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By T0M0
#399061
Yesterday AMD announced 64core Threadripper coming to HEDT segment in 2020, exact release date wasn't specified.

My questions and speculation:
What is the maximum number of threads that Maxwell can utilize now ?
Do you plan to make further optimizations when it comes to systems with many threads ? (e.g. 100+)

We might see 4-way SMT (4threads per core) in next few years in consumer CPUs and that would be quite nice jump in thread counts for rendering.
By luis.hijarrubia
#399062
We have tested maxwell on 160 thread system. Some years ago we detected a performance degradation above 80 threads because there is memory bottleneck there. But memory had a lot of improvement on recent years. For example in cloud, using 96 core machine there's no performance degradation.
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