News AMD 64-Core EPYC 'Milan-X' Listed For More Than $10,000

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The difference between the two cpu's is relative peanuts when it comes to the total build price, ram and storage have a tendency to cause pricing to creep up much more than that 15% price delta between the CPU's. Also if it increases the speed that you can complete jobs then that small price difference may more than pay for itself in very short order.
 

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The difference between the two cpu's is relative peanuts when it comes to the total build price, ram and storage have a tendency to cause pricing to creep up much more than that 15% price delta between the CPU's. Also if it increases the speed that you can complete jobs then that small price difference may more than pay for itself in very short order.
Just to point out that the entire server price is also peanuts compared to software. The real killer is software license and maintenace package, not the hardware. Hardware cost is usually just ~10-20% of the total system cost.
 
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Just to point out that the entire server price is also peanuts compared to software. The real killer is software license and maintenace package, not the hardware. Hardware cost is usually just ~10-20% of the total system cost.
I don't know what you're talking about, I've totally never seen a company pay over 180K in monthly Microsoft licensing before :)
 

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So you think that paying 12% more for a CPU that has at least 15% more performance is "too high"...? Seems kind of silly--especially when you look at the slow crap that Intel was selling for $10k prior to EPYC...;)
 

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