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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 […]

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AMD’s 16-core Threadripper CPU has 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes

With 18 CPU cores, Intel’s upcoming Core i9 Extreme Edition processor may be ahead of AMD’s new 16-core Ryzen Threadripper CPU in terms of the core count. But it turns out AMD’s high-end chip will one-up Intel’s in another way. The Core i9 Extreme Edition has 44 PCIe 3.0 lanes. The Ryzen Threadripper chip has 64. We’ll probably […]

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 16-core desktop CPU coming this summer

As expected, AMD has a new high-power desktop processor on the way, and it’s a beast. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper chip is a 16-core processor with support for 32-threads. It’s set to launch this summer. Based on the same “Zen” architecture as the company’s recently released Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 chips, the new processor […]