The monster 32-core AMD Threadripper 2990X chipset, which AMD has already showcased with rumored benchmarks emerging and displaying awesome performance, seems ready to be sold with a price tag of 1500 Euros. The media spotted this data over at a news website, listing the latest CPU for the abovementioned cost, which converts to approximately $1700.
In Europe, the Core i9-7980XE from Intel presently has a price tag of EUR 2000 and a price label of $2100 in the U.S. Hence, this is a great deal in the realm of chipsets, with AMD appearing ready to provide 32 cores for almost $400 less than 18-core flagship processor of Intel. That is a devastating difference considering that the 32-core Threadripper will expectedly provide almost 2 times more the performance of the Threadripper 1950X.
On a related note, AMD is aiming to extend its group in the country almost 40% by employing 500 engineers to make stronger its aim on new techs comprising virtual reality and augmented reality (VR and AR). Over and above this, the company is also seeking to re-skill its workers in VR and AR. “We are seeking at VR and AR for now. We will employ new talent, but also we are greatly spending in reskilling and upskilling our current workers to add to the altering needs,” claimed chief operating officer-HR at AMD, Kiranmai Pendyala, to the media in an interview.
This is analogous to its plan a couple of years back, when it began operating on game console techs and moved a part of its labor force to the fresh unit. “We had set up the Radeon Technologies team to completely operate in the graphics segment and virtual reality as well as identified machine learning as latest development sectors for us,” Pendyala claimed further while addressing the reporters.