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    QOTW: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X or Intel Core i9-7900X?

    Two $999 powerhouses, one epic buying decision.
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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X or Intel Core i9-7900X?

    Threadripper if the gaming performance decrease is less than 10%
    not getting either though, as i am giving up my desktop middle of next year sadly.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X or Intel Core i9-7900X?

    I am more than happy with my i7-5930K so I am not actually after an upgrade.

    But hypothetically, if I was I think I would be more likely to go for the i9-7900X
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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X or Intel Core i9-7900X?

    Being a gamer I'm happy with the 7700k and will be for some time, but if I was a professional and actually needed all these cores for those types of workloads... I would honestly still go the Intel route. Simply because when your are in a professional setting then you are looking more at long term costs such energy efficiency, performance (tasks completed over time), reliability, support etc. - The initial purchase price becomes moot, and as far as I can see Intel is still winning on the long term investment side of things.

    (For the record I'm no Intel fan boy and I've used AMD in nearly ALL of my previous builds, however I've gotten tired of always having the lesser performing system)

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X or Intel Core i9-7900X?

    Neither as I am a mini ITX fan but probably Threadripper just for the craziness of having 16 cores!

    Edit!!

    Despite Intel have a better 14nm node it is shocking how well AMD does in performance and performance per watt:

    http://www.hardware.fr/articles/967-...hose-epyc.html
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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X or Intel Core i9-7900X?

    Threadripper for me I have too many Intel based builds in my home at the moment, so time to give AMD a try Not that I'd need 16 cores (my 8 core 5960X has been sat here for over a year not doing anything because of lack of money and more important issues such as my daughter, so it's been delayed a while and my 920 D0's, twin Xeon's and 2600k etc are all doing me proud but moving on!!) but when I do a build a bit of overkill is always so much fun, so why not

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X or Intel Core i9-7900X?

    If I had both the money and, just as importantly, an actual need for a CPU that can handle many threads, I would go with the AMD for more performance for my money. As it is though, a Ryzen 5 1600(X) would suit my needs very nicely.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X or Intel Core i9-7900X?

    Having seen some reviews now threadripper it's actually making this a little harder than I thought it would be.

    My gut feeling was/is that threadripper with 16c/32t should be the go to for 3D rendering etc but some review sites are using benchmarks for vray and they are showing that there is either very little or no benefit of the extra cores over the i9-7900x. Yet on the official Vray benchmarks site threadripper is roughly 18% faster so either there are specific differences in the test which I'm missing, there's an intel bias on the site (it's possible on some of them) or vray isn't fully optimised for threadripper yet, again entirely possible.

    I think if I was buying this very second I'd be going threadripper because unless theres some random magic being applied to the intel cpu's a threadripper 16c/32t should outrun an intel 10c/20t even with a small performance deficit per core. Then there are other factors like pcie lanes and well AMD wins that with ease.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X or Intel Core i9-7900X?

    Threadripper for sure. I'll go for the 8 core version though because I'm not wasting that much money on a single component of my system. £500 is the target for each individual component, motherboard and CPU have wiggle room but I'd rather spend more on a motherboard with future upgrading possible.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X or Intel Core i9-7900X?

    I would go threadripper myself, unfortunately my budget only pushes to a R7 1700 which is my current upgrade path.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X or Intel Core i9-7900X?

    Because Intel have only dripthread small incremental increases due to lack of competition and because i like to root for the little guy then i would probably go Threadripper.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X or Intel Core i9-7900X?

    The poor overclocking ability of threadripper plus my familiarity with Intel would probably mean that I'd stick with intel.... this time round. If AMD can improve the overclocking headroom and the focus on Multi-gpu's changes (SLI limited to 2x GPUs) then I'd seriously look at AMDs offering.

    The AMD platform is not faster-enough than Intel to move away. As much as I hate the monopoly of Intel, they gained the monopoly by doing something right... That stability and wealth of material supporting the platform makes me more comfortable when spending that kind of money on a platform.

    Looks like I'll be squeezing every last bit of performance out of this 5960X setup...
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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X or Intel Core i9-7900X?

    If i would upgrade today i would choose R7 1700X, if i could spent twice for the build, i would then go threadripper 1950x. Yet honestly ~1000$ for cpu is a bit too much imo.

    Fortunetly i am not strugling with performance just yet.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X or Intel Core i9-7900X?

    Definitely Threadripper but I'm waiting for reviews of the Epyc 7551P, preferably with benchmarks that make the two comparable.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X or Intel Core i9-7900X?

    Has to be Threadripper....The value for money proposition is just too great in favour of AMD at the moment.
    Intel's pricing across the whole range of cpu's seems like a deliberate rip-off of their loyal customer base.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X or Intel Core i9-7900X?

    No reason not to go threadripper out of the 2 but I personally find them both overpriced. Though I'm not the target market for super expensive CPUs do it doesn't really matter.

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