Ryzen Threadripper 1900X on Amazon.fr - £310 @ Amazon France
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Ryzen Threadripper 1900X on Amazon.fr - £310 @ Amazon France

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Found 17th FebEdited by:"axolotlquestions"
Checking EU amazon prices before purchasing and found this £45 cheaper than UK amazon.

X399 motherboards are still extortionate but if you're in the market for a TR, this is a great price.
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Thanks for posting OP, Voted Hot.
Edited by: "Adult" 17th Feb
Good find if you're after one of these
Tiptop spot & conversion on the price @axolotlquestions

Fab value considering the only way that threadripper prices will go is up now
bitcoin55 m ago

Tiptop spot & conversion on the price @axolotlquestions Fab value …Tiptop spot & conversion on the price @axolotlquestions Fab value considering the only way that threadripper prices will go is up now


Nah, thought there was some new asics coming out.
powerbrick30 m ago

Nah, thought there was some new asics coming out.


There are, but for everyone not in the position to sell their family car to get one in the summer, the TR doubles up, whilst you can still go about your other important tasks, like hukd shopping, or washing the cat or playing conkers
Why would you buy this over 1800x? or even 1700x / 1700.
bitcoin547 m ago

There are, but for everyone not in the position to sell their family car …There are, but for everyone not in the position to sell their family car to get one in the summer, the TR doubles up, whilst you can still go about your other important tasks, like hukd shopping, or washing the cat or playing conkers


I have a feeling you and a few others may be confusing this with the 12/16 core model
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Horrorwood12 m ago

Why would you buy this over 1800x? or even 1700x / 1700.


It uses a different socket and chipset (TR4 and X399), so has a different upgrade path as well as different features.

New or Second hand Threadrippers are likely to be cheap in a few years time, and an upgrade to 16c/32t is attractive to many people, as well as the option to upgrade to Ryzen+ or Ryzen2 and use the same socket. The same can be said for AM4 to some extent, but TR will always have around double the maximum core count. I upgrade once every 5 years and run several VMs, as well as the occasional web server, so this makes the initial expense worth it for me.
axolotlquestions19 m ago

It uses a different socket and chipset (TR4 and X399), so has a different …It uses a different socket and chipset (TR4 and X399), so has a different upgrade path as well as different features.New or Second hand Threadrippers are likely to be cheap in a few years time, and an upgrade to 16c/32t is attractive to many people, as well as the option to upgrade to Ryzen+ or Ryzen2 and use the same socket. The same can be said for AM4 to some extent, but TR will always have around double the maximum core count. I upgrade once every 5 years and run several VMs, as well as the occasional web server, so this makes the initial expense worth it for me.


Ok that makes sense for you. But for most I am sure you will agree it does not make sense.

Especially as it uses quad channel ram and we all know what current RAM prices are like.
Horrorwood27 m ago

I have a feeling you and a few others may be confusing this with the 12/16 …I have a feeling you and a few others may be confusing this with the 12/16 core model


Not in the slightest, yes less c/t ratio but runs exactly the same as the 50x with background tasks, uses 1/3 less draw, 2 times the true 64b lanes of my intel i9's and is half the price

A lot of people went out and purchased the 4 variants of TR last year and now they have a secondary use, that with a little patience is a lot more fun than paying £1000 for a £300 gpu at the mo!!!
Horrorwood2 h, 16 m ago

Ok that makes sense for you. But for most I am sure you will agree it does …Ok that makes sense for you. But for most I am sure you will agree it does not make sense.Especially as it uses quad channel ram and we all know what current RAM prices are like.


Many deals on here are niche but that has little or no bearing on whether they are good deals.
RAM doesn't tend to cost more for quad channel than for dual channel for the same capacity anyway.
Agharta30 m ago

Many deals on here are niche but that has little or no bearing on whether …Many deals on here are niche but that has little or no bearing on whether they are good deals.RAM doesn't tend to cost more for quad channel than for dual channel for the same capacity anyway.


I'm sure you guys know this but others may not. There's no such thing as dual channel or quad channel RAM. The channel refers to the configuration on the mainboard. RAM is RAM it can be faster or slower but you don't need special RAM for dual or quad configurations, it just means you need 2 or 4 sticks.
Agharta36 m ago

Many deals on here are niche but that has little or no bearing on whether …Many deals on here are niche but that has little or no bearing on whether they are good deals.RAM doesn't tend to cost more for quad channel than for dual channel for the same capacity anyway.


