AMD releases their Ryzen Threadripper 1900X CPU

Why not just get an R7 1800X? I/O, that's why!

AMD releases their Ryzen Threadripper 1900X CPU

AMD releases their Ryzen Threadripper 1900X CPU

When AMD announced their Ryzen Threadripper series of CPUs, many wondered why the company decided to release an 8-core variant for their HEDT platforms. Often we have read comments wondering why users don't simply purchase a Ryzen 7 1800X, though simply put these users are missing the point of AMD's Threadripper 1900X.  
What that 1900X offers is an affordable entry point into AMD's X399 platform, offering the same I/O capabilities as their other Threadripper series CPUs. This is in huge contrast to Intel, whose lower end X299 CPUs offer fewer PCIe lanes than their higher-end counterparts. 
If AMD's AM4 platform does not offer the I/O capabilities that you desire, then X399 may be the platform for your, with the Threadripper 1900X releasing as a great entry level CPU for the platform. This CPU will be priced at $549 in the US (£545 in the UK). 


AMD releases their Ryzen Threadripper 1900X CPU  
AMD releases their Ryzen Threadripper 1900X CPU  

In terms of pure CPU clock speed, AMD's Threadripper 1900X offers a boost over AMD's AM4 R7 1800X, offering base clock speeds of 3.8GHz and a maximum XFR boost of 4.2GHz, giving the 1900X more single-threaded CPU performance in addition to its support for 4-channel memory and additional PCIe lanes.  

When compared to similarly priced Intel CPUs, the 1900X offers insane levels of PCIe connectivity, making it the perfect CPU for those that desire a system with multiple PCIe devices and NVMe SSD RAID (NVMe RAID will be enabled with BIOS and driver updates on September 25th).

This CPU will be built using a (4+0)+(4+0) CPU core configuration, which means that on the two active Ryzen CPU dies on this CPU, only four are active on each CPU, all of which are from the same CCX unit. This will minimise inter-core latency within the same CPU die.  

AMD releases their Ryzen Threadripper 1900X CPU  

The Ryzen Threadripper 1900X is a CPU for those that care more about PCIe connectivity than pure CPU performance, offering the same number of PCIe 3.0 lanes as AMD's more expensive 1920X and 1960X CPUs while still offering a reasonable core/thread count. 

Below are a few examples of what can be done using Threadripper's 64 PCIe lanes. Also note that Threadripper does support ECC DDR4 memory, though users will need to ensure that they purchase an ECC compatible motherboard to make use of this error-correcting memory type. 

AMD releases their Ryzen Threadripper 1900X CPU  
AMD releases their Ryzen Threadripper 1900X CPU  

AMD's Threadripper 1900X is a very interesting product that is exceptionally useful for certain workloads, offering support for ECC memory on compatible motherboards and support for more PCIe devices that Intel's competing X299 offerings. 


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Most Recent Comments

31-08-2017, 10:28:54

Great option for pros, or any one needing lots of lanes Quote

31-08-2017, 10:43:22

And of course it leaves users room to grow down the line with (potentially) up to 32 cores in the future. 4.2Ghz XFR is very good.Quote

31-08-2017, 11:15:01

Yeah this was a good move to release this cheap TR. Not everybody needs all the cores but may need high volumes of IO.Quote

31-08-2017, 16:51:05

Hmm if the 1900x can hit 4,2 GHz or more, on all cores with an OC. It could be an awesome CPU, even for a gamer Quote

31-08-2017, 21:51:11

The i7 7700k and 7820x still beats the threadripper for gaming. Just look at any benchmark test.Quote

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