Friday, May 19th 2017

Threadripper a Brand, not Codename: AMD, More Details

At its follow-up conference call for its Analysts Day presentation, AMD clarified that Threadripper is a brand, and not a codename to its upcoming line of HEDT processors. This effectively implies that the chips will be called either Threadripper (followed by a model number), or Ryzen Threadripper, but not "Ryzen 9." Responding to questions by TechPowerUp, AMD also mentioned that it will put out more details about Threadripper in its May 29th pre-Computex event in Taipei.

AMD also confirmed that Threadripper is very much a client platform product and not enterprise; although its target audience is "a bit of both" power-users looking for a huge amount of CPU power, and high-end gamers. The Epyc line of processors are firmly in the enterprise domain. Finally, AMD confirmed that motherboard manufacturers will show off Threadripper motherboards at Computex 2017. AMD hopes to launch Threadripper within Summer 2017 (that's before September end). Wake me up when September ends.
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54 Comments on Threadripper a Brand, not Codename: AMD, More Details

#1
Gasaraki
So stupid. My brand name is Tacodestroyer.
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#2
RejZoR
We were making kinda fun of AMD with "moar cores", but this time around, they're really going full MOAR CORES!

They are really going after workstations and servers hard this time around.
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#3
Dimi
Who did they hire to come up with these names? A 14 year old?
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#4
ZoneDymo
Dimi said:
Who did they hire to come up with these names? A 14 year old?
and thank god for that, some fun in the workplace.
the only reason Lamborghini is still around is also because they look like a 14 year old designed them.
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#5
Vayra86
Honestly?

Threadripper is one awesome f'ing name for a many core CPU.

Seriously. Top this one, try it! Best AMD marketing move this decade. It is catchy, it covers the product super well, and it is even quite unique in a world of RXYZ i3579
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#6
ZoneDymo
Vayra86 said:
Honestly?

Threadripper is one awesome f'ing name for a many core CPU.

Seriously. Top this one, try it! Best AMD marketing move this decade. It is catchy, it covers the product super well, and it is even quite unique in a world of RXYZ i3579
Threadshredder perhaps :p
Has some assonance in it ;)
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#7
Vayra86
ZoneDymo said:
Threadshredder perhaps :p
Has some assonance in it ;)
Send AMD a quick email bro, you nailed it
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#8
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
ZoneDymo said:
Threadshredder
Kinda hard for the Asian tongue.
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#9
JATownes
AMD is getting lot of flak lately for these brand names...They do sound like they were named by a 14 year old, but that is probably a good thing because most of the general public will bite on a name like that. The sad fact of the matter is that non-enthusiast consumers are pretty much just like a bunch of 14 year olds when it comes to buying tech gear.
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#10
hardcore_gamer
btarunr said:
Kinda hard for the Asian tongue.
Thredushredo

bta 0 hardcore 1
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#11
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
hardcore_gamer said:
Thredushredo

bta 0 hardcore 1
Think Cantonese, not Kannada.
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#12
Rahmat Sofyan
btarunr said:
Kinda hard for the Asian tongue.
Which asian?

Im not... Threadshredderripperdestroyercrackermetalizerrroarer you name it...

Hahahah...
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#13
Vayra86
JATownes said:
AMD is getting lot of flak lately for these brand names...They do sound like they were named by a 14 year old, but that is probably a good thing because most of the general public will bite on a name like that. The sad fact of the matter is that non-enthusiast consumers are pretty much just like a bunch of 14 year olds when it comes to buying tech gear.
Well let's face it, Intel on the other hand is still juggling pools of water and mountain ranges. Like that ever made any sense.

And when they run out of fantasy, they swap to a different pool of water to re-release the same half-empty glass :p
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#14
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Im gonna but one, build a system and call it the 'pussy destroyer'
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#15
Sandbo
Dimi said:
Who did they hire to come up with these names? A 14 year old?
And Intel wasn't out of their mind with those lakes and wells?
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#16
Joss
They should be more careful with innuendos, unless it is on purpose.

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#17
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
btarunr said:
although its target audience is "a bit of both" power-users looking for a huge amount of CPU power, and high-end gamers.
Seriously AMD? Just stop. "high end gamers" aren't in the market for 16 core chips so unless they are releasing a quad/hex core with a huge clock speed increase Intel still holds the platform for "high end gamers"
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#18
Octavean
A rose by any other name is still a rose.

Personally I don't think the name is all that bad but since when is the name the metric we should be looking at? If it roles off the tongue or sounds like it came out of some other orifice. What matters, what really matters is its performance and price not just as a stand alone product but also compared to Intel Skylake-X performance / price.

