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lol just got this a week ago for $899.99 on Newegg, $70 not shooting myself for not getting it but that's not nothing either
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The 1920x is all over ebay for $300 new. No point in buying this.
Well 1920X is the 1st gen 12 Core processor this is second gen Threadripper 1950X 16 core, so yeah there is a huge difference
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One cannot compare this to a 1920x... If anything the 1950x is the comparison which this replaced. That can be had at Microcenter for $599 which is tempting...
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hmmm. get it now or wait for black friday?
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Is this just for the bragging rights or can someone describe their plans for leveraging this thing's capabilities? Just curious.
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Is this just for the bragging rights or can someone describe their plans for leveraging this thing's capabilities? Just curious.
I use it for post production and cg work.
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I use it for post production and cg work.
Makes sense. So, if you don't mind my asking, I assume that this will reduce your rendering time significantly? By a factor of ? multiples?
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Is this just for the bragging rights or can someone describe their plans for leveraging this thing's capabilities? Just curious.
Here's my goals for my potential upgrade (likely to do a couple of these things at any given time):

Encode blu-ray rips to multiple tablets, Roku, etc. over the network
Crunch on photos in Lightroom
Encode videos in handbrake
Load up some games while the other things are going and game at reasonable frames per second.

My old x58 6 core zeon platform is dying a slow death and cant do any encoding for a longer period of time without BSOD and my 4790k can only do one of those things at a time. The gen 1 1920x is a great value, but I plan on having this thing for 8+ years if I can make it work and saving a few hundred bucks to know I'll only want to upgrade again soon makes me think the few hundred more over the life of the unit is worth the upgrades of gen 2 Threadripper and the extra cores. Also, if value is what I was trying to go for, I'd consider the 2700x or waiting for 9900k to drop (and become available) and go that route as it's a performer and does well for a overall lower platform cost then x399.
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Is this just for the bragging rights or can someone describe their plans for leveraging this thing's capabilities? Just curious.
No, for that, you need...

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AMD 2nd Gen RYZEN Threadripper 2990WX 32-Core, 64-Thread, 4.2 GHz Max Boost (3.0 GHz Base), Socket sTR4 250W YD299XAZAFWOF Desktop Processor
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Makes sense. So, if you don't mind my asking, I assume that this will reduce your rendering time significantly? By a factor of ? multiples?
for me I'm hoping by a factor of 2-5 times faster.
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Well 1920X is the 1st gen 12 Core processor this is second gen Threadripper 1950X 16 core, so yeah there is a huge difference
That's the thing. The improvement is fairly marginal. Processors in this refresh are maybe 7-8% faster on average. So, not a huge difference.
1920x CPUs are priced too low right now on eBay because of that recent Amazon price mistake where hundreds of folks got those CPUs for around $260. So, all of these resellers are depressing the price now trying to unload them. Once this inventory is gone, prices will likely drift higher, probably back to the $400+ range.

Edit: never mind. Misread your message and thought you were talking about 1920x vs 2920x, so ignore that first sentence. There is a significant difference between a 1920x and a 2950x. The other half of my response is still valid though.
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you guys think we'll see sub 800$ on black friday? 750$?
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Considering Intel's 16 core is over $1000 more for a 3% performance gain, I'd say this is a pretty good deal even at $830.

https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Com...2vsm569025

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