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AMD Threadripper 1950X - It's Good
« on: August 11, 2017, 08:52:19 am »
Aside from having a great name, the AMD Threadripper 1950X is a killer chip when we start talking performance. In a new benchmark over at Arstechnica when put head to head with the Intel Core i9-7900X its a pretty easy win for AMD. Cheaper, faster, and more features than Intel give AMD the win in their eyes. While this is of course still a ~$1000 CPU, if you're looking for top performance you'll probably be giving the 1950X some serious consideration. 

   If Ryzen was a polite, if firm way of telling the world that AMD is back in the processor game, then Threadripper is a foul-mouthed, middle-finger-waving, kick-in-the-crotch "screw you" aimed squarely at the usurious heart of Intel. It's an olive branch to a part of the PC market stung by years of inflated prices, sluggish performance gains, and the feeling that, if you're not interested in low-power laptops, Intel isn't interested in you.   Where Intel charges $1,000/£1,000 for 10 cores and 20 threads in the form of the Core i9-7900X, AMD offers 16C/32T with Threadripper 1950X. Where Intel limits chipset features and PCIe lanes the further down the product stack you go—the latter being ever more important as storage moves away from the SATA interface—AMD offers quad-channel memory, eight DIMM slots, and 64 PCIe lanes even on the cheapest CPU for the platform.

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