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News AMD confirms 3rd Gen Threadripper and 3950X for Nov 25th

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 7 Nov 2019.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    Gimme 3950X pls
     
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  3. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Any one got a spare three grand I can borrow on a long term basis?

    These things look amazing !
     
  4. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    Epic no doubt, but to my mind you'd need to be using the chip a lot to do something that made you a substantial amount of money to justify the set-up cost.
     
  5. sandys

    sandys Well-Known Member

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    :( lack of x399 support sucks big ones.

    Server space has backwards compatibility, so it must be possible.

    TRX40 does look like a useful platform to cope with the next few years, loads of lanes and bandwidth but then I already have that.....I was hoping for an x3950 equiv on x399.
     
  6. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    What I want - 3970X
    What I need - 3950X [probably]
    What i can actually afford - 3000G [... lol, i wish i could afford even that]
     
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    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    What I want: 3950X
    What I need: 3700X
    What I can afford: i7 4930mx
     
  8. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    Quite excited by the prospect of the 3000G. Could redefine just how little you have to pay for a reasonably capable budget current gen system.
     
  9. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Assuming you can find some for sale... which was easier said than done with the previous athlons iirc...
     
  10. Vault-Tec

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    Pricing has been announced as $1,399 and $1,999 respectively (UK pricing TBC) – both notably higher than the upcoming Intel HEDT flagship, the 18c/36t Core i9-10980XE, which is slated for $979.

    AMD charging more for a CPU than Intel.

    /faints.
     
  11. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    The Cascade lake price cuts haven't as far as i've seen... casdaded... to the Xeon-W lineup which is, arguably, what AMD are pitching Threadripper against.

    Intel's HEDT wares are more or less covered by regular Ryzen.
     
  12. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    Hopefully. I'd love it to be an easily available 50 quid no brainer for basic systems. Being able to overclock and drop in a discrete GPU at a later date would be the cherry on top.
     
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  13. Anfield

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    The £2700 28 core Xeon is the competition for the 32 core Ripper, not the puny 18 core HEDT.
     
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  14. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Ah I see.

    Shame they need a new board. My buddy won't be best pleased.
     
  15. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    The Cascade Lake-based, server socket [skt3467] using, 28C Xeon-W 3275, like what is [almost certainly] in the range-topping Mac Pro has an RRP of $4449 iirc...
     
  16. Anfield

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    Probably best to hold off anyway... what with the knowledge that AMD could pull the trigger any day and go beyond 32 cores...
     
  17. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    January iirc, if the rumour mill is to be believed.
     
  18. xxxsonic1971

    xxxsonic1971 W.O.T xxxsonic1971

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    How come the most expensive one has less cache? The 3960 has more than the 3970.
     
  19. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Typo... *prods @Dogbert666*

    the 3960X has 128MB L3 + 12MB L2 [the 140MB total quoted in the bumf], the 3970 has 128 + 16 [144 total]

    Sauce and saucier
     
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  20. Paradigm Shifter

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    Well, the price of the 3970X means that I am much, much more interested in the Cascade Lake X 18-core part than I was. I was already interested due to AVX-512 (if/when AMD add that, I'll be very happy) but what are likely to be very expensive boards coupled with a two-grand CPU...
     
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