AMD's current "top dog" Ryzen Threadripper 1950X has an MSRP of $999, but today Amazon has the processor for just $699, representing a $300 savings. This is an all-time low price on Amazon, and is $20 less than the previous low that we reported on in April.
The Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is a 16-core processor (32 threads) with a base clock of 3.4GHz and all-core boost frequency of 3.7GHz. The chip can also boost up to 4.0GHz on four cores and has an XFR frequency of 4.2GHz on four cores.
But it's not just the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X that's getting some attention, the mid-level Ryzen Threadripper 1920X (12 cores, 24 threads) is priced at $620.01, which represents a $179 savings over its MSRP. Finally, the Ryzen Threadripper 1900X (8 cores, 16 threads) rings in at $299.99, which is a $149 discount from the list price.
Given the relatively small price difference between the 1950X and 1920X, you'd have to be crazy to go with the lesser processor in this climate. If you're already spending $600+ for a processor, you might as well go all-out with your selection.
Within a few weeks’ time, we should be seeing the arrival of the second-generation Ryzen Threadripper family, which will be capped by the 32-core (64-thread) Ryzen Threadripper 2990X. Those processors will be compatible with existing X399 motherboards, but have a TDP of 250 watts and will be much more expensive.