Who makes one of the best 16-core CPU? Now that AMD has its 16-core Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and Intel has its 16-core Core i9-7960X, we had an opportunity to search out out when boutique customized PC builder Falcon Northwest constructed a pair of nearly-identical rigs that might actually go face to face. 

Our 16-core Falcon Northwest Talon specs

As Falcon Northwest is known for, each Talon methods are over-the-top in specs and chassis. Every got here outfitted with:

  • 128GB of DDR4 RAM
  • Two Nvidia Titan Xp graphics playing cards in SLI
  • A pair of Samsung 1TB 960 Professional SSDs
  • A 6TB Western Digital exhausting drive

Each characteristic the identical 1,000-watt EVGA Tremendous Nova G3 PSU and the identical customized closed-loop cooler system. The quantity and sort of system followers are the identical as effectively.

Falcon Northwest

This Falcon Northwest Talon incorporates a 16-core Threadripper 1950X, 128GB of RAM, and pair of Titan Xp graphics playing cards. The paint job is known as Pink Clouds.

Though each have the identical storage subsystem, there’s a slight variance. The pair of Samsung 960 Professional NVMe SSDs within the Intel system are configured as PCIe gadgets in RAID zero, whereas the AMD field retains each Samsung 960 Professional drives as separate drives. 

We settled for this variance in order to not hobble the Intel field. In spite of everything, on the time we requested the machines in early September, RAID zero utilizing NVMe drives was obtainable solely on the Intel platform (not VROC, however utilizing the X299 chipset) not on AMD’s X399. Since then, AMD has launched assist for NVMe RAID.

Trying on the learn and write efficiency of each machines, the distinction does not appear to matter a lot. The Intel system has considerably larger learn speeds, whereas the AMD system has considerably larger write speeds.

We matched fastidiously in most different areas.  Each CPUs are stored bone inventory. On the time of our story, Falcon had certified 128GB of RAM as much as DDR4/3000 speeds for the Intel system, whereas the highest-clocked RAM on the Threadripper system when utilizing eight DIMMS was DDR4/2400. We determined to maintain each machines at DDR4/2400 to match in value in addition to functionality.

Apart from the CPU and motherboard, the one different massive distinction is the colour.
The AMD machine is hand-painted in luscious Pink Clouds, whereas the Intel machine is hand-painted within the placing Cobalt Clouds.

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