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AMD Ryzen ThreadRipper 16C/32T rumored to cost just $849

AMD's upcoming Ryzen ThreadRipper 16C/32T = $849, while Intel's Core i9 with 18C/36T costs $1999

By Anthony Garreffa from Jun 2, 2017 @ 10:24 CDT

Computex 2017 - AMD had its big reveal of its upcoming Ryzen ThreadRipper CPUs this week at Computex 2017, but now we're hearing that the new 16C/32T variant will cost just $849... and if that's true, Intel is in for a world of hurt.

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Intel's upcoming flagship Core i9-7980XE will cost $1999 and offer 18C/36T, slightly more than AMD's flagship Ryzen ThreadRipper and 16C/32T of CPU grunt. But if the $849 price is right, AMD will be charging less than half the cost, at $1150 cheaper. For that cost, you could get the motherboard and a good kit of DDR4 RAM and still have change left over.

Intel's upcoming 16C/32T chip is $1699, which is still massively more expensive than the rumored $849 price on the Ryzen ThreadRipper 16C/32T processor. If we are going to be in a world where AMD is charging $849 for a processor with similar performance to Intel's CPU that costs $2000... well... we're going to be in for a wild ride.

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