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Maximum Supported Memory
Includes CPU Cooler
- 16 x 64 kB Instruction
- 16 x 32 kB Data
16 x 512 kB
4 x 8 MB
- 31 points
- 19 months ago
from completed build Neuroimaging deep learning rig
Unbelievable multitasking. I wish I could have afforded the 2990WX.
- 28 points
- 19 months ago
from completed build Upgradeable Threadripper 2 Workstation :)
Amazing multi-thread performance. Single performance is impressive too, considering that it isn't the highlight of this CPU. easily overclocked to 4.2GHz. ~3500 cinebench R15
- 20 points
- 18 months ago
from completed build Crystal Clear-Threadripper 2950X
An absolute beast of a processor. Boosts consistently to 4.3 GHz. Stays within reasonable temps on air alone :-). The 2990WX was tempting, but thus far ALL operating systems remain unoptimized for handling so many cores/threads (outside of limited use-cases). Sixteen cores is the magic number, and the price-per-performance cannot be beat in a single system.
- 9 points
- 9 months ago
from completed build MONSTER - my 2950X desktop for photo / video editing
Superfast - needs cooling
- 5 points
- 13 months ago
from completed build Julius' Threadripper
1) AMD - Threadripper 2950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor
AMD for me, always. I am not that serious of a gamer. I spend a lot more time in front of my machine performing non-gaming tasks, and dollar for dollar AMD has always bested Intel in non-gaming performance IMHO. I have been excited about the Threadrippers since I first saw the 1900x. But I held off on building one because the 9590 was so strong for me. $800 US was a bit more than I would have normally cared to spend on a CPU. My original parts list for this build contained a Ryzen 7 2700X. But when I saw where the total build was coming in at price-wise, and it was well under-budget, I decided to splurge a bit. Glad I did, too. This thing is incredible. I would like to have acquired a 2990WX, but my I am not swinging it like that in the bank account! I have read where some people were passive-cooling this chip, but I am of the opinion that if you spend this much on a CPU, and the price of closed loop coolers being not terribly high, you water cool it and that's that. AMD chips have notoriously run hot anyway, so why chance it?
Installation was ok, if you forgive the multiple RMA (see below). TR4 is different than other chips, as you don’t just plunk the chip into the socket, slap a heatsink on and be done. You have to slide the chip into a swinging latch, then fasten it down to the socket. Apparently, there was a big to-do over the mount points for these chips being vastly different than other chips (even AMD chips), that mobo manufacturers were having some trouble fitting them. AMD provides a bracket that should alleviate most concerns about this.
The packaging was.....visually impressive, if not completely unnecessary. Retail ships in a box roughly the same dimensions of a women's shoebox. And all kinds of molded plastic that seems to be intended to "sell the sizzle". I couldn't help but wonder if they could ratchet down the packaging, and charge $700 instead. But at this price point, maybe it does not matter. To AMD's credit, the packaging offers plenty of protection, so maybe it's worth the extra dough to protect your investment during shipping.
Performance was exactly what you would expect. BLAZING! I will post benchmarks at a later date, but they will not disappoint, I promise. And it's a bit of an ego boost to see 32 threads in a workstation. Pretty neat.