After the processorsRYZEN 3000 conquered the popular desktop processor market, a high market series arrives with the aim of completely changing the rules of the game - let's see 24 processing cores and 32 powerful processing cores in action in a way that did not yet exist in the category
A few days ago she decided to launch the chip maker AMD Its series of high end processors to the desktop market. These processors are primarily intended for content creators and people need a lot of processing power in their residency. These processors come after two generations of growing popularity on the part AMD.
After the dazzling success of the processorsRYZEN 3000 In the desktop market this year, the landing track remains clean and inviting new extreme processors to land. Doubling the number of cores and improving the operating frequencies was only a matter of time in the standard desktop market, and this translates directly to Extreme Processors, a market where the number of cores and their speed are important commodities. Retrospective, in your possession.
At the beginning of 2017, we knew that inAMD Cook something serious. We knew there was architecture Brand new from scratch built to be good performance, resize according to market requirements, good efficiency and large number of cores.
Many of us didn't want to eat the hype, no matter how much sugar. AMD At this point before the launch Ryzen was known as a "loser", one that came out last time on the tail between the legs. The previous time was the FX processors that even then were mighty AMD In the media, and these processors have received tepid reviews and even taller performance against Core's series Intel At the time. The performance was sometimes reasonable and at times terrible. It was difficult to recommend them due to the increased power consumption, the extreme variability between one performance test and the other, and the platform of not knowing how much it will age with dignity. It all happened in the years 2012-2014.
The "loser" arrives after three years of arduous development into 2017 and launches for the first time a true 8-core processor for the consumer market. No mirages, no quasi, 8 physical cores and a multi-core function for 16 threads. At the time we were used to the Core i7 7700K as the king of the mainstream desktop processors market. 4 cores and no more, because "need no more". Intel Believing in the increased power of every core of 7700K to do the job in the face of competition, but with a similar price and nearly double the amount of resources, the Ryzen 7 1700 and its brother with 8 core began to gnaw lightly on sales Intel. Also Ryzen 5 with the 6 cores configuration at competitive prices did not make Core i5 easy life. All the same, processors Intel They continued to sell in decent quantities and the threat probably wasn't serious enough. Gaming performance as well as performance in the various media programs were usually at the side Intel.
In addition, there are also ropes of birth that have not made to new ones AMD Easy life at launch. From very inefficient use of operating system resources, through DDR4 memory support to very conservative speeds compared to those with significant speeds of Intel. While processing Intel Could allow memory usage of 3000Mhz to 4000Mhz and higher, uploading a computer with memory quickly DDR4 2933Mhz was not even possible on many systems at launch. The selection of motherboards was also not varied, and there were no real exotic options.
Along with these processors, is valid AMD Also the high desktop market with Threadripper processors, where… metallic especially for processors whose emphasis is to give as many threads as possible to the user so that he does not feel the need for additional resources. The Threadripper 1950X and the Threadripper 1920X are 16- and 12-core processors, respectively, a quantity we have not yet seen in the desktop market at all, as the most powerful of Intel At that time, theCore i7 6950X has 10 cores. You can start marking victories on this war table. The continuation of the story is that Intel had to pull the trigger and convert 12-18 cores designed for servers only to Extreme Consumers.
Year ahead, 2018, inAMD Getting ready to launch a fresh line of Ryzen processors. This time, there is an maturation of operating systems for the new architecture, there are firmware enhancements that allow faster memory usage, there are updated software and new games that want more resources. The bracket - the same bracket, AM4. Motherboard manufacturers are coming this time with much more faith inAMD And all product lines grow in selection and investment - there is permission to launch truly monstrous boards this time toAMD, It's no longer a hit of 15 minutes. The X470 chipset led the move and B450 below left the option to do Overclocking With cheaper boards.
The enhanced Zen + architecture has brought us the same amount of core market share, this time with higher operating frequencies and much more competitive performance. The Ryzen 7 2700X led the group, along with the 6 and 4 cores, all of which are multi-capillary. At the same time, Intel realizes that the competition is serious and launches Core i7 8700K, a processor with 6 cores that transversely enhances 50% over its predecessor, the 7700K. In this situation, Intel processors face significantly more competition than a year before. Although in the field of gaming, Intel continues to lead, other areas are receiving the support of processors AMD. Suddenly there are loads of processing resources and cheap, so theRYZEN 5 2600 For example, cheap hexagon cores are best sellers in the world of desktop processors, to this day in fact.
