Source has released an interesting leak in which we show again the key specifications of the AMD Threadripper 1950X and its possible final price of sale.
This processor will be the top of the Sunnyvale signature range within its new range of “enthusiast” or “extreme” series processors, which will compete directly with the Intel Skylake-X series.
The Threadripper 1950X uses the ZEN architecture, which means it mounts four quad-core CCX units. This leaves us a total count of 16 cores and 32 threads, thanks to SMT technology.
The operating frequency of this CPU will be 3.4 GHz (base) and can reach 4 GHz in turbo mode, although we do not know how many cores can keep activated when working at that frequency.
In any case it is positive since that rise of frequencies deactivating cores allows the processor to adjust to those applications or games that throw more than MHz than of cores-threads.
AMD Threadripper 1950X will use the AMD X399 chipset and the LGA 4094 socket, a new platform that stands out for offering quad-channel memory support and a greater number of PCI-E lines.
As we anticipated in the title said processor could cost $ 999, a very good price compared to the $ 1,699 that Intel will ask for the Core i9 7960X, which will also have 16 cores and 32 threads.
The Threadripper 1920X has also been listed in the information. This model reduces core and wire count to 12 and 24, raises base frequencies to 3.5 GHz and maintains turbo mode at 4 GHz.
Its price could be around $ 799, a figure that is also very good compared to the $ 1,199 that will cost the Core i9 7920X.
AMD is playing its cards very well to continue to offer a good value for money, although we remind you that for a normal user models like the RYZEN 7 1700 or the RYZEN 5 1600 are the best options that we can find at the moment in its catalog.