Thursday, August 23rd 2018

AMD Cuts Prices of First Gen Ryzen Threadripper Processors

With the arrival of its 2nd generation Ryzen Threadripper HEDT processors, AMD cut prices of the socket-compatible first-generation parts. A highlight of this move is the availability of the 12-core/24-thread Threadripper 1920X at $399. This chip trades blows with the Core i9-7900X in multi-threaded tasks, and considering stores are still listing Intel's 6-core/12-thread Core i7-7800X at $390 and the 8-core/16-thread i7-7820X at $469, could make for a better alternative, with more PCIe lanes. The 8-core/16-thread Threadripper 1900X is now down to $299, or less than the SEP price of the Ryzen 7 2700X. The 1900X still gives you 64-lane PCIe and quad-channel memory.
Source: 3DCenter.org
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38 Comments on AMD Cuts Prices of First Gen Ryzen Threadripper Processors

#1
Durvelle27
Damn man

I may just have to fork over the money for a 1920X if I can. That price is unbeatable
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#2
dj-electric
Fair pricing. Nice to have some alternatives in the HCC market
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#3
R0H1T
Now if only DRAM prices were weren't fixed :rolleyes:
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#4
phill
AMD = New performance/price crown I think :)
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#5
windwhirl
Holy cows! I'd say that's some aggressive pricing, even if it is just to clear remaining stock.
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#6
bonehead123
stack ém high & let ém fly.... or

stack ém deep & sell ém cheap !

(just a proverb from my days of managing big box retail stores many moons ago)
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#7
Hood
windwhirl, post: 3891105, member: 175818"
Holy cows! I'd say that's some aggressive pricing, even if it is just to clear remaining stock.
This doesn't look good, an $800 part cut to $400 after 1 year. Some might say this is AMD's way of giving back to their customers, but I think they're cutting their losses. The sTR4 boards are too high ($300-$600), 4 sticks of DDR4 3200 will cost almost another $400. This is just too much for the average AMD customer, who are used to $100 boards and $50 RAM. A half price CPU is still not cheap enough to entice many to this expensive platform.
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#8
Vayra86
Holy crap man, soon you can get TR at the McDrive for a dollar.

"Want some extra cores with that?"

Hood, post: 3891205, member: 110365"
This doesn't look good, an $800 part cut to $400 after 1 year. Some might say this is AMD's way of giving back to their customers, but I think they're cutting their losses. The sTR4 boards are too high ($300-$600), 4 sticks of DDR4 3200 will cost almost another $400. This is just too much for the average AMD customer, who are used to $100 boards and $50 RAM. A half price CPU is still not cheap enough to entice many to this expensive platform.
The average customer won't need 12 cores for a loooong time and any Intel HEDT route has the exact same price issues on all other components ON TOP of the CPU. I think this loss is a calculated one and a logical one. AMD needs mind- and marketshare before anything else and unsold chips are dead weight anyway. To get back to the McDrive comment, these TR chips are as common as flipped burgers (its just Ryzen x Ryzen); the real money is made on EPYC and to get that going, you just need more wafers.

I remember when Intel moved 'mainstream' core counts into the HEDT line up for the bottom end and it had good reason: some workstations are fine with just the added lanes and RAM options. What you get here with TR is quite the same, and some extra cores on top, almost for free.
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#9
TheGuruStud
Hood, post: 3891205, member: 110365"
This doesn't look good, an $800 part cut to $400 after 1 year. Some might say this is AMD's way of giving back to their customers, but I think they're cutting their losses. The sTR4 boards are too high ($300-$600), 4 sticks of DDR4 3200 will cost almost another $400. This is just too much for the average AMD customer, who are used to $100 boards and $50 RAM. A half price CPU is still not cheap enough to entice many to this expensive platform.
Go check your ebt card balance. These aren't for you, peasant.
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#10
SammyHayabuza
Hood, post: 3891205, member: 110365"
This doesn't look good, an $800 part cut to $400 after 1 year. Some might say this is AMD's way of giving back to their customers, but I think they're cutting their losses. The sTR4 boards are too high ($300-$600), 4 sticks of DDR4 3200 will cost almost another $400. This is just too much for the average AMD customer, who are used to $100 boards and $50 RAM. A half price CPU is still not cheap enough to entice many to this expensive platform.
Don't these chips cost like $20-$30 to make, I don't think AMD is losing that much...
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#11
windwhirl
SammyHayabuza, post: 3891221, member: 92330"
Don't these chips cost like $20-$30 to make, I don't think AMD is losing that much...
Most of the money that you pay for a AMD CPU probably goes to R&D and staff. Those are constant expenses that AMD can't afford to cut, not against Intel. It's not just the cost of the materials and fab hours.
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#12
Hood
SammyHayabuza, post: 3891221, member: 92330"
Don't these chips cost like $20-$30 to make, I don't think AMD is losing that much...
The fancy box it comes in cost that much, the CPU costs much more, once you factor in R&D, advertising, and returns from dissatisfied customers;)

TheGuruStud, post: 3891211, member: 42692"
Go check your ebt card balance. These aren't for you, peasant.
I'm sorry, your highness. Us po' folks should know better than to second guess our betters. Please enlighten this poor sinner about the world of owners of both AMD and Intel systems, and does this give you a split personality, or superior insight? Please send money, my first million all got burned up buying over-priced Intel hardware, and ebt turned me down because I used to have a million.:mad:
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#13
Flyordie
Hood, post: 3891249, member: 110365"
The fancy box it comes in cost that much, the CPU costs much more, once you factor in R&D, advertising, and returns from dissatisfied customers;)


I'm sorry, your highness. Us po' folks should know better than to second guess our betters. Please enlighten this poor sinner about the world of owners of both AMD and Intel systems, and does this give you a split personality, or superior insight? Please send money, my first million all got burned up buying over-priced Intel hardware, and ebt turned me down because I used to have a million.:mad:
Well, my response to your post he insulted you on is this..

