Processor for draughts

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Krzysztof Grzelak
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Processor for draughts

Post by Krzysztof Grzelak » Mon Aug 09, 2021 09:34

So lately I am thinking about buying a new processor for checkers for tournaments. I thought about the intel processor. And exactly such Intel Core i9-10980XE. What do you think, dear programmers, and whether it will be a good buy. For this I would buy a motherboard ASUS PRIME X299-A II.

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Re: Processor for draughts

Post by Joost Buijs » Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:00

Krzysztof,

It depends upon what you want to do with it.

If you want to have the opportunity to use AVX-512 for NNUE type programs it is a good choice, if you don't need this you are probably better off with a 16 core AMD 5950X which is cheaper and faster for all other things.

I have a 109080XE with the same main-board as you propose, it is reliable and fast but already somewhat old. It is very likely that Intel will introduce new HEDT processors in 2022 based on the "Sapphire Rapids" architecture with PCIE 5.0 and with more than 18 cores.

Another alternative is the AMD Zen4 which also seems to arrive in 2022.

I would keep my money in my pocket and wait for another year.

Joost

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Re: Processor for draughts

Post by pontel » Fri Aug 13, 2021 13:57

Krzysztof Grzelak wrote:
Mon Aug 09, 2021 09:34
So lately I am thinking about buying a new processor for checkers for tournaments. I thought about the intel processor. And exactly such Intel Core i9-10980XE. What do you think, dear programmers, and whether it will be a good buy. For this I would buy a motherboard ASUS PRIME X299-A II.
I think it's a great alternative, I think with the I9 you'll be able to include Horizon in the tournament.

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Re: Processor for draughts

Post by BertTuyt » Sun Aug 22, 2021 01:02

As Joost pointed out Intel might introduce new HEDT processors in 2022 based on the "Sapphire Rapids" architecture.
Not only do these processors have more cores, it also contains AMX (Advanced Matrix Extensions) which will give a huge performance improvement for NNUE based programs.

Bert

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