AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
$1,150 | WWW.AMD.COM A less-costly way to tear it up.
You may not look upon this $1,150 processor as a good value proposition. However, within the scope of a HEDT system and in comparison with the Intel Core i7 and i9 X-series range, perhaps even its stablemate the 1950X, the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X actually presents good value for money with broad spec capability and performance that marginally shadows the faster Core i9-7900X and 1950X, while a step ahead of the i7-7820X.
Considering the 1920X’s price, this unit slots into the market in a gap between the Core i7-7820X and Core i9-7900X. In per-core performance, the Intel solutions are faster, but the overall package presented by the 1920X at $1,150 is an attractive offering in comparison with the Intel Core units. The Ryzen Threadripper 1920X brings 12 cores and 24 threads to the bout, eclipsing both Intel options within range. The higher core count does assist the 1920X in matching or exceeding the 7900X in heavily multithreaded workloads; however, the ability to push high frequencies with the 7900X ultimately makes it the faster option overall. However, taking that option is more costly and neither Intel options can match the platform I/O resources available on AMD’s X399 Threadripper platform.
Nestled right in the sweet spot of price, performance, platform resources and I/O, equipped to handle the appropriate workloads for a HEDT platform, AMD’s new 1920X presents exceptional value for money for a high-end processor and PC.