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AMD’s 16-Core, 32-Thread ThreadRipper CPU To Cost $849

Last week at Computex AMD announced nine ThreadRipper CPU models for their HEDT lineup. These CPUs will start at 10-core, 20-thread, and go all the way up to 16-core, 32-thread. The entry-level 16-core, 32-thread chip, the ThreadRipper 1998 has been reported to have a MSRP of $849.

The 1998 (non-X) is clocked at 3.20 GHz and boosts all the way up to 3.60 GHz with a 155W TDP, and no XFR feature. To us $849 seems like a very optimistic value. Intel’s upcoming 10-core, 20-thread i9-7900X will be $999. The ThreadRipper 1998 has 6 more cores and 12 more threads and is $150 less? I know that AMD has priced aggressively with Ryzen, but AMD’s IPC is not much lower than Intel’s to justify such aggressive pricing.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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