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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X review: Breaking all the rules
By John Law - 10 Aug 2017
Launch SRP: RM4799

Overview

AMD has been on something of an offensive on the High-End Desktop (HEDT) component market. With the announcement of its new Ryzen Threadripper and Radeon RX Vega a day before the annual SIGGRAPH convention kicked off in L.A., it’s safe to say the fans and tech enthusiasts that we saw that day were elated with their imminent arrival, and it's clear that they just can’t wait to get their hands on them.

In our case, we were given early access to the top-of-the-line CPU. That’s right: in this review, we’ll be taking a first-hand look at AMD’s new 16-core, 32-thread behemoth of a CPU, the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X.
 

9.0
  • Performance 9
  • Features 9
  • Value 9
The Good
Great performance out of the box
Processor performance still steady after overclocking
Ryzen Master Utility is more useful than before
The Bad
CPU installation can be cumbersome
Overclocking becomes tricky after 4GHz
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