Long post/question incoming:
With the new launch of third gen ryzen I find myself in a tough spot. My current workstation has a 1950x and I had thought that I would be able to put a Zen 2 processor in it back when I purchased it. Now with the new socket and AMD dropping 16 core chips from threadripper I’m having a hard time deciding what to do. I don’t really need the more cores that would come with the 3960x but I do think I need the PCIE lanes. I need 2 graphics cards in my workstation for VMs along with 40Gb fiber and a sas controller. To my understanding the 3950x only has 16 pcie lanes now. does anyone know how those lanes would be split when pcie gen 3 cards are inserted? Would a card that normally runs on 8x pcie g3 now only need 4 lanes on a pcie gen 4 system?
I would really like to upgrade since IPCs are a little low on the 1950x and NUMA can sometimes be a headache. Just wondering if anyone might be able to help