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AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper chips could very well be the most powerful consumer CPU ever introduced when it releases in August. With up to 16 cores and 32 threads, Threadripper gives the high-performance Intel products currently dominating high-end desktops something to worry about.

The mega-core CPU battle is now quickly turning into an arms race. Check back here for all the latest information about Threadripper as more details become available.


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AMD’s busted out Threadripper at Computex.


  • The specs we know
  • How much will Threadripper cost?
  • Threadripper release dates
  • What do we know about Threadripper’s performance?
  • It will support up to 1TB of RAM

The specs we know

  • The Ryzen Threadripper 1950X features 16 cores with simultaneous multi-threading (SMT) for 32 threads of compute power. The base clock speed of the chip is 3.4GHz, with a 4GHz boost speed.
  • The Ryzen Threadripper 1920X will feature 12 cores with SMT for 24 threads of compute power. The base clock speed of the chip is 3.5GHz with a 4GHz boost speed.
  • The Ryzen Threadripper 1900X will feature 8 cores with SMT for 16 threads of compute power, similar to the Ryzen 7 1800X but slotting into more capable X399 motherboards. The 1900X’s base clock speed is 3.8GHz with a 4GHz boost speed.
  • All Threadripper chips pack a whopping 64 PCI-E lanes
  • Memory: Quad-channel DDR4
  • Platform: X399 with a new TR4 socket that is incompatible with existing Ryzen chips.
  • All chips are unlocked for overclocking adventures.
  • Can’t be “delided” easily as it uses a solder thermal interface material.
  • Release date: Threadripper PCs will be available for sale on July 27. The Threadripper 1950X and 1920X CPUs will launch on August 10, with the 1900X releasing on August 31.
  • Alienware has the worldwide exclusive on Threadripper systems among large PC manufacturers, but many U.S. boutique builders will offer it as well.
  • Both parts will be 180 watt TDP chips.
  • Ryzen Threadripper CPUs will support up to 1TB of RAM when 128GB LR-DIMMs are used.
  • Threadripper will not ship with an included liquid-cooled cooler as has been rumored. It will include a bracket adapter that works with most liquid coolers.
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