The Ryzen Threadripper is dominating the high core count (HCC) processor market weeks into its release. Here is a look at this most recent AMD creation with all its latest technology updates.

So, what’s new with the Threadripper?

Intel has had the upper hand in the high-performance CPU market for the past decade. Throughout that time we saw little innovation and prices that dug holes in our pockets. The Threadripper could not have come at a better time as Intel released its latest technology update, the Core i9-7900X 10-core CPU. Regarding performance, Threadripper has beat its competition on the number of core counts.


The Ryzen Threadripper comes in several models- the 1950X, 1920X and 1900X. Where the newest Intel model at holds 10 cores and 20 threads, the cheapest Threadripper (the 1900X) has 8 cores and 16 threads. The 1920X, going at $799, tops Intel’s processor at 12 cores and 24 threads whereas the 1950X surpasses it with a 16-core 32-thread unit. All the models have base clocks of 3.4GHz and over, and run up to 4.0 GHz and 4.2 GHz after boosting with room for overclocking. While Intel’s 7900X beats AMD’s Threadripper in this department, it does not support as many chipset features as the latter. That means that the 7900X does not support content creation, video editing and rendering three-dimensional graphics as well as Threadripper.


Threadripper, the compilation of two Ryzen units in one CPU, also improves on its predecessor’s memory issues. With a 3,200MHZ memory speed, it supports core performance without compromising on any other function. Add this property to the 64 PCIe lanes, X399 support platform, and 8 DIMM slots, and you have a powerful, high functioning machine. The only drawback to the Threadripper is that it’s not as powerful as the Ryzen 7 CPU when it comes to gaming.


All in all, the Threadripper is a game changer- a powerful package hitting the market at affordable rates. Intel has to step up after this.

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