[Beowulf] Register article on Epyc

Bill Broadley bill at cse.ucdavis.edu
Tue Jul 4 00:12:13 PDT 2017

On 07/02/2017 05:43 AM, jaquilina wrote:
> What is everyone's thoughts on Intel new i9 cpus as these boast significant jump
> in core count

Relabled Xeons, just like all the previous generations.  Same socket and same
number of memory channels, it's just marketing.

The 8 core variety has been out since 2014 (like the i7-5960X), and the 10 core
variety since 2016 (i7-6950X for $1700).  The 6 core (i7-3930k) goes back to
2011.   With the new AMD competition Intel has been marketing these niche chips
rather heavily.

They are generally silly expensive from a price/perf point of view.

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