Threadripper 1900X makes it official today

Subject: General Tech | August 31, 2017 - 12:38 PM |
Tagged: amd, Threadripper, 1900x, X399

We knew about the Threadripper 1900X back in July, but it did not arrive at the same time that the other two models did; AMD waited until today.  The official specifications do not differ from the pre-launch specifications, though we have confirmation the TDP is 180W and the cache is 20MB.  [H]ard|OCP describes it as a Ryzen 7 with the benefits of the X399 platform, a good way to quickly understand what this processor is.  [H] posted the slideshow as well as positing some usage scenarios in their article, which you can see here.

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"Today AMD rolls out what is not a very well kept secret, the Ryzen Threadripper model 1900X CPU. There is no doubt that Threadripper has already been a success for AMD, but how exactly does does an 8-core Threadripper fit into High End Desktop (HEDT) world of processors and platforms? The user profile is fairly skinny."

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August 31, 2017 | 01:26 PM - Posted by WhyMe (not verified)

I must be missing something but i can't work out why the 1900X has half the core count and half the cache but still has the same TDP.

August 31, 2017 | 02:26 PM - Posted by Anonymouse (not verified)

This likely has something to do with Threadripper as a whole rather than just coming down to core count. Its two separate units "glued" together for all thread rippers. Also there is the higher base clock speeds. With XFR it hits 4.2Ghz.

September 1, 2017 | 05:48 AM - Posted by cosmicvibes

I actually suspect AMD are just squeezing as many yields as possible - this allows them to bin Ryzens that didn't meant the lower Clock/TDP on the consumer side but do meet the TDP they are marketing for Threadripper.

September 1, 2017 | 10:05 AM - Posted by CreamOfTheDies (not verified)

AMD's Zeppelin die yields are above 80% fully working dies and AMD is using the top 5% of the bins for its TR SKUs so AMD is not using any of the lower binned dies for any TR SKUs. The dies with the better thremal performance and clocking performance are what is used for TR. These dies are not the dies that are going into the Ryzen 7 and lower SKUs. AMD's Wafer/die yields are great and getting better for its Zeppelin moduar die that AMD uses across its professional and consumer product stacks.

September 2, 2017 | 05:55 PM - Posted by MRFS

Found this today:

"However, the official global launch of the Ryzen Threadripper 1900X isn’t the only thing that AMD is announcing today. The company revealed that its X399 chipset will soon receive an updated driver that will enable NVMe RAID."

I'm wondering if AMD is planning to offer
bootable RAID support for add-in cards
that support 4 x M.2 NVMe SSDs?

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