AMD Throws Shade At Intel By Offering To Swap Core i7-8086K For A Threadripper 1950X

Remember how Intel had recently debuted its ‘special’ Core i7-8086K at Computex 2018? Well, it looks like AMD has something to add to that. The red company has just launched a rather interesting campaign, which offer winners of Intel’s Core i7-8086K Limited Edition Sweepstakes a chance to swap their newly won CPU with a Ryzen Threadripper 1950X processor—but only limited to 40 people.

AMD has mentioned the following:

“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. That’s why we’re giving 40 performance-hungry enthusiasts in the U.S. an opportunity to celebrate the next 40 years of high-performance computing by trading in their commemorative processor prize for our CPU that enables you to work, play and create with heavy metal.”

Do note that this campaign is only open to consumers who are currently residing in the United States, which is unfortunate. That aside, it seems that AMD is indeed confident that it will be ‘dominating’ the x86 market in the near future. Whether that becomes a reality remains to be seen. Either way, it’ll be interesting to see if Intel will have come up with a response to AMD’s ‘savageness’—or not.

(Source: AMD)

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