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[Amazon Canada] AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X (12C/24T) - $422

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[Amazon Canada] AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X (12C/24T) - $422

Awesome price for a beast of a CPU. Not the lowest price (~$390 last October) but this is the lowest I have seen it since. Been hovering around the $500-$600 mark for a while.

Do you research if you are planning to buy - it's not for everyone and not the best at gaming, but if you have a use for all those threads and are cool with gaming performance that is ~10% lower than the current top tier cards, this is a perfect fit. I absolutely LOVE mine!

Also, do factor in the price of X399 motherboards - they are comparatively pricey to other sockets.
Last edited by Redivivus on Apr 22nd, 2019 11:35 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Redivivus wrote:
Apr 22nd, 2019 4:25 am
Awesome price for a beast of a card
Just a correction, but this is a CPU, not a (card) like a GPU would be. Socket TR4 on X399 mobo.
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The sad thing about this monster, is that for whatever reason, it may not perform as well as the 9900K when paired with a 2080/2080TI.

Other than that, it's a mensch for number crunching.
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redflagdealsguy wrote:
Apr 22nd, 2019 6:39 am
The sad thing about this monster, is that for whatever reason, it may not perform as well as the 9900K when paired with a 2080/2080TI.

Other than that, it's a mensch for number crunching.
And you need to get a 400+ motherboard to go with it.
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elgros4 wrote:
Apr 22nd, 2019 7:17 am
And you need to get a 400+ motherboard to go with it.
You also (ideally) need quad channel memory
Also... It was at $381 on amazon.ca last week
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System wrote:
Apr 22nd, 2019 8:38 am
You also (ideally) need quad channel memory
Also... It was at $381 on amazon.ca last week
Good point, this is really not good for a gamer. Better go with a Intel 9700K and put the extra cash save on a GPU.
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Not many people can make use of the 24 threads. If number crunching is the use case, then maybe using spot instances in the cloud would be cheaper.
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SufiMindtricks wrote:
Apr 22nd, 2019 4:35 am
Just a correction, but this is a CPU, not a (card) like a GPU would be. Socket TR4 on X399 mobo.
Good catch. Corrected.
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This CPU will only benefit 1% of people looking at this thread... The rest should just get 4-6 core higher clocked one instead as it will be faster...
But if you really need this many cores for your WORK, then maybe take a look at 1950X as you will benefit from it quite a bit more.
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Intriguing but with the added costs of RAM and motherboard, I think older dual Xeons are still where the value is for this kind of crunching. You could be up and running with dual E or X series Xeons, mobo and 128Mb of memory for the cost of this processor alone.
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Nice deal for now, Although rumor is there will be 12/24 and 16/32 AM4 ryzen 3000 chips coming soon. Probably with alot better clocks than this threadripper
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U4LIFE wrote:
Apr 22nd, 2019 1:06 pm
Nice deal for now, Although rumor is there will be 12/24 and 16/32 AM4 ryzen 3000 chips coming soon. Probably with alot better clocks than this threadripper
Price per FLOP, the OP deal is probably better, but that's not always the right metric.
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U4LIFE wrote:
Apr 22nd, 2019 1:06 pm
Nice deal for now, Although rumor is there will be 12/24 and 16/32 AM4 ryzen 3000 chips coming soon. Probably with alot better clocks than this threadripper
And way better power efficiency.
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waloshin wrote:
Apr 22nd, 2019 2:54 pm
And way better power efficiency.
And a fire sale to clear out the Gen 1 Zen CPUs. There could be further price reductions as I doubt AMD wants to keep 3 generations of Threadrippers in the retail channels.
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1920x
Score: 19,500
Price $425 + expensive motherboard

i7-9700K
Score, 17,000
Price $500 + Cheap motherboard

2700x
Score: 17,000
Price $400 + Cheap Motherboard

2700
Score: 16,000
Price $300

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

I wouldn't even waste my time with a threadripper with all of these other opportunities.
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