This year, giants such as Intel and AMD compete against each other who how many cores will be able to fit in one processor. And for gamers it’s very good, robust competition always generates a great and inexpensive products.
Today, AMD has introduced 8-core processor Ryzen Threadripper 1900X. The cost of this CPU is only 549 dollars, the current time is not too expensive. For comparison, the recently announced 12-core Threadripper will cost you 799 dollars, while for 16 cores manufacturer requests already impressive $ 999.
Like other processors in this line, Ryzen Threadripper 1900X has a 4 channel memory controller DDR4-2666. Also this processor has a controller interface PCI Express 3.0 with 64 lines. The clock frequency of the processor is announced from 3.8 to 4 GHz, while the volume cache of the third level is 16 MB.
At the moment, reporters haven’t been able to test this chip, but AMD has sent out all the results of their own tests. Their results show that Ryzen Threadripper 1900X slightly faster than the previously presented family of processors Ryzen 7.
As you can see in the “game” tests it is a bit inferior, but as a professional task still faster. It is also worth noting that the manufacturer announced plans to add the ability to create NVMe arrays on motherboards with chipset X-399.