Thursday, June 28th 2018

Prices of First-gen AMD Threadrippers Drop Like a Rock

Intel's strategy against AMD's unexpected doubling in core-counts of its Ryzen Threadripper HEDT processors has been that of a headless chicken in a room painted Vantablack. It announced a 28-core processor that would require you to buy a new motherboard; and is frantically working on a 22-core processor for the existing LGA2066 platform. It's looking like AMD isn't in a mood to walk into Intel's core-count trap, and could hit Intel where it hurts the most - pricing. The top-dog 32-core part has already reared its head on German web-stores, seeking a little over 1,500€, just 500€ more than the price its previous-generation 16-core flagship, the Threadripper 1950X launched at. At 1,500€-ish, AMD could end up disrupting Intel's entire >10-core lineup that's priced between $1199 to $1999, currently occupied by 12-core, 14-core, 16-core, and 18-core SKUs.

AMD may not spare Intel's sub-$1000 Core X lineup, either. Prices of first-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors are seeing a dramatic drop, with the flagship Threadripper 1950X being priced under 650€. Prices of the 12-core Threadripper 1920X have slipped to just under 550€. The Core i9-7900X, meanwhile, continues to command a touch over 880€. The drop in prices of first-gen Threadrippers is likely retailers trying to clear out inventories to make room for 2nd generation Threadrippers. It could also be a prelude to AMD announcing more affordable 12-core and 16-core Threadrippers based on the 2nd generation "Zen+" architecture.
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77 Comments on Prices of First-gen AMD Threadrippers Drop Like a Rock

#2
JalleR
Thank you AMD for the price Party :), now we just need Intel to join in.
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#3
sepheronx
if the 1950x goes as far down as $200 then I would get one. But till then, I better continue collecting bottles to make mortgage and pay into my habits.
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#5
Vya Domus
It's going to be really awkward for Intel. They have two choices , maintain the prices and introduce their 28 core part at some insane price point like 3000$ and risk losing sales or massively drop prices making everyone realize just how overpriced their products were.
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#6
ironwolf
Current Newegg US prices for comparison:

1900X (not listed in article): $449.50 (388.053 Euro)
1920X: $694.99 (599.985 Euro)
1950X: $749.99 (647.466 Euro)
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#7
ShurikN
"sepheronx said:
if the 1950x goes as far down as $200 then I would get one. But till then, I better continue collecting bottles to make mortgage and pay into my habits.
$200 is too much. They should call you up, send a 1950X and pay you $200 on top.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
"ironwolf said:
Current Newegg US prices for comparison:

1900X (not listed in article): $449.50 (388.053 Euro)
1920X: $694.99 (599.985 Euro)
1950X: $749.99 (647.466 Euro)
German retailers list their prices inclusive of taxes.
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#9
Hood
Clearly, Intel has a superior product line, and has no need to drastically drop prices. Just as obviously, AMD is having much trouble selling TR, and has dropped the price of their flagship CPU 4 times (so far). Intel just doesn't seem to be worried, despite the yellow journalism tactics employed by misguided editors. Strange how people spin the facts to fit their preconceived notions, as if that will magically make TR a success. Threadripper is a niche product, with very little appeal for most PC users. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/CF7CmG/amd-threadripper-1950x-34ghz-16-core-processor-yd195xa8aewof
@btarunr - I can't help but notice that your personal rig is running an Intel CPU and NVIDIA GPU. Where's all the love for AMD? I guess you voted with your wallet. Is it any wonder AMD is losing sales to Intel, when even AMD fans won't buy their hardware, despite all their rabid posts to the contrary?
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#10
phill
If only I could I would... :)
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#11
ironwolf
"btarunr said:
German retailers list their prices inclusive of taxes.
Ack, forgot those across the ocean over there and stuff like VAT. I did notice Amazon US has the 1920X marked down lower than Newegg US, I guess Newegg needs to catch up.
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#12
PowerPC
I'll just join in and say thank you, AMD! Oh, and fk Intel.
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#13
Raevenlord
News Editor
@btarunr Painted Vantablack, I see what you did there ;)
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#14
John Naylor
That would explain why 20-25% of AMD stock buys are being immediately sold short.
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#15
John Doe
"Hood said:

[shilling]
From your post you seem like a literate and well-educated person. A literate and well-educated person can do a simple google search and find that Threadripper CPUs have similar performance to the Intel counterparts, while being cheaper (at launch prices).

