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AMD will let consumers buy the Threadripper Pro directly

AMD will let consumers buy the Threadripper Pro directly
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If you’ve yearned for the power of the Threadripper Pro, but haven’t wanted to buy a ThinkStation, you’re in luck: starting in March, AMD will begin selling the CPUs directly to consumers, ending Lenovo’s exclusive access to the processor line.

While the vanilla Threadripper seems like the peak of computing power to many (myself included), there are certain benefits the Pro line offers that would be seriously beneficial to those who need them:

  • Memory channels are doubled, from four to eight
  • PCI-E lanes are doubled, from 64 to 128
  • Memory capacity is expanded from 256GB to 2TB (!!!)

To sum up those massive numbers into a more real-world picture, the Threadripper Pro allows users to work with larger datasets due to its expanded memory…

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