AMD began its big new fight against Intel last year with the sheer promise of its new "Zen" CPU architecture, but after years of disappointment in the company's consumer CPU division, most people didn't start believing AMD... that is, until we got closer to the launch.
In the weeks leading into the Ryzen announcement, we had a world exclusive: AMD would call its new CPU family 'Ryzen.' AMD went directly to where Intel was dominant: the high-end Core i7-7700K level CPUs by announcing their Ryzen 7 1800X. AMD's new Ryzen 7 1800X doubled the CPU core count that the 7700K offered, delivering 8C/16C processors to the masses who were used to 4C/8T chips from Intel.
AMD's new Ryzen processors might not combat Intel in games at a clock-to-clock level, but the thread count fight is something AMD won without trying. Offering consumers 8C/16T for just $499 was a massive deal for gamers who were used to paying $1000+ from Intel for their Core i7-6900K, Core i7-5960X, or their new Core i7-6950X processors which cost many thousands of dollars.
Everything Changes With Ryzen ThreadRipper
This is where it all begins again: Ryzen ThreadRipper and its massive core count will combat Intel in a way that they've never been hit before. Intel offers CPUs with massive core counts, but they're usually reserved for the Xeon markets where the consumer can't afford it.
Massive CPU core counts have trickled down to the consumer over the last couple of years with Intel's HEDT flagship Core i7 processors, and now Core i9 processors offering 10C/20T. The thing is, the price on these CPUs has always been a massive chunk over $1000, again, forcing them out of the hands of most consumers.
Ryzen ThreadRipper is poised to not only disrupt but completely rip apart the HEDT market with 16C/32T @ $999 with the Ryzen ThreadRipper 1950X.
Furthermore, the Ryzen ThreadRipper 1920X is a 12C/24T part that's just $799, which will be a competitor to the Core i9-7900X that's priced at $999 (but is a 10C/20T part).
AMD is offering around 40% better performance per dollar, especially for multi-threaded tasks like video editing and content creation. Gamers won't be enthralled, as they'd be better off buying a more mid-range CPU and a higher-end GPU and monitor for games, thanks to games not using all of the CPU threads that Ryzen ThreadRipper is offering.
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