If you're looking to score a deal on the entry-level offering in the Threadripper family, Newegg has posted a HOT deal on the Threadripper 1900X. While the processor usually has a street price of $429.99, Newegg is dropping that price by $50 when you apply the coupon code "NESOCIAL19X" -- without the quotes, of course. That drops the price down to $379.99 with free shipping.
For comparison, during our last round of Ryzen Threadripper deals, the Threadripper 1900X was priced at $449.99. Newegg's current pricing is also cheaper than Amazon, which is selling the same processor for $429.99. The Newegg promo last through tomorrow, 3/21, so you still have time to ponder if this is a worthy deal for a new gaming rig.
The Threadripper 1900X is cut from the same cloth as its beefier brethren, but only has 8 cores. And before you ask, yes, it does have some key advantages over the Ryzen 7 1800X, which also has 8 cores.
The Threadripper 1900X has a base clock of 3.8GHz compared to 3.6GHz for the Ryzen 7 1800X. Both processors turbo to 4GHz, but the Threadripper 1900X has a 200MHz XFR range compared to 100MHz for the Ryzen 7 1800X. The Threadripper 1900X also has other advantages including support for quad-channel DDR4 memory and 60 PCIe 3.0 lanes (compared to dual-channel DDR4 support and 16 PCIe 3.0 lanes on the Ryzen 7 1800X).