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  • Threadripper 2 as the Next HEDT CPU for Enthusiasts
  • Threadripper 2 as the Next HEDT CPU for Enthusiasts


    Hosts: Dennis Garcia and Darren McCain
    Time: 35:23

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    Originally recorded August 2018

    Show Notes

    Threadripper 2
    When this podcast was recorded the new AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2 had been announced but not released.  Obviously by the time you listen to this that may have changed and while most of the information is pretty straight forward it will be interesting to see if any of our speculations come true.

    In this episode the duo discuss what the new Threadripper brings to the market and some of the architecture differences between the 1000 and 2000 series Ryzen Threadripper processors.  One of the biggest differences is the 250w TDP which is likely a result of there being four physical processors on the substrate instead of two on the previous generation.  This isn’t the case for all of the Threadripper SKUs as the lower end parts feature the familiar 180w TDP and lower core counts making them physically similar to the previous generation.

    With the 250w TDP there is an obvious need for a very specific cooling solution.  Many AIO watercoolers and performance heatsinks can dissipate 250w with ease however Dennis would recommend a DIY cooling solution as it will provide better overall cooling performance when the Threadripper 2 is under full load.  Under normal usage there is little chance that you will need that much cooling  but, it is good to plan for the worse and get the best.

    At the end of this episode Dennis outlines a Threadripper 2 build that takes a realistic approach to building a HEDT using AMD Ryzen Threadripper.  As you can imagine power and cooling at top on his list. 

    Related Links
    Pre-Sales Begin for 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processor

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