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    Lol stop being an intel fanboy, threadripper is obviously not for gaming.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Traf Click here to enlarge
    Lol stop being an intel fanboy, threadripper is obviously not for gaming.
    Dude I'm just going through a review and posting the charts. I'm on page 5 of benchmarks relax.

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    This should help summarize:

    AMD’s mainstream Ryzen CPUs heralded the return of competition in the desktop processor market. Now, AMD brings the same Zen architecture and strategy to the high-end desktop, and we’ve already seen Intel’s reaction in the form of lower prices for its (still-pricey) Skylake-X line-up.

    First, the elephant in the room: AMD positions Threadripper for creators, heavy multi-taskers, and gamers who stream to services like Twitch. It also specifically states that the processor isn’t intended for low-resolution gaming, particularly under lightly-threaded titles.

    We are going to explore more intense use-cases in an upcoming feature, but were unable to complete streaming testing due to the usual time constraints we face during a launch window. We did run some ad hoc tests and were able to easily play Mafia 3 at 4K while encoding a video and running a virtual machine, which we could still access via remote desktop. We didn’t experience any significant performance degradation via our own subjective measure. Still, we prefer hard data and will work at putting definitive results behind the experience.

    It’s clear that Intel's Core i9-7900X offers better average frame rates during purely gaming workloads, but our standard practice of focusing on 99th percentile metrics takes performance and smoothness into consideration. We’re looking at a five FPS delta between the stock -7900X and Threadripper’s best stock configuration in all games, and six FPS for new games. That gap becomes seven and four FPS, respectively, after overclocking both processors. You can imagine that gap will shrink at higher resolutions.

    We didn’t add platform costs to our price efficiency charts because all high-end parts drop into obviously premium platforms, and X399 is no exception. But be mindful that you'll pay a lot more for a HEDT platform than the two mainstream configurations we tested. Cheaper alternatives like the Core i7-7700K and Ryzen 7 series are likely better for the folks who are interested in gaming, first and foremost. Much like our recommendations for Intel’s high-end desktop processors, we don’t recommend AMD’s flagship 1950X for strictly gaming, either.

    If your workloads are CPU-bound, though, Threadripper shines in our benchmarks written to exploit as many cores as you can throw at them. Threadripper outpaces the similarly-priced -7900X in rendering, encoding, and compression. As expected, it isn’t quite as nimble in lightly-threaded applications, such as decompression and portions of the Adobe suite. Those applications continue to favor Intel’s IPC throughput and frequency.

    After the Ryzen launch, AMD was faced with the challenge of quickly maturing its motherboard ecosystem and convincing game developers to optimize existing titles for the new architecture. The company has met with success on many fronts in a relatively brief time (it’s hard to believe it’s only been five months), and enablement continues. Threadripper is a unique product that introduces even more complex challenges. No doubt, AMD is ready to take action on those, too. Case in point: Threadripper offers so many cores that some games won't even load. No doubt, Intel will face the same conundrum in the future as it scales out its architectures as well.

    AMD is obviously aware of the challenges it faces. Using a combination of BIOS switches and Windows-based utilities, it exposes several knobs that ensure compatibility and address the architectural eccentricities of a data center-inspired desktop product. We’re sure to see well-heeled enthusiasts work through the settings to find the best combinations, even if most want to use Threadripper the way it ships. Of course, we like to experiment, so we’ll spend the coming weeks working on more stressful use-cases and finding the best combinations for different workloads.

    Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is a solid entrant for AMD, and the company knows it's going after a niche market here. Those who need what Threadripper offers likely already know. And if that's you, we have to imagine you're elated to know there's an alternative to Intel's steep buy-in, particularly now that AMD is winning in benchmarks it hasn't won in a very long time.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Traf Click here to enlarge
    Lol stop being an intel fanboy, threadripper is obviously not for gaming.
    Jump the gun there a bit? Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Jump the gun there a bit? Click here to enlarge
    Who knew you would post the entire review here

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Traf Click here to enlarge
    Who knew you would post the entire review here
    I did. Because I'm not an Intel fanboy.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I did. Because I'm not an Intel fanboy.
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    AMD just dropped Threadripper 2. AKA...Beastmode. Flagship 2990WX 32 cores 64 threads.


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    32 cores, wow. So I guess I could multitask like a badass with that? Maybe it's overkill?

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    Damn straight it's an overkill. For most users anyway. Still, I wouldn't mind sticking one in my MoBo. lol

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    Software always lags behind the hardware. That's why I never am an early adopter on stuff like this. You'll pay a premium for something that will take a year to be able to be fully utilized and when that happens prices also drop a bunch. Effectively, you just paid an extra grand for bragging rights.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by eric84405 Click here to enlarge
    Software always lags behind the hardware. That's why I never am an early adopter on stuff like this. You'll pay a premium for something that will take a year to be able to be fully utilized and when that happens prices also drop a bunch. Effectively, you just paid an extra grand for bragging rights.
    Doesn't Windows 10 support multiple cores?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky2 Click here to enlarge
    32 cores, wow. So I guess I could multitask like a badass with that? Maybe it's overkill?
    The sweet spot I believe will be the 2950x, 16 core and 4.4gh for $899. Geared more towards gaming, rather than productivity. Not to say 16cores/32threads won't rendered videos insanely fast. 2950x is bargain to the top i9 offerings and higher clock speeds.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
    The sweet spot I believe will be the 2950x, 16 core and 4.4gh for $899. Geared more towards gaming, rather than productivity. Not to say 16cores/32threads won't rendered videos insanely fast. 2950x is bargain to the top i9 offerings and higher clock speeds.
    I'm going to wait and see if I can get any of these in a laptop.

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    IMO in the CPU market AMD is slapping Intel hard. Intel wants 2x the price for 5-10% more performance, it's laughable.

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