AMD Threadripper 1950x - £954/€1053 - Beast! Amazon.de
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AMD Threadripper 1950x - £954/€1053 - Beast! Amazon.de

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Found 11th Aug 2017Edited by:"The_Hoff"
Appreciate this is far from a deal for everyone, or indeed anybody without a specific need to own arguably one of the finest processors ever created, but this price represents a £50 saving over the UK stores.

This CPU was designed for professional applications, deep learning, AI, rendering and so on, but it will of course do anything you want of it, they also OC extremely well to 4.1GHZ.

"Better than Intel in almost every way"
arstechnica.com/gad…0x/

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This thread has absolutely nothing to do with gaming, let's keep it that way.

Nobody should be spending £950 on a processor for gaming, Intel or AMD.

If you have a use case that requires it, you render, you need huge compute performance you're building a platform, running a VM farm, this is as good as it gets.
K1LLER_HORNET2 m ago

If you listen hard enough you can hear the faint sound of Intel sobbing in …If you listen hard enough you can hear the faint sound of Intel sobbing in the corner. 7740K HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Please tell me you bought that chip so I can laugh some more.


He'll be a few minutes mate, he's just cooking his breakfast on it.
If you listen hard enough you can hear the faint sound of Intel sobbing in the corner.

powerbrick1 h, 3 m ago

"Better than Intel in almost every way", except when it gets totally …"Better than Intel in almost every way", except when it gets totally crapped on by a 7740K in gaming.



7740K HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Please tell me you bought that chip so I can laugh some more.
othen2 h, 52 m ago

So, this is £50 off a £1000 processor that almost no one needs? Not very h …So, this is £50 off a £1000 processor that almost no one needs? Not very hot I'm afraid.



It's a hot deal for those that do need it. Just because you don't need it doesn't make it any less of a deal. You don't downvote a deal on a sofa because you already have one.
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dozstanford10 m ago

Ok, with the exception of folding, mining and other niche uses, exactly …Ok, with the exception of folding, mining and other niche uses, exactly what software utalises more than 4 cores ?


Playing games whilst streaming it also. Rendering software like blender and essentially all productivity software available for video editing
"Better than Intel in almost every way", except when it gets totally crapped on by a 7740K in gaming.
If your buying an AMD cpu for gaming your better off with a Ryzen 5 as this is not a gaming cpu
dozstanford18 m ago

Ok, with the exception of folding, mining and other niche uses, exactly …Ok, with the exception of folding, mining and other niche uses, exactly what software utalises more than 4 cores ?


I've got 16 cores in my system (dual old xeons) and it can stream while gaming really well. I'm also slowly converting video from h264 to h265 for the space savings, that takes weeks on a quad core but days on my system.
powerbrick6 m ago

"Better than Intel in almost every way", except when it gets totally …"Better than Intel in almost every way", except when it gets totally crapped on by a 7740K in gaming.


By "totally crapped on", I guess you mean like how in the review they say "So compelling is the overall Threadripper package that these small differences in gaming performance matter little" ?
powerbrick6 m ago

"Better than Intel in almost every way", except when it gets totally …"Better than Intel in almost every way", except when it gets totally crapped on by a 7740K in gaming.


In the same way that an aeroplane craps on a bicycle. What other irrelevant comparisons can we make?

7900x/Xeon is the only comparison you should be making, go read.
CampGareth9 m ago

I've got 16 cores in my system (dual old xeons) and it can stream while …I've got 16 cores in my system (dual old xeons) and it can stream while gaming really well. I'm also slowly converting video from h264 to h265 for the space savings, that takes weeks on a quad core but days on my system.


Out of interest how are you doing the video conversion? I'm assuming if there's loads of them it's some batch file or other util where you just point it at a folder then tell it to get on with it?

Interested in doing this as I have about 1Tb of comedy and 2 of documentaries that would benefit from x265 if there's no detectable loss of quality.
So, this is £50 off a £1000 processor that almost no one needs? Not very hot I'm afraid.
My CSGO FPS is going.to.go through the roof!!!
I thought it was an entire PC at that price, and the picture a PC case.
The_Hoff32 m ago

In the same way that an aeroplane craps on a bicycle. What other …In the same way that an aeroplane craps on a bicycle. What other irrelevant comparisons can we make?7900x/Xeon is the only comparison you should be making, go read.


