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a-XP portable Threadripper Workstation PC (that costs $8000 and weighs 23 pounds)

Sometimes you need more computing power than a thin and light laptop can provide, and that’s where mobile workstations come into play. But for the most part, computers in that category are still just laptops with a little extra horsepower. The MediaWorkstations a-XP portable Threadripper Workstation PC is decidedly not a laptop. It’s technically portable […]

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AMD’s 64-core Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processor coming in February for $3990

A few months after introducing 3rd-gen Ryzen Threadripper desktop processors with up to 32 CPU cores, AMD is introducing a 64-core version. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processor is the first consumer desktop processor from any company to feature 64 CPU cores and 128 threads, and it’ll be available starting February 7th for $3,990. This […]

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AMD’s 64-core Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processor coming in 2020

This month AMD introduced a new set of Ryzen multi-core desktop processors ranging from the 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X to the 32-core Ryzen Threadripper 3970x. They’re available for purchase starting today… and AMD is also confirming a new high-end chip coming next year. The upcoming AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processor features 64 CPU cores and 128 threads. […]

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AMD’s 3rd-gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs go up to 32-cores (so far)

AMD’s latest high-end desktop chips are coming this month… and they feature a lot of CPU cores. The new AMD Ryzen 9 3950X is a 16-core processor that will be available starting November 25th for $749. But folks looking for more horsepower and willing to pay for it can also opt for AMD’s new 3rd-gen […]

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Lilbits 327: Will Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 850 be fast enough?

Qualcomm is working on a new processor designed specifically for Windows tablets and laptops. It’s called the Snapdragon 850 and it’s basically a sibling to the Snapdragon 845 chip that powers the latest high-end Android smartphones, but it’s optimized for larger devices that have more space to help dissipate heat, which could allow the chip […]

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AMD’s 32-core 2nd-gen Threadripper chip coming August 13th

AMD has revealed that it will start shipping 2nd-gen Ryzen Threadripper processors next week. First up is the company’s most powerful consumer desktop chip to date. It’s a 32-core, 64-thread processor called the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX that will sell for a hefty $1,799. But AMD has a few lower-cost (and lower-performance) chips set to […]

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AMD’s 2nd-gen Ryzen Threadripper: Up to 32 CPU cores

Intel unveiled an upcoming 28-core CPU this week, promising it’d be available in the fourth quarter of 2018. So naturally AMD just announced a 32-core processor that could hit the streets months earlier. It’s due out in the third quarter of 2018. The 2nd-gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper is a high-end processor based on the company’s […]

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Unannounced Ryzen Mobile, Desktop, and Threadripper chips show up in AMD product list

AMD recently launched the first of its 2nd-gen Ryzen processors for desktops, promising that the new chips would bring better performance, higher clock speeds, and reduced cache and memory latency, among other things. At launch, the company is shipping 4 new processors, two hexa-core chips and two octa-core variants. But the folks at VideoCardz were looking […]

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AMD’s 2nd-gen “Threadripper” chips coming this year (leaks)

This week we got our first look at AMD’s upcoming 2nd-gen Ryzen chip lineup for mainstream desktops thanks to a set of leaked slides posted by El Chapuzas Informático. Now the site has posted a few more slides that give us an idea of what AMD has planned for high-performance desktops, among other things. Last […]

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X is now available for $549

AMD’s first Threadripper processor went on sale earlier this month, and now the chip maker is rounding out the lineup with its most affordable Threadripper chip… while making the case that it’s still a pretty big upgrade over the Ryzen 7 1800X processor that launched earlier this year. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X is now […]

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper pre-orders begin for $799 and up ($549 model coming in August)

As promised AMD’s first “Threadripper” chips are now available for pre-order. As the name suggests, these are high-end, multi-core/multi-thread processors designed for desktop computers. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X is a 12-core/24-thread chip that sells for $799, while the $999 Threadripper 1950X is a 16-core/32-thread processor. Both are up for pre-order now and should begin […]

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper coming in August for $799 and up, Ryzen 3 on July 27th for a lot less

AMD has two new sets of Ryzen chips for desktop computers launching soon. The high-power Ryzen Threadripper line of chips are set to hit stores shelves in early August with prices starting at $799 for a 12-core/24-thread model. But if you need something cheaper (and less powerful), the first Ryzen 3 quad-core chips are coming […]