AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16 core CPU @ Amazon.it - £806
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16 core CPU @ Amazon.it - £806

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Found 22nd Sep 2017
No introduction needed, 16c/32t of CPU, most people are never going to need this but at over £80 cheaper than anywhere in the UK, it's a stonking deal (IMO). No cooler included, before anyone asks

Dispatched & Sold by Amazon.

Once in the basket the CPU is €90.86, then the shipping is only €6.00.
Paid for in € with a fee free card, including shipping it comes a total of €913.86, which translates to £806-807 depending on the card used, and exchange rate when you check out.
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OrribleHarry22nd Sep 2017

Encoding 4k movies for Hollywood?


Yes, the next Jurassic Park movie is currently being rendered out in John's basement who lives in South Wales.
Makes more sense than buying an iPhone
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Why would anyone actually need this at home?
Great price for this Cpu. Heat added
OrribleHarry22nd Sep 2017

Why would anyone actually need this at home?


gamers nexus did a fairly good video explaining the real world uses for a cpu of this magnitude. While i agree it probably isn't for the average person, its probably even too much for the enthusiast crowd but it does have a market, albeit fairly small.
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OrribleHarry22nd Sep 2017

Why would anyone actually need this at home?


Depends, maybe you are a self employed person who needs this sort of CPU power and works from home?
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Uncommon.Sense1 m ago

Depends, maybe you are a self employed person who needs this sort of CPU …Depends, maybe you are a self employed person who needs this sort of CPU power and works from home?


Encoding 4k movies for Hollywood?
Core heads never had it this good.
OrribleHarry22nd Sep 2017

Why would anyone actually need this at home?



If you can't see a use for it, then its not for you. For some its like hot candy source...
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OrribleHarry22nd Sep 2017

Encoding 4k movies for Hollywood?


Yes, the next Jurassic Park movie is currently being rendered out in John's basement who lives in South Wales.
OrribleHarry22nd Sep 2017

Why would anyone actually need this at home?


Useful mainly for people doing demanding video work but also if you are running heavy duty VMs, databases etc which is a small niche compared to video.
This could be used by researchers aswell
I'd love one of these just to say I built a rig with one of them!

It really is an absolute beast of a CPU.
OrribleHarry22nd Sep 2017

Why would anyone actually need this at home?




For me ran with Unraid, I will have all of my machines ran from 1 box. Plex, Editing machine, Media machine, NAS.

Plenty of cores to go around
Agharta33 m ago

Useful mainly for people doing demanding video work but also if you are …Useful mainly for people doing demanding video work but also if you are running heavy duty VMs, databases etc which is a small niche compared to video.

I don't think development work is a small niche compared to video, probably more people doing that work than rendering videos for a living.
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Hammondhammond56 m ago

Makes more sense than buying an iPhone


Agreed the iPhone is a joke. The non existence of crowds on launch day have confirmed the general opinion, Apple have dropped the ball.
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Leeman203 h, 21 m ago

gamers nexus did a fairly good video explaining the real world uses for a …gamers nexus did a fairly good video explaining the real world uses for a cpu of this magnitude. While i agree it probably isn't for the average person, its probably even too much for the enthusiast crowd but it does have a market, albeit fairly small.


Eh? There is no reason for 50% of tech like this for average consumers but "mines better than yours" is PRICELESS.
Joshimitsu912 h, 40 m ago

I don't think development work is a small niche compared to video, …I don't think development work is a small niche compared to video, probably more people doing that work than rendering videos for a living.


The context was home users rather than professionals so how many amateur developers can really utilise a 16 core chip compared to the number of home users messing around with 4K video footage that their phone or DSLR has captured?
tempt4 h, 7 m ago

Core heads never had it this good.



All the core heads we be like “Ah, he got the Ryzens”
Agharta32 m ago

The context was home users rather than professionals so how many amateur …The context was home users rather than professionals so how many amateur developers can really utilise a 16 core chip compared to the number of home users messing around with 4K video footage that their phone or DSLR has captured?


Plenty of contractors, hobbyists, students I imagine. Don't forget rendering video implies you most likely paid for the software to do so as well, not sure that market is very big for home users. I think people say rendering as the first example they think of but there are plenty of other uses.

But yes most home users don't need a £1000 CPU.
Joshimitsu917 m ago

Plenty of contractors, hobbyists, students I imagine. Don't forget …Plenty of contractors, hobbyists, students I imagine. Don't forget rendering video implies you most likely paid for the software to do so as well, not sure that market is very big for home users. I think people say rendering as the first example they think of but there are plenty of other uses.But yes most home users don't need a £1000 CPU.


When he/she said home users that typically means amateurs so that rules out contractors.
Most video editing software for home users is under £100 so that's not much compared to an £800 CPU which requires a ~£300 motherboard.
But video is also about transcoding Blu-ray etc so even for hobbyists there isn't much software that can scale to 32 threads outside of video based which is why I focused on that.
I don't think you've dissuaded me of that and there aren't many students whose courses demand workstation hardware.
OrribleHarry22nd Sep 2017

Why would anyone actually need this at home?

Good for distributed computing.
I used to have over 100 cores running 24/7.

Then there's the GPU's!

Who needs central heating?
Agharta1 h, 35 m ago

When he/she said home users that typically means amateurs so that rules …When he/she said home users that typically means amateurs so that rules out contractors.Most video editing software for home users is under £100 so that's not much compared to an £800 CPU which requires a ~£300 motherboard.But video is also about transcoding Blu-ray etc so even for hobbyists there isn't much software that can scale to 32 threads outside of video based which is why I focused on that.I don't think you've dissuaded me of that and there aren't many students whose courses demand workstation hardware.


I'm not trying to dissuade you, he said "Why would anyone actually need this at home?" - I am providing examples of that.


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Lots of VMs on one lump sounds like eggs and baskets
Hammondhammond11 h, 49 m ago

Makes more sense than buying an iPhone



Well it would be very weird to buy a phone when you actually needed a CPU. I wouldn't think you could get that mixed up, but to be fair there's a lot of stupid people about so maybe that does happen.
oldguy5 h, 54 m ago

Lots of VMs on one lump sounds like eggs and baskets



No. It’s the difference between putting one big egg in one big basket, or putting lots of little eggs in one big basket. Lots of little eggs is better if you were always going to have one basket, and if you do decide to buy another basket, it’s easier to move your little eggs around. If you decide to have an omelette you’ll still need to buy some ham though.
Which GPU is best to pair with this?

1030 or rx 550?
abaxas1 h, 19 m ago

Which GPU is best to pair with this?1030 or rx 550?


Yes
for a 16 Core CPU that's a great price, however I'm unaware of how well TR peforms in real world? I'm assuming it's faster than a quad core i7?
MazingerZ15 h, 3 m ago

for a 16 Core CPU that's a great price, however I'm unaware of how well TR …for a 16 Core CPU that's a great price, however I'm unaware of how well TR peforms in real world? I'm assuming it's faster than a quad core i7?


Obviously for certain applications it is. It has 2 profiles Creative and Game. The Game mode switches off half of the cores and because of that its not faster than an i7 7700k at least not yet. Probably eventually through optimisation it will get better but no Ryzen chip is better than an i7 7700k for gaming.
MazingerZ23rd Sep

for a 16 Core CPU that's a great price, however I'm unaware of how well TR …for a 16 Core CPU that's a great price, however I'm unaware of how well TR peforms in real world? I'm assuming it's faster than a quad core i7?



Depends on the software. A lot isn't really optimised for a very large number of threads, so diminishing returns kicks in really, really quickly.

That will change though, especially given Ryzen has made 16 threads mainstream.
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