AMD Ryzen Threadripper Gen 2 has been revealed at Computex 2018 and it seems that AMD has the CPU market covered and is ready to blow Intel out of the water. The upcoming AMD Ryzen Threadripper Gen 2 will come with 32 cores and 64 threads, which is much more than what Intel is offering at the moment.
Intel just announced the 28 core Intel Cascade Lake-X CPU that will be coming out before the end of the year and while it performed very well in Cinebench, a similar spec AMD Ryzen Threadripper Gen 2 CPU was able to beat it. The interesting part is that while the 28 core Intel Cascade Lake-X CPU was liquid cooled with heavy-duty custom water cooling and a custom made motherboard. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPU was running on air.
At closer inspection, it seems that the Intel Cascade Lake-X CPU is based on the LGA3647 socket and the CPU requires 1000W power in order to run accurately. Having that said you won’t be able to power this chip in a normal household and it is possible that your electronics are going to shut down on you if you try and run this CPU.
Other than that it shows the Threadripper CPU is more efficient and produces less heat even with the high core count. To makes matters even worse, it is possible that there was no Intel Cascade Lake-X CPU to start with and that it was just a PR stunt. Reports are coming in that Intel has removed the chips from Gigabyte and Asus stalls and is keeping people from further inspecting the chip.
The 28 core chip needs an industrial cooler in order to keep the temperature in check and 1000W is just too much if you ask me. The cooler used for the CPU had a rating of 1770W which is much higher than any consumer cooler that we have on the market. You can also check out the tweet below:
It is safe to say that it this point we are not sure what Intel was thinking when showing off this build when the requirements needed for it are way off. It will be interesting to see what Intel has to say, there is some explaining to do. I hope that I do not get another “off the records” email in the morning.
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Let us know what you think about the AMD Ryzen Threadripper Gen 2 Vs Intel Cascade Lake-X battle and which one you would rather get? Do you think that the Intel Cascade Lake-X move was a PR stunt?