Question High-TDP Threadripper vs low-TDP newer Epyc?

rust_0

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At around the 2000 Euro price point, which would be the better choice for a general purpose server in terms of raw performance: A Threadripper 3970x or an Epyc 7413?

The additional PCIe lanes of the Epyc platform would be great for expandability, but CPU performance is the number 1 priority. Can the newer 7413 still outperform a 3970x despite having a 180 W vs 280 W TDP?
 

rust_0

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Thanks for the replies, after further consideration I've decided to trust AMD's Zen 3 R&D and go with the Epyc. I can't even imagine what kind of beasts Zen 3 Threadrippers will be once they hit the market!
 

scineram

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This is general purpose server, not Cinebench. Epyc also has 8 channel memory. It deserves nothing less imo.
 

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