AMD’s First Gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs Get Insane Price Cuts – 12 Core 1920X For Just $400 US, 8 Core 1900X For $300 US

Aug 28, 2018
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The second generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs launched last month and while the rip apart the performance benchmarks in multi-threaded workloads, their predecessors have received some insane price cuts over the course of this entire year. Right now, the first generation Threadripper CPUs are available at such fantastic price points that even some heavy HEDT users would find more value in going for a 1st generation over the 2nd generation series.

AMD’s First Generation (The Originals) Ryzen Threadripper CPUs Now Available At An Insane Value – $400 US For 12 Core 1920X, $300 US For 8 Core 1900X, 16 core 1950X Reaching The $600 US Levels

We all love Ryzen Threadripper CPUs, they brought extreme levels of performance, tons of cores and threads and above all, a price domination which we hadn’t seen in the market for a long time. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1st Generation processors started it all on the X399 platform and it is the DNA which the 2nd Generation is built upon.

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While AMD 2nd Generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs improve upon all ways over their last year’s predecessor, the thing for users who want more cores at the best value would still be interested in the first generation Threadripper series. The reason for that is the ever dropping prices on the 1st Gen parts.

Anandtech reports that since there’s still a good amount of 1st Gen stock in retailers end and with the launch of 16 and 12 core 2nd Gen parts soon approaching, it’s best to cut the prices to increase consumer interest, especially those who want to play around with more cores while not spending a ton of cash. We have already seen some massive price cuts on the 1st Gen Threadripper CPUs but the more recent one takes the thing to insane levels.

We are talking about a 12 core AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X with an official retail price of $399 US, as suggested by AMD. Bear in mind that this is the same chip that was once available for $799 US. In similar fashion, the Ryzen Threadripper 1900X, an 8 core part, is now available for $299 US (SEP) while it officially launched for $599 US. This was one of the better of 8 core parts under the 1st generation family, even when compared to the Ryzen 1800X. Lastly, we have the Threadripper 1950X, the flagship 16 core part under the 1st Gen Threadripper family. This chip can now be found around $799 US (SEP), however, we have seen online retailers listing it for much under that. We can see the price of this part to come close to the $500-$600 US levels very soon.

Following are some of the listings of the lowest prices from various retailers:

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors Listing (Amazon):

AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors Listing (Overclockers.co.uk):

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (£689.99)
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X (£359.99)
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X (£259.99)

AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors Listing (Newegg):

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X ($749.99)
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X ($588.87)
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X ($319.99)

AMD Threadripper and Ryzen Processor Family (2017):

WccftechCores/ThreadsBase ClockTurbo ClockL2 / L3 CacheTDPMSRPSEP
Ryzen Threadripper 1950X16/323.4 GHz4.0 GHz8 MB / 32 MB180 Watts999 USD799 USD
Ryzen Threadripper 1920X12/243.5 GHz4.0 GHz8 MB / 32 MB180 Watts799 USD399 USD
Ryzen Threadripper 1900X8/163.8 GHz3.0 GHz4 MB / 16 MB180 Watts549 USD299 USD
Ryzen 7 1800X8.163.6 GHz4.0 GHz4 MB / 16 MB95 Watts499 USD239 USD
Ryzen 7 1700X8.163.4 GHz3.8 GHz4 MB / 16 MB95 Watts399 USD229 USD
Ryzen 7 17008.163.0 GHz3.7 GHz4 MB / 16 MB65 Watts329 USD219 USD
Ryzen 5 1600X6/123.6 GHz4.0 GHz3 MB / 16 MB95 Watts249 USD199 USD
Ryzen 5 16006/123.2 GHz3.6 GHz3 MB / 16 MB65 Watts219 USD159 USD
Ryzen 5 1500X4.83.5 GHz3.7 GHz2 MB / 16 MB65 Watts189 USD149 USD
Ryzen 5 14004.83.2 GHz3.4 GHz2 MB / 8 MB65 Watts169 USD129 USD

Now do keep in mind that the upcoming 16 core (Ryzen Threadripper 2950X) and 12 core (Ryzen Threadripper 2920X) will be better than their first-generation predecessors in all ways possible. They will retail at $899 and $699 US respectively which is lower than what you paid for the 1st gen 16 and 12 core parts at launch. In addition to that, you will be getting new Precision Boost Overdrive, XFR 2.0 boosts and higher clock speeds in general, in addition to improved cache and CPU latency enhancements.

So yeah, those who just want those extra cores at the best value, get 1st Gen Threadripper while they last. For everyone else who’s looking to get the best performance, the 2nd Gen Threadripper series is a better off purchase and you stay updated with all the new features that Zen+ has to offer.

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