Threadripper Processors for High Market AMD Unfortunately at that time they did not receive the desired architectural improvement. They stayed on the first generation Zen, but prices became more affordable and the maximum number of cores increased to 32. So for the first time, users were able to get an amount of cores that fits expensive servers in a fairly standard desktop bracket, the TR4 of AMD. Due to the simple relative architecture, the Threadripper 2990WX has not always been the king of performance, as many tasks rely on the ability of architecture to transfer information quickly between cores, a capability that this processor did not have. In addition, he used an operation method that forced the memory channels to work according to the different core groups, but the processing process was sometimes very cumbersome. Extreme Processors Intel Many tasks were performed significantly faster.
And here we come to 2019 and one of the most important events of the world of micro-chips in the history of home computing - the transition to the 7 nanometer process of the TSMC manufacturing plant in it AMD Produces its processors. Unlike Intel, which establishes independent factories and stops in its existing manufacturing process due to such and other considerations, AMD Relying on a manufacturing contractor to give her products based on the architecture she designed.
With an array of architectural and software enhancements, Ryzen 3000 processors based on 7 nanometer were launched in July for tremendous and unprecedented success for AMD. These processors have become especially popular to a level that is filling the globe on a regular basis. Even here in Israel, the land of dairy and Intel, pens are using the Ryzen 3000 processors in a consumer show that the processor world has never watched. AMD Began to break into the “understanders” niche and reach home users who had never used my processor AMD.
The support of the existing AM4 resident, the fresh array of processors and the affordable prices make Ryzen 3000 a resounding success. The new Zen2 architecture, in addition to improving the frequency and processing capability, also allows for a multiplication of cores under the processor cap. As a result, Ryzen 9 3900X having the 12 cores was launched and most recently Ryzen 9 3950X having the 16 cores for the same AM4 resident that has existed since 2017. This time, want AMD Premium for the hard work and price Processors These are 499 dollars and 749 dollars gradually.
After a successful launch to the standard desktop processors, new architecture meets the high market world as well. Zen2 goes through the core 16 core and requires a new resident that will also match the advanced PCI-Express 4.0 connectivity offered Processors These. Get to know you RYZEN Threadripper 3000.
This time, it's not as a gesture, not to be a replacement for Intel, not to fill a niche that other Extreme processors can't fill. Processors RYZEN Threadripper 3000 for the new TRX4 bracket are an entirely new breed of Extreme, with a price accordingly.
While the-AMD Managing to make a market up to $ 750, it actually leaves Intel room for its Extreme processors in this range of between 750 and 1000 dollars and finishes there with Core i9 10980XE. The pair of new Extreme processors AMD, God-Threadripper 3960X and 3970X are taking on completely new price categories in 1400 and 2000 dollars.
They are not here to compete with the extremes who have been refreshing themselves twice in the last two years. They are here to create a new standard of performance for those who really need to go above and beyond and can't wait to bring 7 nm elsewhere. When launching offers AMD other Processors, One having 24 cores and one having 32 cores.
There are some serious changes between the new Threadripper 3000 generation and the previous 2000 generation. The most important and important among the changes is a master IO controller which communicates directly with all core groups and without their bridges. Information is first entered into it and transmitted to all Core Who can do the job.
This is what the 3970 Threadripper 32 core looks like. Cores that are inactive in the processor are marked in red, which indicates the maximum poencital we will speak at the end of the audit. Each rectangle on the side symbolizes a set of 8 processing cores along with first and second cache memory. This chip has 144MB of cache, a tremendous amount. The IO controller is manufactured in 12 nm process and the processing cores are manufactured in advanced 7 nanometer process, so does AMD Smart use of the amount of silicon given by it TSMC.
The giant IO at the center of the chip handles communication between the cores and the processor and memory channels, among others. This processor has four memory channels of this type DDR4 And support for maximum 512GB volume. Threadripper processors even support ECC memory fixes for server errors, of course having to verify motherboard support ahead of time. Unlike previous processors, there is no limit here for any group Processors In access to זיכרון. Each core will receive some זיכרון She wants some stick זיכרון That she wants and with reasonable speed.
Threadripper operation frequency 3960G is 3.8Ghz as the base and turbo of 4.5Ghz. The 3970X base frequency is 3.7Ghz and the same turbo frequency, 4.5Ghz. The turbo frequency is mainly attributed to the highest frequency the processor will operate with Core Once active, this frequency decreases as more cores actively participate in processing.
The illustration is not exactly scientifically accurate, but it looks like the 3960X Threadripper processor with 24 cores. All the groups of processors operating on his older brother also operate with two less cores in each group, we know that according to זיכרון 140MB cache. The same 4MB was cut, about 1MB per group at the second level. 6 × 4 is the way 24 cores were obtained.
This platform enables a large number of connections USB Fast standard, a huge amount of PCI-Express connections, and all without exception in the 4.0 standard. Also the connection between the processor and the chipset is PCI-Express X8 in the 4.0 standard, a connection that is 4 faster than you get for example on the platform X299.
It's time to pass the agile processor exams.