Read what? Your analogy make no sense? I just replied to the quote you posted, not my fault if you gave it no context.

Also if you were using this chip in a professional environment you wouldn't be overclocking.

Now wheres that Vega

Incidently I did vote it hot, cause its a good price.
Edited by: "powerbrick" 11th Aug 2017
powerbrick5 m ago

Read what? I just replied to the quote you posted, not my fault if you …Read what? I just replied to the quote you posted, not my fault if you gave it no context. Also if you were using this chip in a professional environment you wouldn't be overclocking.Now wheres that Vega Incidently I did vote it hot, cause its a good price.


Did you read the Ars Tec review before you took the time to troll?

They like it, you don't, you have an opinion, they know what they're talking about. Subtleties I guess!
5% discount and you have to get fron Amazon.de - joker
The_Hoff10 m ago

Did you read the Ars Tec review before you took the time to troll?They …Did you read the Ars Tec review before you took the time to troll?They like it, you don't, you have an opinion, they know what they're talking about. Subtleties I guess!



Please feel free to highlight where I said I didn't like it?
powerbrick6 m ago

Please feel free to highlight where I said I didn't like it?


Think we've run our course mate, you don't understand the product, that's fine. It's niche as a HEDT processor.

For those wanting such a thing, it's the cheapest price.
If you listen hard enough you can hear the faint sound of Intel sobbing in the corner.

powerbrick1 h, 3 m ago

"Better than Intel in almost every way", except when it gets totally …"Better than Intel in almost every way", except when it gets totally crapped on by a 7740K in gaming.



7740K HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Please tell me you bought that chip so I can laugh some more.
K1LLER_HORNET2 m ago

If you listen hard enough you can hear the faint sound of Intel sobbing in …If you listen hard enough you can hear the faint sound of Intel sobbing in the corner. 7740K HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Please tell me you bought that chip so I can laugh some more.


He'll be a few minutes mate, he's just cooking his breakfast on it.
hooooooooooot from me..

Considering this beast of a processor, does 4.1ghz on all cores, its a monster for the right application.

This is a niche product for those who need stupid amounts processing power. Otherwise, you should get a ryzen r7 or r5!. As for those who say "oh theres no program or game that needs more than four cores"

lets take that argument, ok, your games may today need only 4 cores, but windows needs some cores; take 2 because that makes windows pretty fluid. so straight off you need 6 cores.

Oh and those games are "yesterday games" as in they were made for specs 18 to 24 months ago. More and more games will use more than 4 cores, so that argument is dumb and stupid.

You should be getting as many cores and high ghz as possible(afford) (now that intel and amd are levelish on ipc)
With all this talk of cores.
What happens to the empty husk of the Apples that get gutted to make these cores?
Think of the fruit.
Oneday772 m ago

With all this talk of cores.What happens to the empty husk of the Apples …With all this talk of cores.What happens to the empty husk of the Apples that get gutted to make these cores?Think of the fruit.


awww poor apple
This thread has absolutely nothing to do with gaming, let's keep it that way.

Nobody should be spending £950 on a processor for gaming, Intel or AMD.

If you have a use case that requires it, you render, you need huge compute performance you're building a platform, running a VM farm, this is as good as it gets.
I wonder does it support SMT (hyperthreading)?

Does ESXi even support Ryzen CPU's yet?
Uridium9 m ago

I wonder does it support SMT (hyperthreading)? Does ESXi even support …I wonder does it support SMT (hyperthreading)? Does ESXi even support Ryzen CPU's yet?


ESXi 6.5 U1 has full support for Ryzen, including SMT.
powerbrick2 h, 1 m ago

Read what? Your analogy make no sense? I just replied to the quote you …Read what? Your analogy make no sense? I just replied to the quote you posted, not my fault if you gave it no context. Also if you were using this chip in a professional environment you wouldn't be overclocking.Now wheres that Vega Incidently I did vote it hot, cause its a good price.


It doesn't need to be overclocked anyway, it has XFR which will take it to the maximum overclockable frequency of 4.2 GHz. I think all overclocking will do is force all cores to run at that speed instead of only one or two.
othen2 h, 52 m ago

So, this is £50 off a £1000 processor that almost no one needs? Not very h …So, this is £50 off a £1000 processor that almost no one needs? Not very hot I'm afraid.



