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Semi related, but Threadripper is not just about speed. It is about PCIE lanes. Intel has been taking advantage of its monopoly for decades, artificially limiting PCIE lane count, among other things.

This may be the start of a new era in computing, allowing GPGPUs to be used more readily, not to mention specific neural network and deep learning applications. I'm personally making a high risk bet that this is the first in a series of step that will bring AMD and NVIDIA closer to wresting the monopoly from Intel.




Also support for ECC memory.




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