AMD working on 64-core, 128-thread processor

R4ziel

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#7
Watch porn, encode illegally obtained movie and music and play minecraft all at the same time. :ROFL:
Hold on Satan, minecraft, especially modded, will take all those cores, no way you do all those and play modded minecraft
 

kolaval

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Could it be not that much more difficult/costly (anymore) to go from 8 to 16 to 32 to 64 cores?
Since you have to make the lithography mask for it in any case?
 

DrJohnZoidberg

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Could it be not that much more difficult/costly (anymore) to go from 8 to 16 to 32 to 64 cores?
Since you have to make the lithography mask for it in any case?
This is made possible by AMDs chiplet design, they're using 8 core chiplets which they connect together.

The Threadripper is essentially just a consumer Epyc processor which already exists:

 

PhireSide

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Indeed, so is this, 72 cores
Recommended Customer Price - $3213.00
Eina. Also I see the Xeon Phi is a server chip with relatively low core clocks which would be suited to parallel tasks, whereas TR4 chips are HEDT parts and should clock better.

That being said $3000 for a CPU is probably not marketed towards many of us on here :)
 

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Indeed, so is this, 72 cores
Eina. Also I see the Xeon Phi is a server chip with relatively low core clocks which would be suited to parallel tasks, whereas TR4 chips are HEDT parts and should clock better.

That being said $3000 for a CPU is probably not marketed towards many of us on here :)
The Xeon Phi was a hunk-a-junk to try salvage Intels last big GPU project and to compete with GPU compute. It failed horribly and was finally cancelled last year.
 

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At the end of the day, until core/thread utilization is handled by something more suitable than the specific application, large core numbers won't be properly utilized in most use cases.
 
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