AMD offers i7-8086K winners a Threadripper 1950X trade

Ceria Alfonso
Junio 20, 2018

The first 40 US -based winners of the Intel® 8th Gen Core i7-8086k Limited Edition Sweepstakes (which opened on June 7, 2018 and closed on June 8, 2018) ("Competitor Sweepstakes") to complete certain steps will be offered the opportunity to exchange their new, in-box prize processor for a flagship 16-core AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 1950X processor built for the gamers and creators who need a processor that can do it all.

If you want a refresher on how the 16-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X processor performs, please head on over to the linked HEXUS review, from back in August a year ago, to check through our extensive tests.

As part of the festivities, Intel announced a sweepstakes in which it would give away 8,086 CPUs during a 24-hour span.

For US readers who were lucky enough to get a prize in Intel's giveaway and who fancy the thought of trading up to a Ryzen Threadripper, details of AMD's offer are available on the official website.

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For those that did win a processor, AMD is offering up a tantalizing deal to rain on Intel's parade. AMD goes on, to tease "We appreciate the advancements they've helped drive with the x86 architecture over the last four decades. But, we're ready to take it from here", AMD said, emptying both barrels of the shade shotgun at Intel's direction. Those steps will be communicated on this webpage on June 25 at 1:00:00 PM EDT.

Celebrating the past is neat, but here at AMD we are focused on the future and the next 40 years of high-performance computing.

AMD attempted to troll Intel yesterday by offering 40 winners of the company's Core i7-8086K sweepstakes the opportunity to trade their prize for a Threadripper 1950X, noting that it has more cores, cache, and PCIe lanes. Before the chips were announced, the community was asking for something special to mark the occasion, and Intel delivered with the pre-binned chip.

Really, the whole thing is a bit moot unless you happen to be in the U.S. and one of the 40 Core i7-8086K winners.

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