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    Intel Core i9-7980XE (14nm Skylake-X)

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    Re: Intel Core i9-7980XE (14nm Skylake-X)

    No reason to buy this over 1950X. 1950X can also OC, although not quite as high as this and really the performance delta is not so big. Also, the power consumption is quite similar, which is surprising given Intel technological advantage.

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    Re: Intel Core i9-7980XE (14nm Skylake-X)

    But I wanted a Core i11

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    Re: Intel Core i9-7980XE (14nm Skylake-X)

    This thing is ridiculously expensive for what it is. Who is going to use it? The only usage case I can see where this might legitimately be worth the money is professional game streamers. Otherwise you are better off getting Threadripper - or even Epyc, since the 24C48T sku was meant to be somewhere around this price point.

    Intel needs to get Coffee Lake out the door asap; at this point I can only think of three or four scenarios where an Intel processor makes more sense than Ryzen.
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    Re: Intel Core i9-7980XE (14nm Skylake-X)

    Quote Originally Posted by CAPTAIN_ALLCAPS View Post
    at this point I can only think of three or four scenarios where an Intel processor makes more sense than Ryzen.
    Virtualization?

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    Re: Intel Core i9-7980XE (14nm Skylake-X)

    Quote Originally Posted by bdaniel7 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CAPTAIN_ALLCAPS View Post
    at this point I can only think of three or four scenarios where an Intel processor makes more sense than Ryzen.
    Virtualization?
    I would have thought that anyone who uses virtualisation seriously enough to need Intel's hardware support would really want ECC RAM too - which unless I am mistaken instantly means Xeons.
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    Re: Intel Core i9-7980XE (14nm Skylake-X)

    ...or Ryzen, with a little caution thrown in! http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...deep-dive.html

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    Re: Intel Core i9-7980XE (14nm Skylake-X)

    you get this then 1 month latter AMD gives 24 cores for $1999 on the same TR4 socket, who will be the i-SHEEP?

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    Re: Intel Core i9-7980XE (14nm Skylake-X)

    Quote Originally Posted by CAPTAIN_ALLCAPS View Post
    This thing is ridiculously expensive for what it is. Who is going to use it? The only usage case I can see where this might legitimately be worth the money is professional game streamers. Otherwise you are better off getting Threadripper - or even Epyc, since the 24C48T sku was meant to be somewhere around this price point.

    Intel needs to get Coffee Lake out the door asap; at this point I can only think of three or four scenarios where an Intel processor makes more sense than Ryzen.
    Literally no gamer needs this. There is no gaming workload that requires it, this is purely for workstation loads. Hell the 10 core thread could quite happily game, stream, AND encode the streams at the same time ha.

    This is basically a lower priced Xeon. I'd be interested to see how much of a dent it puts in the Xeon bottom line, as I know a ton of people switching over to i9s from double-socket xeon systems of only a few years past, and saving themselves several grand in the process.

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    Re: Intel Core i9-7980XE (14nm Skylake-X)

    I might be wrong here, but the review states that 4.5ghz on 'Turbo 3.0' is only available to two cores on the 7980xe - and yet in the 'conclusion' it seems to suggest that 4.5ghz is available on ALL cores. Am i reading it wrong?

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    Re: Intel Core i9-7980XE (14nm Skylake-X)

    Quote Originally Posted by lumireleon View Post
    you get this then 1 month latter AMD gives 24 cores for $1999 on the same TR4 socket, who will be the i-SHEEP?
    Except AMD are regularly cheaper then Intel..... Your fanboyism is obvious
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    Re: Intel Core i9-7980XE (14nm Skylake-X)

    "the Intel Core i9-7980XE is the fastest consumer processor ever launched. A dose of overclocking makes it untouchable for heavily-threaded applications."

    Except by a 24 core epyc for $1050~, which proves much larger point. When fabric also soon gets around to multi gpu, neither intel or nvidia have anywhere to hide from amd's "modular and scalable" onslaught.

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    Re: Intel Core i9-7980XE (14nm Skylake-X)

    Quote Originally Posted by ohmaheid View Post
    I might be wrong here, but the review states that 4.5ghz on 'Turbo 3.0' is only available to two cores on the 7980xe - and yet in the 'conclusion' it seems to suggest that 4.5ghz is available on ALL cores. Am i reading it wrong?
    That's what Hexus got all cores running at when they overclocked the chip.

    I too was surprised that the power draw is a lot closer between AMD and Intel then I thought possible. I would like to think that it's because AMD did a good job rather than Intel doing a bad job.

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    Re: Intel Core i9-7980XE (14nm Skylake-X)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    That's what Hexus got all cores running at when they overclocked the chip.

    I too was surprised that the power draw is a lot closer between AMD and Intel then I thought possible. I would like to think that it's because AMD did a good job rather than Intel doing a bad job.
    Intel have a much more advanced 14NM process though(at least for desktop CPUs),so it seems more like they have pushed the current releases with regards to voltages and clockspeeds to make sure they have a "victory" over AMD.


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    Re: Intel Core i9-7980XE (14nm Skylake-X)

    .....complex mesh architecture....does this sound like 'gluing' processors? infinity fabric is not a bottleneck after all.

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    Re: Intel Core i9-7980XE (14nm Skylake-X)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    Literally no gamer needs this. There is no gaming workload that requires it, this is purely for workstation loads. Hell the 10 core thread could quite happily game, stream, AND encode the streams at the same time ha.

    This is basically a lower priced Xeon. I'd be interested to see how much of a dent it puts in the Xeon bottom line, as I know a ton of people switching over to i9s from double-socket xeon systems of only a few years past, and saving themselves several grand in the process.
    Unless live capture encoding in x.264 (or maybe even x.265) is a lot less multithreaded than I think it is, good quality live capture video encoding would benefit greatly from this. People at the moment are a bit stuck, either using GPU capture (which washes away a lot of detail) or encoding somewhere on the fast - ultrafast spectrum. This i9 would enable both better image quality and smaller files - which if Youtube gaming and similar is your job does make a big difference.

    Of course what else you'd do with it is a very good question. Threadripper gives multithreaded performance that gets you very close for nearly half the price, and if money truly is no object in the quest for a superfast workstation then why not splash out and get the 24C Epyc complete with 8-channel RAM?
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