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    Phoronix: Linus Torvalds Switches To AMD Ryzen Threadripper After 15 Years Of Intel Systems

    An interesting anecdote shared in today's Linux 5.7-rc7 announcement is word that Linux and Git creator Linus Torvalds switched his main rig over to an AMD Ryzen Threadripper...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...s-Threadripper

  • #2
    I moved to 3900x after realizing I had to work for home for another a few months, and everything is blazing fast!
    The only disadvantage is, there is no coffee break any more from compiling...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by zxy_thf View Post
      I moved to 3900x after realizing I had to work for home for another a few months, and everything is blazing fast!
      The only disadvantage is, there is no coffee break any more from compiling...
      Obligatory xkcd: https://xkcd.com/303/

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      • #4
        Is there really that much difference between the Threadripper and Intel's latest offering?
        Does Intel have anything in the works to counter with?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by danmcgrew View Post
          Is there really that much difference between the Threadripper and Intel's latest offering?
          Does Intel have anything in the works to counter with?
          no not realy until end 2021

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          • #6
            Originally posted by danmcgrew View Post
            Is there really that much difference between the Threadripper and Intel's latest offering?
            About 14 cores difference, unless I'm missing something above the i9-10980XE.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Templar82 View Post
              About 14 cores difference, unless I'm missing something above the i9-10980XE.
              They have a 28 core Xeon for those willing to spend $3000 on a CPU:

              https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/189452/intel-xeon-w-3175x-processor-38-5m-cache-3-10-ghz.html

              That being said, AMD has a 64 core model that is not much more expensive:

              https://www.amd.com/en/products/cpu/...adripper-3990x
              Last edited by ryao; 05-24-2020, 08:57 PM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ryao View Post

                They have a 28 core Xeon for those willing to spend a small fortune:

                https://www.engadget.com/2018-10-08-...-xeon-cpu.html
                For 40% of that price tag, you can have 64 cores on amd

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Moscato View Post

                  For 40% of that price tag, you can have 64 cores on amd
                  I updated my post to link to the $3000 Intel model. AMD’s 64 core model actually costs a little more:

                  https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Ryzen-Thr.../dp/B0815SBQ9W

                  There really is no reason to go with Intel at this price range though. You get double the performance per dollar with AMD.

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                  • #10
                    I don't care what distro/desktop/CPU/whatever Linus prefers any more than I care what mouse Jonathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel uses. What nonsense.

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