Tuesday, July 25th 2017

AMD Ryzen Threadripper Retail Packaging Pictured?

AMD CEO Lisa Su, ahead of the company's grand SIGGRAPH event, unveiled what could very well be the retail packaging of the company's upcoming Ryzen Threadripper HEDT processors. There's a good possibility that this isn't the retail packaging, because it looks shaped like an old-school television, and could be a prop AMD is using for its SIGGRAPH booth, or it's a special packaging AMD is reserving for reviewers (the company does that with most of its flagship products).

The rounded cuboid box features a prominent window with a CRT-like convex bulge through which you can look at the large Ryzen Threadripper chip. There's minimal branding or literature on the box itself, which could indicate the presence of an outer cover. AMD is planning to launch its Ryzen Threadripper lineup with two SKUs for the retail (DIY) channel, the 12-core/24-thread Ryzen Threadripper 1920X, and the 16-core/32-thread Ryzen Threadripper 1950X. The two parts will be accompanied by a small but growing selection of compatible socket TR4 motherboards based on the AMD X399 chipset, by industry majors such as ASUS, ASRock, and GIGABYTE. The processor is expected to be available by 9th August.

Source: Tom's Hardware
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27 Comments on AMD Ryzen Threadripper Retail Packaging Pictured?

#1
Thalles Adorno
It'll probably just be for reviewers, the price is to low to send it to normal users.
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#2
Lionheart
That is an awesome & odd looking box :eek: ... Judging from it's size I doubt that ThreadRipper will be packaged with a cooler/AIO unless they've crammed something specially made for TR inside that box. :toast:
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#3
HD64G
Thalles Adorno said:
It'll probably just be for reviewers, the price is to low to send it to normal users.
No, TR will be sold inside this box. Weird shape but distinctive and special at the same time. Let's hope what's inside delivers.
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#4
Xzibit
So that's what is in the Eye of Sauron



Looks like his contact lense fell out and they packaged it.
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#5
Hugh Mungus
Thalles Adorno said:
It'll probably just be for reviewers, the price is to low to send it to normal users.
The box might cost them 10 dollars a piece at most and it certainly attracts your attention more than the Intel boxes, which should make traditional Intel buyers consider threadripper when they go into a physical shop. For the rest of us it's just a nice gift. Seems like a decent dual fan 120mm AIO would fit too.....
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#6
john_
That box does make an impression. Hopefully will make some customers to ask "what is this?" and learn that Intel doesn't play ball alone anymore.
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#7
Caelestis
I am curious about what is standing on the table to the right of Lisa Su. Looks like a water pump or some sort of a 120mm AIO. But maybe not related to Threadripper .......
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#8
Xzibit
Caelestis said:
I am curious about what is standing on the table to the right of Lisa Su. Looks like a water pump or some sort of a 120mm AIO. But maybe not related to Threadripper .......
To me it looks like a GamePad on a stand. Playstation logo on the side i think.

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#9
Caelestis
Xzibit said:
To me it looks like a GamePad on a stand. Playstation logo on the side i think.
You are right. I think I need glasses.:laugh:
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#11
Rahmat Sofyan
Classic and Elegant at the same time.

Remembered me with an old crt tv.

Nice touch.
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#12
OSdevr
To each their own, I think it's butt ugly. Of course it's what's inside that counts :).
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#14
GhostRyder
Well, if that is the retail box then its one heck of a package that makes a statement.
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#15
EarthDog
Its like watching some 5' guy jump out of a raised dually pickup truck... compensating. :p
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#16
bogami
The more important question is about the compatibility of the cooling units, and if a liquid coolant is added, this is a very good move by AMD because it reduces the price of a whole that will not be such a cheap system (1000 € CPU + 400 € MB + 150 € RAM 150 € PSU + GPU 600 € 130 € NVME. Min set!) Despite the so-called low CPU price, it's still very expensive to have the Threadripper system . And this processor is based on half of the cracked cores! For sale unsuccessfully made cores is the price for my taste still too high .
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#17
Vayra86
I think the day is upon us that AMD is going to tick all the boxes in terms of marketing for Threadripper & EPYC

