AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900, 1900X, 1920 and 1950 Surface

/ 3 years ago

With their new Zen architecture, AMD has struck gold. The new design allows their processors to compete with Intel. Due to the competitiveness, AMD is reentering the high end desktop market again. So far, the company has released an unprecedented eight cores and 16 threads for the mainstream market. Following up on regular Ryzen, Threadripper will offer up to 16 cores and 32 threads. In the latest leaks, we have some details for more Threadripper processors, basically the entire lineup.

Threadripper is AMD’s HEDT challenge against Intel’s Skylake-X. Due to the MXM modular design, AMD is basically combining two regular Ryzen dies together to form Threadripper. While delidding Threadripper looks like there are 4 dies, 2 of those are spacers. As a result of the modular design, AMD is able to improve their yields and reduce costs. With weaker performance, AMD will have to leverage skilful marketing, pricing and a well-designed lineup to be competitive.

AMD Will Offer 2 Models Per Core Count

First up we have the Ryzen 1950 which is the lower end 16 core model with 32 threads. Below that, we also have the Ryzen 1920 which is the lower end 12 core 24 thread model. Both sit below their X series siblings. More interesting is the Ryzen 1900 and 1900X. These two models are the X399 variants of the octacore Ryzen 7 1800X/1700X/1700. They are meant to provide an entry level CPU for the X399 platform.

Unfortunately, the leaks have not provided any clock speed numbers. However, from the looks of it, AMD will aim to keep higher clocks. More interestingly, it confirms that AMD aims to keep to a 4 core baseline, with 16, 12 and 8 cores. It also confirms that unlike Intel, AMD will offer two options per core count. It will be interesting to see how much higher the X series will clocks and their overclocking potential as well.

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