Deal of the day: a Ryzen Threadripper 1950X CPU for $880

I bet that y'all heard that AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is one heck of a processor. It's one big honkin' chip with a healthy 16 Zen cores and simultaneous multi-threading support for a total of 32 threads. When we reviewed the Threadripper 1950X back in August, the decision to assign it a coveted Editor's Choice award was probably one of the easiest in recent TR memory.

The CPU's $1000 price tag was steep, although fair—after all, there's a couple metric tons of computing power on tap. That value proposition just got better, though. Both Amazon and Newegg are offering a steep discount on AMD's top-end CPU, and the price is currently set at $879.99, or $120 below what it'd usually cost.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X processor Amazon — $879.99
Newegg — $879.99

If you were on the fence about what would probably be one of the meatiest CPU upgrades in your PC computing life, now's the time. Couple the Threadripper 1950X with a nice motherboard like the Gigabyte X399 Aorus Gaming 7 and a hefty CLC like the Corsair Hydro Series H115i, and you're well on your way to computing nirvana.

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    • cmrcmk
    • 2 years ago

    This is kinda like saying Porsche’s are on sale. Interesting, but not relevant to most of us. Now if this helps drive down the price of the lower end of the stack…

    • canmanone
    • 2 years ago

    HAHAHA!!! That will be an overkill for me. I’ll stick to my ivy 3770k.

    • cygnus1
    • 2 years ago

    As much as my inner geek says buy this asap, I am an adult these days and so I still can’t justify the purchase. The cores would just go wasted in a desktop for me. Now, if maybe SuperMicro can put out a beastly workstation board for it that has some server features like remote KVM/BMC, I could definitely justify it as a home lab consolidation upgrade 🙂

      • the
      • 2 years ago

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        • cygnus1
        • 2 years ago

        ha!

        • Welch
        • 2 years ago

        First time ever that this video made perfect sense.

    • Anovoca
    • 2 years ago

    Nice, I could use that extra $120 to buy this CPU a nice glass display case to put it in since $1000 is still my typical budget for a new build.

      • thecoldanddarkone
      • 2 years ago

      You don’t need a case, just rbg led’s.

    • smilingcrow
    • 2 years ago

    They’ve been cheaper than this in Europe off and on for a while which surprises me as they seem good value at the launch price; £806 equivalent inclusive at Amazon Italy a month ago.

    • watzupken
    • 2 years ago

    For a 16 core processor, this is the first time in desktop CPU history you see something this affordable.

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