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Threadripper on Zen+ 32 Cores - Launching Q3 2018

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Beren, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. Hotwired

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    Tsk tsk, they haven't updated their TDP guide.

    https://noctua.at/en/tdp-guide

    They still have it labelled with the TDP of the first TR (180W) and not this refresh which is 250W stock.
     
  2. Kei

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    It should do seeing as it copes ok with 1920/1950x cpus when overclocked which pull very similar amounts of power to a stock 2990WX. I know my 1920x pulls around 240W when overclocked to 4GHz on all cores at 1.325V. I have my doubts about them coping quite so well with over 300W.

    As to gaming performance, I've not found anything that doesn't run well enough on mine. The only oddity I ever found was in 3dmark firestrike where the combined score would be absolutely awful, so bad in fact that it would pull the overall score down further than running the cpu in gaming mode and taking the hit in the physics test. Weirdly, the 1900x and 1950x do not suffer this issue.

    In all other benchmarks and everyday games, it's been great.
     
  3. Panos

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    I doubt the NH-U14S TR4-SP3 will handle the 2990WX. I bet it wont be able to handle the 2950X with it's higher clocks.
    As I do not see the purpose of buying a £1700 CPU or even a £800 and not going to watercooling.

    There is the BEST alternative of custom watercooling performance, ability to expand and dead easy installation, with better performance than AIO.

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £184.90 (includes shipping: £0.00)
    [​IMG][​IMG]


    Having changed my Predator 360 to Z370I monoblock and Bysksi GPU block, still using the QDC, I can tell you is very easy to swap things without the need to drain loops, etc.
    While the performance of the full custom loop is there. ​
     
  4. ketma

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    Well, the response I got back from Noctua stated it could and they would be updating the various details in the future.

    If the cpu performs as expected on air it will do for me....

    Not really sure what you mean by going to watercooling on a £800+ cpu, depends on what you prefer, and I guess if you overclock. Don't get me wrong some of the custom WC are superb and look/perform great, as some AIO's.

    I have the Noctua cooler already and it does the job perfectly.
     
  5. DarrenM343

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    I use the NH-U14S on the 1950X. Works well with that at least and seemed to be as good as some of the AIO watercoolers tested in a few of the reviews I saw when buying
    Am tempted to upgrade but haven't considered the cooling side of things. Definitely have no interest in custom water cooling.
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2018 at 5:16 PM
  6. Ayahuasca

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    Yeah if I do upgrade I'll likely just go the EK-MLC route, I'd love a 2990x (wouldn't we all) but I think it'll be the 2920x for me, still not sure I'll see much benefit over my 4.6ghz 5820k though.
     
  7. String

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    Get yourselves a proper loop. ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  8. ketma

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    lol, looks like part of a chemistry experiment
     
  9. Armageus

    Don

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    Lol this is the TR thread, not the new Intel Xeon HEDT platform thread :)
     
  10. Hotwired

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    Lots of surface area and all of it on the other side of a brick wall is quite a luxury choice.

    Should be interesting to see what regular cooling works out.

    By not focusing the heat into one spot it should need less cooling to keep the cpu temperature down than a monolithic chip using the same power.
     
  11. DarrenM343

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    Awesome :). Not sure it'll look good in my study and run 24/7 :p.
    That's why I prefer air too. The last time I used an AIO I found it a bit noisy for 24/7 use, although it was some years ago now, maybe 2009-ish.
     
  12. Panos

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    So you are planning to cool the new 28 core Intel eh? Very forward thinking..... :D
     
  13. String

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    Yea, it's an opportunist loop. I have no idea what it looks like, sounds like or feels like as it's in my garage which is adjacent to my office. It's the perfect system as there's no noise or heat... and I'm glad I don't need to look at it. :D
     
  14. DarrenM343

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    Just noticed new bios out for the Asus X399-A :).
    PRIME X399-A BIOS 0807
    Update AGESA 1.1.0.1 Patch A to support AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processors
     
  15. awaybreaktoday

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  16. orbitalwalsh

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    seems record is now at 5.4ghz under LN2
     
  17. awaybreaktoday

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    Seems all you need for these new threadripper processors is to set performance enhancer to its highest level
     
  18. Hotwired

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    Nothing but good news when the chip designers decide to get in on helping consumers overclock in a non-oppressive way.

    You can take it or leave it but it works pretty well.
     
  19. NinjaCool

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  20. Glanza

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