AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX & 2950X Unboxing @ [H]

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  1. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX & 2950X Unboxing

    AMD is allowing us to pull back the curtain on it upcoming Generation 2 Threadripper packaging. The new model 2900WX and 2950X CPUs will certainly not be missed on retail shelves and this time the CPUs have a sort of "collector's case" for those of us enthusiasts that like to display such things. It also works a lot better than it did last time around.

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  2. auntjemima

    auntjemima [H]ardness Supreme

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    Sweet baby jesus, they actually sent you something?!
     
  3. ecmaster76

    ecmaster76 [H]ard|Gawd

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    I think Amazon just exploded from all the F5 presses
     
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    CombatChrisNC [H]ard|Gawd

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    I don't know why I'm still shocked to see the size of the cache on this thing... I mean it does have 32 cores. But I am.
     
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  5. Bigdady92

    Bigdady92 [H]ardness Supreme

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    32 core....my god...not yet...tax season next year...yes need to expense out something so this year? hmmm
     
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    LurkerLito 2[H]4U

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    Must resist ... must resist ... must R-E-S-I-S-T ...

    The e-peen is strong in this one. :)
     
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  7. Bigdady92

    Bigdady92 [H]ardness Supreme

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    I'd need to drop 2500 at least on this monster.

    CPU/RAM/MOBO/Video card

    The longer I can hold out the cheaper this will become and then I can buy a bigger/better video card.

    Shit forgot NVME drive. How much is a 1TB NVME anyway? 299...not bad.

    So yeah....2500$
     
  8. MrC4

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    Bummer we have to wait a week to see how it performs!
     
  9. gigaxtreme1

    gigaxtreme1 2[H]4U

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    Already know from the leaked benchies.
    Kyle's review will be telling though.
     
  10. sirmonkey1985

    sirmonkey1985 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - July 2010

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    that case/box looks a whole lot easier and simplier to open/re-use then the first one.. good to see AMD learned from that oversight.
     
  11. mjz_5

    mjz_5 2[H]4U

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    What happens if the motherboard you purchase doesn’t have the new BIOS update for the TR2 chips. How would you update it when you only have a TR2 CPU?
     
  12. Nobu

    Nobu 2[H]4U

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    Send to manufacturer for update, or buy an older chip flash and return it, or (on motherboards that support it) perform a usb flash without the cpu installed.
     
  13. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Last time around AMD offered a "flash kit" for those in that situation.
     
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    modi123 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Can you do some testing on the dual use functionality of the packaging as a lunchbox? thanks!
     
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    Hnnnng! Very nice.
    They review kit will look good on the wall, can't deny i'm a little jealous!
    Looking forward to [H]review heaven.
     
  16. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    $56 per core.
     
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  17. Nobu

    Nobu 2[H]4U

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    At $20 a thread, it can't be beat!
    ...or can it? :sneaky:
     
  18. AthlonXP

    AthlonXP [H]ard as it Gets

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    Man that is some sexy packaging... Sadly I just do not need all those Cores but for someone who does this is a great deal.
     
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  19. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    LOL, I just bought this for funsies.

    81QaWOW0luL._SL1500_.jpg
     
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  20. meganuke

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    Kyle, I hope you will cover backwards compatibility with the existing TR4 boards. I know the TDP is different, but rumors have suggested that the new processors may work with current boards. I'd like to know if my Gigabyte Aorus board will support the sexy 32 core goodness...
     
  21. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    No rumor about it. Almost like I mentioned this twice in the video you are commenting on. :)
     
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    I have one of those - for making beer:). A counter-flow chiller works much better, but that's essentially a second loop.
     
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    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Yeah, this is much easier to dump into a 5 gallon bucket of brine solution though.
     
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    When can we expect a review?
     
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    Monday.
     
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    I'm still recovering from buying my 1900X :cry:
     
  27. gigaxtreme1

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    Hold on chief, mebe bohemian style fire brewed might make a winner. Threadripper beer....Hmmmm.
     
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    This is 2018. I expected tempered glass, nothing less.
     
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    WOW, 32C/64T with a 4.2GHz max Boost clock, and according to some sites who have released an AMD cimemark benchmark comparing it to an i9 7980XE, it is 53% faster than the i9 for $200 less. Sounds like a winner to me.
     
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    Cache on that thing is bigger than my first hard drive lol :) And I'm not that old.
     
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  31. amigafan2003

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    The new TR chips will work in all existing X399 motherboards (I'm certainly putting a 2990wx in my Aurous), however, due to the higher TDP, overclocking may be very limited or even non existent. But if they get XFR2 working in the same way as the 2700x, overclocking might be a mute pount anyway.
     
  32. martinmsj

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    I really wish we had more mATX options for AMD Ryzen CPU's
     
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    Excited but also damn it's happening, shame ram is so expensive I feel I need to take out shares in crucial before buying.


    I really want 32gb dimms but I can almost get 2 full systems loaded with 16s for the same price.
     
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    Fortunately, you won't need new RAM. I'm going to strip out 64 GB from this system to use with the 2990wx system. The good news is, I have pretty much every part I need except for the processor and MB, so that's going to save a ton of money. Now I'm just waiting for the refresh boards to come out.
     
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    Time to stock up on ramen noodles!
     
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    More recently even, that cache is more than the 32MB memory stick the PSP launched with.
     
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  37. KazeoHin

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    Take a deeeeep whif.

    That's the smell of competition.
     
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  38. Iratus

    Iratus [H]ard|Gawd

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    Sadly It's replacing a pretty old box, ddr3 etc. I've just been spending money on cloud workloads to do what I need instead but that is heaps expensive and needing hz and cores made Xeons batshit crazy expensive for the sort of spec I wanted. Like $30k for the machine. Couldn't get a ROI in time for these coming.


    At least I do finally get a use for my warranty replacement seasonic 1000 Platinum that's sat shrink wrapped under a desk for a year though. It'll actually need it as I start adding v100s as well.

    Now to go do my research that optane as a system/scratch disk works properly on AMD.

    And where's the Epycs with these cores AMD, get on with it :D
     
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  39. Grimlaking

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    Do you mean core count? Because Epyc's have had 32 core single socket solutions for a while now.
     
  40. oldmanbal

    oldmanbal 2[H]4U

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    now that's some juicy cpu porn. Apparently the size of your HEDT cpu packaging is the new dick measuring standard.

    At least your board may allow an upgrade. . .