It's a hot deal for those that do need it. Just because you don't need it doesn't make it any less of a deal. You don't downvote a deal on a sofa because you already have one.
Kushan24 m ago

It's a hot deal for those that do need it. Just because you don't need it …It's a hot deal for those that do need it. Just because you don't need it doesn't make it any less of a deal. You don't downvote a deal on a sofa because you already have one.

This guy gets it
Can we finally build time machines with this?
I really want to purchase some deals I've missed on this place.
Roger_Irrelevant4 h, 58 m ago

Out of interest how are you doing the video conversion? I'm assuming if …Out of interest how are you doing the video conversion? I'm assuming if there's loads of them it's some batch file or other util where you just point it at a folder then tell it to get on with it?Interested in doing this as I have about 1Tb of comedy and 2 of documentaries that would benefit from x265 if there's no detectable loss of quality.


In my tests there's no noticeable quality loss until you blow up a frame to 500% or so, then it's possible to notice a very weak de-noise effect.

Unfortunately I'm not doing batch processing though I really should be, it's all manual Handbrake for now. It shouldn't be hard to write a bash script that runs a command on a file when there's a new file in a folder, a batch script running against a NAS on the other hand... (Windows user )
Kushan2 h, 6 m ago

It's a hot deal for those that do need it. Just because you don't need it …It's a hot deal for those that do need it. Just because you don't need it doesn't make it any less of a deal. You don't downvote a deal on a sofa because you already have one.


Somehow I suspect that the type of person who spends £1000 on a CPU like this isn't really going to care about £50 here or there....
"arguably one of the finest processors"


till next week, month, year.
CampGareth2 h, 12 m ago

In my tests there's no noticeable quality loss until you blow up a frame …In my tests there's no noticeable quality loss until you blow up a frame to 500% or so, then it's possible to notice a very weak de-noise effect. Unfortunately I'm not doing batch processing though I really should be, it's all manual Handbrake for now. It shouldn't be hard to write a bash script that runs a command on a file when there's a new file in a folder, a batch script running against a NAS on the other hand... (Windows user )



on handbrake you can queue a folder worth of files to be converted
Is this an improvement on my K6-II 400MHz?
The_Hoff8 h, 27 m ago

In the same way that an aeroplane craps on a bicycle. What other …In the same way that an aeroplane craps on a bicycle. What other irrelevant comparisons can we make?7900x/Xeon is the only comparison you should be making, go read.

but bicycle craps on aeroplane in parking at your local Tesco
Good if you are setting up your own small CGI animation/rendering company. Not so useful for the other 99.999999 percent of us. It's a deal like a discounted industrial trouser press is a deal, so take it at face value
taras1 h, 30 m ago

on handbrake you can queue a folder worth of files to be converted


But don't you have to set the options and output file on each one?

I'm sure there should be an avconv.exe command along the lines of...

for each (file) in (folder)
avconv.exe %in.mp4 %out.mp4 -format x265
Next

Or something but I've not used it for ages.
vulcanproject21 m ago

Good if you are setting up your own small CGI animation/rendering company. …Good if you are setting up your own small CGI animation/rendering company. Not so useful for the other 99.999999 percent of us. It's a deal like a discounted industrial trouser press is a deal, so take it at face value


It's not mainstream and it's not meant to be.

I mean, it's not as if Intel have tried to do the same, the only difference is they dropped the ball.

12th highest CPU in the Amazon.com sales rank, I'd say the market is bigger than you anticipate.
Edited by: "The_Hoff" 11th Aug 2017
A bit of an odd name.
Destard1 h, 5 m ago

A bit of an odd name.


Maybe named by Australians. "How many thread's your CPU got, 32?! That's ripper mate!"
The_Hoff3 h, 20 m ago

It's not mainstream and it's not meant to be.I mean, it's not as if Intel …It's not mainstream and it's not meant to be.I mean, it's not as if Intel have tried to do the same, the only difference is they dropped the ball.12th highest CPU in the Amazon.com sales rank, I'd say the market is bigger than you anticipate.



I'm sure if Intel find their sales heavily impacted they will just lower their prices.

Of course this is much higher up the list than it ever would be, it's the weekend of it's release......I would say more like the market isn't as big as you think it is for $1000 HEDT consumer CPUs.
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