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AMD details its Ryzen Threadripper and Ryzen 3 CPU lineup (Updated)

By John Law - on 25 Jul 2017, 12:35pm

AMD details its Ryzen Threadripper and Ryzen 3 CPU lineup (Updated)

Update 12:26, July 25, 2017: AMD has officially released the official packaging for its Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. From what we can tell, the package is made of foam, and the CPU itself is encased inside of a specially designed holographic casing.

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Original article below was first published on July 14, 2017, 11:58.

AMD fans may rejoice, as earlier yesterday, Dr. Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, and John Taylor, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, AMD, announced the specifications and pricing for the company’s high performance and enthusiast-level Ryzen Threadripper CPUs.

Ryzen Threadripper will be available in two SKUs: 1950X and 1920X. The Ryzen Threadripper 1950X will have 16-cores, 32-threads, and  a base and boost clockspeed of 3.4GHz and 4.0GHz.

The second CPU, the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X, will come with 12-cores, 24-threads, and a base and boost clockspeed of 3.5GHz and 4.0GHz, respectively.

As seen in the video embedded in this article, both the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X outperforms the Intel Core i7-7900X, with both CPUs respectively scoring a little more than 3,000 and 2,400 points on the Cinebench R15 rendering benchmark.

The Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920 X will be available on shelves in early August, and will cost US$999 (approx. RM4,290) and US$799 (approx. RM3,431) respectively.

Besides Ryzen Threadripper, Dr. Su also announced in the video that Ryzen 3, the last CPU lineup in AMD’s consumer desktop Ryzen CPU segment, will be available on shelves globally beginning July 27, 2017. The Ryzen 3 lineup will consist of two SKUs, which are the Ryzen 3 1300X and 1200. While both CPUs will have a 4-cores, 4-threads layout, the 1300X will have a base and boost clockspeed of 3.5GHz and 3.7GHz, and the 1200 with just 3.1GHz and 3.4GHz. No pricing was mentioned for the Ryzen 3 CPUs.

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