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    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

    The monster unleashed.
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    Re: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

    utter utter beast

    A very few years ago, nothing like this was even imaginable.

    Now, in 2020 a mere mortal can build a PC with so much multi-thread muscle that nearly any computational task is within reach... at home in a box under your desk.

    with about..what... £6k, you could load up a good board, with a ton of DDR4 and a load of quick storage, multiple monitors and render nearly anything.... utterly astounding.

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    Re: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    utter utter beast

    A very few years ago, nothing like this was even imaginable.

    Now, in 2020 a mere mortal can build a PC with so much multi-thread muscle that nearly any computational task is within reach... at home in a box under your desk.

    with about..what... £6k, you could load up a good board, with a ton of DDR4 and a load of quick storage, multiple monitors and render nearly anything.... utterly astounding.
    It really is quite something!

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    Re: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

    Now admittedly I'm freelance rather than big business but I'm in a bit of a weird situation on this... on the one hand, I'd love the cores etc for 3D rendering etc but at the same time I can't really see a reason to spend over £3k on just the cpu when things like GPU rendering are rapidly progressing.

    Also got to be honest, I would have liked to have seen some tests about how it compares to gpu rendering in things like vray and the likes....

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    Re: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Also got to be honest, I would have liked to have seen some tests about how it compares to gpu rendering in things like vray and the likes....
    Edited: ah, against a GPU!

    My mistake

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    Re: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

    Which version of Windows 10 did you use? There are issues with Home and Pro schedulers over 64 threads. Enterprise/Pro for workstations has fewer problems.

    See: https://www.anandtech.com/show/15483...3990x-review/3

    Handbrake suffers from this - try enterprise and the score increases massively.


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    Re: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

    Couple of extreme overclockers have got their numbers up on HWBot and they're suitably absurd. Up around 5.5ghz under LN2, outright quickest on cinebench r15 and r20.

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    Re: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

    Talk about kicking the competition when down, seems that glue intel mocked is working rather well.

    Interesting spec against the 64 core Epyc, slightly cut back on some parts but then a higher TDP and clocks to match.

    Hopefully AMD will start to benefit from the halo effect.

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    Re: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Which version of Windows 10 did you use? There are issues with Home and Pro schedulers over 64 threads. Enterprise/Pro for workstations has fewer problems.

    See: https://www.anandtech.com/show/15483...3990x-review/3

    Handbrake suffers from this - try enterprise and the score increases massively.

    Oh I do love when MS does this.... I know the stuff in the workstation version might have limited appeal for a lot of people but why have a pro version that basically doesn't fully support 'pro hardware'.... I can understand multiple cpu support being restricted and even refs but not having full scheduling etc for a single socket cpu in the non workstation version just seems daft... especially when it's there in the 'next version up'
    Last edited by LSG501; 07-02-2020 at 09:35 PM.

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    Re: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

    LTT's video review is quite a polar look at this chip

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    Re: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

    My little - old 12/24 TR CPU seem so,,,,,, sigh

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    Re: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

    AMD is killing Intel in the CPU front. Let's hope they can bring the fight to Nvidia too

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    Re: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

    Quote Originally Posted by rabidmunkee View Post
    LTT's video review is quite a polar look at this chip
    They highlight something that Intel has been doing for decades though. I understand why they say it, but honestly so few UK people will buy this CPU it is unreal. It is not aimed at the average person at all....
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    Re: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Oh I do love when MS does this.... I know the stuff in the workstation version might have limited appeal for a lot of people but why have a pro version that basically doesn't fully support 'pro hardware'.... I can understand multiple cpu support being restricted and even refs but not having full scheduling etc for a single socket cpu in the non workstation version just seems daft... especially when it's there in the 'next version up'
    You do pay more for the next version up though....
    If you need support for a top end processor is it so wrong to have the correct version of Windows to support such a beast? It's not like the cost is the issue... Microsoft get plenty wrong, as do Apple et al, but I can't see this being a bad call. They have to make some money somewhere...
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    Re: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    You do pay more for the next version up though....
    If you need support for a top end processor is it so wrong to have the correct version of Windows to support such a beast? It's not like the cost is the issue... Microsoft get plenty wrong, as do Apple et al, but I can't see this being a bad call. They have to make some money somewhere...
    It's the whole artificial product differentiation thing. From an engineering point of view, it is a bit worrying that you spend all that money and get code that hardly anyone else is running so it isn't actually *that* well tested compared to the mainline consumer code. So what you are paying extra for, is under tested code.

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    Re: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    It's the whole artificial product differentiation thing. From an engineering point of view, it is a bit worrying that you spend all that money and get code that hardly anyone else is running so it isn't actually *that* well tested compared to the mainline consumer code. So what you are paying extra for, is under tested code.
    Hardly anyone else is running? I imagine there are literally millions running Win 10 enterprise....

    It is shipped as standard by a fair few PC manufacturers on top end laptops and workstations for instance
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