Chipmaker AMD pretty much surprised us this year with the launch of AMD Ryzen Series Processors. AMD’s Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 have already proven they can give tough competition Intel’s CPUs in almost every aspect. We all know that Intel also launched their new Core X-series Processor more precisely Core-i9 this year. As a result, AMD introduced the Ryzen Threadripper series to compete with Intel’s Core X-series.

Ryzen Threadripper

Ryzen Threadripper:

  • The Ryzen Threadripper 1900X & The Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
  • The Ryzen Threadripper 1950X

So as you can see there are three Threadripper processors but our focus is on: The Ryzen Threadripper 1950X. This processor is a beast with some insane technology underneath. AMD is aiming Threadripper at content creators, gamers, and overclockers who want the best performance without spending too much. Threadripper is AMD’s answer to Intel’s Core-X series with more cores and less money. So without much delay let’s jump on to the Processor’s underneath.

Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Specification:

  • No. of CPU Cores: 16
  • No. of Threads: 32
  • Base Clock Speed: 3.4GHz
  • Max Turbo Core Speed: 4GHz
  • Total Cache: 40MB
  • L1 Cache: 1.5MB & L2 Cache: 8MB
  • L3 Cache: 32MB
  • CMOS Technology: 14nm
  • Package: sTR4
  • Socket: TR4
  • PCI Express Version: PCIe 3.0
  • Default TDP / TDP: 180W
  • Max System Memory Speed: 2667MHz
  • System Memory Type: DDR4
  • Memory Channels: 4

Supported Technologies:

  • The “Zen” Core Architecture
  • AMD SenseMI Technology & AMD Ryzen Master Utility
  • AMD Ryzen™ VR-Ready Premium
  • Virtualization
  • AES
  • AVX2
  • FMA3

The technology behind Threadripper:

Intel builds its CPUs around a monolithic piece of silicon for all of its cores but AMD has designed Ryzen to be modular at the chip level.

Ryzen Threadripper

To get to 16 cores in Threadripper, AMD uses high-speed Infinity Fabric to join two 8-core dies. The 12-core version also joins two 8-core dies, but each of the 4-core CCXs has one processor core disabled. The basic building block of all Ryzen CPU is two 4-core complexes or CCXes.

Great Processors Needs Great Mother Boards:

Threadripper-compatible X399 motherboards are available from Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, and ASRock.

Editing and Rendering:

For creators, The Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is a total delight. 1950X can handle heavy rendering to complex editing with an ease.

Ryzen Threadripper

Ryzen Threadripper

Gaming:

This Processor is a Gamer’s paradise within a budget. The Threadripper platform effortlessly transitions into making quick work of graphically demanding games.

Ryzen Threadripper

Game Mode is a new feature in AMD Ryzen Master that reconfigures the platform in two key ways:

It temporarily disables half of the CPU cores, which turns the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X into an 8C16T device (like the AMD Ryzen 1800X) and the 1920X into a 6C12T device (like the AMD Ryzen 1600X). For the truly technical, this is a 4+4 CCX configuration on one die. This ensures the game encounters the number of cores it was truly designed to handle. Please note that Game Mode does not disable SMT.

Ryzen Threadripper

It tells the OS to use a Local Mode (NUMA) memory, which keeps a game and its memory footprint inside one CPU die and the locally-connected DRAM. This minimizes several key latency points in the system, which most games love.

Ryzen Threadripper Price:

The 8-core, 16-thread Threadripper 1900X priced at Rs.45500 and The 12-core, 24-thread Ryzen Threadripper 1920X priced at Rs.65488. Flagship 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is starting from Rs.82008.

Intel Core i9 vs. AMD Ryzen Threadripper:

The Intel line-up:

Ryzen Threadripper

The AMD line-up:

Ryzen Threadripper

From above images, we can see Ryzen Threadripper 1950X having a clear advantage over the cores and threads. Interestingly if we see the price segment of $999 Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is comparable with Core i9-7900X. But if we see Core i9-7980XE there are 18 cores and 36 threads with a price tag of $1999 which is $1000 more than 1950X for just only 2 cores and 2 threads. So clearly 1950X is a value for many and best Processor you can get in the current market.

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