Rumour has it that AMD is facing problems with its upcoming, highly anticipated Ryzen Threadripper HEDT CPUs. According to Japanese tech site, Hermitage Akihabara, the official pre-order date for AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper CPUs will be pushed from 27 July to 10 August.
The reasoning behind the delay seem to be due to availability issues with Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. Hermitage Akihabara has also mentioned that the Ryzen Threadripper will officially be made available around 9pm local Malaysia time (during the launch date). Meanwhile, folks at VideoCardz has also said that this isn’t the first time that the “availability issue” was brought up.
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Another rumour that was mentioned by the Japanese tech site is that Ryzen Threadripper processors may not come with CPU coolers. If this were to be true, then consumers wanting to own a Ryzen CPU will have to buy a compatible CPU cooler separately – which may drive up the total cost of ownership.
Speaking of which, for those who aren’t aware: AMD’s upcoming CPUs that will most likely be launched during the “new” rumoured dates are the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X and Threadripper 1950X. Regardless, we do suggest our dear readers to take this rumour with a pinch of salt; at least until AMD’s Capsaicin event, which will be held six days from now.