News Linus Torvalds Tosses Intel CPU Aside To Make Way For a Ryzen Threadripper 3970X

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it did come as a surprise that the Linux guru would stop at 32 cores when AMD offers up to 64 cores in form of the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.
Maybe because the 64-core version cost twice as much and only compiled the kernel 5.2% faster, according to these benchmarks:


Now, to be honest, scaling that poor sounds like a storage bottleneck (though it supposedly used a 1 GB Corsair Force MP600 NVMe drive), but it is awfully poor scaling to be simply bottlenecked by memory bandwidth.
 

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