The sTR4 socket isn't for the mainstream. Its for the enthusiasts. If you want a $100 CPU and $50 RAM.. look at their entry-mainstream.. Socket AM4.

@ Vayra86 Yep. Its why the 1900X exists on the sTR4 socket. lol.
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#14
Hood
Flyordie, post: 3891321, member: 61056"
Well, my response to your post he insulted you on is this..

The sTR4 socket isn't for the mainstream. Its for the enthusiasts. If you want a $100 CPU and $50 RAM.. look at their entry-mainstream.. Socket AM4.
So ya'll do get the point then - everybody wants one, few actually need one or can use one or can afford one. AMD's price drop is a way to gather in some more customers to their HEDT platform, and that's fine - now more starry-eyed dreamers can pay the freight and get to work on their dreams. In my day we had to struggle along with single core slowness.
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#15
Fluffmeister
No one bought them , motherboards are still silly expensive as is the RAM, hence the fire sale.
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#16
TheGuruStud
Fluffmeister, post: 3891361, member: 101373"
No one bought them , motherboards are still silly expensive as is the RAM, hence the fire sale.
That's baloney. Microcenter had a hard time keeping them in stock for many months. And obviously HEDT doesn't sell like ordinary desktop parts. Old parts have to be flushed.

I'm waiting on zen 2.
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#17
Caring1
My local E-tailer has been selling at reduced prices for a short while already.
1920x at the 1900x prices etc.
That's a huge saving.
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#18
Flyordie
Hood, post: 3891335, member: 110365"
So ya'll do get the point then - everybody wants one, few actually need one or can use one or can afford one. AMD's price drop is a way to gather in some more customers to their HEDT platform, and that's fine - now more starry-eyed dreamers can pay the freight and get to work on their dreams. In my day we had to struggle along with single core slowness.
I always got what the different segments were.

I bought a 1900X and the Gigabyte Gaming 7 X399 board for my daily rig. I got the 1900X cause it was an entry level. Enough to get me into the HEDT platform till Zen2 comes out. (7nm) (or if they don't plan on doing 7nm for my board... I'll do a 2950X later.

Please note- I got the 1900X for $289 shipped... and the board for $330. RAM was Samsung B-Die TridentZ RGB 14C 32GB for $380.
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#19
R0H1T
Caring1, post: 3891393, member: 153156"
My local E-tailer has been selling at reduced prices for a short while already.
1920x at the 1900x prices etc.
That's a huge saving.
So now they'll sell at 1800x levels? Slightly curious about the price of these models down under?
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#20
jigar2speed
Fluffmeister, post: 3891361, member: 101373"
No one bought them , motherboards are still silly expensive as is the RAM, hence the fire sale.
I think you missed the recent news of How 1920X was number 1 selling CPU on Amazon during firesale. In HEDT market AMD is out gunning Intel by 10:1 ratio.
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Caring1
R0H1T, post: 3891400, member: 131092"
So now they'll sell at 1800x levels? Slightly curious about the price of these models down under?
1800X was $449, but discontinued now.
Around $460 for the 1900X
$600AU for the 1920X
$1,129 for the 1950X
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#22
Imsochobo
SammyHayabuza, post: 3891221, member: 92330"
Don't these chips cost like $20-$30 to make, I don't think AMD is losing that much...
Well amd could afford to make one chip.
They did and that is the reason why they probably end up being that cheap cause there is one mask, one design, one manu. line etc..

It's not like they're bad or anything.
They're clearing inventory which is all and I'd love one of these for a server but unfortunately I have to buy a new car :@
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#23
john_
It's funny how a low price can make a 12 core/24 threads processor, look like a mainstream option.
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#24
TheDeeGee
Meanwhile Intel prices the i5 9600K at $300 which has only half the amount of cores ^^
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#25
DeathtoGnomes
Hood, post: 3891205, member: 110365"
This doesn't look good, an $800 part cut to $400 after 1 year. Some might say this is AMD's way of giving back to their customers, but I think they're cutting their losses. The sTR4 boards are too high ($300-$600), 4 sticks of DDR4 3200 will cost almost another $400. This is just too much for the average AMD customer, who are used to $100 boards and $50 RAM. A half price CPU is still not cheap enough to entice many to this expensive platform.
So the sky is falling?

I love how you speak for the average customer here. You should do it more often. :shadedshu:

If this does bring customers to TR platform, thats great since it could mean more profit for AMD, more profit means higher stock prices for us shareholders.
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