AMD Shows packaging of its first HEDT Ryzen ThreadRipper CPU.

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Oh come now. We know x299 and the i9's are the "hottest" things to hit this year.





    sorry had to do it
     
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    Do you really think a 180W TDP 16-core CPU will not get hot? :p
     

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    Ok is that what the Retail box is going to look like or someone just made that for a show? Looks really good btw.
     
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    At the very least, this is what the 16-core model and/or reviewers will get their hands on.

    Its amazing how much someone's mood can impact a review. Even judges tend to decree more serious punishments if they're hungry and waiting for lunch/dinner. First impressions are a good way to curb pessimism, and fancy packaging is the first impression to a product.
     
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    Looking sharp, real sharp:smoke:
     
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    HAHAHAHAHA

    That's a good one! :D
     
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    Pfffft, meh!

    And - YAWN.

    Overhype, nothing else.
    I am waiting for a glimpse of proper Intel's multicore chips (those, that are not yet released). And 6-core Coffee Lake. And 10nm. Those are interesting.
    TR - is not, sorry AMD fans.
     
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    Whether you like it or not, TR is interesting - it interesting enough that Intel made an 18 core in spite of it. When Intel considers it interesting, it is interesting. Whether or not it is overhyped is a different story, but we can't conclusively say it is until it is reviewed. The hype could be adequate (though personally I'm betting on overhyped).
    However, what is stupid are the people who plan on getting 10+ core TRs for gaming purposes, thinking all the extra cores are actually going to make any difference. Sure, the extra memory channels might help, but that's about it. 6c/12t AM4 or 1151 CPUs are good enough, even for streamers.

    Meanwhile, the 6-core Coffee Lakes aren't interesting (in comparison to TR) - they're products that should've been released several years ago and there's a good chance their prices aren't going to be competitive. The only thing that is intriguing about them is why it took Intel so long to release them. Going from 14nm to 10nm is also un-interesting, because it's just an incremental bump with predictable outcomes.

    There are plenty of things about AMD's roadmap that are un-interesting or just downright disappointing. TR is not one of them.
     
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    Except of course AMD Threadripper has a soldiered IHS and 80% more surface area to dissipate heat. Intels is smaller and uses cheap thermal paste, since AIO's watercooling are struggling with the current 10 core (mostly due to the thermal paste used) what do think it will do with a 16-18core?
     
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    Might I suggest that you are at the wrong site, please head on over to www-ssl.intel.com. People here are interested in technology not some weird football team mentality of side choosing. TR is interesting to every real tech person regardless if its is something they would buy, your tech card has been revoked.

    Thanks.
     
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    For streamers who have a second machine to do the encoding, 6 cores is the max they'd see used by games in the near future, but for streaming there's sure nothing wrong with having a whole bunch of cores.

    Google "layerth dota streaming benchmark" (w/o the quotes)

    And besides that, people might want to run other software while they game, and games like Battlefield 1 demand more than a 1151 i5 delivers, and a i7 would again suffer from streaming at the same time.

    Perhaps there's also customers who really love the idea of having that many PCIe lanes, and might also want to play games sometimes.


    Only if Threadripper is worse at games than a regular 8-core Ryzen do you have a point. Reviews will show that.
     
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    Very interesting package, I'm curious what cooler the 16-core will come with in retail, or will it be without any?

    ps- Don't feed the obvious trolls guys. :p
     

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    Looks dope
     
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    I'm getting a 12core. FU Intel
     
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    Streamers don't need framerates beyond 60FPS (in fact, many don't even need to go beyond 30FPS) as viewers of the content likely won't have a player or display to watch them beyond that speed. Even an i5 is capable of handling any modern game at those frame rates without streaming. With streaming, an extra couple cores with HT/SMT ought to take care of the load.
    I would like to see solid proof of a streamer who struggles with a 6c/12t CPU. The "layerth" benchmarks show that you wouldn't really lose out on such a CPU.

    I'd rather enjoy those extra several hundred dollars on other things (such as a better GPU) and not needlessly run things in the background while I play a game. If whatever it is you're doing in the background can't wait, you shouldn't be gaming anyway because you're probably still slowing down that task, even with 10+ cores.

    Priorities.
    Using your breadwinning machine for play is a bad move. I understand some people need that many PCIe lanes, but gamers don't. I'm not aware of a GPU that can take advantage of more than x8 lanes on PCIe 3.0 (and for that matter, most workstation hardware doesn't either).

    Due to the extra CCXs, I suspect TR will have better minimum frame rates and worse maximum frame rates. Since people here tend to only care about maximum, it will likely be deemed worse for gaming
     
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    It's not overhype if we know the design scales really well. ThreadRipper will have 2x the performance of Ryzen (probably), and it won't cost your kidneys.

    You're waiting for Intel monolithic designs, rushed out in response to AMD, that have poor yields and cost a fortune? And you have the guts to say that typing on a laptop...
    I'm sorry Intel fanboy, but 2017 belongs to AMD on the CPU market. They're the ones pushing innovation.

    :roll:

    Blow up? :banana:
     
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    Huge!
    Looks to be enough space there to hold a half decent AIO so maybe the rumours about it being packaged with one are true.
    Not interested a gamer, and I don't stream so the extra cores/threads it offers beyond my current i7 are really not needed for me, but I'll be interested to see how it performs in workstation tasks.
     

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