Following the release of its second generation Ryzen Threadripper processors earlier this month, AMD began to shut down its first generation Ryzen Threadripper processor. Right now, the most affordable Threadripper (1900X) costs around $ 300, while the former flagship 16-core processor is available for $ 720. However, it's a catch. Platforms with AMD's X399 chipset and TR4 connector are not cheap. Moreover, if the demand for processors increases spontaneously, then the prices on motherboards will increase.
Now that some of AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2000 Series Processors are available for purchase, the original Ryzen Threadripper 1000 Series looks less attractive to the target audience. Even though there is no direct competition between the two product lines right now, it's in AMDs best to sell the remaining stock of the first generation HEDT chips as soon as possible. In an effort to speed up the process, AMD recently made SRP's (suggested retail price) of its first generation Ryzen Threadripper processors to levels that were significantly below those set earlier this year, but not significantly below the campaign prices.
As a result of the price cut, the eight-core Ryzen Threadripper 1
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|TR 2990WX||32/64||3.0 / 4.2||64 MB||4×2933||60||250 W||$ 1799||$ 1799|
|TR 2970WX||24/48||3.0 / 4.2||$ 1299||–|
|TR 2950X||16/32||3.5 / 4.4||32 MB||180 W  $ 899||TR 1950X||3.4 / 4.0||4×2667||$ 799||$ 720|
|TR 2920X||12/24||3.5 / 4.3||4×2933||] $ 649||–|
|TR 1920X||3.5 / 4.0||4×2667||$ 399||$ 449|
|TR 1900X||8/16||3.8 / 4.0||16 MB||$ 299||$ 308|
|Ryzen 7 2700X||8/16||3.7 / 4.3||16 MB||] 2×2933||16||105 W||$ 329  $ 319|
|Ryzen 7 1800X||8/16||3.6 / 4.0||16 MB||2×2667||] 95 W||?||$ 244|
Obviously, Threadrippers needs an AMD X399-based motherboard with the TR4 connector, which is usually more expensive than platforms for AMD's regular Ryzen CPUs. The MSI X399 SLI Plus – one of the most affordable TR4 motherboards – is currently available for $ 310, which is significantly higher than the usual Ryzen processors motherboards ($ 200 – $ 270). Moreover, if the demand for such platforms is skyrockets due to cost-effective CPUs, dealers will increase their prices.
It is unknown how many Ryzen Threadripper 1000 Series CPUs are still in stock by dealers and AMD, and how quickly these shares will last. AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2950X is set to be released August 31, while the 2920X model expires in October. Obviously, AMD is inclined to get rid of the first generation of Ryzen Threadripper chips as soon as possible to avoid internal competition.
Sources: Amazon, 3DCenter