It looks like AMD’s high-end desktop lineup won’t be singular to XFR-compatible chips after all. While a initial storm of Threadripper CPUs—the 16-core Threadripper 1950X, 12-core Threadripper 1920X, and 8-core Threadripper 1900X—all competition a revelation “X” designation, CPU support pages from several motherboard vendors have sloping off a non-X Threadripper 1920 that AMD hasn’t announced yet.
Tweakers detected a Threadripper 1920 listed on websites for Asus, Gigabyte, and ASRock. PCWorld was means to endorse a inventory on Gigabyte and ASRock’s sites, yet Asus has given scrubbed a support page for a $550 ROG Zenith Extreme entirely.
As we can see, a Threadripper 1920 is also a 12-core, 24-thread processor, yet it’s clocked somewhat reduce than a cousin during 3.2GHz to 3.8GHz. (The 1920X runs during 3.5GHz to 4GHz.) It also lacks a additional oomph supposing by AMD’s XFR record in some situations. But a reduce speeds interpret to reduce energy mandate too, as a leaked Threadripper 1920 is rated for 140W, compared to a 180W for a Threadripper X chips. The chip also includes 6MB of L2 cache and 32MB of L3 cache.
The motherboard support pages don’t discuss pricing for Threadripper 1920, yet it’ll positively container somewhere between a $550 Threadripper 1900X and a $799 Threadripper 1920X. Nor do we know when a unannounced chip will be strictly announced. I’d gamble on it being earlier than later, however, as a ($1,000) Threadripper 1950X and 1920X are slated for recover on Aug 10. Head over to PCWorld’s in-depth Ryzen Threadripper explainer for all we need to know about AMD’s approaching rivals to Intel’s Core i9 chips.
Watch PCWorld’s Gordon Mah Ung and Alaina Yee unbox and implement Threadripper.