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I do wonder if they'll continue with Threadripper. If it exists in the next generation, it might simply be as rebadged and slightly nerfed EPYC chips rather than something custom.

AMD has already stated that they're going to continue with Threadripper.

It would leave a fairly big gap in the lineup with nothing to compete against Intel's X299 platform. AM4 is lacking in memory channels and PCIe lanes. Epyc has much lower clockspeeds, much more expensive CPUs, and more expensive motherboards than Threadripper.

> it might simply be as rebadged and slightly nerfed EPYC chips

Well, that is what first-gen Threadripper was. Same socket and all, but with half the connected DDR lanes and a pin telling the motherboard it's not EPYC.

The first-gen Threadripper only had two dies, and even the WX series was a bit weird internally, with two of the four dies not being able to perform IO.

I know it's not a big difference, but given the changes to IO and the 16 core consumer version, I don't see why there would be any internal difference to EPYC this time around (which this article claims will have a variable number of chiplets).

The only difference would be the number of DDR channels I guess, yeah.

I hope as well; moreover, I hope they'd release a 64 core TR next year that could last a decade (even if it costs 2,500+). There are rumors Zen 3 should bring 4-way SMP, i.e. 4 threads/core instead of 2, so that might lead to ridiculous numbers of threads in normal systems.

As Lisa said, TRs were distinct to Epycs; I guess using UDIMMs vs RDIMMs and much higher base clock (except for the high freq EPYC 7371) led to a few changes.

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