- Dec 29, 2005
For those of us who run our computers 24/7 to support science, the Zen 2 processors are intriguing based on power savings along with a potential for a 2x increase in performance on projects where Floating Point calculations are important. Up to a 15% increase in IPC, along with substantial increases in level 3 cache sizes, may have some impact on many DC projects. I've attached thumbnails of specs from AMD on the 2700X (comparison purpose) and the 3700X, 3800X and 3900X. I'm considering replacing one of my ivy bridge xeons with a 3900X. Anyone else thinking about Zen 2 for DC?