Threadripper 3rd Gen

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  1. Phido

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    I get the reason. And computing moves forward particularly at the HDET end of town.
    But I think thats a pretty short life for a platform. Then again TRX40 isnt' going to last any longer, it two will last just two cpu cycles. At which point it will go to DDR5 and PCIE-5

    I think there will be a lot of annoyed gamers that bought into threadripper.

    Of course if your into highend IO. AI etc. This will be a god send.

    4 x NVme 4.0 4xPCIE storage. 15GB/S and you can have multiples of that while still puting significant SATA storage off your chipset.
     
  2. RnR

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    Yeah, looking at both my Taichi/1950 and zenith/2920 and feeling rather unimpressed.

    Would have liked Zen 3 performance.
     
  4. Phido

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    I guess the smarter move would have been to sell off all your thread-ripper gear and buy into AM4. Oh well its just money.

    I would just buy into Socket SP3.. Its cheaper, more capable.. etc.. Threadripper is nice, but its not cheap, and its technically not the big mother.. Who wants 128 Threads when you can have 256!
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    If you are going to spend $1000 on a motherboard. make it a big mother.
     

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  5. bobsled

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    I’ll chill with my main 2950x and htpc 1950x for the time being; no CPU upgrade for me! $3500 just to upgrade to a 24c proc = hell no.
     
  6. DarkWorld

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    Australian pricings
     
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  7. Daveros

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    Not bad prices. Couple bucks cheaper than the US once you factor GST (unless my maths is off).

    I mean they are still stupidly expensive, but there’s no “Australia Tax”.
     
  8. Phido

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    No entry level model. Only slightly more expensive than buying 2 x 3900 or 2 x 3950.

    Old Threadrippers would make great file servers etc. You can pick up a 1900x for like $200 new. grab a board, Some came with 10gb e from the get go and some ecc ram.
     
  9. chook

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    I want a Threadripper. I don't need one. My wallet neither wants nor needs one. The original first world problem.
     
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  10. demiurge3141

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    Overkill for file server.
     
  11. 335 GT

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    HEDT...

    You gotta pay to play and depreciation is far worse than buying a new car.
     
  12. RnR

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    Looks like an incredible platform!
     
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    just wateched the Hardware Unboxed review



    Faster in games than the 9900k in a couple of games - close in all others - thats a massive turnaround from previous gen.

    Also watched Level 1, Gamers Nexus and read the Guru3d and ANandtech reviews.

    The overall opinion is that the 3950x pretty much makes the 10980x a waste of money as it generally outperforms it and the Gen 3 Threadripper makes the entire Intel HEDT lineup redundant.
    The 64core has also been announced but wont be available until early next year - that will be nuts
     
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  14. chook

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    Very true. One doesn't say, "I will just go and get me one of those value for money HEDT processors to do my Friendfaces on." You get it because girls go crazy for an HEDT man.


    Also, the Anandtech review is good:

    https://www.anandtech.com/show/1504...0x-and-3970x-review-24-and-32-cores-on-7nm/15

    Of course it isn't as good as the OCAU review (shameless splug):

    https://www.overclockers.com.au/article.php?id=1274560
     
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    Haha.

    Where do I sign? :D

    64 cores on the way at 4GHz+.
    No wonder we got a new socket.
     
  17. Phido

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    Holey mother of god.

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    Yeh, if you had a 2950x or even a 2990wx and you did rendering you would chuck it out the window straight away. The new 32 core is twice as fast as the 24 core of the older generation.

    The 3950x also matches the old 24 core setup.. Astounding.
     
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    3950X is not exactly....the most useful CPU. AM4 platform still lacks IO, plus 10980XE can overclock to be much faster than 3950X
     
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    Yes but the 10980XE is a HEDT processor - the 3950x is a mainstream product. It (the 3950x)competes with the 9900k. The 10980xe competes against (or not as the numbers show) with the 3rd Gen Threadrippers.
     
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  20. chook

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    From the above linked Anandtech review
     

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