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Back in late August, AMD launched the entry-level Ryzen Threadripper 1900X processor, which features 8 cores, 16 cores and its priced at $549. At the time, AMD promised that it would be launching a new driver for the complementing X399 chipset that would enable NVMe RAID support. AMD originally said that the driver would be available on or around September 25th, and roughly a week after that guesstimate launch date, the new driver is now available. With a plethora of PCIe lanes at its disposal, AMD is promising some stellar storage performance with this new NVMe RAID driver. "In our own performance... Read more...
If you have had your eyes on AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper processors, but felt that the 1920X ($799) and 1950X ($999) were out of reach, a cheaper alternative is now available for purchase. First announced late last month, the Ryzen Threadripper 1900X brings 8 cores and 16 threads to the table compared to 12/24 and 16/32 (cores/threads) for its 1920X and 1950X siblings, respectively. The lower core count also means that the 1900X has a lower price tag, coming in at just $549. Since the 1900X works with the same AMD X399-based HEDT motherboards, you’re always free to upgrade to one of the more potent... Read more...
AMD has two big hardware launches planned this month, one of which is Ryzen Threadripper for the HEDT market. Enthusiasts have been itchin’ to see a full round of benchmarks on the processors (we’re working on it), but you can check out our teaser on Ryzen Threadripper right here. In the meantime, AMD has posted a full list of coolers that are compatible with the new processors. As you may already know, Ryzen Threadripper uses a new 4094-pin TR4 socket and new AMD X399-based motherboards. As you might expect with processors that have a maximum TDP of 180W, AMD is recommending that you go with a... Read more...
  Yesterday, we received advance notice that the AMD Ryzen Threadripper family would be expanding to include at least four additional members. While we unfortunately don’t have four new SKUs to introduce to you today, AMD did confirm one of the new processors that we talked about yesterday: the Ryzen Threadripper 1900X. Like the 1950X and 1920X, the Ryzen Threadripper 1900X features 64 PCIe lanes, quad-channel DDR4 support, support for the X399 chipset/TR4 socket, and comes from the factory unlocked (for greater overclocking potential). The 1900X, as you might expect, takes a step back with... Read more...
You didn’t really think that AMD would release just two Ryzen Threadripper processor SKUs and call it a day, did you? Well, according to some careful decoding of AMD’s Product Master list [PDF], we’re learning of at least four additional processors that will join the lineup. New members of the family include the Ryzen Threadripper 1950 and 1920 (sans the “X”) along with the 8-core, 16-thread 1900 and 1900X. Not much else is known about these SKUs, although those lacking an “X” likely don’t have Extended Frequency Range (XFR) enabled. Here is how the entire Ryzen Threadripper family would look fully... Read more...
  Has the hype surrounding Ryzen Threadripper gotten to you yet? Well, if you’ve been bitten by the bug, chances are that you early adopters will have the processors in-hand within the next two weeks or so. With this in mind, the folks over at MSI has posted a brief, but informative tutorial on YouTube that shows you how to install a Ryzen Threadripper into your brand new [hopefully MSI-branded] motherboard. First of all, we have to commend MSI on the positively “chill” music that they used for this video. I could totally listen to this all day while on hold on the phone, or in an elevator,... Read more...
If you are planning to build a system around a high-end desktop (HEDT) processor, then you probably have AMD's upcoming Threadripper launch on your radar. We will have to wait and see how things shake out, but on paper, Threadripper looks impressive—compared to Intel's HEDT lineup, Threadripper offers more cores and threads per dollar, along with more PCIe lanes for decked out configurations with multiple graphics cards and those fancy NVMe M.2 SSDs. Of course, performance will depend on the motherboard as well, and mobo makers are starting to reveal their Threadripper-compatible lineups.A spattering... Read more...
AMD’s burly Ryzen Threadripper processors are nearly upon us, and we’re going to need some equally badass motherboards to pair with them. Luckily, AMD has a healthy legion of board partners to back its Threadripper launch, with one of the most high-profile players being ASUS. ASUS has already announced its X399 Republic of Gamers (ROG) Zenith Extreme — say that three times fast — but the motherboard has made its way into the wild ahead of the official launch of Ryzen Threadripper. As its name suggests, the HEDT board is based on AMD’s X399 chipset and features the new TR4 processor socket. Given... Read more...
AMD has ascended back into the performance category with its Ryzen processor lineup, though anyone who thinks the company is finished climbing is in for a surprise. Rumor has it (from multiple sources) that AMD is readying a new Ryzen chip with 16 cores and 32 threads of processing resources. This monster processor will sit in a new platform that competes with Intel's X99 chipset for Broadwell-E and Haswell-E, and will serve as an in-between for AMD's regular Ryzen lineup and its server-based Naples platform. The 16-core/32-thread Ryzen part will be based on an X399 socket that is designed to go... Read more...