Update: It looks like the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X is sold out at the time of writing. We'll update this article if Amazon brings this deal back online.
The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X is an excellent processor for one reason, and one reason alone: it serves as a brilliant and affordable entry into the world of HEDT computing. And, during Amazon Prime Day, it's never been more affordable to build yourself a healthy workstation.
During Amazon Prime Day, you can score a whopping 61% off of this 12-core, 24-thread monster of a processor, bringing the price down from $649 to $253. That's less than an entry-level mainstream processor. At this price, there's no reason not to make a high-end desktop system.
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And, while some people may point at the recently-released AMD Ryzen 9 3900X as a mainstream answer to the 12-core 24-thread question, there are certain things that Threadripper supports that Ryzen 3rd Generation just doesnt.
For one, you're getting quad-channel memory support, with support for up to 2TB of RAM. Now, most people won't ever need that much memory, but being able to slot in 8 32GB RAM modules for a total of 256GB of RAM would make for a productivity behemoth.
So, if you're planning on building yourself a workstation, and were just looking for an affordable HEDT chip to get started, Amazon Prime Day is the perfect time to jump on it.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
$649 $253 at Amazon
If you're looking to upgrade to the TR4 HEDT platform, there's never been a better time. This 12-core, 24-thread powerhouse of a processor is now cheaper than a mid-range mainstream chip. You don't want to miss this 61% off Amazon Prime Day deal.
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