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If that leak is right and we get 12 core/24 threads for $300 it seems like HEDT is not needed for the majority of consumers.
HEDT is already not needed for the majority of consumers. People with extreme I/O requirements will still want it.

Yeah, but the 2990WX is already hitting a point at which software/OS limitations are leading to diminishing returns. Outside of a few applications I am not sure that we really need to push past 32c/64t for HEDT at the moment. Sure, in a few years yeah, but right now it would probably be smarter for AMD to put their effort into improving the memory situation on Zen.
What they need is a 32c/64t HEDT product that actually has full access to all memory banks from all cores, unlike the 2990WX. The 2990WX has some . . . design compromises, to put it mildly. Zen2 TR needs to fix that.
 

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Honestly... anything over 4 cores isn't that popular among the average consumer. Those who bought the 2990WX are the 1% enthusiasts, content creators, engineers and/or distributed computing advocates. There's certainly some gamers with deep pockets in there, but niche products advertise to niche people.
 

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What they need is a 32c/64t HEDT product that actually has full access to all memory banks from all cores, unlike the 2990WX. The 2990WX has some . . . design compromises, to put it mildly. Zen2 TR needs to fix that.
This is what I'm most counting on.. A rome w/ 4 less chiplets (32 cores w/ equal access to I/O). This would be a great product if they could swing it.. A nice full-featured upgrade that doesn't threaten their EPYC line that much and properly establishes threadripper.

> 7nm
> Higher clocks
> Better power efficiency
> PCIE 4.0
> All cores w/ equal access to I/O
That would get my attention and others quickly and solidify me on threadripper.

ATM, I'm eyeing eypc because 16 core is the max efficient/sensible core count on threadripper.. Unequal access to I/O is a deal killer.
This changes if they deliver a solid 32 core
 

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Just getting my ryzen 2700x setup (main in the signature). Because I did squat for research ahead ahead of time, I went ahead and bought two of these kits ballistix sport lt to run with a 4x8gb. After installation I enabled XMP and it seems to be running at the rated specs. I have done 0 stability tests yet, just installed windows and some patches and thats it. I'll be running memtest on this over the weekend when I'm back home. Anything else I need to worry about or should test? I plan to just run XFR and precision-boost (I can do that, right) and not do any manual OCing. We will see if the CM AIO watercooler can handle the temps, I'm not a big fan of the noise the dual 120mms seem to generate with the system at idle....

Looking forward to some gaming
 
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Yeah if you just run PBO2 you should be fine. It'll boost itself pretty well and keep heat down. If you are getting DDR4-3000 speeds in a 4x8GB configuration then you are actually doing fairly well (most such configurations top out at DDR4-3200, and getting there is not so easy).
 

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