores / Threads Base Clock Turbo Clock L2 / L3 Cache TDP MSRP
Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16 / 32 3.4 GHz 4.0 GHz 8 MB / 32 MB 180 Watts US$999
Ryzen Threadripper 1920X 12 / 24 3.5 GHz 4.0 GHz 8 MB / 32 MB 180 Watts US$799
Ryzen 7 1800X 8 / 16 3.6 GHz 4.0 GHz 4 MB / 16 MB 95 Watts US$499
Ryzen 7 1700X 8 / 16 3.4 GHz 3.8 GHz 4 MB / 16 MB 95 Watts US$399
Ryzen 7 1700 8 / 16 3.0 GHz 3.7 GHz 4 MB / 16 MB 65 Watts $329
Ryzen 5 1600X 6 / 12 3.6 GHz 4.0 GHz 3 MB / 16 MB 95 Watts US$249
Ryzen 5 1600 6 / 12 3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz 3 MB / 16 MB 65 Watts US$219
Ryzen 5 1500X 4 / 8 3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz 2 MB / 16 MB 65 Watts US$189
Ryzen 5 1400 4 / 8 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz 2 MB / 8 MB 65 Watts US$169

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