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Let's watch Steve as he unboxes AMD's Ryzen Threadripper

By Julio Franco ยท 26 replies
Aug 3, 2017
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  1. So hopefully this will be the last you'll hear about Threadripper before we get to the benchmarks next week (Thrusday, August 10th). For now you'll have to do with Steve's unboxing of AMD's special delivery. It's an entertaining thing to watch, so we'll leave you to it.

    For a brief preview of Threadripper's performance, check out our notes from the information AMD released last weekend at SIGGRAPH, along with the full Ryzen roadmap which includes mobile APUs in Q4.

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  2. Blakey

    Blakey TS Booster Posts: 33   +53

    10:10 - that face when you nearly drop test a CPU.. haha :p
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2017
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  3. codgerface

    codgerface TS Booster Posts: 30   +37

    @10:28 Steve, you received 106 out of 250. You're literally in the top 50% of all PC hardware reviewers! ;-)

    Very cool gift for a select few. Congrats on the channel's success, mate. Even as someone who only cheers for value (and not red, blue, or green), after seeing the HUB logo on a Threadripper CPU I slipped into the mind of a huge AMD fanboy for a split second... it was both exhilarating and terrifying.
     
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  4. Bruno M. Villar

    Bruno M. Villar TS Member Posts: 16

    Pssst...don't tell anyone...I'm currently working on a raspberry pi project to put one inside this ThreadRipper BOX.
    Plus, it'll have a display in the front, same size of the original box.
    The bad thing is: I live in brazil, I won't get one of these without a small pain in the ***.
     
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  5. Kenrick

    Kenrick TS Evangelist Posts: 630   +403

    That sauron eye box... Oh you look good in that jacket Steve. Must be cool to handle that cpu.
     
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  6. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing - click on the rock below.. Posts: 3,781   +1,095

    Waiting impatiently for benchmarks. Really good to see competition bloom (my Xeon is getting older every day).
     
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  7. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,983   +2,399

    Thanks for the support guys! I'm well into the benchmarking now, it's all going well and looking good. Exciting times to be a PC enthusiast :D
     
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  8. namesrejected

    namesrejected TS Guru Posts: 398   +301

    Hey Steve, I have an idea on how you can de-clutter your shelves ( Hint Hint ).
     
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  9. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,983   +2,399

    I've had a few ideas pitched to me, they're all very similar ;)
     
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  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,208   +4,873

    That sure is a nice looking jacket. Maybe you could have that UN-boxed CPU sample sewn in as a armored pocket.
    Steve-200px.
     
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  11. namesrejected

    namesrejected TS Guru Posts: 398   +301

    Surely the CPU that's engraved is an unreleased 32 core monster that just has to be tested! :p
     
  12. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Evangelist Posts: 619   +217

    :D DROOL worthy, to say the least ,what a boring existance. sarc.
     
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,514   +3,699

    What is the strange fascination people with British accents have with making unboxing videos?

    Since the board is under featured, that would explain AMD's priority of over hyping it. BTW, where can I get 10 GB internet service?

    So the QC is sporadic on the CPUs, but the box works perfectly?

    All this really proves to me, is AMD is trying to make it as difficult as possible to bring yourself to throw away a box, which you, in all likelihood, will never use again, during the course of the next century. (That's a fiscal century, not a calendar century).

    Although, as there will likely be a 36, maybe even a 48 core model soon enough, and anyone owning either of these 2 CPUs, will doubtless want to sell them immediately to get the newer, faster, stronger, bigger model, I suppose keeping the box would contribute a few bucks to the resale value.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2017
  14. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,323   +591

    FYI, Steve is Australian I believe.
     
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,514   +3,699

    Well, "American English", is almost regarded as a separate language worldwide. Steve sounds more like a loyal subject of the queen, than he does "Crocodile Dundee". Although, he does use the slang term, "crikey", which is Aussie. (That I had to look up).

    Primarily, in my own defense, I can't recognize an Aussie accent unless it's the way, way, over the top variant in those annoying "Red Lobster" commercials.

    Now if Steve had said, "put another shrimp on the barbie", or, "that's not a knife mate, this is a knife," I would have picked it right up..:confused:
     
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,514   +3,699

    @mailpup...
    I rest my case!:p:cool:

    (Pay special attention to the Union Jack as the background).
     
  17. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,323   +591

    Exactly what case would that be again? :)
     
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  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,514   +3,699

    That it was an honest mistake getting Steve's nationality wrong, AND, that people with British-like accents get into doing unboxing videos!

    God save the Queen!
     
  19. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,514   +3,699

    Here's a Britisher doing a review of the same guitar featured in the prior video:



    Perhaps it can serve as sort of a surrogate, or, "tide you over", as it were, until the "Thread Ripper" review...

    (In truth, the joke was on me. Since the site is based in Ecuador, I figured the equipment would go to the office (?), and whoever reviewed it, would have more of a Spanish accent).
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2017
  20. skline00

    skline00 TS Member Posts: 22   +9

    Nice video Steve. I'd be excited also if those two boxes showed up on my front porch!
     
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  21. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Evangelist Posts: 619   +217

    Christmas and Birthdays most be rather Dull ,except for the parties..
     
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  22. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,208   +4,873

    Thanks for letting me know I'm not welcome unless I bring my checkbook.
     
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  23. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,514   +3,699

    Cliff, nobody is welcome anywhere, unless they bring their checkbook. He just meant you're not special, that's all. :p
     
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  24. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Evangelist Posts: 619   +217

    I'm thinking some Girls and some Rum. cause I can't think of anything else I would be able to get this guy, but," LAID".:cool:.

    you tell some of the Girls around here that you got a THREADRIPPER, you just don't know what could happen.sounds exciting..
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2017
  25. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 14,514   +3,699

    At the very least, "Alexa", would have to step into her "cyber powder room", and change her, "sticky cyber panties"..:eek:*nerd*
     

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