Question AMD Threadripper 2970WX or Intel XEON for workstation?

Oct 16, 2019
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My current computer is failing me and i have no choice to upgrade.
Currently using
Ryzen 7 2700x
64 gb rams (16gb x 4 ddr4 3200mhz)
X470 MSI Mobo
Gtx1080 Asus GPU

I have been using intel since birth and i thought that it was the best until i tried ryzen 7 2700x i would never want to move back to intel.
BUT i heard that intel had processors like XEON which has lots of cores and threads. (I do not know anything about intel xeon)
My work requires me to have lots of internet tabs running because i manage lots of ebay accounts, i DO NOT GAME at all so my GPU is good enough for my photoshop editting.


I have been considering the threadripper 2950 or 2970 since it has lots of cores and threads. What about intel xeon? Can it be compared to threadripper? Please do advise
I need a computer that have 8 ram slots so that i can make it to 128gb and lots of cores and threads heehee
 

RodroX

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From the pics you show, the Ryzen 7 2700X seems to be more than enough for the work you do, been RAM ussage the main issue here.

If you really want 128GB of RAM, going with Threadripper or Intel X plataform doesn't sounds insane at all. (I would skip Xeons since new one + mobo will be really, really expensive).

Right now, with the new Ryzen 3000 and 9gen intel CPUs you have some chipsets and motherboards that have support for 128GB of memory. for example:
https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/X570-AORUS-ELITE-WIFI-rev-10/sp#sp
https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/Z390-AORUS-ULTRA-rev-10/sp#sp

As of Ryzen you got the new: Ryzen 7 3700X (8c/16t) and Ryzen 9 3900X (12c/24t), while on Intel side you got the Core i9 9900K and soon the 9900KS (8c/16t); and the X series like the Core i9 9920X or i9-10920X which will require a dif and more expensive motherboard (example: https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/X299-WU8-rev-10/sp#sp).

As Fix_that_Glitch wrote, Ryzen and Threadripper should be cheaper in most cases than the Core i9 and Core i9 X series.

HEDT cpus and mobos (Threadripper and X series), will probably give you a bit better memory control and suport for such a huge amount. But, if cost is important, and budget has a roof, I would look for reviews and tests of how well (and easy to setup) the mainstream platform Ryzen 3000 and Core i9 non-X perform with 128GB installed.
 

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