It’s a very exciting time for AMD and for us PC enthusiasts as AMD has recently announced their new Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X processors; together with the Ryzen 3 1300X and 1200 processors. This means more options for us to choose from. The Ryzen Threadripper is at the top end of AMD’s entire lineup and it’s the company’s solution for their high end desktop platform that will directly compete with Intel’s (also new) Core X processors. Meanwhile, the Ryzen 3 is positioned at the bottom end of the family (little brothers of the Ryzen 7 and 5); and is mainly targeted for entry level mainstream consumers. Check out the news below.
AMD Announced Ryzen Threadripper and Ryzen 3 Processors
AMD is pleased to announce the specs, pricing, and availability details for its highly-anticipated Ryzen Threadripper in a video featuring AMD CEO Lisa Su, as well as specs and availability for Ryzen 3 desktop CPUs.
The AMD Ryzen Threadripper will be available worldwide for the high-end desktop market in early August. In addition to the 16-core, 32-thread model previously announced, there will also be a 12-core, 24-thread model available. Both are unlocked, use the new Socket TR4, have quad channel DDR4, and feature 64 lanes of PCI Express. Base clock on the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16-core product is 3.4 GHz with precision boost to 4.0 GHz. Meanwhile, on the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X 12-core CPU, the base clock is 3.5 GHz with precision boost to 4.0 GHz.
Both the Ryzen Threadripper processors offer higher performance in Cinebench r15 than Intel 7900X, as demonstrated in the video. AMD is on track to launch Ryzen Threadripper CPUs and motherboards in early August, with Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition system pre-orders starting July 27.
AMD is also announcing specs and availability for Ryzen 3 desktop CPUs, which are 4-core, 4-thread, Zen-based CPUs available in two desktop models. The Ryzen 3 1300X has a base clock of 3.5 GHz and boost to 3.7 GHz, and the Ryzen 3 1200 has a base clock of 3.1 GHz and boost to 3.4 GHz. Both models are expected to be on shelves worldwide on July 27.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper and Ryzen 3 Price and Availability
AMD Ryzen Threadripper – On shelves early August, 2017
Ryzen Threadripper 1950X – 16 Cores, 32 Threads, 3.4/4.0 GHz, $999
Ryzen Threadripper 1920X – 12 Cores, 24 Threads, 3.5/4.0 GHz, $799
AMD Ryzen 3 – On shelves July 27, 2017
Ryzen 3 1300X – 4 Cores, 4 Threads, 3.5/3.7 GHz
Ryzen 3 1200 – 4 Cores, 4 Threads, 3.1/3.4 GHz
AMD Ryzen Threadripper Specifications
|Processor model||AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X||AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X||AMD Ryzen 7 1800X|
|L3 Cache||32 MB||32 MB (?)||16 MB|
|TDP (Watts)||180 W||180 W||95 W|
|Base||3.4 GHz||3.5 GHz||3.6 GHz|
|Turbo||4.0 GHz||4.0 GHz||4.0 GHz|
|PCIe Lanes||60 + 4||60 + 4||20|
|Chipset Support||X399||X399||X370, B350, A320|
|Memory Support||Quad Channel DDR4||Quad Channel DDR4||Dual Channel DDR4|
AMD Ryzen 7, 5, 3 Specifications
|Processor model||AMD Ryzen 7 1800X||AMD Ryzen 7 1700X||AMD Ryzen 7 1700||AMD Ryzen 5 1600X||AMD Ryzen 5 1600||AMD Ryzen 5 1500X||AMD Ryzen 5 1400||AMD Ryzen 3 1300X||AMD Ryzen 3 1200|
|L3 Cache||16 MB||16 MB||16 MB||16 MB||16 MB||16 MB||8 MB||8 MB||8 MB|
|TDP (Watts)||95 W||95 W||65 W||95 W||65 W||65 W||65 W||-||-|
|Base||3.6 GHz||3.4 GHz||3.0 GHz||3.6 GHz||3.2 GHz||3.5 GHz||3.2 GHz||3.5 GHz||3.1 GHz|
|Turbo||4.0 GHz||3.8 GHz||3.7 GHz||4.0 GHz||3.6 GHz||3.7 GHz||3.4 GHz||3.7 GHz||3.4 GHz|
|PCIe Lanes||20||20||20||20||20||20||20||20 (?)||20 (?)|
|Chipset Support||X370, B350, A320||X370, B350, A320||X370, B350, A320||X370, B350, A320||X370, B350, A320||X370, B350, A320||X370, B350, A320||X370, B350, A320||X370, B350, A320|
|Memory Support||Dual Channel DDR4||Dual Channel DDR4||Dual Channel DDR4||Dual Channel DDR4||Dual Channel DDR4||Dual Channel DDR4||Dual Channel DDR4||Dual Channel DDR4||Dual Channel DDR4|