Threadripper 1000 and 2000 Prices Dropping in anticipation of Threadripper 3000

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    It makes sense AMD is doing this - those products will basically be sitting on the shelves indefinitely since otherwise there's not really any good reason to buy them over the newer stuff (particularly the Threadrippers). But, these sales seem a bit.... incomplete. The 1500X (on newegg) is ~$25 cheaper than the 1900X. TR may have much more expensive motherboards, but it's just weird seeing a CPU with more than double the features is basically the same price. Meanwhile, the 1700 (non-X) is still over $300.
     
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    Everyone wants to get rid of them as quick as possible because X399 can no longer be used with the new stuff, it's a dead-end platform.
    Buying TR now results in a worse computer from pretty much all aspects (other than raw number of PCI-e lanes) than a basic Zen 2 on AM4.

    It's not the new Threadrippers which are killing the old Threadrippers, but the 3900X and 3950X chips, which are crushing pretty much everything before at much cheaper price.
    The new TRs are just the nails in the coffin of every platform and CPU before Zen 2
     
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    if they drop low enough its still a good opportunity for others to upgrade from a real old platform - good news for some! ;)
     

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    But the 2700X is under $200. so there isn't much reason to even look at the 1700.
     
  6. kakiharaFRS

    kakiharaFRS Master Guru

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    should have done that before 3950x release, and not so close to the new TR release, we already have the specs and motherboards start showing up
     
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    If the x399 motherboards where to support the tr 3xxx series then a 1xxx or 2xxx tr in steep discount would have been much much more appealing, but with ryzen 3000 already out and tr 3xxx about to be released .....does not make much sense to invest on em the only justification i can see is if you need the 64 pci express lanes ...like yesterday.
     
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    0blivious Ancient Guru

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    Looking at the graph in the link, didn't the real price slash happen back in July, when prices dropped 1/3 to ~200?
     
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    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    That's exactly my point - why are some models (like the 1700) not on sale? It's still in stock.
     
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    1700x is $166 on Amazon. Prices depends where you are and look.

    Though these chips are on dead platforms, they are great for budget productivity.
     

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    The platform isn't technically dead yet, considering AM4 as a whole and Zen 3 coming to it. X470 isn't dead, which accepts Ryzen 1000 and 3000, and X570 take 2000+. Buying any these chips today on the latest supporting board leaves a wide degree of forward compatibility.
     
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    Procs may be dropping, but the X399 boards appear to be going back up...
     

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