With the launch of the 3990x coming it has me wondering… What can you use the 3990 for that the 3970 won’t do nearly as well?
Vfx and long-lived rendering – obvious. I’m thinking about content there.
I am thinking about git bisect. Do you have an amazing git bisect story? Share it!
Regression testing with VMs and things like ansible. simulating and screenshotting old OSs resting apps.
Some kinds of compiling. Depends what you do though. A 3600 is fine with it’s monster cache for most kinds of dev… but…
Unreal dev is great on the 3950x and amazing o. The 3970x… but there isn’t a lot of difference between 3960/3970…so I’m not sure about the 3990.
Some kinds of researcher work… but what specifically? Anyone got any stores?
SO … chime in
What would you use 64+ cores for?
What about GPUs vs CPUs? GPUs are meant for SIMD parallelism and handle that quite well. Counterpoint: Unstructured Grid Simulation where you might have different sections of code executing at the walls of a simulation depending on the contents of the cell. Some of it can make sense in mixed cpu/gpu simulations.
GPU is often seen as an “optimization” step.