Alienware Area 51 Ryzen Threadripper Benchmarks

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Over the weekend LinusTechTips posted some results on an Alienware Area 51 powered by a 16-core, 32-thread ThreadripperThe 32 GB (4x 8 GB) with 2666 MHz DDR4 RAM was fitted with a FE GTX 1080 Ti....

    Alienware Area 51 Ryzen Threadripper Benchmarks
     
  2. Aura89

    Aura89 Ancient Guru

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    So basically:

    For the reasons one might want a multi-core monster, the threadripper is great, especially for the price, and is the one to get, compared to Intel.

    The reviews i'm seeing on places like newegg for the 7900x seem..... interesting. Things like:

    "Cons: It's too cheap.

    Other Thoughts: It should be more expensive."
     
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  3. Kaarme

    Kaarme Ancient Guru

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    Didn't they get it to work with faster RAM?
     
  4. alxtorrentazos

    alxtorrentazos Master Guru

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    I hope the new 1900X also delivers.......I want those extra lanes and quad channel.....for someone who just play games mostly, a 1950X would be overkill. My savings are for the 1900X and a 2180Ti to replace my 6 years old Sandy Bridge of my signature :)

    PS. Great idea Alienware!!!, make their customers to save some money using 2666MHz memory.....GENIUS!
     
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  5. NewTRUMP Order

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    Still waiting to see benchmarks when the Threadripper gets to strectch it's legs on a full x399 motherboard and with a faster ram. Also want to see what happens when someone ponies up the money and puts in 1 tb of ram. Intel is really getting it's skirt pulled up around it's neck on this one.:funny:
     
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    Threadripper "sux" for gaming, ROX for rendering :)
     
  7. RzrTrek

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    Looks like AMD is having a hard time beating Intel where it counts (most game benchmarks is proof of that claim) and please, spare me from the whole "who knows, maybe in the future" crap, now is all that matters.
     
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  8. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    Sorry but gaming is a small fragment of what computers are used for.
     
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    threadripper 1950x: £999

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    Well as i'm solely a gamer with no picture/video editing needs i think i am more than happy to stay with Intel looking at these results. However time will tell with AMD bios/game updates
     
  10. Ryu5uzaku

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    More like they are close enough that taking AMD cpu is a good alternative. And better in other cases.
     

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    My opinion-What you are seeing on the Gaming benchmarks is Majority of game devolopers are Coding For intel specificly so thats why you see that small gap in performance ect, Things are slowly turning around finally since Amd has shown it CAN compete in the Mid/high end gaming segment.Give it a couple years and things are in fact going to turn around.:)
     
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    They tested the CPUs in gaming at 4K???
     
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    I was waiting for monsters like this and I'm close to buying 1920x. Why noone says about real multi-tasking which for this rig should be build for, like leaving open but minimalised 100 tabs in chrome with realtime charts (BTC/ALTs), starting some sandboxed VMs systems (isolated wallets), mining in the background and playing some game in 4k in the same time.
     
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    Why do these results have anything to do with your derision if you are only a gamer? Who in there right mind even looks at a 16 core CPU and thinks gaming. Seriously guys AMD smokes Intel on the workstation stuff for now and that is all that should matter with these CPU's. AMD hs Ryzen for "gamers" or Intel has a 7700k or whatever else that isn't 10+ cores.
     
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    Nobody game in 4k, because 60hz sux :wanker:
     

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    Keep in mind TR is likely going to have worse latency. You ought to get better minimum frame rates but worse maximum. Unless you're doing 3x Crossfire or SLI, the extra PCIe lanes won't do anything for you vs an AM4 build.
    I'm guessing you meant 2080Ti?

    Really, gaming is where it counts? That's all that matters when it comes to buying a CPU? Not only is that objectively wrong, but TR is not by any means a gamer's platform and I really don't understand where people think otherwise. Where you want to be spared of the "maybe in the future" excuse is enough proof of that. All that being said, sure, there is nothing wrong with using TR for gaming. It is a great platform if you do work and leisure, much like Nvidia's Titan series. But anyone who buys TR (or a Titan, while I'm at it) for gaming is, frankly in my opinion, an idiot, and I don't care who I offend in saying that. Again, people who have significant priorities other than gaming are exceptions. To clarify, I don't think TR is a bad gaming platform, it's just bad to use with gaming as the primary purpose.

    In this day and age, I'm a bit surprised there hasn't been a more well-established multitasking benchmark. Most benches nowadays are strictly for a single process; multi-core CPUs are designed for multi-tasking, not necessarily parallel processing (that's what GPUs are for). But, I'd say 100 Chrome tabs wouldn't be much use - Chrome does a pretty good job at idling tabs that aren't being viewed, to spare CPU cycles. 100 tabs just simply eats up a lot of RAM.
     
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    Although with Ryzen, this has proven to be the case given with every microcode release, memory support and higher speeds which Ryzen loves is always getting better.
     
  18. Loophole35

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    There are still some workloads outside gaming that Intel has the edge like Photoshop and Office, but likely that is due to lack of optimization. However the facts remain Ryzen is not a slam dunk better across the board on all workloads outside gaming.
     
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    I'm curious why nobody uses grid computing for these chips? An app like BOINC can max out all threads and scales perfectly (it's like prime95, except you actually compute live data). You don't even need active testers, since you can just start it and let it run, nor do you need any skills to use it (just download, select project(s) and run). Rendering and workstation benches are useful, but some computing results would be good as well.

    Talking about missing the mark. Do you really think people would buy a $999 16-core processor for playing games? HEDT chips are for high-end desktops, not consumer gaming PCs. What matters the most for these chips is multi-core performance and productivity.
     
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    Are you saying for testing purposes or in general? I'm sure there are people interested in them for BOINC, but building brand new dedicated BOINC PCs are a very niche market. Otherwise you're right - CPUs like these would be perfect for it, and BOINC would make for a pretty good real-world benchmark. Certain projects like SETI aren't going away any time soon and ought to have pretty consistent results. SETI also has GPU support - not too often would you be able to see CPUs mixed in with GPUs on the same graph.

    On a side note, I really wish BOINC had more GPU-oriented tasks. There are a lot of projects I'd really like to contribute toward but I have more GPUs to my disposal than CPUs.
     
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