128 Thread/64 Core CPUs coming...

Talk about anything technology related!
pandelta
Veteran Cruncher
Veteran Cruncher
Posts: 343
Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:56 am

128 Thread/64 Core CPUs coming...

Postby pandelta » Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:33 pm

AMD teased their next gen Zen 2 Epycs cpus based on 7nm tech. Intel is still working on 10nm tech so its going to be interesting to see how this pans out. What's really cool is AMD decided to go to a more module design allowing for more flexibility with the cpu "chiplets". Each high end chip would have 8 chiplets with 8 cores connected to a central IO chip made with lower tech to save money. In theory we could see GPU chiplets or other tech replace cpu chiplets on a single CPU die for different applications.

https://techreport.com/news/34242/amd-t ... 28-threads
[Image

User avatar
USAFA82
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 1519
Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:43 pm
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Contact:

Re: 128 Thread/64 Core CPUs coming...

Postby USAFA82 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:48 am

it's good to see AMD be competitive again. I'm debating whether to build a 9th gen Core i7 or wait to see how these new chips from AMD play out.

pandelta
Veteran Cruncher
Veteran Cruncher
Posts: 343
Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:56 am

Re: 128 Thread/64 Core CPUs coming...

Postby pandelta » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:39 pm

I personally would wait awhile. Early benchmarks are showing a 13% improvement clock for clock and with the new 7nm tech it will definitely see a considerable mhz bump. Early engineering samples are already running faster than prior generation. The first chips are expected by April. It might be worth waiting awhile If for nothing else it might cause Intel to drop prices.
[Image

User avatar
thepeacemaker7
Cruncher
Cruncher
Posts: 65
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:57 pm

Re: 128 Thread/64 Core CPUs coming...

Postby thepeacemaker7 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:27 pm

I would love to buy a 64 core 128 hardware thread Threadripper/Epyc. Too bad the thing is going to cost 4 million -- I mean 4 thousand dollars during launch. :shock:

I guess the positive side to this is the enormous price drop on Xeon E5 26XX V3 and V4 processors after launch this Spring. :mrgreen:

pandelta
Veteran Cruncher
Veteran Cruncher
Posts: 343
Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:56 am

Re: 128 Thread/64 Core CPUs coming...

Postby pandelta » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:06 pm

Now there is a great idea! Those may actually become affordable!
[Image

User avatar
thepeacemaker7
Cruncher
Cruncher
Posts: 65
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:57 pm

Re: 128 Thread/64 Core CPUs coming...

Postby thepeacemaker7 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:23 pm

Oh Yea Pandelta! Talking about affordable E5 Xeon processors --- I mentioned here:
https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/foru ... ffset,1320

That I was able to buy 2 E5 2695 V2's for $239 during Thanksgiving. That's 24 cores 48 hardware threads. If you have any dual E5 2660/2670 V1 rigs, you can upgrade to 48 threads per rig.

pandelta
Veteran Cruncher
Veteran Cruncher
Posts: 343
Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:56 am

Re: 128 Thread/64 Core CPUs coming...

Postby pandelta » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:38 pm

WOW! That is great! I have been checking prices off and on with the intention of upgrading at some point but prices just hadn't dropped enough the last I had looked. They have definitely come down since I last checked. I will have to do that in near future so I can replace the 8 cores i lost. My I7-4770K died. Wont' even post now.

I was able to pick up a v3/v4 mobo that supports up to 88 cores for half price of a new one on ebay because one PCI-E slots was damaged but it still works. Hope to have that up and running sometime by mid year. Obviously not with 88 cores. I am aiming for v3 with 32-48 cores though I may spring for 64 in the long run and get a single 32 core right now so it can be upgraded it further later on without losing the investment. Right now prices are still high but slowly coming down. You can get a 32 core v3 for about 700 but I need ram for it.
[Image


Return to “Technology News & Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron