AMD Threadripper Pro 5000 is now official, plus mainstream Ryzen price cuts

Raytrace3D

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That’s a really bizarre comparison. The M1 is a very low power mobile chip and the Threadripper is an enormous chip that guzzles power relatively to something like an M1.

A threadripper should rip an M1 apart when it comes to performance. But you won’t be able to install a threadripper in an iPad or even a laptop. And if you could it would use its battery in about 20 minutes.
Yeah, the TR parts are rated at 280W now. lol That's massive! :D
 

Raytrace3D

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It’s massive compared to an M1. But actually comparable to overclocked Alder Lake in all fairness. AMDs CPUs clearly have the efficiency edge over Intels parts. But Intel has the performance.
Yeah, it was a shock to see the power bump though. I'm running a TR 2950X and it's rated at 180W. That said, I want one! Hopefully they eventually come to the consumer market rather than just through OEM channels.
 
I'm waiting to see how will the 5995wx will match up against the eventual, fully realized Apple M1 (Or subsequent iteration) as it seems to be down to just Apple vs AMD when it comes to really high end but not quite server workstation chips.

If I had to guess it's very likely that Apple will offer a few more CPU cores but really focus on boosting the GPU side even more as that seems to be where they landed with the pro laptops but now that power isn't a constrain and the super high end workstations could just get dedicated GPUs on either case, can they put 64 cores and 128 threads of ARM cores that still win vs AMD in IPC? I'd be interesting if they do.

Why would you compare M1 to Threadripper when they really don't have much in common. Apple's M1 lines up against Ryzen 6K as they are closer in core count and supported PCIe bus architecture and both designed for mobile. Comparing a 64 core part which supports 128 PCIe lanes against a notebook part is a little nonsensical.
 

Dimitriid

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Why would you compare M1 to Threadripper when they really don't have much in common. Apple's M1 lines up against Ryzen 6K as they are closer in core count and supported PCIe bus architecture and both designed for mobile. Comparing a 64 core part which supports 128 PCIe lanes against a notebook part is a little nonsensical.

Not as nonsensical as necromancing a thread from March 9th on June 17th: just let it go at that point.
 

Puiu

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Why would you compare M1 to Threadripper when they really don't have much in common. Apple's M1 lines up against Ryzen 6K as they are closer in core count and supported PCIe bus architecture and both designed for mobile. Comparing a 64 core part which supports 128 PCIe lanes against a notebook part is a little nonsensical.
Not as nonsensical as necromancing a thread from March 9th on June 17th: just let it go at that point.
Not nonsensical. Apple is using the M1 Max/Ultra in the Mac Studio, a workstation class system. It was Apple who compared the M1 Ultra GPU with the 3090 (which turned out to be just marketing fluff) and the CPU with high end AMD/Intel CPUs.