Question Will Tiger Lake be Intel's Core2Duo of 2020?

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coercitiv

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On both architecture and process.
On process the target is moving fast indeed, but I'll believe Intel is chasing them when they turn up on the horizon. /s

[EDIT] on a more serious note, Yes - both arch and process were implied.
 

Arx Allemand

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Conroe was when I switched from AMD (FX60) to Core2Duo then Core2Quad in late 2006. Those G0 Q6600s were amazing pieces some doing 3.6GHz at stock voltage bouncing off 100C with stock cooler in coretemp when running Prime95 never missing a beat.

Running such a program on 3990X will dim the lights like a four slice toaster and in the summer if the AC is on, Cinebench runs may throw a breaker if the box isn't on a dedicated 20A line! Lovely times, isn't it? ;)
 

Markfw

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Conroe was when I switched from AMD (FX60) to Core2Duo then Core2Quad in late 2006. Those G0 Q6600s were amazing pieces some doing 3.6GHz at stock voltage bouncing off 100C with stock cooler in coretemp when running Prime95 never missing a beat.

Running such a program on 3990X will dim the lights like a four slice toaster and in the summer if the AC is on, Cinebench runs may throw a breaker if the box isn't on a dedicated 20A line! Lovely times, isn't it? ;)
An exaggeration for sure... 280 watts ? Even if it took more, like 350 it would not be as you say.

Real example. I have a 64 core EPYC box, a 1950x with a 2080TI, a 3950x with a 2080TI and a 14 core Xeon box all running 100% on the CPU and GPU on my Kitchen circuit. If I run the microwave and the coffee make at the same time, yes it will blow a circuit.

Not one 3990x
 

Arkaign

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Conroe was when I switched from AMD (FX60) to Core2Duo then Core2Quad in late 2006. Those G0 Q6600s were amazing pieces some doing 3.6GHz at stock voltage bouncing off 100C with stock cooler in coretemp when running Prime95 never missing a beat.

Running such a program on 3990X will dim the lights like a four slice toaster and in the summer if the AC is on, Cinebench runs may throw a breaker if the box isn't on a dedicated 20A line! Lovely times, isn't it? ;)
While these are very high power consumption when loaded, these are also not regular consumer platforms/SKUs.

TR is absolutely a platform for professional use that needs as many cores as possible, and the TR 3000 series especially meets that target in a complete way that I feel the 1000 or my 2000 series didn't quite live up to.

Now if your consumer class mid-range CPUs are using 200+ watts loaded at stock settings, yes, that is definitely a poor showing. But I think the workstation/prosumer class of products and the ones with a clearly highly specialized target shouldn't be too nitpicked, as you kind of know the bargain you're making to get your results.

I also know you're joking to a point :) Conroe indeed was incredibly hardy with volts and temps lol.
 

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