AMD's 16-core Threadripper 1950x is $100 off today at Amazon and Newegg

It's still expensive at the $880 sale price, but it's the cheapest price yet and far better than the $1,700 price tag for Intel's 16-core Core i9-7960X.

Credit: Gordon Mah Ung/IDG

For your next PC build, what we once called the "pinnacle of consumer CPUs for high-end users" is $100 more attainable today. Amazon and Newegg are selling AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 1950X for $100 cheaper than usual at $880. That's still a hefty price tag, but for that money you get a 16-core, 32-thread, 3.4GHz processor. The downside is that it comes without the fancy liquid cooler, though it does include a bracket that adapts it for use with most third-party liquid coolers based on Asetek designs.

Before you run out and grab that discounted Threadripper, keep in mind that our praise preceded Intel's release of the 16-core Core i9-7960X. Once that chip came out we reassessed, and the Core i9 is now "clearly the performance leader" among the latest generation of CPUs.

That said, the AMD Threadripper 1950X is the better value, as its performance is still outstanding, and the $1,700 pricing of Intel's comparable 16-core i9-7960X is ridiculous for most home users, including avid gamers and streamers.

If the 1950X is out of your price range, Newegg and Amazon have also dropped $50 off the 12-core 1920X at $750.

Once you've got your Threadripper CPU sorted, check out our round-up of Threadripper-friendly AMD X399 motherboards.

ryzenthreadripper AMD

[Today's deal: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X for $879 at Amazon and Newegg.]

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags AMDRyzen

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Ian Paul

PC World (US online)
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?