Those who have considered buying or more to the point actually bought an Intel HEDT platform should be keenly interested in AMD Threadripper and the options it potentially affords. Those of whom that are more interested in mainstream processors or more to the point have bought mainstream processors over HEDT processors likely aren't going to change their buying habits regardless of the name of the chip.
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#19
geon2k2
Threadripper, RipJaws ... why on earth do they need to rip something or be brutal in any way.
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#20
Captain_Tom
cdawall said:
Seriously AMD? Just stop. "high end gamers" aren't in the market for 16 core chips so unless they are releasing a quad/hex core with a huge clock speed increase Intel still holds the platform for "high end gamers"
You're kidding right?


44 PCIE lanes and 14 cores clocked at 4.1 GHz (It's clocked faster than the 1800X). This will be a beast for the people who want to do triple-Vega crossfire (Or Titan XP SLI). This series will be the ultimate ultra-gaming/mega-tasking platform.


This is not meant for people who think it is worth it to get the 7700K for 10% better 1080p performance (And tons of stuttering). These people will be playing at 4K@120, 5K, or even 8K - and at these resolutions Ryzen already pulls ahead.
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#21
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Captain_Tom said:
You're kidding right?


44 PCIE lanes and 14 cores clocked at 4.1 GHz (It's clocked faster than the 1800X). This will be a beast for the people who want to do triple-Vega crossfire (Or Titan XP SLI). This series will be the ultimate ultra-gaming/mega-tasking platform.


This is not meant for people who think it is worth it to get the 7700K for 10% better 1080p performance (And tons of stuttering). These people will be playing at 4K@120, 5K, or even 8K - and at these resolutions Ryzen already pulls ahead.


At least quote the chart correctly. The 12 core is the 4.1ghz turbo model, which is great we saw how well the 1800X did with that. Most chips couldn't do over 4ghz stable on all cores. Also in all the 4K gaming tests floating around, there are some occasions it beats a stock lower clocked 6900K, but for the most part it ties or looses to it. Again, been there done that kinda game, remember release day of the 1800x? I do, I posted some of the first benchmarks to the web from the chip I had from before they released. How many prerelease tests did you do with Ryzen?

There are a copious number of issues that will be amplified by adding more CCX units to the already stressed infinity fabric. These chips still wont have a higher ram clock, still wont have better intercore communication than ryzen mainstream. This all leads to the same thing, gaming is not going to be their forte. Massively multithreaded environments? Oh yea they are going to rape the current intel lineup. I cannot wait to see them in WCG, mining, video composition etc. They are going to absolutely dominate there. Gaming however? We have already seen they will suck. Limping them with a non-CPU limited 4k/5k resolution doesn't change that.

Also from the TDP numbers released these are going to eat some power. I would not be surprised if we were looking at another 220w power draw chip.
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#22
erocker
Best CPU name ever! :D I'm more interested in a refined 8 core Zen 2 or whatever.
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#23
Gasaraki
cdawall said:


At least quote the chart correctly. The 12 core is the 4.1ghz turbo model, which is great we saw how well the 1800X did with that. Most chips couldn't do over 4ghz stable on all cores. Also in all the 4K gaming tests floating around, there are some occasions it beats a stock lower clocked 6900K, but for the most part it ties or looses to it. Again, been there done that kinda game, remember release day of the 1800x? I do, I posted some of the first benchmarks to the web from the chip I had from before they released. How many prerelease tests did you do with Ryzen?

There are a copious number of issues that will be amplified by adding more CCX units to the already stressed infinity fabric. These chips still wont have a higher ram clock, still wont have better intercore communication than ryzen mainstream. This all leads to the same thing, gaming is not going to be their forte. Massively multithreaded environments? Oh yea they are going to rape the current intel lineup. I cannot wait to see them in WCG, mining, video composition etc. They are going to absolutely dominate there. Gaming however? We have already seen they will suck. Limping them with a non-CPU limited 4k/5k resolution doesn't change that.

Also from the TDP numbers released these are going to eat some power. I would not be surprised if we were looking at another 220w power draw chip.
Agreed. There is hope though.
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#24
Gasaraki
FreedomEclipse said:
Im gonna but one, build a system and call it the 'pussy destroyer'
Don't copy me. I'm already called Tacodestroyer. People might get the branding mixed up.
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#25
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Gasaraki said:
Agreed. There is hope though.
I don't think there is unless AMD plans to double the bandwidth of infinity fabric in HEDT which has not been on anything so is doubtful they will be limited by their own modular design.
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