AMD commits to 'long-term' support for sTRX4 CPU socket used with third-gen Threadripper

0dium

TS Rookie
Same as intel - 2 generations and done. no guarantees, only BS marketing
Oh my god! How is changing a socket to support new features, technology and much superior performance is the same as Intel changing sockets for a yet another refresh with 5% performance gain? An when did AMD market that tr4 will be supported for a long period of time?
 
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Jeffrey2009

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So? Don't buy AMD then if you don't like their socket compatibility. You're P&Ming about socket compatibility, yet then you shift to P&Ming about the features of the procs. If you know proc with feature b is coming out and that is what you really want, then why buy proc with feature a?

My point was that compatibility of the socket with future gen procs is not necessarily a function of the features of the procs as AMD has shown in the past.

What it sounds like you are boiling it down to is keeping up with your buddies. Like it or not, every platform/CPU/whatever in the tech realm will eventually be outdated.
I'm just pointing out the reality that DIYers' facing. But you, keep avoiding any negative information that AMD's more and more arrogant policies do transfer to the market.

People support the underdog because it challenges the emperor and provides us consumers multiple options. Of course I understand the challenger needs making profit as well to keep their wheels running, but the last memory of their being arrogant after beating Intel's Pentium4 with their magnificent Athlon64... was their nearly a decade's decline only providing us all kinds of "farming machines".
 

wiyosaya

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I'm just pointing out the reality that DIYers' facing. But you, keep avoiding any negative information that AMD's more and more arrogant policies do transfer to the market.

People support the underdog because it challenges the emperor and provides us consumers multiple options. Of course I understand the challenger needs making profit as well to keep their wheels running, but the last memory of their being arrogant after beating Intel's Pentium4 with their magnificent Athlon64... was their nearly a decade's decline only providing us all kinds of "farming machines".
No, I am not avoiding the negatives of AMD. AMD has had a lot of negatives starting with the Bullcrap fiasco - that is what lead me to buy Sandy Bridge at the time.

With AMD, they are promising some modicum of compatibility for future TR sockets. With sIntel, there is no promise of compatibility whatsoever.

It is simply fact that AMD has included new features in their procs in the past and it was possible to drop those procs into prior gen sockets and have all the features work.

sIntel, on the other hand, has virtually never done that. The fact that an Ivy Bridge-E was compatible with a Sandy Bridge-E socket was a fluke in the sIntel world, AFAIK. The E gen that succeeded Ivy Bridge-E had the exact same pin count, but the procs were not compatible with with previous gen MBs due to electrical differences. This is the same situation with TR3.

Its up to the people dropping the money, especially if they have a limited budget, on a proc like this to educate themselves about what they are buying. If they do not, that's on them.

Any comments about compatibility of future procs with this new socket, including my own, are speculation; neither of us knows the mind of AMD and what they will do in the future.