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AMD's Ryzen 2nd Generation Threadripper pricing plummets in the wake of Zen 2's Launch

24 cores for under £900?

AMD's Ryzen 2nd Generation Threadripper pricing plummets in wake of Zen 2 Launch

AMD's Ryzen 2nd Generation Threadripper pricing plummets in the wake of Zen 2's Launch

AMD's Ryzen 3rd Generation processors will launch on 7/7, bringing up to 12 cores and 24 threads to the company's consumer-oriented AM4 platform. 

This shift will have a profound effect on the CPU market, bringing more cores to mainstream desktop users while taking some high core count business away from Intel's X299 platform. This action also has an impact on AMD's own HEDT offerings, namely Threadripper. 

With 12 cores moving towards mainstream sockets, AMD's X399 offerings are becoming somewhat irrelevant given the advantages offered by Zen 2, both in terms multi-chip connectivity and in terms of single threaded performance. With this in mind, AMD's Threadripper processors have started dropping in price in the UK, with only the company's 32-core Threadripper 2990WX maintaining its original pricing. 

The largest price decrease, as noted on Scan UK, is shown with AMD's 12-core Threadripper 2920X, which has dropped in price from £569 to £369, a £200 price decrease. That's enough to cover most of the cost of a new AMD X399 motherboard. 


AMD Ryzen ThreadripperCoresThreadsBase ClockBoost ClockTDPStandard UK PriceToday's UK Price
Threadripper 2990WX32/64643.0GHz4.2GHz250W£1,599£1,599
Threadripper 2970WX24/48483.0GHz4.2GHz250W£1,099£899
Threadripper
2950X
16/32323.5GHz4.4GHz180W£809£719
Threadripper
2920X
12/24243.5GHz4.3GHz180W£569£369

AMD's Ryzen 2nd Generation Threadripper pricing plummets in wake of Zen 2 Launch  

Thanks to AMD's Zen 2 core design and the company's improved multi-die CPU architecture, many of Threadripper's performance shortcomings have been addressed, leaving Threadripper in a strange position. Yes, it still provides great CPU performance for those who require high core/thread counts, but we also know that AMD plans to release Ryzen 3rd Generation Threadripper series processors in the near future (late 2019/early 2020), a move which is likely to deliver an incredible generational leap for the company's HEDT offerings. 

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