Originally Posted by Ashura
Isn't this the cheapest & fastest 32 Core CPU ever?
Well it is basically the only 32 core CPU available (or 64 for that matter).
Intel goes up to 28 cores (or 56 with their duel chip CPU).
So cheapest/fastest is a bit misleading considering it doesn't really have a competition right now.
AMD are gaining ground in core count because intel are stuck at 14nm++++++++++ while AMD have TSMC 7nm manufacturing.
It it will be true that intel are also going to use TSMC (or samsung), and next series will be based on 7nm, we might see a fight. Intel can still push mhz (which is still helping them in both desktops and enterprise), but that won't last long as manufacturing getting better while intel get stuck behind.
Originally Posted by mothergoose729
You have to factor in the cost of the platform too. Chasis, mainboard, power, ect. The density benefits definitely make cost of ownership overall cheaper.
Why? There are cheap 2066 motherboard as well as very expensive TR4 motherboards.
DDR4 is overall similar (both run 4 channels), and everything around them is the same.
Chasis (atx, eatx), power(many watts anyway), they will all end up the same.