AMD Announces 64-core Ryzen Threadripper 3990X with 4.3 GHz Turbo at 3990 USD

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  1. slyphnier

    slyphnier Master Guru

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    i admit i am wrong with GPU being most used for rendering... most still use CPU ... but again final-composition will always run thru render-farm which is tons of server to render final composition

    u believe that terminator x threadripper cm, really? lol
    like artist or animator or every department, working on "production"-quality in work ?
    so artist/modeller need TR-cores to draw or model a high-quality CG ? or animator need TR-cores to animate? coder need TR-cores to debug ?
    cmon i believe u know better than this, right ?

    how about watch this ?
     
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    wow, just wow

    I didn't expect it to have such a high boost, amazing stuff. As for price, well, I think it's appropriate all thing considered. GG AMD!
     
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    I believe I had the disclaimed there. However, it doesn't change the fact that if you are making a complex scene, the more power you have, the more responsive the program will be.

    Mysteriously AMD is making these CPUs, and Intel also tried to make them, so there has to be some use for them, you know. They aren't all going to oil princes.
     
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    The argument that it's too many cores is moot, sort of amusing to hear people having no trouble imagining how slower, more expensive Xeons get sold and used--while thinking AMD's market for a 3990 will be much smaller. Wherever $10k Xeons go, even a pair of them (!), one $3990 TR will get you there cheaper (much cheaper) and much faster, too!
     

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    Since it isn't noted, my guess is in the 350W range.
     
  6. Astyanax

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    the people that are buyng these processors have specific utility in mind, they aren't idiotic gamers throwing thousands at gigaherz.
     
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    What I find most interesting is the contrast with Intel's comparable chips. They have several Xeons with between sixteen and twenty-eight cores and the fastest any of them go is 2.6GHz (the 18-core chip.) That is quite a difference in clock rate. I am glad AMD's chips have a good enough IPC rate for that clock frequency to really mean something.
     
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    As I said before elsewhere, AMD is literally on another level when it comes to performance. The 3950X rivals the performance of Intel's best HEDT chip while the 3990X rivals the performance of Intel's best server chip. It's amazing just how far they've come in such a short period of time.

    This kind of chip would be amazing for computing work, finding cures for diseases and folding proteins. I wish I had the money for it.
     
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    typo: $399.00 ????
     
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    That is AMD's ship sailing in calm seas with Dr. Su as a captain!
     

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    this is what you get when a gaming hardware site reports on enterprise products. fanboys can't discern between the two.
     
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    Honestly if you are playing games at 2k and 4k there's no real point upgrading until the next wave of gpus. I have a 1800x and i can testify that at 2k i'm for the most part gpu bound with a 5700XT. Now if like me you are also working with your computer (and getting paid doing so) then yeah the new Zen cpus are tempting. Can't wait for Zen 4 AMD will surely keep Zen 3 around for a while and reduce the price ;)
     
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    Do you know when Intel will make a cpu to fight with this 3990X? In 2114+....
     
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    Hmm, I've been needing a new heating system, this plus a pair of Radeon VII's should do nicely.

    All joking aside, fair play AMD! I never expected that much processing power to be able to fit under my desk.
     
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    Aida64 says my 3960x makes 268Watts stock running cinebench20 I'm very interested in seeing how hardware sites are going to cool the 64 cores
    coming from an 8 cores I'm surprised in good (not 300% power) but also in bad, air-cooling (TR4 noctua and bequiet) and aio (H115i and H150i) are not enough it works but they are clearly overworked, I wouldn't try 32 cores with my current setup so a 64 no way, especially if logically they make your TRX40 motherboard get hotter I can tell you it generates way more heat that Z390 (especially if like me you have almost all drives and usbs connected it does make the PCH hotter than review setups) going custom loop we'll see how it goes
     
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    this cpu only has 700% more cores than my cpu... sounds alright.. sigh
     
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    Ryzen power and cooling scales well at lower frequencies and opposite if they are pushed harder then stock, so the lower clocked 64 core is not going to use twice the power compared to a higher clocked 32 core.
    A 64 core might go into the 300-400W range and here we find the Intel 10980XE already, the threadripper should be a little easier to cool because of the spread out heat from the chiplets.
     
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    This CPU has 1600% more cores than my 2500K and 3200% more threads
     
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    umm there's a lot of work period that's not special fx, and there's a butt ton of transcoding for "dailies" (work in progress)
    and there's a whole class of Indie film maker's you're neglecting - production companies.
    and ... BECAUSE of the bandwidth and PCI-E lanes Threadripper is ideal for mid sized production companies AND it's site-mobile.

    i do know Hollywood quite well. and production companies run by the talent (i.e. stars) like full control of all assets with security.

    i do not know why you assume PCI-e 4.0 isn't important. especially when you have storage and gpu's running at same. and yeah, they'll buy Instinct gpu's just for PCI-e 4.0 because of the rendering speed with Threadripper.
     
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    Hi there

    Most of movies where CGI is used are rendered by CPU based renderers like Arnold or Pixar Renderman but yes I agree its not done on home PC but run through the render farms or render servers

    If really you need as artist ThreadRipper or any high count CPU, I would say yes there if budget allows, I do use like CPU based renderers because of limitation of GPU VRAM, I have done few renders which wouldn't fit on any VRAM GPU on market(76GB) and render took me to render noise free I think close to 24 hours on 5960x with 4.7GHz

    To draw CG not sure what you meant by it, but most of are models are done in Maya, Mudbox, Zbrush, you off course you can draw it with something like Wacon tablet and PS/Gimp or any other 2D SW but for CG works you are using Zbrush, Maya or Mudbox amd if there ThreadRipper helps, depending on yours workflow, if you are really using lots of subdivision etc then higher count CPU helps, most of new apps already can utilise all cores

    In animation department, that's again depending on SW used, some SW still refuse to use more than 2 cores for animation, but some can use all cores available

    There are lots of independent movie makers or CG artist which would take both hands these CPU,just due the sheer power of CPU in rendering and other things

    Just wish AMD and AIB have released board with 7 PCI_E slots and at least 10 SATA ports

    Hope this helps

    Thanks, Jura
     

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