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Message 49730 - Posted: 27 Jun 2018 | 20:55:20 UTC

Who here is getting the AMD Threadripper 2990x when it comes out? I can't wait to put 64 threads on these CPU tasks.

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Message 50262 - Posted: 20 Aug 2018 | 0:24:43 UTC
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Do you think the lack of a memory controller on two of the CPU dies for the 2990wx would be hindering the performance of these WUs too much to warrant the much greater cost over the 2950x?

How memory intensive would you say these WUs are?

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Message 50263 - Posted: 20 Aug 2018 | 12:46:25 UTC

I am already testing one. Stay tuned ;)

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Message 50286 - Posted: 25 Aug 2018 | 17:15:12 UTC

What's the verdict?

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Message 50287 - Posted: 25 Aug 2018 | 17:23:17 UTC

It depends on the project. I've results for Ryzen 2700X, Threadripper 1950X, 2950X, 2990WX, I7 7700K and FX-8350. Now I'm testing Xeon 7980XE, few more waiting in the queue so I need about a week to end the article.

I think that the best choice (because of performance per W and especially per $) has 1950X, especially now when it is on sale. But I need to run more tests.

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Message 50288 - Posted: 25 Aug 2018 | 19:11:42 UTC
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The 1950X is certainly an interesting CPU... if the mainboards were a little cheaper. There basically is no board below 300€ available here in Europe. (sigh)
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Message 50291 - Posted: 26 Aug 2018 | 1:26:04 UTC - in response to Message 50287.

It depends on the project. I've results for Ryzen 2700X, Threadripper 1950X, 2950X, 2990WX, I7 7700K and FX-8350. Now I'm testing Xeon 7980XE, few more waiting in the queue so I need about a week to end the article.

I think that the best choice (because of performance per W and especially per $) has 1950X, especially now when it is on sale. But I need to run more tests.

Would you say the 2990Wx is fully utilized with GPUGrid WUs? Is the performance near double the 2950x or only 50% faster?

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Message 50295 - Posted: 26 Aug 2018 | 16:54:12 UTC - in response to Message 50291.

Sadly much closer to 50% or even less :(

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Message 50297 - Posted: 26 Aug 2018 | 20:22:30 UTC - in response to Message 50295.

Sadly much closer to 50% or even less :(

Hmm I guess a 2950x is in my future then. Thank you for the help!

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Message 50298 - Posted: 26 Aug 2018 | 20:29:35 UTC - in response to Message 50297.

Sadly much closer to 50% or even less :(

Hmm I guess a 2950x is in my future then. Thank you for the help!


No problem, that's part of my job ;)
2990WX is a WCG monster but even there the scaling is far from 100%.

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Message 50300 - Posted: 27 Aug 2018 | 0:11:51 UTC

Do you have a review website?

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Message 50304 - Posted: 27 Aug 2018 | 21:52:18 UTC

Do you have a review website?


I am an editor at http://pclab.pl :)

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