True, but imho I don't believe it is a good deal due to the existence of the 1700 to 1800x series
fishmaster10 m ago

I'm sure you guys know this but others may not. There's no such thing as …I'm sure you guys know this but others may not. There's no such thing as dual channel or quad channel RAM. The channel refers to the configuration on the mainboard. RAM is RAM it can be faster or slower but you don't need special RAM for dual or quad configurations, it just means you need 2 or 4 sticks.


Some people still insist on buying packs with 4 sticks rather than mixing and matching which makes sense to a degree as they are all then presumably from the same manufacturing batch. This might be more important if wanting to overclock!
I am more relaxed as I don't tend to over-clock RAM and not had problems with mixing and matching.
Horrorwood8 m ago

True, but imho I don't believe it is a good deal due to the existence of …True, but imho I don't believe it is a good deal due to the existence of the 1700 to 1800x series


This platform is clearly aimed at a different market segment so comparing to another is rather futile.
I wouldn't recommend it to most but for those shopping in this sector it makes sense.
The platform has other features as well as higher core counts so just because this is ONLY 8 core doesn't invalidate it and it also gives you an ugrade path.
Agharta35 m ago

This platform is clearly aimed at a different market segment so comparing …This platform is clearly aimed at a different market segment so comparing to another is rather futile.I wouldn't recommend it to most but for those shopping in this sector it makes sense.The platform has other features as well as higher core counts so just because this is ONLY 8 core doesn't invalidate it and it also gives you an ugrade path.


I appreciate the platform is aimed at different people and if you can make use the extra core chips then just get one in the first place imho. For most people I just don't think it is worth it.

£310 1900x
£265 Asus Prime X399 motherboard
£206 for 2x kits of 2x 4GB 3000mhz ram (total 16gb)

Total cost £781 for a setup which is still an 8 core CPU... vs...

£240 r7 1700
£85 MSI B350 tomahawk (yes more expensive options are available but so are much cheaper)
£178 for 2 x 8gb 3000mhz ram

Total cost £503....

So you are paying about 50% more (£278!) for upgrade-ability?

Not to mention the 1900x being the lowest available chip on the socket, so i'd expect there to be not much demand when you decide to sell it.

If you really need 64 lanes of PCIe or ECC memory for whatever reason then OK (who here really does?). But I can't really see any other benefit?
Horrorwood1 h, 57 m ago

I appreciate the platform is aimed at different people and if you can make …I appreciate the platform is aimed at different people and if you can make use the extra core chips then just get one in the first place imho. For most people I just don't think it is worth it.£310 1900x£265 Asus Prime X399 motherboard£206 for 2x kits of 2x 4GB 3000mhz ram (total 16gb)Total cost £781 for a setup which is still an 8 core CPU... vs...£240 r7 1700£85 MSI B350 tomahawk (yes more expensive options are available but so are much cheaper)£178 for 2 x 8gb 3000mhz ramTotal cost £503....So you are paying about 50% more (£278!) for upgrade-ability? Not to mention the 1900x being the lowest available chip on the socket, so i'd expect there to be not much demand when you decide to sell it.If you really need 64 lanes of PCIe or ECC memory for whatever reason then OK (who here really does?). But I can't really see any other benefit?


Because someone has done the maths and stated that threadripper can pay for itself in under a year mining bitcoin expect the price of thread ripper to go the same way as graphics cards if it's true. Hopefully it is and it eases the GPU market.
1duck1 h, 48 m ago

Because someone has done the maths and stated that threadripper can pay …Because someone has done the maths and stated that threadripper can pay for itself in under a year mining bitcoin expect the price of thread ripper to go the same way as graphics cards if it's true. Hopefully it is and it eases the GPU market.


