as their are many reasons why thread ripper isnt available to the great masses to get the threadripper yet at release unlesss oem. its most unfortunate to see AMD loose so many sales..
so, since intel stepped in and basically screwed amd on OEM sales as dell x-51 was originally supposed to be an all AMD ripper. intel felt left out of course. and dell likes to make money too right. so final agreement of intel processors going in AMD's and dell's icon project x-51 alienware. looks like dell wins and intel gets do stick there hot burning processors in x-51 next year which is not the original agreement, but with amd not releasing the threadripper to general public is not going to look good from what i can see. unless amd is looking for only wealthy people to have use of this cpu for large buisinesses and leave out the private game servers for games such as bf4,bf1,killingfloor2 and many many more.
i dont think amd realizes just how many private owned game servers are out there dedicating several cores of there own pc to a server with no overhead. these kind game servering people were waiting for this cpu and now dosent look good. this is just 1 aspect of the problem. so many gamers depend on private servers to play all day out of donations to server moded games and now looks like games will be limited to again to how many can play games on a sever multiplayer, what a waiste on amd's part. and this is just a small part of the problem.
why on earth would amd not want to sell any type of private server a threadripper without going big dollars on a enterprise is beyond me so, for whatever reason remains unseen. private sector is not going too drop tons of cash on enterprise and thats a guarantee they wouldnt since they depend on small change to run these . looks like moded gamers servers loose out again.
on the other hand why would amd not want to just allow for sales and not restrict sales which is what will end up happening. not many enthusiest are going to drop 5k on a personal pc. more lost sales again. and enthusiests are not going to buy a 1700 dollar budget ripper , which is poor judgement on amd again.. dont get me wrong here. i dont think amd has looked at the big picture...
we understand this cpu is a powerful cpu aimed for large corps . at the same time they forgot sales on the enthusiasts side which is bigger than they may even imagine possible. so, all i can say is owell i feel like we live in a liberal state at this point. such a shame.
on the other hand again, will amd release threadripper next year when intel steals some of this oem market. because if they didnt i am sure there not thinking clear at that point.. so sad we have to wait.for this..
this isnt a hate thread at all .. its just sad to see poor judgement on this. oem sales tactical fail...