Bought a 1950x brand new from microcenter for 399 today (one plus is i have a x99 system with 8 sticks of ram so i dont ahve to buy any) i just wanted opinions from other people on the price and their thoughts (excuse
That time of the year…
All the PCIe lanes…
I hope you ain’t planning on gaming on that thing… It’s such powerful number cruncher it’s funny how it trips over it’s feet in gaming…
Threadripper 3xxx promises to reduce the cross-core memory access issues via the IO die, so there’s definitely things coming that will be much improved.
The 1950x is a CPU that is about to be replaced by 2 generations of successors.
it’s still a good chip but this is why it is cheap.
Yeah i kno that its a older chip but microcenter offers a"warranty" which means bring it back within 2 years and (all your money minus the cost of warranty) your money can go towards something new i was just shocked at a brand new 16 core for 399
Its replacing a 5820k that i use as a dedicated streaming pc and plex server and 25 different other things so i think its a good fit and no no gaming on that i have a 2700x system for gaming
Price drops are normal. I’m waiting for that 12 core to drop some when 3XXX drops.
Yeah don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying don’t buy it.
But time moves on and prices come down, and first gen threadripper is a couple of years old now, that’s all.
I’m tempted to pick up a gen1 (or gen2) threadripper myself to get onto the HEDT platform and retire my 2700x to the living room as a gaming PC.