With the launch of AMD Ryzen, Intel has been facing some troubles due to Ryzen’s competitive prices and performance. However, AMD recently took a direct jab at Intel Xeon CPUs and now AMD is at it again with its airport ad campaign for its AMD EPYC CPUs.
AMD took to San Jose International Airport with its ad campaign for AMD EPYC CPUs. Using these ads AMD not only advertised its EPYC CPUs but also took a jab at Intel Xeon CPUs by calling them a “Relic” and comparing them with dinosaurs.
AMD EPYC CPUs offer “more performance, more security, and more value” one of the ad claims. You can check it out in the video below.
However, as we mentioned above this isn’t the first time AMD has done that as earlier this month AMD did the same and directly called out Intel while marketing EPYC.
AMD used lines such as “Xeon Was Great. So Was Coal”. By comparing the Xeon CPUs with coal AMD is suggesting that just like coal has a limited number of uses nowadays, Intel Xeon is also a thing of the past and many have moved on to AMD EPYC CPU.
Not only that, AMD even used phrases such as “Nobody Ever Got Fired For Buying Xeon. UNTIL NOW”. It is clear that AMD is not pulling its punches when it comes to taking a jab at Intel.
Speaking of AMD, the company has announced its 32-Core Ryzen Threadripper 2990X but is yet to reveal its specs and release date.
While there is still time before that happens but overclocker Der8auer simulated 32-core Threadripper 2990X using overclocked AMD EPYC 7601.
However, the overclocker did face some hurdles along the way and the performance is not a complete representation of the upcoming Ryzen Threadripper due to some constraints on EPYC 7601.
Also, AMD has reportedly partnered up with Ferrari for the reveal event of 2nd-gen Ryzen Threadripper 2990X and will be hosting the event at Maranello in Northern Italy.
In terms of specs, rumors and leaks have suggested that Threadripper 2990X will feature 3 GHz base clock and a boost clock of 4 GHz along with 64MB L3 Cache and XFR support.
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