Errr sorry but thats for the 16 core model, not the 8 core. This would take 50% longer to repay the initial return on investment over a R7 1700
Horrorwood4 h, 1 m ago

I appreciate the platform is aimed at different people and if you can make …I appreciate the platform is aimed at different people and if you can make use the extra core chips then just get one in the first place imho. For most people I just don't think it is worth it. Not to mention the 1900x being the lowest available chip on the socket, so i'd expect there to be not much demand when you decide to sell it.I f you really need 64 lanes of PCIe or ECC memory for whatever reason then OK (who here really does?). But I can't really see any other benefit?


You buy this because you want a Workstation Platform otherwise buy a desktop platform CPU like a Ryzen 7.
If someone wants an Estate car are you going to tell them to buy a Hatchback because Estates are too niche!
AMD even make an 8 Core EPYC server CPU even though it tops out at 32 cores or 64 cores for dual socket.
Why? Because not all systems need many cores but still benefit from what the platform has.
The competition for this is Intel's Xeon range not Ryzen.
You are barking up the wrong tree focusing on money.
No point in saving money when you end up with the wrong product that is not fit for its purpose.
Agharta10 m ago

You buy this because you want a Workstation Platform otherwise buy a …You buy this because you want a Workstation Platform otherwise buy a desktop platform CPU like a Ryzen 7.If someone wants an Estate car are you going to tell them to buy a Hatchback because Estates are too niche! AMD even make an 8 Core EPYC server CPU even though it tops out at 32 cores or 64 cores for dual socket.Why? Because not all systems need many cores but still benefit from what the platform has.The competition for this is Intel's Xeon range not Ryzen.You are barking up the wrong tree focusing on money.No point in saving money when you end up with the wrong product that is not fit for its purpose.


They make that EPYC because the boards have features such as 32 NVMe slots. As far as I know X399 boards are mostly aimed towards gaming (stupidly).

The car analogy doesn't really work because we are comparing pretty much like for like products.

Again, tell me what the purpose of this CPU is? If you have a use for ECC RAM (which desktop ryzen can do unofficially) or 64x PCI-E lanes then fair enough, but I highly doubt 99% of people here do.
Horrorwood16 m ago

They make that EPYC because the boards have features such as 32 NVMe …They make that EPYC because the boards have features such as 32 NVMe slots. As far as I know X399 boards are mostly aimed towards gaming (stupidly).The car analogy doesn't really work because we are comparing pretty much like for like products.Again, tell me what the purpose of this CPU is? If you have a use for ECC RAM (which desktop ryzen can do unofficially) or 64x PCI-E lanes then fair enough, but I highly doubt 99% of people here do.


You keep banging on about it being niche for the 1% or so as if that's an issue! Life is full of niches and they serve a purpose.
The TR4 platform offers:
1. Support for much more RAM and official ECC support.
2. Quad channel RAM for bandwidth intensive software.
3. NVMe RAID.
4. Many more PCIe lanes for GPU compute, 10Gb Ethernet, NVMe drives etc.
5. Much higher core core count.

Your mistake is focusing on the CPU when you choose the platform first.
If you require just one of the features that AM4 lacks then you look at TR4 or at Intel.
Once you choose the platform then you decide how many cores you need.
Just because you want an estate car doesn't imply you must have a V8 one which is the error you are making.
Agharta1 h, 15 m ago

You keep banging on about it being niche for the 1% or so as if that's an …You keep banging on about it being niche for the 1% or so as if that's an issue! Life is full of niches and they serve a purpose.The TR4 platform offers:1. Support for much more RAM and official ECC support.2. Quad channel RAM for bandwidth intensive software.3. NVMe RAID.4. Many more PCIe lanes for GPU compute, 10Gb Ethernet, NVMe drives etc.5. Much higher core core count.Your mistake is focusing on the CPU when you choose the platform first.If you require just one of the features that AM4 lacks then you look at TR4 or at Intel.Once you choose the platform then you decide how many cores you need.Just because you want an estate car doesn't imply you must have a V8 one which is the error you are making.



Obviously 1% was an exaggeration, its more like 0.000000001%, but still my point stands. If I am laying down this kind of money then I'd just spend the extra to get the 12 core CPU.

Especially as someone mentioned mining... pretty much no chance of ROI with the 8 core chip.
Horrorwood1 h, 33 m ago

Obviously 1% was an exaggeration, its more like 0.000000001%, but still my …Obviously 1% was an exaggeration, its more like 0.000000001%, but still my point stands. If I am laying down this kind of money then I'd just spend the extra to get the 12 core CPU.Especially as someone mentioned mining... pretty much no chance of ROI with the 8 core chip.


