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    AMD Zen Rumours Point to Earlier Than Expected Release

    i don't think there is any indication that amd is intending zen to compete with broadwell-e/skywell-e. Socket AM4 is an analogue of s1151, i.e. a single platform that covers the £45-£270 price range.
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    HSA in the 14nm generation - summit ridge with [some] shaders, or, HSA from AI dGPU?

    the only thing that is gibberish is the value of HSA to AMD if it forms no part of the high-value / high-margin products.
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    HSA in the 14nm generation - summit ridge with [some] shaders, or, HSA from AI dGPU?

    thank you, i do know that. my question is whether/how forms any function of their high-end/high-margin products.
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    AMD Zen Rumours Point to Earlier Than Expected Release

    agreed. bristol ridge is our launch cpu for AM4. it exists already, it's called carizzo with its DDR4 controller enabled and a more generous TDP.
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    HSA in the 14nm generation - summit ridge with [some] shaders, or, HSA from AI dGPU?

    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...
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    HSA in the 14nm generation - summit ridge with [some] shaders, or, HSA from AI dGPU?

    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...
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    HSA in the 14nm generation - summit ridge with [some] shaders, or, HSA from AI dGPU?

    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...
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    This 2600k is still lingering!!! :)

    the folks are still running my old Q6700 after all these years.
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    AMD Zen Rumours Point to Earlier Than Expected Release

    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...
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    Acer XR341CK Freesync owners thread

    thanks
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    Acer Predator XR353CUB 35" 2560x1080 VA 144Hz FREESYNC Super-Wide ZeroFrame Curved

    Anyone heard of this before: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/acer-predator-xr353cub-35-2560x1080-va-144hz-freesync-widescreen-super-wide-zeroframe-curved-led-mo-mo-092-ac.html ?
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    Acer XR341CK Freesync owners thread

    does the new AMD Crimson Freesync feature work on this monitor? It should, as i think it is a 30Hz to 75Hz Freesync range.
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    Crimson Freesync option limited to 35 to 60hz only

    does the acer predator x34 monitor work with this feature?
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    List of FreeSync monitors that support Low Framerate Compensation (30Hz - 75Hz)

    http://anandtech.com/show/9811/amd-crimson-driver-overview/3
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    AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Is A Letdown On Linux

    better question: if i could game on linux why would i want windows?
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    AMD Launches New Graphics Software, Radeon Software Crimson Edition

    "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...
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    AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Is A Letdown On Linux

    on my desktop i use Win7 on my media pc i use Win7 on my owncloud server i use opensuse 13.2 on my laptop i use opensuse 13.2
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    MSI X99 - need a fast boot drive - m.2 SM951 (ahci) or 950 Pro (nvme)?

    happy days. presumably that comment applies to both achi and nvme drives? mine is the X99 SLI-Plus: http://www.anandtech.com/show/8557/x99-motherboard-roundup-asus-x99-deluxe-gigabyte-x99-ud7-ud5-asrock-x99-ws-msi-x99s-sli-plus-intel-haswell-e/8 Bought this time last year, so probably...
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    MSI X99 - need a fast boot drive - m.2 SM951 (ahci) or 950 Pro (nvme)?

    cheers. 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.
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    AMD Crimson release Nov 24

    excellent, just about to do a fresh install of windows. shiny new drivers to go with it.
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    MSI X99 - need a fast boot drive - m.2 SM951 (ahci) or 950 Pro (nvme)?

    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...
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    Predator X34 Owner's Club & Discussion.

    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: http://www.anandtech.com/show/1464 50 timers fewer transistors running at half the speed of todays GPU's. phwagh!
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    AMD Goes “Made in America”. 14nm Greenland news.

    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...
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    ASUS STRIX R9 380X DirectCU II OC Video Card Review @ [H]

    "Today AMD is launching its "full-Tonga" as people have come to call it." Calling dibs on that! http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1879780 ;)
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    The full Tonga - aka Radeon 380X (mk2) - when?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/search.aspx?q=380x
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    The full Tonga - aka Radeon 380X (mk2) - when?

    $229 for the full tonga: http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/88139-sapphire-radeon-r9-380x-nitro/ 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.
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    The full Tonga - aka Radeon 380X (mk2) - when?

    techpowerup had promo photos of three different manufacturers 380x products
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    Samsung 950 PRO [Official Thread]

    i thought board side it was all bios based? certainly msi gave the impression that recent bios updates had enabled nvme boot support on win7...
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    Samsung 950 PRO [Official Thread]

    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...
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    The full Tonga - aka Radeon 380X (mk2) - when?

    we're all still puzzeled why this card didn't arrive a year ago already, spotting the exact day of the week is a little beside the point!
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    Broadwell E to work on X99...Xeons?

    True enough, but that is not a product that's of any interest to high-performance desktop users looking for a 140W furnace of framerate fun.
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    Broadwell E to work on X99...Xeons?

    not sure i believe a broadwell-e makes sense given that broadwell parts were low power only. seems more likely they'd jump straight to skywell-e...
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    fx8800p laptops

    are you saying that the various HP elitebooks using the A12-Pro apu are also throttled to 15W tdp?
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    Talk me out of building a budget AMD gaming rig?

    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...
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    Best AMD CPU

    athlon t-bird 1200 athlon t-bred 2100+ athlon 64 3200+ athlon X2 3800+ (intel C2D E6600) (intel C2Q Q6700) thuban 1090T (intel Haswell i5 4400) (intel Haswell-E i7 5920k) favourite was the first. seemed stupendously fast at the time.
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    Freesync - 32" - 1920x1080 - cheap - does such a thing exist?

    re HP Envy 32 Was there ever a non-Freesync version? I found this one here but makes no mention of Freesync...
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    Acer Predator X34 is being recalled.

    which one? g-sync, freesync, or both?
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