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AMD's Ryzen 9 "Threadripper" CPU lineup leaks, capped by 16-core / 32-thread monster

By Shawn Knight ยท 47 replies
May 15, 2017
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  1. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 4,162   +3,764

    Well it's a good thing these chips aren't intended for the average consumer like you two. Are you going to complain that Intel server CPUs are "overboard" as well or do you just have double standards?
    pencea and Lionvibez like this.
  2. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,480   +520

    Haha, I apparently self-edited part of my original post out when Chrome locked up mid-post... Originally said it was prime numbers or their products. Doh!
  3. CaptainTom

    CaptainTom TS Maniac Posts: 405   +216

    AMD will take the top performance crown, and they already have the price/perf and efficiency crowns.

    A clean sweep. My god.
    vhfan and JaredTheDragon like this.
  4. dirtyferret

    dirtyferret Banned Posts: 518   +538

    For gaming? I would say you have nothing to worry about for several years.
  5. vhfan

    vhfan TS Enthusiast Posts: 46   +36

    No matter what Intel comes out with I don't see any chance of them beating AMD for the price / performance crown .

    AMD owns that category and thats what people want , the most performance for the least amount of money .
  6. vhfan

    vhfan TS Enthusiast Posts: 46   +36

    Compared to Intel who goes way UNDERboard with everything and charges outlandish prices simply because they can I assume.
    JudasSheep and pencea like this.
  7. vhfan

    vhfan TS Enthusiast Posts: 46   +36

    AMD is embarrassing Intel and it's about damn time , they are offering similar or better performance for a MUCH cheaper price.

    That happens to be a good thing by the way .
  8. gamoniac

    gamoniac TS Evangelist Posts: 360   +103

    Hmm.. 1976x has better specs than 1977x?
  9. Strawman

    Strawman TS Maniac Posts: 241   +178

    Exactly. Because, as it's clearly evident, a 10+ core with 20+ threads CPU is purely intended for GAMING, and so a quad core @ 4.0GHZ destroys them. It's also a typical Intel / Nvidia move to go overboard with something that is effectively useless. Those 8k$ xeons that get destroyed by a 60$ g4560 at gaming and those Nvidia Quadro that can't even play Tetris.
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 15,154   +4,110

    Although, hyperboly in naming has come back to bite AMD in the a** on occasion. Look at the way "Bulldozer" stalled.:D (Yes, the pun was intended).
    Last edited: May 17, 2017
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 15,154   +4,110

    There re so many AMD fabois in this thread, it's worse than being forced to sit through a San Francisco gay pride parade.
  12. avioza

    avioza TS Maniac Posts: 214   +166

    Let me clarify: I don't think I would currently need 16 cores within the lifetime of that processor making it a poor buy for me considering my needs and the price-point/benefit correlating to the rate of currently advancing technology and application development.

    When apps need it and it costs a lot less of course I will buy it.
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  13. dirtyferret

    dirtyferret Banned Posts: 518   +538

    Well said, frankly I find most of these chips from AMD/Intel to be disappointing for price performance.
  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 15,154   +4,110

    Someone as discerning as yourself, should probably open up their own fab. Just for laughs you know, to see how much it would cost you to get the first one off the line. It would be muy interesante to get the price/performance ratio on that..
  15. dirtyferret

    dirtyferret Banned Posts: 518   +538

    Allow me to rephrase that, the price performance isn't worth it to me to upgrade from what I already have.
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 15,154   +4,110

    Ah, ha!
  17. JamesSWD

    JamesSWD TS Maniac Posts: 331   +182

    We'd never use up all 1GB of a hard drive when they first came out, too. LOL.
    wiyosaya likes this.
  18. JamesSWD

    JamesSWD TS Maniac Posts: 331   +182

    This is great. I've always been an Intel boy, but it's about time they had some serious competition looking to knock their block off. With AMD's prices, Intel must be sweating bullets and having nightmares.
  19. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 4,189   +2,475

    That is probably why the are slapping an i9 brand on some of their new parts even though they are not really evloutionary. After all, i9 must be better than i7 since 9 is greater than 7. ;)

    For me, it was 100 MB. :D
    Last edited: May 17, 2017
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  20. JamesSWD

    JamesSWD TS Maniac Posts: 331   +182

    Well...the i9 would be more powerful than the i7 and lower models, so it makes sense. But only the BMW crowd would instantly jump to the i9 without considering ROI for the price/performance.
  21. Gars

    Gars TS Booster Posts: 243

    I think, we are witness's of corporate agreement
    the recent talks, about how intel will adopt AMD APU 's technology, may have place here
    lets AMD have their moment

    indeed, RYZEN is impressive
    id like to have it (heavy 3d)
  22. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,842   +193

    Faster bandwidth, UHD advancements will need powerful CPU and more RAM. They're pushing the power and beyond. Although most of us here can get by with our current crop of CPU. I am no rush to go and buy anything yet until hardware system does a full RIP. With some glue, electric black tape I can get the old girl up and running in no time at all. Just hopefully she doesn't beep at bootup too many times at me.. I have 3x of those AMD Black Edition PH 2.5 GHz Quad with Southxxx Bus System 8 GB of DDR2 RAM still stands up although no AMD Catalyst UI/UX for it under Windows 10 64-bit though.

    AMD APU are the bomb for me although any improvements over 3.4/3.7 GHz would be a welcome but I already have the system along with 2 core 2.8 GHz overclock to 3.4 GHz which I am on more than my 3.4/3.7GHz. System seems much quicker but only by a few secs.

    A4 2.8/3.4 GHz Compute/CPU/GPU 4 (2 CPU + 2 GPU) 8GB DDR3 - Mini Tower Desktop
    A8 3.4/3.7 GHz 10 (4 CPU + 6 GPU) 32 GB DDR3 - Full Tower Desktop
    PH 2.5 GHz Q4 (4 CPU + 4 GPU) 8 GB DDR2 - Full Tower Desktop (got 3 of these)
    P300 2.0 GHz D2 (2 CPU + 2 GPU) 4 GB DDR2 - laptop

    I only run Windows 10 Home License Versions works out great. i3 the same but to me coupled with 8 GB DDR3 runs rings around AMD P300 Series. Even with all my systems tweaks. Then again extra 4 GB of faster RAM does make it edge out higher. I am happy with what I got some systems are 7 years old but still they work just a good. But I'll will upgrade by 2020. See what the prices are like and hopefully transparent hardware will be out? Crossing my fingers for the best! LOL
    Last edited: May 21, 2017
  23. Nika Nika

    Nika Nika TS Rookie

    Dont bother with anything less than a ryzen 1700x. I learned that even if it says 4-8 cores, half of those are logical

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