The super-powerful AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors announced a few months ago have been officially available since August 10th. With up to 16 cores and 32 wires, they are cut to fit the new Intel Core i9 Kylake-X processors, with their prices as usual as an argument. Here is what the first opinions and criticisms of the press say about it.
Since the launch of its Ryzen range earlier this year, I HAVE D has repositioned itself strongly in the processor market. After Ryzen 5 and 7, the founder decided to raise the bar even higher with his super-powerful Ryzen Threadripper processor, which we’ve been talking about for a few weeks.
Finally, they are available on the market from August 10 and the first reviews and press reviews I’m starting to fall … We’ve done the big tour and we offer you to discover what comes out of the first tests of the beast of power.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper: first opinions and press reviews
First of all, it should be noted that with up to 16 cores and 32 wires, CPU Ryzen Threadripper is AMD’s answer to the new Intel Core i9 Skylake-X processors, whose most powerful model is the Core i9 7980 XE. The latter has 18 cores and 36 wires and sells for 1999 dollars. The battle is tough at the data sheet level. And, as usual, AMD relies on the price factor to hurt its competitor.
The most powerful of its new processors is the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, which defeated an Intel Xeon E5 in a recent benchmark test. Sold for $ 999, this model with 16 physical cores and 32 logical cores operates at a base frequency of 3.4 GHz, which can be increased to 4.0 GHz. Its TDP is 180 watts. To get an Intel Skylake-X at a similar price, you need to look at the Core i9-7900X sold by