3970X vs 10980XE, 64-core Threadripper, GTX 1650 Super review, Black Friday | The Full Nerd ep. 116

Join The Full Nerd gang as they talk about the latest PC hardware topics. Today’s show is going to be a big one! First Gordon will go deep into his Threadripper 3970X and Core i9-10980XE reviews, then he’ll dig into the news of a 64-core Threadripper, followed by Brad’s review of the GTX 1650 Super, and finished off with Alaina’s Black Friday PC deals update. As always we will be answering your live questions so speak up in the chat.

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27 thoughts on “3970X vs 10980XE, 64-core Threadripper, GTX 1650 Super review, Black Friday | The Full Nerd ep. 116

  • November 26, 2019 at 12:14 am

    Cinema4D has awesome core scaling, so threadripper is always great for standard and physical renderers, unfortunately though, Maya is still tuned better for Intel, for moving in the application, animation etc, Arnold will scale with cores for rendering. Still some instances where Gordon talks about the army of developers for Intel over the years still has some hold.

  • November 26, 2019 at 12:43 am

    i got an acer nitro 5 an517-51 17.3 inch screen, 1650 gpu, intel 9300h, overclocked the panel to 95 hz. i got it for $550. i mean……..they were selling them on newegg and amazon for $600. i think they are all sold out now. i had an acer nitro 5 an515-42, it was the ryzen 2500u model w/an amd 560x gpu. sold it like a week ago for $450. for gaming. my new laptop SMOKES that old laptop. only paid 100 more than i sold the ryzen one for. which……this laptop is SUPERIOR in everyway. honestly surprised at how much superior this model is over my old one was.

  • November 26, 2019 at 1:01 am

    After watching a few channels about this I had to laugh when I realized that even the R9 3750X beat the latest Intel cpu fiasco over half of the time as well.
    The TR 3970X just poured in the dirt and mounted the head stone LOL 🙂

  • November 26, 2019 at 1:21 am

    AMD does a drive by smackdown on Intel. Apple, stop avoiding Nvidia GPUs and AMD CPUs. ARM will never take over the desktop market.

  • November 26, 2019 at 3:20 am

    Gordon: How many mics you gonna drop?
    AMD: All of them

  • November 26, 2019 at 3:29 am

    With Process Lasso and Ryzen 3970X, you can exclude four cores from rendering process and use them for gamings. Install four GPUs and use three of them for renderings and the primary one for gamings.

    Work hard, Play Hard!

  • November 26, 2019 at 5:01 am

    If the 18 core is slower because of the monolith chip then why was it faster (more so than now) compared to 2000 generation ?

    I dont believe you got a 'bad chip' unless the other reviewers did as well. Your results are inline with HuB, LTT and GN.

  • November 26, 2019 at 5:28 am

    Intel 56 core gonna be like 1000w cpu

  • November 26, 2019 at 5:56 am

    was it a pivot point, it's been a long process going back to EPYC2's launch for this '3000' series of launches from AMD. It's not like the writing wasn't on the wall beyond some debates over final launch clocks on the consumer parts. the i5 vs R5 has been a bit of a brawl for a few years now. I'm sure Intel has to be working on plans, shifting gears, something, I don't think shareholders would put up with less. the re-hashing the same glass 980xe's and 9900's does feel like a "let's throw this distraction out at the wolves as we refill the lakes" kind of move.

    Great live Y'all. B)

    P.S. I'm not saying that intel didn't get complacent during their 4-core rut the past ten years, only that what I see publicly seams like low effort minimal destruction reactions more than a pre-planned circuit-level die change that would require far more effort. I can only guess the teams involved with deep level glass are working on 'something' and not able to divert many resources to drastic die changes to existing 14nm design refreshes. A lot can be done with simple microcode adjustments to current chips without actual changes to the glass, especially if they're reactivating/repurposing dormant circuits in the cores reserved for Xeon parts, it would explain a great deal with current events (vulnerabilities).

  • November 26, 2019 at 5:58 am

    That crap he sprayed is very potent. The amount he sprayed, I wouldn't be able to go into that room for a week. Worse than the germs.

  • November 26, 2019 at 6:17 am

    In my opinion, the sales so far have been for crap I have no interest in…and I'm not feeling that a whole lot is going to change on Thurs/Fri, either. Also, I don't think that Cyber Monday is even really a thing anymore. All the retailers are in such a race to get people's early money, that waiting for Monday to roll around is unbearable for most sellers. If you aren't looking for the absolute cutting edge, you should be checking out Craigslist and such for all the electronics that people are going to be letting go as they replace it with the newest and latest.

  • November 26, 2019 at 6:20 am

    That ai thing is writtien for intel. Maybe even it had = if intel then go fast if no intel go like crap ( matlab style )

  • November 26, 2019 at 6:32 am

    Just notice that both remote participants video looks decent. What's the camera you guys are using, may I ask ?

  • November 26, 2019 at 6:53 am

    O gordon your such a typical asian with your mask and gloves lol

  • November 26, 2019 at 7:00 am

    I want that 64 Core threadripper and 1TB of RAM.This Chrome ain’t gonna browse itself.

  • November 26, 2019 at 7:34 am

    40 minutes of Black Friday: Any good deals on so and so?

    Um, I heard there was but am not sure…….

  • November 26, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Why are Gordon's eyebrows upside down on the Laptop?

  • November 26, 2019 at 7:49 am

    If you think US has bad backfriday deals, don't look into europe, it's terrible. The second hand market it's the only decent price reduction I see, unfortunately.

  • November 26, 2019 at 8:04 am

    playing 64 instances of Pong simultaneously is HARD, i will stay with my 6-core 3600X

  • November 26, 2019 at 8:38 am

    There's no point in criticizing AMD for nixing X399. The tech community has given Intel a pass on constantly killing off sockets and chipsets for the last decade. Some even going so far as to vigorously defending Intel's arbitrary chipset changes. Suddenly when AMD tries to address their TR NUMA issues (as well as adding PCIE 4.0), a chipset/socket change becomes a point of criticism?

  • November 26, 2019 at 9:04 am

    Intel can't make enough parts because in order to compete with "glued together Zen cores", Intel needs good yields of large monolithic dies. They can't make enough good 14 nm parts to satisfy what demand they have. AMD doesn't have that issues because they had the advantage of 7nm and the ability to bin their chiplets. Every chiplet gets used, even when it's used as a "dummy" chiplet in a very cheap CPU. Intel widely mocked "glued together cores" because they knew they were fucked. And now they're paying Jim Keller to teach them how to glue stuff together out of desperation.

  • November 26, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    There is no "vs", you don't send a boxing champion to beat up high schooler

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