I'm not sure this is video game news in a general sense but I found this LGR video to be entertaining and awe inspiring. Awe inspiring because it's really incredible how powerful computers are now and I felt like it was worth talking about. Yeah, yeah, we have blazingly capable computing devices in our pocket, the Nintendo Switch and any smartphone being chief among them but it still feels special to me when we hit certain computing milestones and somehow when I watched this LGR video it felt like one.

What are the specs on his latest PC?

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X Processor
MSI Creator TRX40 Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance LPX 128GB (4 x 32GB) DDR4-3600 RAM
2TB+1TB+1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2
4TB Samsung 860 QVO SSD
Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro TR4 CPU Cooler
LG Blu-Ray Burner WH16NS40
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Fractal Design Define XL R2 Case
Asus ROG PG348Q 34" Monitor

I want to highlight the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X that starts out at $1,800 bells and contains a whopping 32 CPU cores. I remember when dual core machines were hot on the market but extremely expensive. For a time quad core machines were the fastest tech and most expensive tech around but now quad core CPU's are quite common place. To me, 32 core CPU's seem like some kind of incredible leap and noteworthy. What's also noteworthy is that most gaming doesn't use much beyond a few cores if any and we are quite a ways from them taking advantage of 4 cores much less 32. Still, video editing and CAD pipelines can take advantage of that kind of CPU tech and it might not be too far away from games to be able to as well.

So if you had a bunch of cash burning a hole in your pocket and wanted to flex on some kind of crazy future proof Desktop PC, LGR's latest video editing machine may be something to consider. Or just click play on the video and dream of a 32 CPU core future.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 05/17/2020 at 11:51pm

It looks like the RTX 1080 Super is just under $100, depending on where you look, although it doesn't seem to be very available at the moment. This sounds like a very "wow" PC, I'll have to watch the video. 32G of RAM seems like a lot! That 4TB SSD looks great and expensive, too. I'm not too knowledgeable about AMD's CPUs (not like I used to be), but I remember the time, you mentioned when there were less than four cores and now there's 32. I believe I have seen, heard, or read that gaming really doesn't use that much, it's more of the GPU. Although, it can vary among different games, some are more CPU intensive than others. I'm a bit amazed at the CPU Cooler, expecting at least some sort of AIO, not air fans. I don't know how hot that CPU gets. This build looks like something to drool over. smile

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 05/18/2020 at 02:31am

In any game the faster the CPU the better. With that you can only go so far with new CPU speeds so they are expanding out with more cores so the best performance improvements going forward will be with games that can take advantage of that. And better video cards. Always better video cards. 🤣🐉

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