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AMD drops Threadripper 1950X price by $120, now $879

AMD drops $120 from the price of their Threadripper 1950X, now costs $879 on Amazon.

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Published Wed, Oct 25 2017 11:01 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:53 AM CST

AMD is hitting Intel where it hurts with a huge price drop on their flagship Ryzen Threadripper 1950X processor from its introductory price of $999, with $120 slashed from the price bringing it down to $879.

AMD drops Threadripper 1950X price by $120, now $879 | TweakTown.com

Intel's current-gen Core i9-7960X costs a magnitude more at $1739 on Amazon at the time of writing, nearly double the price of the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X. For the megataskers and enthusiasts, the X399 chipset rocks 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes which is plenty for massive amounts of super-fast storage, as well as allowing multi-GPU users to ramp up to x16/x16/x16/x16 configurations for the ultimate in performance.

This price drop is pretty significant, at $120 it will hurt Intel in the long run even more than they are now. Intel will have to react to this yet again, and with their track record we can expect another CPU series announced next week.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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