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Review: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and 2990WX

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    It's that time of the year where we will unleash some CPU fury, yes AMD today launches its new Threadripper Gen2 processors. We have two reviews ready for a read, one covering the 16 core / 32 thread...
     
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    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    Holy wow oh wow.
     
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    Koniakki Ancient Guru

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    ^ vbetts is right! WOW! What a CPU!
     
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    sverek Ancient Guru

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    Developers better start improving software to support sexy amount of cores.
     
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    Holy balls! Eye-watering numbers everywhere :eek::D
     
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    m4dn355 Member Guru

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    Freakin' awesome!
    Great review Double H
     
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    Great to see the power AMD has put in consumers hands at ridiculous prices. Unfortunately, until someone squeezes TR into ITX (never?) I'm happy with my 2700X. I actually don't need to overclock anymore.
     
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    cowie Ancient Guru

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    damn right we have plenty of cores for the masses now.
     
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    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    \I want to see Doom Eternal, scaling on all 64 threads of the WX.

    Or, you could do what Linus did with his 8 gamers on one rig. Give 8 VM's with their own dedicated GPU, and hard drive and memory 8 threads.
     
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    what an absolute beast. good job amd!
     
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    Koniakki Ancient Guru

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    Btw the AMD TR 1920X is €408.90 on amazon! :eek:

    There's also a used X399 Prime-A for €208. €616 for 12C/24T combo!

    I need to go offline before I do something impulsive I might regret.

    *disables ethernet
     
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    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    Any testing done with the CoolerMaster sourced Wraith Ripper?
     
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    Nice work AMD... Too bad I only care for gaming performance. ;)
     
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    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Works quite well, but it's rather light and bright and blocks the main x16 slot on the ASUS board. I might do a quick article on it separately. Honestly, these CPUs deserve at least LCS though.
     
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    On page 7. Why is the tRC 73 rather than 48 as shown in the XMP profile ?
    @Hilbert Hagedoorn
     
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    Seems like the 2950X will be the better CPU for gaming.
     
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    For the 2990WX, I'm impressed that the single-threaded and memory benchmarks didn't suffer much considering the CCX configuration. Seems the InfinityFabric is much more efficient than I gave it credit for. As far as I'm concerned, if you could get past 3200MHz for the RAM, you'd see a pretty hefty performance increase, but I'm aware TRs don't tend to like going higher than that.

    Also those overclock wattage numbers... holy crap, this is a CPU I would opt to keep at stock speeds, especially considering you don't really get much of a boost out of it...
     
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    Ripping in pieces every other processor before it, professional, consumer or anything else.
    The most powerful CPU ever made. (so far)
     
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    Thanks for the great review.
    Just for Fun- Look at Tom's review for load power consumption of 2990WX VS i9 7980XE - its 250W vs 282W!!! LOL.
    Intel just overclocking their CPU's, OMG dont want to think about their "upcoming" 28 core :).
     
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