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    AMD Ryzen 16 Core “Whitehaven” Enthusiast CPUs Leaked – 3.6GHz Clock Speed, Boatloads of Cache & Qua

    Considering Juanrga is banned from other places on the internet including semiaccurate forums for blatant trolling I wouldn't bother with him. He's made so many false and inaccurate statement and predictions that it's become a joke at this point. I've added him to the ignore list too and I...
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    AMD Threadripper Socket TR4 Up Close and Personal

    Then the industry would have to move to PGA because it's alot easier to fix bent pins on a PGA processor than on a 4094 LGA pin socket. The only problem is that the pins are thicker and to get something like TR4/LGA4094 on a PGA socket it would end up being an even more massive processor due to...
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    AMD Ryzen Threadripper Unboxing and Install

    Kyle why did you do the incorrect order when locking the processor into the socket. The instructions clearly said to do 1->2->3. You did 1->3->2. For those complaining about this installation procedure it's actually so much more simpler and HP has been using a sled like system for a while now...
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    Unlocking max turbo bins of Xeons on X99?1

    No. CPU strap isn't supported.
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    5820k lifespan?

    You can't use CPU strap on those Xeons. Only small and minor BCLK adjustments and that's it.
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    Buying multiple/spare motherboards?

    Was considering it but the closest other motherboard I would consider is the MSI X99A Gaming 9 ACK. Didn't see too many other X99 motherboards besides from MSI/Gigabyte that interested me. The ASUS I may have considered but they had a problem in the past with overvolting processors (such as the...
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    World of Warships Enters Open Beta!

    Was hoping for a Nikolai but didn't get it but got a Grem (didn't want it though). Got some others too but I'm disappointed that I didn't get a Nikolai at all and others have gotten it.
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    Buying multiple/spare motherboards?

    Same question to applies to any other computer components as well? Power supplies, memory, etc.... I would think that at least with power supplies or even for example DDR4 memory that they wouldn't get that outdated or obsolete compared to motherboards? Back to the question about the...
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    Buying multiple/spare motherboards?

    So if I understood correctly if it's not mission critical then buying a spare motherboard doesn't make sense because of how quickly motherboards become obsolete? The other reason why I asked about this is because I've seen some good deals on older X99 motherboards and wanted to get a few on...
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    Buying multiple/spare motherboards?

    I'm finally looking to move to X99 but with that I am wondering if it makes any sense to buy multiple motherboards for the sense of having spares or backups. Or do even premium X99 motherboards get outdated in terms of feature wise and it would be better to buy a replacement when it does have...
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    i7-6900k fail

    ASUS x99 motherboards are also known to overvolt processors. There are lots of stories of the Rampage V over-volting 5960X's.
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    980Ti still worth buying?

    Well It's been a while since I've upgraded to the setup so I was hoping that perhaps an SLI setup consisting of 980Ti's would last me at least a bit longer especially at 1440P with very high graphical settings. Then I am also considering moving to 4K in the future too once the prices for TN 4K...
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    980Ti still worth buying?

    It's a typo. Meant to post $332 each but it is being sold as a pair. My thoughts as well but the 1070 costs more in an SLI setup and it's only 6% faster on average if we use reference vs reference. I could always try and bargain him down if it would be worth it then I would be looking at maybe...
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    980Ti still worth buying?

    Motherboard and power supply can support it easily (with spacing). Sorry each card is $332 individually.
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    980Ti still worth buying?

    Looking to upgrade my old video card setup and noticed some 980Ti's selling for the equivalent of about $332 USD each . Is this still a good deal or should I pass the 980Ti and wait for Vega/1080Ti or even just get a 1080 and stop there? Resolution will be on a 1440P monitor with high graphical...
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    Asus X99-Deluxe II or Gigabyte GA-X99-Designare EX?

    I would have recommended the Gigabyte motherboard as well however the issue seems to be limited to Asus motherboards from their first batch/release. I haven't seen the overvolting issue happen yet on the Broadwell-E refresh motherboards from ASUS but time will tell.
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    X99 memory speed

    I was using this article as a reference as well: DDR4 Memory at 4000 MT/s, Does It Make a Difference?
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    X99 memory speed

    It's placebo at the most. Even those tests that have shown that higher clocked memory makes a difference still shows a small improvement even for games. 5-10 frames per second for a much higher speed premium is not worth it. If anything upgrading to more memory assuming your application demands...
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    Asus X99-Deluxe II or Gigabyte GA-X99-Designare EX?

