AMD has finally announced availability of its HEDT Ryzen Threadripper processors as well as the new Radeon RX Vega family of high-end consumer graphics cards. Both product families will be released in major markets around the world later this month.
Targeted at enthusiasts, the Ryzen Threadripper family comprises of three CPUs – TR 1950X, TR 1920X, and the TR 1900X. The most affordable of the trio is the TR 1900X, which is an 8-core (16-thread) processor with a 3.8 GHz base clock and 4.0 GHz boost clock. It has been priced at US$549 and will be available August 31st onwards. The 12-core (24 thread) TR 1920X will be available August 10th onwards and has been priced at US$799. It features a 3.5 GHz base clock and a 4.0 GHz boost clock. For those of you looking for maximum performance, the TR 1950X is a 16-core (32-thread) processor with a 3.4 GHz base clock and 4.0 GHz boost clock. Priced at US$999, it too will be released on the 10th of this month. Along with the Threadripper processors, AMD will also have a full ecosystem of X399 chipset based motherboards as well air and liquid CPU coolers from major manufacturers available at launch.
The new Radeon RX Vega product family is aimed at the high-end segment of the market, promising enthusiast-class performance for 4K and VR gaming. AMD claims the flagship Radeon RX 64 Liquid Cooled Edition delivers up to 13.7 TFLOPS of peak performance, which is mighty impressive. The RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Edition will only be available as part of the Radeon Aqua Pack, which will cost US$699. If you want something a little more affordable, you can get the Radeon RX Vega 64 air-cooled variant, which will start at US$499. The most affordable RX Vega card is the RX Vega 56, an air-cooled card priced at US$399. The RX Vega 64, according to AMD, “trades blows” with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 as far as in-game performance is concerned. All three new Radeon RX Vega cards are expected to be released on the 14th of this month.