- Mar 3, 2017
2990WX is a bit behind though today. It has too many quirks.Some systems are multi-purpose though. e.g. my current system with a threadripper is a threadripper for software development purposes (lots of cores does wonders for large C++ codebases) but at the same time I'd like to play the odd game on it. The higher max clocks for single-core are a major draw over EPYC(or even threadripper pro) for that case and even my current 2990wx I notice is getting slow-ish for gaming, in particular if one wants to upgrade to >60 fps on modern AAA games. In some cases you can get a whole bunch of extra perf by limiting the game to one CCX but it is all kinda messy.
Zen 3 TR should be much better.
Much higher ST clocks and 8 core CCX. You can get at least one core boosting high from each CCD for 8 high boosting cores in a 64 Core Zen 3 TR.
And inter core fabric is better in Zen2 and above.
Then there are likely the V Cache SKUs. Those will crush many engineering loads.
Once a lot of products move over to N5 in Q2 we can bet those V Cache SKUs will arrive.
Michael from Phoronix has some benchmarks and he was very stoked about the V Cache parts in dev loads but he was requested not to share by AMD.
In less than 10 days you will see Phoronix Linux benchmarks including dev loads for the V Cache parts.
Those will be no slouch in gaming either if AMD's Computex demo is to be believed.
Anyway, I am not sure HEDT SPR will be launched right off the bat in 2022.
But if they are then that is good, maybe we have a chance to see 96 Core 100Billion+ Xtor HEDT CPUs as a response at some point if not immediately.
But probably 8K a pop at least