Remember when some of ya'll said that it was too early to decide whether AMD was "back"?

How about now:

PS: Not an "in your face", it's a serious question

Oh heck, the productivity test poor things! I know where I'm putting my money in my next build.

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Ryzen 7 3700X @ $329 is closer to the i9 9900K @ $499

And also consider that the i9 only has 16MB L3 cache while the Ryzen 7 has 36MB.

Like, it's clear when you want better bang for your buck, you'd be going AMD.

No, my brain has way more cache and it doesn't cost me a buck.

@brandon I’m pumped. Hoping to get some kit at work to play with.

@boblmartens o.o 🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤

@brandon I need to redo my standard 1U buildout again. 8 months since the order is a long time.

@boblmartens What do the servers do in this context? I know they're virtualization hosts but, I guess I'm asking what your organization does

@brandon We are a college so mainly file servers, application servers, database servers, web servers, etc. We are running XCP-ng 7.6 right now and I am looking forward to the updates kernel in the 8.0 release.

@brandon I’m hoping we can look at some Lenovo ThinkPads as replacements for faculty machines.

@boblmartens oof, not much of a choice when it comes to AMD thinkpads 🤔

@boblmartens I think there was a time when there was NO AMD thinkpads, right?

@brandon Yes. First purchase may be a replacement for my venerable X220 I use for sysadmin duties.

@boblmartens Which ThinkPad(s) are you looking at to replace it?

@brandon A285 and X395 right now. I may go larger as well, need to sit down and do some thinking.

@brandon Looking over things, the T495 looks pretty amazing ... tempted ...

@brandon not at all if making a hackintosh, then you need an extra graphic card

@brandon hackintosh has some very specific requirements to work. one of them is a graphic card - it only works with Intel's integrated graphics and some AMD Radeons (no integrated ones). if I remember well, it's about Metal rendering support. anyway, this means that if you want to use AMD CPU in a hacc, you also need an extra graphic card.

@rnickson so if you were going to get a graphics card anyway, still AMD the better case?

@brandon it needs some extra effort from you to set up (modified kernel needed - look at ), but looking at the price difference, probably worth it

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