News 12-Core for the Masses: AMD Threadripper 1920X Drops To $270

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Not so fast. You still have to get a TR4 board for that cpu. Those definitely aren't cheap.
For entry level workstation, TR4 is a bargain. Expensive for mainstream/enthusiast, but with the relevant features for workstation.

Yes the board's are expensive, but that doesn't change the fact that the processor is a bargain.
 

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For entry level workstation, TR4 is a bargain. Expensive for mainstream/enthusiast, but with the relevant features for workstation.
Doesn't "relevant features" depend on what you're using it for?
If you can make good use of the features sported on a TR4 board but don't need (particularly) much CPU power, then sure.
But if more CPU power can be used then it's more cost effective to spend more on a better CPU.
 

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Doesn't "relevant features" depend on what you're using it for?
If you can make good use of the features sported on a TR4 board but don't need (particularly) much CPU power, then sure.
But if more CPU power can be used then it's more cost effective to spend more on a better CPU.
Exactly. Its so much value for people that can use the 12 cores along with the features that are on the TR4 platform. Ergo, its quite good value for workstations.
 

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Exactly. Its so much value for people that can use the 12 cores along with the features that are on the TR4 platform. Ergo, its quite good value for workstations.
But if you can use 12 cores you will often do even better with 16 or more cores.
If it's just the mobo features that are relevant the 8 core Threadripper should do just as well.
 

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There only a 50$ difference between the 1900x and the 1920x so yeah, gives you more options. If you need mobo features at the lowest price, then the 1900x is great. Otherwise, if you need slightly more cores, then you can go with 1950x. However, the 1950x is significantly more expensive at 450$. All of them are still good deals, just the 1920x is a better deal than the 1950x, and the 1900x is similar-ish in value.
 

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not a bad deal, with a $230 asrock phantom x399, 32-64 gb vengeance lpx for 130-260, a 1080ti, or titan Xp used, and a Tesla k40 used, you have a nice workstation, with some room to deploy a few remote clients.
 
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For entry level workstation, TR4 is a bargain. Expensive for mainstream/enthusiast, but with the relevant features for workstation.

Yes the board's are expensive, but that doesn't change the fact that the processor is a bargain.
Companies don't buy CPU's. They buy workstations. Only the overall cost matters. Where can you buy a prebuilt 1920x workstation currently?
 

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Companies don't buy CPU's. They buy workstations. Only the overall cost matters. Where can you buy a prebuilt 1920x workstation currently?
That's true I guess. But more options don't hurt. It doesn't mean that a 1920x isn't a great value. I'm sure there are some small and/or niche companies out there that build their own workstations.

This scenario just goes to show how slow the industry is to adopt anything that isn't Intel, even if competing products are superior.
 

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