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Luke and Leo Get Technical Ep2 – The Intel vs AMD HEDT Episode!

Today our resident CPU experts are back with another episode of Luke and Leo Get Technical, and this one is all about the recent Intel and AMD HEDT processor launches. Luke and Leo discuss in detail how the CPU landscape has changed with these new launches, and there's also a look ahead to CES 2020.


AMD and Intel launch CPUs on the same day, initially at the same time.

Gamers Nexus Steve says i9-10980XE is the most disappointing CPU of 2019.

UK Intel prices for 10th Gen are higher in GBP than USD!

Threadripper 3960X and 3970X with TRX40 platform.

Level1Techs has shown Threadripper WX suffered more on Windows than it did on Linux but some workloads badly need access to system memory. New Threadripper is just superb and the I/O die makes all the difference.

Threadripper 3000 has an I/O die with 8.34 billion transistors and 416mm^2 area.
Core chiplets are 74mm^2.

Threadripper 3990X ‘in 2020’. Will this be announced at Computex?
What progress with Zen 3?

Will iMac Pro go Threadripper and replace Xeon 3175X.

Intel has done well to keep 14nm current through ++ updates.

Luke talks TDP, Precision Boost Overdrive and overclocking.

Core i9-10980XE runs at impressive clock speeds.

What about Threadripper 3980X with 48 cores and 3950X with 16 cores.

Saying the name of Core i9-10980XE on video!

..and back to Threadripper 3950X with chiplets in 4×4 configuration?
What speed will the 3990X achieve on 280W or will they increase TDP?

Dr. Ian Cutress gets a name check for his work on Threadripper power draw.

We like AMD Ryzen Master software!
Cinebench isn’t a Real World Test, apparently.
Intel Ark is excellent but AMD’s website, not so good.
Leo does not use Reddit.
Luke likes Intel Xtreme Tuning Utility.

What are we expecting at CES? No sign of Intel laptops on the horizon because 10nm has continuing problems so Comet Lake looks far better than Ice Lake. So where the heck are the 45W mobile CPUs we want to see!

Various flavours of Core i9-9900 including K, KS and KF.
The next release from Intel on the desktop is rumoured to be Comet Lake with 10 cores and presumably with 20 threads.

Core i9 – what the heck does the name even mean these days, ranging from 8 cores to 18 cores.

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Panasonic GH5 and GH5s Cameras
Panasonic GH4 Cameras
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DJI OSMO Pocket Cameras
Canon Cameras
Various PC builds

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iMac Pro 18 Core/Vega 64/128GB
iMac 2019 9900k Vega 48/64/1TB
Adobe Premiere Pro CC (PC)
Davinci Resolve Studio 14/15 (Mac)
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Final Cut Pro (Mac)

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