AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X CPU Review

The day is finally upon us that many CPU enthusiasts have been waiting for. We get to see what AMD's new Threadripper CPU is all about in terms of performance, and in attempts to cool the beast. There has been no lack of hype for months now, so let's see if it is all justified.

What is Threadripper

It is highly likely that you already know what AMD's Threadripper actually is in terms of specifications given all the recent coverage. Here is a quick chart that will give you the basics that you need to know. While we are not reviewing the Threadripper model 1900 today, we do know it is to be released soon and have a little information on it. The 1950X and 1920X are both huge in terms of actual size and core count. We just need to find out today how those perform.

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The new AMD Threadripper comes in a really cool box, although we found that ours had a bit more surprise than others. We did talk to AMD about the packaging malfunction and it told us that we were the one out of 100 had that had the packaging issue.

One interesting thing about Threadripper is that on the 1950X and 1920X models, there are actually four die down on the substrate, but like you would see on its Epyc processors. This of course would suggest that these are "server parts" that have been scaled down for the High End Desktop market segment.

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Worthy of mention and likely one thing that enthusiasts will find incredibly important about these Threadripper CPUs is that these represent the "top 5% of silicon" that has been produced for Ryzen and Epyc CPUs. So apparently AMD has been heavily binning these chips. We will discuss more about that later on.