AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X for 1850 USD

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  1. Megalith

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    A listing for AMD’s upcoming 32-core Ryzen Threadripper 2990X has popped up on retailer CanadaComputers for 2399 CAD, which is around 1850 USD. VideoCardz is predicting the benemoth can be had for either exactly or slightly more than 1500 USD when it releases.

    CanadaComputers confirmed the codename and that the chip will be a 32-core and 64-thread part. The processor is listed with 250W TDP, 80 MB of total cache. The listing at Cybersport listed 180W TDP. AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X is codenamed YD299XAZAFWOF and according to the picture, it may be available with the same type of packaging as 1st generation Threadripper.
     
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    fat%2Bcomputer%2Bgeek.jpg

    This chip was designed for this man. And you know this man. He's you. He's Ready.

    Are You?
     
  3. drescherjm

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    Thankfully, I look nothing like this man. I am going to wait till Zen2 for my TR4 purchase. I actually can use this many cores in some of my tasks as a medical imaging researcher.
     
  4. Nukester

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    No idea what that fat ass has to do with this chip.
     
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    Because he looks like the "benemoth" sic, mentioned.
     
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    I'm so glad AMD is back in the game, for real.
     
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    So, he IS the threadripper :)
     
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    FUCK WRONG WITH YOU!? NO ONE WANTS TO SEE THAT BEFORE COFFEE ON A SUNDAY!
     
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    Wonder what the IPC is like on the chip....this could be a solid foundation for a home VM cluster.
     
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    I think I Had that case 18 years ago..
     
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    Shouldn't it be similar to the 2700?
     
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    His threads have sufficiently been ripped.
     
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    I was going to say I had a similar case at work but it did not have the fan on the side.
     
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    Wow! Where have I been? Last I knew CAD and USD were about at parity with each other. lol
     
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    That picture motivated me to add another mile to my run today. I'm going to be RoadRippin.
     
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    Or after the coffee..
     
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    ...Or even before my first drink.
     
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    $1500 seems somewhat reasonable - I wonder if it will come down to $999 for parity with last gen's AMD high end within a few months, to really twist the knife on Intel. However, I am also curious to see what kind of IPC / single-core performance overall, and all-core turbo overclocking potential. I'm a bit concerned that unless this thing can't at least hit 4.3ghz OC'ed all-core turbo (ie similar to a 2700X..or maybe a little higher given I hear TR cores are basically golden sampled?) that it may be a fantastic chip for those running ultra heavily threaded loads, but lag behind in performance with those on less threads and thus less a "general use enthusiast" chip, with stuff like gaming and whatnot.

    I really want to support AMD and I'm glad they're providing meaningful competition for Intel at - even at $1500 - a reasonable price point, but at least for the moment I don't know how many computing tasks scale to - if not quite this many cores - but at least more than the "average" 4 or 8 threads. It seems there are almost two divergent paths where Intel is pushing for better single/few core performance and higher frequencies (ie up to 5.0ghz last I checked?) , with AMD going for MOAR CORES. Sadly this didn't work out well for Bulldozer back in the day, but AMD has a much better process now and the individual IPC is "good enough" (ie Skylake-ish if I recall?) and the frequencies OCed are "high enough" at 4.2 / 4.3ghz etc.. in terms of real performance for most limited-core tasks. The question is how things will progress both in terms of each chip manufacturer as well as software developers as a whole - will they be willing to code more and more software to take advantage of heavy multithreading etc?

    There's likely no contest that for a lot of the professional grade software out there (ie rendering stuff) that already can take advantage of tons of cores, that Zen+ will be exceptional. However, if we put aside those who buy EPYC chips and whatnot on the pro end, Threadripper is for enthusiasts and "prosumer"s who are likely to have a more diverse workload, including software not optimized for that kind of core load (ie many games etc). I can only hope that the performance is sufficient and they didn't have to limit the frequency or OC potential in order to pack in those cores. Last I heard that at least as of Zen+ with Ryzen 2700 / 2700X there are lots of people buying them for gaming chips and having a parity experience when it comes to high end play vs Intel - even if the synthetic benches still award the low-tthreaded performance/frequency to them. If TR 2000 can keep this up that will be great to see, so I hope the chips can be pushed with proper cooling (note: I am very curious to see fully redesigned water blocks and cooling systems for TR 2000 - last gen was a mixed bag).

    I don't know if I'll be buying a HEDT this year and am really curious to see what next year's Zen2 brings, but if TR+ again ups the ante , so much the better!
     
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    Any word yet if TR2 will support more than 128GB RAM?
     
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    Canada computer pulled that listing fast its no where to be found on the site.
     
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    I want a 4-8 core gaming chip with with so much ghz it requires radiation shielding. :(
     
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    I literally have no use for this beast.



    I must have it! Gonna be doing a full system refresh around Christmas time.
     
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    1510 EUR - 19% german VAT = 1269 EUR = 1480 USD
    2300 CAD - 13% canadian GST = 2035 CAD = 1560 USD.

    It is pretty much guaranteed the American price for 2990X according to these leaks will be 1499 USD. Why is VAT mathematics so hard for America ?
     
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    As a developer I really can't use this many cores unless I treat it more like a server but I have a server to RDP into for running all of my VM's and other things that can use a bunch of cores.
     
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    Neither can i. But at $1.5k, i would be stupid to buy 10-core for $1k or so, considering both would serve me 3+ years, just like my current 5930K does (and like my 2600K did).
     
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    depends on the abilities of the thing in 4-8 thread speed. To me my Xeon 2670 hit a wall for me due to low clock speed long before I could really even use the 16 threads.
     
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    All you pussies complaining that you don't need that many cores, meanwhile there aren't enough cores in the world for my needs. Get me access to a super computer and I'll create some serious shit. With that said, $1500 is just a wee bit out of my budget range at the moment, but I love the impact AMD is having on the industry atm.
     
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    Exactly, this chip finally seems like a worthy upgrade for those of us on older oc'd chips like a 6 core 3930k at 4.6 to 4.8ghz. Double the cores, meh, over 5x the cores, might be worth upgrading.
     
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    It would be exactly that.
     
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    I want to move to 4k video editing in future so TR3 would be great, however after getting my waifu back into gaming after saying she's not interested at all outside of enjoying watching gaming (all it took was a steam controller and she was hooked, lol), a TR based system for VM passthrough/two players one box/or I can work uninterrupted while she plays in bedroom via steam link etc, or we both play together in co-op would be well, well worth the investment.
    The WAF isn't an issue.. this is the sort of girl who is keen to go halves on a skid pig for doing burnout comps xD, yes, she's a keeper.
     
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    Once this hits sub $999 I'm in. This will be my new gaming CPU for certain. I go through a new fully build every 2 years and by the time that price drops it will be time to upgrade.
     
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    This would be amazing in a VMware cluster, now that we have a pricepoint it seems doable. Just need VMware support now.
     
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    If it's just for gaming you're wasting your money. Just grab a 2700X and be done with it.
     
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    That image was disturbing the first time I saw it (over a decade ago?) and it still is, but still relevant?!?! Damn!
     
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