What am I expecting?
I am expecting to find out whether HSA is [actually] the future of AMD as they have claimed.
If it is the future then we [must] presume it will one day function on their high-end/high-margin products, and not just the $300 Best-Buy boxes from which they scrape a few...
To whom is that addressed?
I have a pretty good idea of what HSA is.
It appears to be widely accepted that HSA does not deliver on its promise (at least under current architecture) if there is not a tight coupling of the CPU and GPU with a shared memory allocation, and also affected by latency...
Is HSA still AMD's future?
If so, how does this work with high-end Summit Ridge CPU's?
To me there are only two possible choices:
1. Everything is an APU, i.e. Summit-Ridge will come with around 256 shaders to permit HSA operation.
2. PCIe latency is overcome allowing Summit Ridge to work with...
my guess is bristol ridge to launch AM4 in Q2, with Zen to follow Q4.
i seem to remember they did the same with 890FX and Thuban, platform was available before the high-end processor for it.
bristol ridge won't be the most exciting thing in the world, presumably its Carrizo+, i.e. a wider...
"AMD does note that LFC is only enabled with monitors that have a maximum refresh rate greater than or equal to 2.5 times the minimum refresh rate (e.g. 30Hz to 75Hz), as AMD needs a wide enough variable refresh range to run at a multiple of framerates right on the edge of the minimum (e.g...
happy days. presumably that comment applies to both achi and nvme drives?
mine is the X99 SLI-Plus:
Bought this time last year, so probably...
i had heard stories of people being unable to boot some of the samsung oem drives, but unsure if that was the previous version or the nvme version of the SM.
delighted to hear a simple usb key with the driver is enough to get win7 working on a 950 Pro.
Just ordered myself a 960GB Sandisk Ultra II for the trifling sum of £150 (my 2010 Crucial C300 128GB cost £314), and now I want a super speedy 256GB m.2 PCIe boot drive to go with it.
Only problem is: I intend to use Win7.
So, the questions:
1. Will the SM951 (ahci) drive install and boot...
i rather think not.
continueing to use my 11 year old dell 24" Ultrasharp feels a lot less ridiculous than using the same gpu i bought at the same time:
50 timers fewer transistors running at half the speed of todays GPU's. phwagh!
is that more advanced because it is 14nm rather than 16nm?
if yes, lol. that is rather meaningless given it depends on whether you measure the largest or smallest feature of the silicon, as we know well from intel's 22nm versus the high density libraries used in amd's 28nm carrizo product...
$229 for the full tonga:
benchamrked against a 7970 it is quite a bit faster. my GHz 7970 is probably a little slower than a 380X
nice card with all the tech it carries.
Because this question needs to be asked at least once in the official thread for the first consumer NVME ssd:
Q - Can I install Windows 7 on this drive with a bog standard disk?
A - No
Q - Can I install Windows 7 on this drive with some tinkering?
A - Yes
Q - What tinkering is...
i simply can't stomach buying today the 990FX platform, five and half years after i bought functionally identical 890FX platform.
i loved my 1090T, and the Gigabyte 890FX UD5 board i built it on, but time has moved on!
FM2+ is a perfectly excellent modern platform, only two things i'd love to...