AMD releases its eigth Core Ryzen Threadripper 1900X

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  1. NewTRUMP Order

    NewTRUMP Order Master Guru

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    This is a High End Desk Top cpu. This is not intended for gaming but actual work. So all this back and forth about it not being worth it and doesn't make sense etc is all moot points. The Theadripper series is a great choice for the professional that wants an honest cpu, for an honest day of work for an honest price. The gaming community always puts up backround noise about it not being as good as Intel for gaming. Fine. Buy a gaming Intel cpu and game on. The Threadripper series is there if you need it, most of the ones making the noise don't.

    <----Link showing simulated benchmarks, and explains if this cpu is for you or not.
     
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  2. Loophole35

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    1800x is the better buy over this and 1700 is an even better buy. Unless you need the extra PCI lanes I don't see this chip selling too well. Now the 1920x and 1950x are a different story.
     
  3. D3M1G0D

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    It's probably a niche product, but there are some scenarios where it makes sense. Applications which can make use of the extra memory bandwidth will see some modest gains (as the Hardware Unboxed video above shows). There are also apps and use cases where most of the work is done on the GPU (GPU-based rendering or computing), with the CPU being a little more than an I/O controller, and the 1900X makes sense here (the same with the lower-core Epyc CPUs). Also, they're probably binned 1920Xs so AMD has nothing to lose by selling them
     
  4. NewTRUMP Order

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    If you want an eight core/16 thread cpu for gaming you are better off getting the 1700/1700x, overclocking it and saving alot of money.
     
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    Agree its only good buy if you are want have more PCI_E lanes, but still there are no boards which would make to use these lanes, if there is something like 6-7 PCI_E slot motherboard etc then I'm pretty sure many people would switch

    1700/1700x are probably best CPU for money and 5960x or 6900k are just overpriced CPU


    Thanks, Jura
     
  6. slyphnier

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    pricing wise for 1900X it not different much compared intel side
    7820X $590 vs 1900X $550

    its much more appealing with AMDs higher end or lower end
    as intel start $1000 with 10cores (7900X) while 1920X 12cores only $800

    it would be clear CPU of choice if AMD set more aggressive price for 1900X like $480
     
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    Imo 1900x is the best out of the bunch, 1920x review shows it by games vs 1800x; higher ram bandwidth and lower latency.
    Also xfr 4.2ghz, so 4.2 should be doable np, unlike by 1800x with 4ghz xfr.
     
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    According to AMD's own info it underperforms in gaming when compared to 1800x. It has no more cache than 1800x nor a clock advantage when overclocking. Plus the motherboard is a $150 premium over x370 boards. Unless you need the PCI lanes it's a bad buy compared to 1700/x.

    I'm not saying that it does not have an advantage over 1700/1800x but not a $300-450 worth of an advantage.
     

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