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July 23, 2020 1 min read 2 Comments

AMD vs. Intel → Survival of the Fittest

When we're talking CPUs, more cores and more threads means "more power".  To borrow an analogy from Animal Planet, every core is like a school of fish, and every additional thread is like an additional fish in a school — of piranha.  Individually the smallest part is just a nibble, but working in concert they're an unstoppable force of nature that can do the impossible in seconds.  It's that massively parallel nature of multi-core processors that makes them so valuable, but which "species" (Intel or AMD) is currently at the top of the multi-threaded food chain?

According to "natural selection" (and by that, we mean "what our customers are currently picking") AMD is emerging as the new dominant life-form.  We've seen a huge surge in popularity in past months, to the point where Intel is often left by the wayside.  Our University crowd (who are heavy into number-crunching simulations) choose AMD almost 9 times out of 10!  Their builds almost always focus on the third-gen 16, 24, 32, and 64-core Ryzen processors... often a Gigabyte TRX40 motherboard paired with the Threadripper 3990X for an astounding 64 cores and 128 threads...!  It truly is our "King of Beasts".

Call us today to find the Ryzen Threadripper that's right for you — we have new systems and even upgrade packages available now!

Greg Stapells
Greg Stapells


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