Threadripper 32 core review

By: Groo (, August 13, 2018 4:50 pm
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Linus Torvalds ( on August 13, 2018 3:48 pm wrote:

> During the merge window (like now), I spend a fair amount of time double-checking
> my merges by doing builds before pushing out, and my old i7-6700K is showing
> its age, with the kernel having grown, and meltdown slowing things down.
> My main worry is noise. I'm not sure I want to deal with the blower required for a 180W+ CPU.
There are 3-4 water coolers on the market that are almost silent. Most are readily available, some are not common in certain geographies but you should have a choice. I saw one on the shelf at MicroCenter today when I was grabbing a printer. The two I have are virtually silent and the CPU comes with a bracket for the water blocks in the box.

All that said if I were you I would get an Epyc instead, it has 8 channel memory as opposed to the four in Threadripper. Compiles may not use it but I am sure you will have workloads that can.

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