AMD's third-generation Ryzen Threadripper (Zen 2) processors should be here by the end of the year, which means that there are some deals to be had on current and previous generation Threadripper processors. One deal in particular that caught our eyes is on the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X, which is the 12-core version of the first-generation Threadripper.
When the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X launched back during the summer of 2017, it was priced at $799. These days, the processor has a MSRP of $399, but Amazon is currently selling the processor (via a third-party seller) for just $199, representing a 50 percent discount. That's a lot of bang for your buck if you are looking to build a budget workstation system. That price includes free Prime shipping and it will get you a retail-boxed processor.
The Ryzen Threadripper 1920X is based on 14nm Zen architecture and has a total of 512K L2 cache per core (6MB total) and 16MB of L3 cache per die (for a total of 32MB). The base frequency for the processor is 3.5GHz, while its all-core boost hits 3.7GHz. Boost frequencies can hit 4GHz across four cores. Finally, the processor has a TDP of 180 watts.
The first-generation Ryzen Threadripper was succeeded by the second-generation (Zen+) Ryzen Threadripper 2000 family, which topped out with the outrageous 32-core/64-thread Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX. It’s rumored that the third-generation family will include up to 64 cores and 128 threads (like its server-oriented EPYC relatives), but so far we’ve only seen benchmarks for a 32-core/64-thread “Sharkstooth” performance beast.