The 9980XE is not as fast on Ipman - not sure why , and when I configure systems on line with 9980XE versus the 7980XE , the price difference was $5 - again< I do not know why. Systems with these processors and a very good GPU are in the $5 to $6K range. Not bad, this seems to be the case where if you can wait ( and I can wait as my current system benches at 25M) , you will in about 6 months, get a much better deal. The technology appears to be changing pretty rapidly now, after a CPU doldrum the last few years ( my 25M nps machine is a 2010 Mac Pro) , especially with Intel , AMD has their attention now and there seems to be pretty good battle going in where the consumer benefits. For me , I really need to get over 100M nps at cost of $5K or less, so that's what I am waiting for. It will happen, we're close now, the next wave of new CPUs should put us there.Joost Buijs wrote: ↑Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:56 pmThe 9980XE is even faster because it can reach higher clocks. Maybe the 7980XE was decapped with a cooler directly onto the silicon, I don't know.
Pretty soon Intel will release the 10980XE for half the cost of the 7980XE, this processor will make the 3950X look pale in comparison.
Edit: I believe a 64 core Threadripper will do the trick if it comes out for $2k or less.