I can only assume that a literate and well-educated person who is posting alternate facts is being paid to do so.
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#16
Dopamin3
"Hood said:
Clearly, Intel has a superior product line, and has no need to drastically drop prices. Just as obviously, AMD is having much trouble selling TR, and has dropped the price of their flagship CPU 4 times (so far). Intel just doesn't seem to be worried, despite the yellow journalism tactics employed by misguided editors. Strange how people spin the facts to fit their preconceived notions, as if that will magically make TR a success. Threadripper is a niche product, with very little appeal for most PC users. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/CF7CmG/amd-threadripper-1950x-34ghz-16-core-processor-yd195xa8aewof
@btarunr - I can't help but notice that your personal rig is running an Intel CPU and NVIDIA GPU. Where's all the love for AMD? I guess you voted with your wallet. Is it any wonder AMD is losing sales to Intel, when even AMD fans won't buy their hardware, despite all their rabid posts to the contrary?
Intel has higher IPC (at higher prices) and might be better for hardcore gamers pushing the highest FPS possible, but you're delusional if you think they have the superior product line. Intel is definitely worried, why do you think they presented a 28 core 5ghz CPU at Computex without mentioning the type of cooling they were using or that it was overclocked? Ryzen and Ryzen refresh might not top the charts on IPC, but they are a compelling value and TR is a great choice for HPC due to the high core counts, reasonable prices, and PCIe lanes. And you want to do RAID? You don't have to buy a RAID key like for X299 :laugh::laugh::laugh:
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#17
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
"John Doe said:
From your post you seem like a literate and well-educated person. A literate and well-educated person can do a simple google search and find that Threadripper CPUs have similar performance to the Intel counterparts, while being cheaper (at launch prices).

I can only assume that a literate and well-educated person who is posting alternate facts is being paid to do so.
Naah, he just feels the way about Intel the way I do about Bethsoft: totally objective, rational, well founded loathing (in other words: irrational hatred). I've no idea why he keeps on about how AMD CPUs suck.
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#18
dwade
Yes AMD is the budget brand. That’s nothing new or exciting.
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#19
Foobario
"Hood said:
Clearly, Intel has a superior product line, and has no need to drastically drop prices. Just as obviously, AMD is having much trouble selling TR, and has dropped the price of their flagship CPU 4 times (so far). Intel just doesn't seem to be worried, despite the yellow journalism tactics employed by misguided editors. Strange how people spin the facts to fit their preconceived notions, as if that will magically make TR a success. Threadripper is a niche product, with very little appeal for most PC users. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/CF7CmG/amd-threadripper-1950x-34ghz-16-core-processor-yd195xa8aewof
@btarunr - I can't help but notice that your personal rig is running an Intel CPU and NVIDIA GPU. Where's all the love for AMD? I guess you voted with your wallet. Is it any wonder AMD is losing sales to Intel, when even AMD fans won't buy their hardware, despite all their rabid posts to the contrary?
Drink the blue kool aid much?

It's not yellow journalists making up stories about Intel losing market share. These stories are based on facts that are being provided by those that track sales in the industry.

Yes, TR is in a niche market. That niche is one that Intel had 100% share in two years ago. Intel now has 50% of that niche, if they are lucky.

You need to prepare yourself for disappointment as facts continue to tear down the distorted reality you are currently living.
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#20
DeOdView
"Prices of First-gen AMD Threadrippers Drop Like a Rock... On Intel Head!"

Fixed that for you! :p
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#21
Ahhzz
"Raevenlord said:
@btarunr Painted Vantablack, I see what you did there ;)
No... you don't.....

:D


Let's not turn this into a fanboi fest. Acknowledge the price changes, extrapolate the reasoning, but let's keep the cheering sections in the GN area....
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#22
kastriot
All we need now is pure DX12&Vulkan games and single core speed doesn' matter anymore, but i guess that will be in next 5-10 years from now..
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#24
Gasaraki
Too bad Threadripper1 sucks. I rather have a 2700X.
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#25
Vya Domus
"Gasaraki said:
Too bad Threadripper1 sucks. I rather have a 2700X.
Too bad these are two different products for two different markets.
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