Front page news imo

Really nicely done.
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#18
mcraygsx
Looking Sharp both LISA and THREADRIPPER. I don't ever recall INTEL with such fantastic packing for a CPU that cost a grand.
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#19
Hugh Mungus
bogami said:
The more important question is about the compatibility of the cooling units, and if a liquid coolant is added, this is a very good move by AMD because it reduces the price of a whole that will not be such a cheap system (1000 € CPU + 400 € MB + 150 € RAM 150 € PSU + GPU 600 € 130 € NVME. Min set!) Despite the so-called low CPU price, it's still very expensive to have the Threadripper system . And this processor is based on half of the cracked cores! For sale unsuccessfully made cores is the price for my taste still too high .
Disclaimer: I don't understand what you mean with that last sentence, but I'll try to reply to your comment anyway.

I believe you're saying threadripper is still too expensive for what it is if you're buying a completely new system and I disagree. The only alternative is Intel's i9 series which gets you less cores and if you need at least 12 decent 4ghz cores, the i9 7920x is not looking like a good option AND it's 400 dollars more. If you need 16 decent cores, there is no real alternative it seems as it's unlikely the i9 7960x will run well without a delid, which is a no-no on any REALLY expensive cpu as it obviously voids your warranty, unlike even an oc most of the time, and if something fails on the cpu, you will have to cough up 1700 dollars to get what you already had!

Also, by your logic of a cpu increasing performance by 10%, like Intel over AMD in some cases, for 5% more cost for example, a 700 dollar ssd that gives you 10% more performance over a 300 dollar ssd for 5% more cost is a good deal, even if you won't realistically notice the difference. That reasoning is generally only good for buying a gpu, not so much a cpu if you can save 700 dollars and have over 90% of the cpu performance,which often is still plenty to not bottleneck anything, AND you don't have to delid to get the best possible value out of your system!
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#20
DeathtoGnomes
EarthDog said:
Its huge, LOL...
Gald you noticed!:p
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#22
Komshija
Slizzo said:
https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/amd-ceo-talks-ryzen-threadripper-and-ryzen-3-series-in-latest-company-video.235132/

$799 and $999 for 12 core and 16 core respectively.
So, that means at least 899 $ for 12-core and 1099 $ for 16-core in Europe and very likely 999 $ / 1199 $ in my country. :(

I hope that AMD will release 10-core and 14-core models as it was rumored a few months ago. It would be nice to have a 649 $ 10-core model and 899 $ 14-core model.
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#23
Hugh Mungus
Komshija said:
So, that means at least 899 $ for 12-core and 1099 $ for 16-core in Europe and very likely 999 $ / 1199 $ in my country. :(

I hope that AMD will release 10-core and 14-core models as it was rumored a few months ago. It would be nice to have a 649 $ 10-core model and 899 $ 14-core model.
Actually msrp dollars and european (at least durch) prices in euros are often interchangeable nowadays, even with taxes, when it comes to cpu's.
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#24
Komshija
Hugh Mungus said:
Actually msrp dollars and european (at least durch) prices in euros are often interchangeable nowadays, even with taxes, when it comes to cpu's.
They are not. As far as I know, hardware prices in Europe are generally higher than those in the US. My banana country is a special case where hardware prices are usually higher than in most (if not all) European countries.
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Hugh Mungus
Komshija said:
They are not. As far as I know, hardware prices in Europe are generally higher than those in the US. My banana country is a special case where hardware prices are usually higher than in most (if not all) European countries.
Hardware prices are higher in europe, but euro prices are often not higher than the msrp in dollars. Msrp dollar amount in euros often ends up being the final price in good european stores, unless there are huge shortages.
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