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Old 10-10-19, 05:57 PM
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Reports claim that AMD's 3rd Gen Threadripper CPUs will require new motherboards

Will Zen 2 Threadripper require new TRX40 motherboards?



Read more about AMD's 3rd Generation Threadripper processors reportedly lacking backwards compatibility.

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Old 10-10-19, 06:25 PM
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Wouldn't be that surprising honestly. They never made any promises to maintain the same socket(iirc) like they did for Normal Ryzen. Plus the people in the market for this type of CPU can probably afford it.
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I think it makes sense. HEDT platforms have all the newest and most advanced features as soon as they become available. You're also jumping from 16c to 32c, which is a huge increase. And when someone is already paying upwards of £1500 for a CPU, a new motherboard isn't that big of a deal. Some may also be buying new RAM just because Zen 2 can reach higher frequencies.
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I imagine the socket is still the same, but higher end boards for higher end chips.
If the TRx40 and TRx80 rumors are real, then there's probably something cut-down feature-wise about the entry boards.
I would say maybe less PCIe lanes, but that seems like way too much of an Intel move for AMD to do.
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