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    AMD sets release date for Ryzen 9 3950X and 3rd Gen Threadripper

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    Re: AMD sets release date for Ryzen 9 3950X and 3rd Gen Threadripper

    3 Gen Threadripper now if only the dropped into my TR4 board, and if only drop a significant part of the price.

    Now i can only hope the Gen 2 Threadrippers will still be selling when i feel like upgrading again,,,,, or the new boards for the new Threadrippers are a lot cheaper for HEDT boards.

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    Re: AMD sets release date for Ryzen 9 3950X and 3rd Gen Threadripper

    $49 for a dual core, quad thread 3.5Ghz CPU that hits 3.9Ghz with a half decent integrated GPU that will easily run Minecraft at 1080... that's gotta fit many many many budget builds this Christmas, now that DDR4 is more sensibly priced.

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    Re: AMD sets release date for Ryzen 9 3950X and 3rd Gen Threadripper

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    $49 for a dual core, quad thread 3.5Ghz CPU that hits 3.9Ghz with a half decent integrated GPU that will easily run Minecraft at 1080... that's gotta fit many many many budget builds this Christmas, now that DDR4 is more sensibly priced.
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who's more excited about the £49 CPU instead of the super duper all-the-bits Ryzen ones. This looks like a cracking little processor.

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    Re: AMD sets release date for Ryzen 9 3950X and 3rd Gen Threadripper

    Wow, AMD are doing an Intel, "Yeah, we've got the best chips, but you won't be able to afford them". Intel are now doing the cheapest HEDT processor (if you're looking at latest gen only).

    If you're after HEDT for anything apart from silly core numbers (quad channel memory, and most importantly lots of PCIe lanes), then Intel is suddenly looking good value for money.

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    Re: AMD sets release date for Ryzen 9 3950X and 3rd Gen Threadripper

    Quote Originally Posted by Dashers View Post
    Wow, AMD are doing an Intel, "Yeah, we've got the best chips, but you won't be able to afford them". Intel are now doing the cheapest HEDT processor (if you're looking at latest gen only).

    If you're after HEDT for anything apart from silly core numbers (quad channel memory, and most importantly lots of PCIe lanes), then Intel is suddenly looking good value for money.
    debaitable, HEDT is whatever is holding that space. You pay for the pioneering. AM4 R9 cpus may as well compete with Intel HEDT with especialy if you compare results for a 6950x to amds 3900x. Why would you put money into an old platform where that cpu is at the top of the tier, then you have to consider priceing of used parts and warranty accesibility.

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    Re: AMD sets release date for Ryzen 9 3950X and 3rd Gen Threadripper

    Quote Originally Posted by Dashers View Post
    Wow, AMD are doing an Intel, "Yeah, we've got the best chips, but you won't be able to afford them". Intel are now doing the cheapest HEDT processor (if you're looking at latest gen only).

    If you're after HEDT for anything apart from silly core numbers (quad channel memory, and most importantly lots of PCIe lanes), then Intel is suddenly looking good value for money.
    I was just thinking that. There doesn't appear to be a good middle ground with AMD if you want a decent number of usable PCIe lanes (more than 16) but don't need the silly core counts.

    My 1900X on X399 fitted the bill perfectly 2 years ago, but I'm a little concerned about when I want an upgrade 2 years from now. I would really rather not go with Intel.

    On another note, they did a similar trick on the GPU front with Navi - tried to hike the prices too soon, then had to cut them just before launch.

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    Re: AMD sets release date for Ryzen 9 3950X and 3rd Gen Threadripper

    Would AMD have "been doing an Intel" if Intel hadn't caved and slashed their prices for the first time in a decade?

    AMD still has TR2 that you can buy to get middle ground performance.

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    Re: AMD sets release date for Ryzen 9 3950X and 3rd Gen Threadripper

    And Rysen processors have gotten more cores if you need more cores, so unless you need a LOT of cores you don't have to look at threadripper.
    And if you are cost conscious, you should not look at threadripper, at least not the latest batch.
    I think most games today are still fine with just 4 cores, so if you just do general stuff then there are money to be saved by getting the right stuff for you need.
    My 12/24 core Threadripper are way overkill really, but then again i am not known for under performing,,,, just ask any girl in my past. :-)

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    Re: AMD sets release date for Ryzen 9 3950X and 3rd Gen Threadripper

    Quote Originally Posted by Dashers View Post
    If you're after HEDT for anything apart from silly core numbers (quad channel memory, and most importantly lots of PCIe lanes), then Intel is suddenly looking good value for money.
    AMD aren't discontinuing their TR2 range of processors and motherboards so are using those as a cost-effective HEDT for users that need quad channel memory and loads of PCI-E lanes, but don't need the Zen 2 architecture improvements.

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    Re: AMD sets release date for Ryzen 9 3950X and 3rd Gen Threadripper

    Yeah got to be honest the price for threadripper 3 is just a tad too high imo for me to consider it in a build.

    I was expecting £1000ish, for the 24c/48t one but based on the usual 1:1 conversion we're getting at the mo it's likely to be closer to £1400 which isn't warranted imo.

    When you get to that sort of price it starts getting to the stage where you start considering having 2x cheaper pc's. In this case I can pretty much afford 2x 3950x ryzen 3 and because the rest of the kit needed for threadripper will be more expensive I can likely get 2 full pc's for the same overall cost or only fractionally more.

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    Re: AMD sets release date for Ryzen 9 3950X and 3rd Gen Threadripper

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    AMD aren't discontinuing their TR2 range of processors and motherboards so are using those as a cost-effective HEDT for users that need quad channel memory and loads of PCI-E lanes, but don't need the Zen 2 architecture improvements.
    But I can't imagine they're upgrading the rest of the chip to support PCIe 4 etc. Not sure why you'd invest (as TR2's still aren't throw away money) in a new platform that was already obsolete.

    It's largely academic at this point, and I guess that market isn't where the fight is at (the very top end and then the gamer market).

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