You continue to miss the point in that this has nothing to do with YOU as AMD release products for the masses.
In the real world users buy hardware that suits their needs and don't over specify core counts by 50 to 100% on a whim.
Mining! This platform is meant for real work not gambling.
At my work we sell this CPU, majority opt for the cheapest GFX card(710). this CPU is not aimed at the consumer market. Yes the motherboards are expensive but thats a workstation board, not a gaming one.
So, I would want a 1950x if building a gaming pc but to mine overnight to try and pay for itself over 1-2 years?
Frits8 h, 29 m ago

At my work we sell this CPU, majority opt for the cheapest GFX card(710). …At my work we sell this CPU, majority opt for the cheapest GFX card(710). this CPU is not aimed at the consumer market. Yes the motherboards are expensive but thats a workstation board, not a gaming one.



Interesting, what do they use them for?

bluecityste1 h, 24 m ago

So, I would want a 1950x if building a gaming pc but to mine overnight to …So, I would want a 1950x if building a gaming pc but to mine overnight to try and pay for itself over 1-2 years?


Yes. You can do it with a 1900x but as it is exactly half the amount of cores it would take twice as long to earn the same amount. So although the 1920x is more expensive it will reach ROI quicker.
Might be a good price for this chip in particular but overall it's bad value. No point in spending £300+ on a "placeholder" CPU to upgrade in the future, and there are very few circumstances where you'll want an HEDT platform without the extra cores it provides over mainstream. The R7 1700X or R7 1920X just make more sense in the vast majority of cases.
peter1969uk17th Feb

Pencil sharpener?


I thought it was something to do with sewing
Horrorwood20 h, 14 m ago

They make that EPYC because the boards have features such as 32 NVMe …They make that EPYC because the boards have features such as 32 NVMe slots. As far as I know X399 boards are mostly aimed towards gaming (stupidly).The car analogy doesn't really work because we are comparing pretty much like for like products.Again, tell me what the purpose of this CPU is? If you have a use for ECC RAM (which desktop ryzen can do unofficially) or 64x PCI-E lanes then fair enough, but I highly doubt 99% of people here do.


The X399 boards are certainly not aimed towards gaming, it would be mad to fork out this kind of kit to just game. If you want a gaming setup, then go for Intel.

No, this is more a semi-professional work station, used for CAD, video editing, software developers, and so on.

I would definitely go for this CPU to start with as it provides me with the hardware platform I need to do my daily work (Azure software development in Hyper-V, with multiple Visual Studios, and tools to be opened)... Oh, and a bit of light gaming on the side. 😁

I have considered the 1800X, but that is the current limit of the upgrade path (I'm referring to the core counts). Having the X399 platform, I can easily build a system that I need with the lowest TR CPU, but it does allow me to buy a 1920X or 1950X, when the price comes down.

I'm getting the best value CPU for my need now, but also knowing I can just swap out with a better CPU in the future when I need it, and the price would have come down.

Oh. Heat added btw op. Great price.
EDEN18851 m ago

The X399 boards are certainly not aimed towards gaming, it would be mad to …The X399 boards are certainly not aimed towards gaming, it would be mad to fork out this kind of kit to just game. If you want a gaming setup, then go for Intel.No, this is more a semi-professional work station, used for CAD, video editing, software developers, and so on.I would definitely go for this CPU to start with as it provides me with the hardware platform I need to do my daily work (Azure software development in Hyper-V, with multiple Visual Studios, and tools to be opened)... Oh, and a bit of light gaming on the side. 😁I have considered the 1800X, but that is the current limit of the upgrade path (I'm referring to the core counts). Having the X399 platform, I can easily build a system that I need with the lowest TR CPU, but it does allow me to buy a 1920X or 1950X, when the price comes down.I'm getting the best value CPU for my need now, but also knowing I can just swap out with a better CPU in the future when I need it, and the price would have come down.Oh. Heat added btw op. Great price.


If you really want to pay 50%+ more for the chance upgradeability then OK thats fine

However it is highly likely when you find its time to upgrade it makes more sense to change the socket anyway...
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