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5000 Threadripper

cellarnoise

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At this point I may just wait to see how much a 5000 series AMD Threadripper costs. 5950x still in short supply.

I was disappointed in the 3970x low single / few core boost, but it is not as big a deal as it fixed issues with NUMA being a central distribution core and still has fairly decent all core frequency. I just don't want to buy last gen tech...

I hope the 5970x or whatever is more available due to the high cost, it most likely won't be in demand for gamers? I don't think I really need it for my side hobby much anymore as AMD has done so well in pushing more cores that for video and audio loads the cost to performance has been amazing improvements since Zen 1 even.

A Zen 3 Ripper even at 24 or 32 cores should work very well for my needs and DC will benefit greatly during the colder climate months in my abode... I just hope for 1 or 2 cores it boosts close to 4.8 or more.
 

Endgame124

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I would say compare the 3950 to the 5950 and the 32 core / 64 thread EPYC 75F3 to the 24 core 48 thread EPYC 7F72.

On the consumer desktop side, you're looking at about a 200mhz increase in single core boost, though a slight reduction in clock base at the same TDP. On top of the extra clock you get all of the IPC gains.

On the Epyc side, things are a little more muddy, as the 75F3 has 8 more cores, a 300mhz boost, and 40 watt TDP increase (to 280W) over the EPYC 7F72.

It is unlikely the 5970X will add cores over the 3970x, and it already has a 280W TDP, so you're probably looking in the realm of a 200-300mhz clockspeed increase, along with a similar base speed and all the IPC gains. To me this puts the TR 5970 at roughly 3.6Ghz base, and 4.8ghz boost.
 
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cellarnoise

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Well based on Gamesend's post I have been researching 9393 Rippers and not found much beuno. Now I see I need to look forward to the epic change in the 5970 vs 3970s. Leaves about 2000, though I skipped that gen on purpose.

Shall we play a game? Good show!
 
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