AMD has announced the specs and prices for their Ryzen 3 and Ryzen Threadripper CPU series.
The latest in a long line of CPUs from AMD, the Ryzen Threadripper and the Ryzen 3, have had more details about them announced in a video with CEO Lisa Su. Both models will be unlocked, use the new Socket TR4, have quad channel DDR4, and boast 64 lanes of PCI Express. Both Threadrippers are capable of better performance than the Intel 7900x, as proven in Cinebench r15. The Threadripper is scheduled for an early August release, while the Ryzen 3 will be available for purchase on July 27.
The Threadripper series will cost $999 for the Threadripper 1950x and $799 for the Threadripper 1920x. According to a recent leak the Ryzen 3 1300x will cost $129, while the Ryzen 1200 will cost $109. As for the actual stats for the CPUs, the Threadripper 1950x has 16 Cores, 32 Threads, 3.4/4.0 GHz while the 1920x has 12 Cores, 24 Threads, 3.5/4.0 GHz. The Ryzen 3 1300x will have 4 Cores, 4 Threads, 3.5/3.7 GHz and the Ryzen 3 1200 has 4 Cores, 4 Threads, 3.1/3.4 GHz.
Between these two options, AMD is offering two top of the line CPUs and two incredible budget options. The Ryzen 3’s pricing puts them as some of the cheapest but most effective CPUs budget gamers can access. Despite being small, the Ryzen 3s are still incredibly powerful (about on par with i5 core in power).
The Ryzen Threadripper will also offer an Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition system with pre-orders starting July 27.