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Nah, the question is what won't I be able to do with it! I plan to find out....
... run multi-threaded software that's not NUMA aware (aka almost everything except enterprise level servers) and that needs significant amounts of memory IO without significant degradations in performance, worst case is slower than on the 16 core equivalent that doesn't have the 2 CPU dies gimped due to not having direct ram access.
YMMV, but unless you know your main workload will play nice, I'd recommend sticking with the 16 core 2950X, or upgrading all the way to Epyc which doesn't have the NUMA related problems because all cores are directly connected to RAM.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
Many years ago, we had a server with a DEC Alpha CPU that we could use for frying the bacon for our lunch.
The first demo prototypes of the Alpha machines came with a three phase power supply. Before the commercial release they managed to cut down the power requirement so much that a single-phase power supply was sufficient.
"the debugger doesn't tell me anything because this code compiles just fine" - random QA comment
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