AMD has consistently impressed us this year on the CPU side of things, not just with Ryzen 7, 5 and 3 but also with Threadripper. Today, AMD is expanding on Threadripper with the 8-core and 16-thread 1900X, bringing a cheaper option to those wanting to jump up to a HEDT platform.

The Ryzen Threadripper 1900X should be available worldwide from this point. This CPU comes in at the $549 price point, making it just $50 more expensive than the Ryzen 7 1800X. If you are a gamer, then Ryzen 7 is still probably the way to go but if you want access to additional features, like AMD’s support for 64 PCIe lanes, more I/O, quad-channel DDR4 etc, then the buy-in just got cheaper thanks to the Threadripper 1900X. AMD’s official slides show the R7 1800X winning out in gaming but when it comes to productivity tasks, Threadripper takes the crown.

Below you will find two slides from AMD showing performance comparisons between the 1900X and the 1800X.

X399 chipset motherboards are still on the expensive side, but perhaps with a more budget friendly Threadripper CPU now on the market, we’ll see a few more lower cost boards appear.

Source: Kitguru