Originally Posted by Nizzen
But still x16-x8-x16-x8 like Intel. More pci-e lanes for m.2 ssd's.
Not sure what you're saying, but in addition to the native 64 PCIe lanes in Threadripper, "The interlink between the Threadripper processor and X399 chipset is a 4x PCIE Gen 3 link - and then your X399 chipset will also offer additional 20 (!) PCIe Gen 2 lanes and 12 (!) SATA3 ports. @ guru3D"
Don't get me wrong, until last week, when I got my Threadripper 2950X and MSI Meg X399, I had only owned Intel CPUs (since back in the day of that infamous Cyrix 100 I inherited when in school..). 90% of my active PCs and servers are Intel-powered.
But for right now, it looks like Intel is doing a lot of paper launches, and/or 'hail Mary's', until they can properly respond not only via design but via manufacturing execution - at which point in time, I will rejoice as a consumer about all that real choice competition created when AMD got serious and back on their feet...for now though, AMD got my upgrade money for at least the next 12 months, depending how Zen2 comes in.