AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 1950X processor offers 16-cores and 32-threads of processing power, all for $879.99 shipped, this weekend only, originally $999. It features 4.0 GHz Precision Boost (up to 4.2 GHz with XFR), 40MB of Cache Memory, 64 PCIe Gen3 Lanes, and Quad-Channel DDR4 support. Product page. Continue reading to see another 1950x build video and for more information.
“Holy crap, this thing’s fast. I upgraded from a 4 core I7 Intel processor. My old rig couldn’t keep up with editing 4K video without badly stuttering. This thing does 4K previews with transitions and effects at something like 20% CPU utilization. I did mate it with a killer graphics card (ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI 11GB), but this CPU deserves the best! I’m not an overclocker, so I’m not pushing the limits, but I suspect this thing has enough horsepower for anything without overclocking,” said one reviewer. More information.