System76 Launches New AMD Threadripper Machine

Feb 13, 2020

System76 has added an AMD Threadripper option for their Thelio desktop lineup.

The most successful retailer of Linux-based desktops, laptops, and servers has announced a new addition to their popular Thelio desktop lineup. The new option, part of the Thelio Major model, adds AMD’s 64 Core Threadripper 3990X CPU into the mix. This system can compile the Linux kernel in 24 seconds, apply a circular motion blur in 44 seconds, and render a Blender scene in 76 seconds. That’s incredibly fast.

The Threadripper Thelio Major has been optimized for the heat produced by the 280 watt, 64-Core CPU, which was a serious undertaking. System76 accomplished the task by using a 5.5" duct that pulls air from inside the system, directs it across a heat sink, and then (drawing the heated air through copper piping) sends it out of the machine through the rear. This method compartmentalized the GPU and CPU heat sources as well as the air that is used to cool the individual chips.

The Thelio Major ships with Pop!_OS and can be customized to best fit your needs (GPU, RAM, storage). The Threadripper version of the Thelio Major starts at $3,798 USD, but can be maxed out to a whopping $14,131 USD.

If the Threadripper version of the Thelio Major is out of your price range, you can always opt for the basic Thelio model, which starts at $899 USD.

Original announcement: https://system76.com/threadripper

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