    To be honest I like the X99 Deluxe II over the Designare. The designare is so barren on the rear-IO and the X99 Deluxe II seems to have alot more features and functionality overall.
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    GIGABYTE X99 Phoenix SLI Motherboard Review @ [H]

    How can Gigabyte offer a refreshed motherboard lineup including this one without power or reset buttons? Their previous X99 lineup intended for Haswell-E had those buttons. Even the Designare-EX is missing that kind of functionality. Also why remove the POST led? At the $320 asking price it...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    It's even more apparent when for the price of a 5820K or less you can get a used Xeon that offers more cores and cache and better multi-threaded performance at the expense of overclocking. In Canada for example the 5820K goes for $500+ (excluding tax) retail brand new. For that same price used...
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    Zen gets even with Broadwell-E in Blender

    It doesn't need to be superior if it can compete in performance while offering similar or lower price.
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    I wouldn't be surprised. E3 Xeons (ex Skylake) now require special chipset (ie server) to run. Intel doesn't want to lose money by consumers buying a regular consumer chipset and buying used server pull Xeons.
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    New Zen information, AM3+ info, APU presentation, and video card information

    Two very interesting comments from the PC Perspective comment section: I think the Geekbench results should be discarded as they wouldn't accurately show the current clocked ES Zen Summit Ridge at 3Ghz.
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    Zen gets even with Broadwell-E in Blender

    However it isn't based on any cold facts or evidence/arguments. It is based on conjecture which assumes that AMD will only make a 8% average IPC performance improvement if your example is to be believed. AMD doesn't need to beat Broadwell-E or Haswell-E if they can deliver 80-90% of the...
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    Zen gets even with Broadwell-E in Blender

    Which is based off those abstract Geekbench results that were interpolated by a select individual (or few individuals)? That doesn't make any sense considering that we aren't discussing CMT but a SMT based architecture.
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    New Zen information, AM3+ info, APU presentation, and video card information

    So Geekbench is a better and more indicative benchmark of general architecture than Cinebench or Blender or any other multi-threaded application? Last I checked most reviewers don't use Geekbench even for recent processor generations. I don't recall Geekbench being widely used in Haswell-E or...
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    New Zen information, AM3+ info, APU presentation, and video card information

    No they don't and you haven't explained why they make sense. The 8150 was in direct competition with the i5 2500K and that was Zambezei. Summit Ridge is not going to be 10-30% slower than Ivy Bridge considering clock for clock in Blender it was slightly faster than Broadwell-E 6900K. Geekbench...
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    New Zen information, AM3+ info, APU presentation, and video card information

    These numbers don't make any sense and are based off an engineering sample clocked at 1.44Ghz. I would take these results with a grain of salt as they are not likely to be indicative of Summit Ridge especially considering the difference in clock speeds. It's also one benchmark. How about...
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    Any idea on ZEN prices once it hits?

    That's precisely what I predict as well. But you can't compare a CMT architecture to a SMT architecture. It's like comparing apples to oranges not to mention the design limitations that the Bulldozer team was faced with during Zambezei's development.
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    TPU: Zen in 1st half 2017

    Why? Zambezei was a limited availability release in Q4 2011. We didn't see full volume production till later in 2012 when it became more widely available. That could very well be the same situation here considering that partners sampled both Zen and Zambezei prior to limited availability.
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    Time to Upgrade? Bloomfield to Skylake

    I'd do the same as well. It's a cheap and inexpensive upgrade that gives an overclockable 6 core Xeon such as the X5650/X5660 with lower TDP than Bloomfield.
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    AMD Further Unveils Zen Processor Details

    It's not being de-emphasized considering that volume availability has always been for Q1 2017 according to their roadmaps and presentations. It may also mean possible revisions or stepping changes in Q1 2017.
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    TPU: Zen in 1st half 2017

    Note that they say shipping in volume. Limited availability is still on-track for Q4 2016 which means retail and partner availability.
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    TPU: Zen in 1st half 2017

    They did. Slide 4 last point. That means that limited availability for Q4 2016 is still on track.
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    Advise on overclocking 980x / Asus P6T

    Well you can use CoreTemp or RealTempGT because you are only monitoring three cores right now with RealTemp (not GT). If you want 4.2Ghz you can try with 1.35v but you shouldn't have to use 1.35v for 4Ghz. Some have had success even going to 4.4Ghz but the CPU voltage is 1.4v which is past the...
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    Advise on overclocking 980x / Asus P6T

    Temperatures are high because your voltage is high. 1.35 for CPU voltage is the limit for a safe voltage but increasing the voltage also means more heat. If you can dial it down to 1.3v or somewhere in between and stress test it you may find that the temperatures have improved.
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    Building a new PC. What's the best value?

    Within a year or two perhaps but most companies and data centers would have likely skipped Ivy Bridge-EP. The 4960X still hasn't come down in price much if at all and the E5-1650 V2 is not affordable in comparison to E5-1650/1660 V1's. Once more and more companies either upgrade to Broadwell-EP...
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    Building a new PC. What's the best value?

    Yes they do. The E5-1620/1650/1660/1680 V3 are all unlocked. The E5-26 V3 series are locked. This also applies to V1/V2 Xeons that support dual processors. All the V4 Xeons according to Lutjens are all locked both single and dual processor.
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    Building a new PC. What's the best value?

    LGA2011 Ivy Bridge Xeons aren't really falling in price. Even if you look at the price of what a E5-1650 V2 (4930K equivalent) sells for it hasn't dropped much in price. Then you can look at the price of what a E5-1680 or E5-1660 V2 go for in price it. It will be a long while before they come...
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