AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X wins CES Best of Innovation award

While the show isn’t until the new year, the judging panel at CES has already given AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 1950X processor the Best of Innovation award.

The high-end processor has been announced as the winner in the Computer Hardware and Components category which was judged by a panel of independent industrial designers, engineers, and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics across 28 categories.

“The overwhelmingly positive response from enthusiasts and expert reviewers that greeted the release of AMD Ryzen Threadripper already served as a huge reward for the AMD whole engineering team who built this ground-breaking product,” said AMD chief marketing officer John Taylor.

AMD describes the processor as a ‘powerhouse’, and they are fairly safe in that assertion. The Ryzen Threadripper 1950X boasts support for 16 cores and 32 threads and is built around AMD’s powerful Zen core architecture. 

Taylor continued: “with its selection as a CES 2018 Best of Innovation Award winner, Ryzen Threadripper achieves a special standing and place of leadership in the incredible history of processor innovation.”

The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), owner and producer of CES 2018, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognising achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X processor will be displayed at CES 2018, which runs January 9-12, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Best of Innovation Honorees were also displayed at CES Unveiled New York on November 9 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City.

The award tops off what has been a stellar year for AMD, with the launch of its Ryzen Threadripper processor ranges that have seen the component maker propelled back into the spotlight. In the last quarter the company’s profits rose an impressive 23 per cent year-on-year.

“Strong customer adoption of our new high-performance products drove significant revenue growth and improved financial results from a year ago,” said Dr. Lisa Su, AMD president and CEO. “Our third quarter new product introductions and financial execution mark another important milestone as we establish AMD as a premier growth company in the technology industry.”

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