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Good price, but with Ryzen 3xxx around the corner and 16 core/32 thread expected to fall under $500 with boost clock around 5ghz:

Hold the DOOR!

Unless of course you just want to do spend a lot of money now on a mobo, quad channel RAM, etc...
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Has there been any legitimate leaks saying we're getting 16 cores for $500 with Ryzen 3000 chips? That December rumor (seems more like a rumor than a leak to me) has never been corroborated and isn't really expected to be accurate.

I mean, I'm still waiting for Ryzen 3000 for the higher IPC, Spectre mitigations, and cheaper components, but this is a really good deal if you're building a workstation today. I'm definitely tempted!
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Love these threadrippers. Have zero need for one, but can't help but admire the technology. Also, I'm glad to see that AMD is a viable player again. Intel was just coasting forever.
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Good price, but with Ryzen 3xxx around the corner and 16 core/32 thread expected to fall under $500 with boost clock around 5ghz:

Hold the DOOR!

Unless of course you just want to do spend a lot of money now on a mobo, quad channel RAM, etc...
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Fantastic price if you need the 64 pcie lanes, large amount of ram and the high core count. If you can wait and don't need the 64 pcie lanes, then wait like Thunderbird said.
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The wait for the new 3xxx line is just getting harder and harder every day. Seeing deals like this threadripper are just making the wait for all that processing power harder but hopefully it'll be worth the wait in the long run.
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Just curious as I always see processors on the front page, but are most of you guys building computers or upgrading your own or something? I dont get how these are always on the front page. This and damn guitars recently
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Good price, but with Ryzen 3xxx around the corner and 16 core/32 thread expected to fall under $500 with boost clock around 5ghz:

Hold the DOOR!

Unless of course you just want to do spend a lot of money now on a mobo, quad channel RAM, etc...
Has there been any legitimate leaks saying we're getting 16 cores for $500 with Ryzen 3000 chips? That December rumor (seems more like a rumor than a leak to me) has never been corroborated and isn't really expected to be accurate.

I mean, I'm still waiting for Ryzen 3000 for the higher IPC, Spectre mitigations, and cheaper components, but this is a really good deal if you're building a workstation today. I'm definitely tempted!
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Has there been any legitimate leaks saying we're getting 16 cores for $500 with Ryzen 3000 chips? That December rumor (seems more like a rumor than a leak to me) has never been corroborated and isn't really expected to be accurate.

I mean, I'm still waiting for Ryzen 3000 for the higher IPC, Spectre mitigations, and cheaper components, but this is a really good deal if you're building a workstation today. I'm definitely tempted!
I'm treating it as speculation until we hear something from AMD. The reveal left a lot to everyone's imagination when they showed how much space was being occupied on their demonstration unit. It seems plausible that they could squeeze in more cores - maybe even another 8 for 16; but, until we know for sure I'm treating it as cautious optimism.

The "leaked/rumored" core and clocks could be realistic but I'm not banking on the pricing to be a perfect match. I won't be surprised if a 3850 ends up running the same price as this Threadripper deal.
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I'm treating it as speculation until we hear something from AMD. The reveal left a lot to everyone's imagination when they showed how much space was being occupied on their demonstration unit. It seems plausible that they could squeeze in more cores - maybe even another 8 for 16; but, until we know for sure I'm treating it as cautious optimism.

The "leaked/rumored" core and clocks could be realistic but I'm not banking on the pricing to be a perfect match. I won't be surprised if a 3850 ends up running the same price as this Threadripper deal.
Absolutely agreed! I fully expect 16 core AM4 chips (or at least they could do it, I guess it remains to be seen if they *will* do it). But yeah, I think the 3700x will cost about the same as the 2700x when it was released and the 3800x/3850x (assuming they exist) will be a pretty big jump up in price.

The price list from the December "leak/rumor" just doesn't seem realistic to me - it's a too-good-to-be-true listing. I mean, if I can get 16x 5.0GHz cores for $500? Hell yeah! Just don't think it's gonna happen, at least not at MSRP. Fastforward to Zen 3 pre-release Zen 2 fire sales, then sure. But not MSRP.
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Just curious as I always see processors on the front page, but are most of you guys building computers or upgrading your own or something? I dont get how these are always on the front page. This and damn guitars recently
Computers are about as challenging to put together as a 20 piece Lego set these days so yes, people are building computers because pre-built is usually not optimal part selection.
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Just curious as I always see processors on the front page, but are most of you guys building computers or upgrading your own or something? I dont get how these are always on the front page. This and damn guitars recently
Yes we are building/upgrading our computers. A lot of people who use this site are tech savvy and build their own computers. Hence why you see a lot of technology related items here.
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Computers are about as challenging to put together as a 20 piece Lego set these days so yes, people are building computers because pre-built is usually not optimal part selection.
The cost is not really that much if you buy a pre-built on sale you end up paying at most $100 more, but usually those computers have cheap Power supplies, cheap memory sticks and cheap and or small SSD. And warranty is only a year unless of course you buy the extended warranty and if you buy individual parts the warranty is usually 3 years.
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Love the price, now the question is, who wants to loan me $1k and I pay it back in a month and a half? Lmao
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Love these threadrippers. Have zero need for one, but can't help but admire the technology. Also, I'm glad to see that AMD is a viable player again. Intel was just coasting forever.
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Yes we are building/upgrading our computers. A lot of people who use this site are tech savvy and build their own computers. Hence why you see a lot of technology related items here.
Exactly. Also like mentioned before, putting together a PC these days is easy. Block off 3 hours on a Saturday and get working. That's more than enough time, I'm being generous. 😎
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