News AMD's Xeon W-Killing 64-Core Threadripper Pro Lands in Lenovo ThinkStation P620

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' but a 400 MHz higher boost clock of 3.9 GHz. '

Do you mean 400mhz Stock clock, by chance?

Edit: Or even 'base clocks' :p Oops, ya now what I mean!
Probably, they even got the chip wrong in that same paragraph.

Meanwhile, the 16-core 32-thread Threadripper 3995WX offers the same core counts as the Ryzen 9 3950X that drops into mainstream desktop platforms, but has quadruple the memory throughput with eight memory channels along with 128 lanes of the PCIe 4.0 interface. The chip features much lower peak frequencies of 4.3 GHz compared to the 3950X's 4.7 GHz, but a 400 MHz higher boost clock of 3.9 GHz.
3995WX is the 64 core version. The 16 core version is the 3955WX.
 

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ThinkStation P620 with a 12-core Threadripper Pro 3945WX with 16GB of memory, a 256GB PCIe 3.0 SSD, and an Nvidia Quadro P620 that commands a $4,599
Agreed with your point. I think these will still sell to Large companies where they spend more money on software licensing than hardware spending 8-10k on a workstation is pocket change in comparison. The only reason to really buy this is for the enterprise features it offers over a non pro Threadripper build.
 

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If Intel would answer this with a 128 core cpu by the time it's finished AMD has a 256 core cpu.
That being said 4.2 overclocked on a few cores is way to low for a workstation imo.
 

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This has the Epyc features I was hoping for during the non-Pro Threadripper release. Unfortunately, I cannot make the dollar math work on this for me. Perhaps this will push the price down on the existing TRs, but short of hiring Phoronix, for example, I won't know exactly what I am missing with all of my workloads on 4 vs 8 channel RAM, but have just enough suspicion that the 8 channel Pro is the way to go as evidenced by some Epyc comparisons (and thus, in retrospect, perhaps Torvalds might have benefited by waiting a few months more to buy a new Lenovo).

Stopped reading right after this.
What I find funny is that there are still many attempting to resell dual CPU Intel Xeon v4 systems from Dell/HP/Lenovo on eBay at extreme prices, which in many cases are CPUs at the low end of the v4 product stack (dual 4 core, or low-clocked dual 6 or 8 core). The v3 prices got pushed down substantially, and they (at the higher end of the product stack) are still solid CPUs, but still not very attractive for their original intended purpose... maybe grandma needs a new solitaire PC.
 

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ThinkStation P620 with a 12-core Threadripper Pro 3945WX with 16GB of memory, a 256GB PCIe 3.0 SSD, and an Nvidia Quadro P620 that commands a $4,599

I saw that it had a PCIe 3.0 SSD. Like WTF? There are quite a handful of PCIe 4.0 SSD's. I built a friend a Ryzen 7 3700X machine and used an Inland 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD. That sucker was FAST! Pushing very close to the 5GB Read and 4.3GB write. Think it was only 100-200MB off from it. Normally I don't see much difference between a SATA SSD and a NVMe SSD, but this. I could feel the difference. Then they want a $4600 and put a lousy 3.0 SSD in? Really?

I mean I totally see why the Pro is the Pro. 8 Channel Ram to feed those hungry cores and 128 PCIe Lanes all around, but I don't see the need for 128 PCIe lanes in a workstation like that though.
 

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"Many of Intel's competing dual-socket solutions have to contend with the vagaries of the NUMA subsystem", err, you do realise that Threadripper is also NUMA don't you? I expected better from this site.
 

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ThinkStation P620 with a 12-core Threadripper Pro 3945WX with 16GB of memory, a 256GB PCIe 3.0 SSD, and an Nvidia Quadro P620 that commands a $4,599
This price is Release Price ... dont worry you can get it 30%- 40% less in few weeks street price
 
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Agreed with your point. I think these will still sell to Large companies where they spend more money on software licensing than hardware spending 8-10k on a workstation is pocket change in comparison. The only reason to really buy this is for the enterprise features it offers over a non pro Threadripper build.
Actually Large companies get special price lists "confidential" and are 40-50% discounts.
 

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