- Sep 18, 2011
Ryzen is Performance. Which is the cheaper form of Enthusiast. Which is categorized in its entirety under the banner of premium.What the Threadripper line for then?
I thought these were MAINSTREAM chips.
EPYC -> Not for consumers in a general sense. Uber Enthusiast.
Threadripper -> Enthusiast
Ryzen -> Performance
AMD's mainstream and essential/value product to this day is still the FX and A series. Ryzen and higher is aimed to get higher and higher ASPs. AMD would want increases in several dimensions to keep up the price ramp.
There is always need for more perf, or lower power. If it isn't improvable it isn't worth manufacturing.
Mores cores means more cores with higher frequency boosts. 100 percenting the entire SoC is bad, but >100 percenting a few parts of the SoC is good.