Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Performance First Look

The crew at HotHardware got their hands on an Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition PC and promptly put it to the test.

While Ryzen helped propel AMD back to essentially performance parity with Intel Core series processors, Ryzen Threadripper offers the hope of surpassing even Intel's latest Core i9 Skylake-X family, with more core resources and PCIe connectivity at its disposal. As it turns out, however, our first hands-on experience with AMD Ryzen Threadripper wasn't afforded to us by the usual manufacturer press kit, but rather an OEM desktop system from Dell's Alienware Gaming PC division.