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    2500k mobo is dying after eight years. What's the new bang-for-the-buck CPU?

    I will echo 3600 with a 450B. If you want to stick with Intel or you want the absolute best single thread performance the 9700KF can be had for 349$ At Newegg right now with a $20 coupon.
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    Ryzen 3600x voltage - weird?

    This might be helpful.
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    Ryzen 3600x voltage - weird?

    Interesting! I wondered why the boost clocks in all the reviews were lower than the published boost clock. At first I chalked it up to the wraith cooler being good, but not great. Then I saw some 360mm custom water coolers having the same issue. I wonder why this was not talked about more...
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    Zen 2 Review Summary

    All reviews that I read were done on Win10 1903 that should have all specter type mitigation patches in place. Gamers Nexus and Anand Tech
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    Zen 2 Review Summary

    Back in the day if you had 25% OC headroom vs 5% OC headroom that was a good sign because it was a predictor of future higher clocked SKU. Nowadays their is rarely 5% of OC headroom. If AMD has more frequency headroom they would have released faster chips.
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    Microcenter Special event for ryzen launch

    7/7 in EST 7/7 in CST Time for bed
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    NVIDIA confirms next-gen GPUs will be based on 7nm, coming 2020

    I have a source that has told me that after 7+ nm launches in 2020 Nvidia will be working on a 5 nm node launch for 2022. /s
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    Ryzen 1950x heats up my entire room, what can I do?

    Try this with 5000 watts of graphics cards mining... :)
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    Truth? Lie? 5.2 16 core crushes 9980xe

    I would be shocked if it is real and done on ambient air temperature cooling.
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    Ryzen 3 3700x vs 3800x

    I’ve learned a lot reading some of the above comments. In my personal experience chips that can OC the best are typically the same chips that are stable at lower voltages. IE a chip that is spec 4.2 ghz at 1.4 volts that is rock solid at 1.15 volts is more likely to be able to hit 5 ghz at 1.45...
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    Intel Ice Lake (10th gen/10nm) - desktop processors not until 2020?

    I wonder if comet lake will still use the ring bus.
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    Who is looking to upgrade to Zen2

    While trace lengths will be more difficult with PCIE 5.0, they should not get any more difficult with PCIE 6.0. With PCIE 6 they are moving away from only two states. (0 or 1) to four states like some high high end switches do. 01 10 00 11 This will allow them to double the bandwidth while...
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    Are all modern video cards still Win7 compadible?

    Could you just run a windows 7 VM in Win10?
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    Too Good to be True, A Recap of The Lead-up to Zen 2

    Yes some of the values were close, however the chart leaves of the parts that were way off. I don’t mind speculating, but it’s the passing it off as special information from sources that he very likely does not have that bothers the heck out of me. AMD is not selling higher clocked parts...
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    wooooo those are spendy mobos

    DDR5 will be in severs first for at least 6 months to a year before it comes to consumers. If DDR5 is 2020 for severs then we won’t see it in the mainstream PC space till 2021. The workstation HEDT space might see it shortly after the server space.
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    Intel challenges AMD: “Come beat us in Real World gaming”

    Almost all tbs and rts are CPU bound. Civilization CPU turn time is an example of the former and any paradox interactive game (HOI4, Stellaris, Crusader Kings, EU4) are examples of the later. MMO also tend to be CPU bound when PVP or Raiding. Theses are my personal use cases and why gaming CPU...
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    Navi Rumors v2.0

    If Navi is 250 mm^2 and compete with a 455 mm^2 2070 or a 545 2080 that is a win for AMD. My question is does AMD plan to make a big Navi. I think the answer is no.
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    Godzillia lives ..

    I wonder what it’s ether hash rate is... /s
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    Who is looking to upgrade to Zen2

    But they take soooo long to load. I do have some excel functions and VB scripts that way too long. :)
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    The Future of Computing

    Using photonics has been an active area of research. Their were rumors put out in the investment community that intel had a breakthrough in this area, but I will believe it when I see it. :) https://phys.org/news/2018-03-optical-horizon.html MESO (magnetoelectric spin-orbit) Are another area...
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    The Future of Computing

    Moving the memory closer to the compute is one lever to increase performance. Moving to gallium semiconductors will allow higher frequency ranges but it introduces other engineering issues that so far have not been worth tackling for bulk mfg. Heterogeneous cores is another leaver. Instead of...
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    Who is looking to upgrade to Zen2

    This is why I specifically addressed the 25w segment. :)
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    Microsoft to sell games on Steam

    Cats and dogs living together... In best peter venkman voice.
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    Who is looking to upgrade to Zen2

    I think intel is done slipping on 10nm. The Dells and HP of the world have announced real products. One thing that is still unknown is the performance of intels 10nm+. The boost and base clocks of these 25 watt parts are the same or worse then 14++++. If SC has a 18% IPC gain but runs at a 20%...
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    General pcie-4.0 question

    PCI-SIG Officially Announces PCI Express 5.0 Protocol https://wccftech.com/pci-sig-pci-express-5-specifications-official/
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    PCI-E 4.0 SSD

    Agreed. It is nice to see that we will see PCI-E device sooner rather then later.
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    RTX 2080 Seemingly Died

    I have read about people having issues with Vcore being jacked after bios updates. It’s is definitely one of those things I check automaticity after bios updates. Quick reddit example of a similar issue.
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    430.64 driver missing nvcpl function

    Agreed. I am still on 425.11 Because I was having stability issues on 43x version.
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    PCI-E 4.0 SSD

    https://www.anandtech.com/show/14416/corsair-announces-mp600-nvme-ssd-with-pcie-40 Phison PS5016-E16Q controller. Sequential Read up to 4950 MB/s Sequential Write up to 4250 MB/s
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    AMD TR4 1920x $249 and 1950x

    Cryptonote.... ;)
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    Who is looking to upgrade to Zen2

    Count me in that group. It will be interesting to see how windows handles assigning threads across chiplets. My chief concern is always single thread performance. The apps I care about are multithreaded to various degrees but are ultimately limited by the main thread on CPU zero. This is where...
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    Who is looking to upgrade to Zen2

    I have a 7700k OC to 4.8 Ghz . and the 3700X sounds like it could be a winner. Need to wait for benchmarks of course. I have 32 gb of 3200 MHz ram that I would like to reuse but I’ve heard that might not be the case because of how picky Ryzen is on memory. Hopefully this is now resolved.
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    AdoredTV pre Computex roundup Zen 2 leaked information

    I have a source that has been spot on in the past. ES for the follow up to zen2 have just started sampling. This makes sense when you know how long it takes to validate with board partners. Zen2+ will use a refined 7 nm+ lithography that will bring some increased clocks and lower TDP and higher...
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    Computex 2019 Keynote - AMD

    Need to wait for benchmarks. The 3700x at 8 cores and 65 watts seems like the winner too me.
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    AMD’s Navi GPU coming July Radeon RX 5700 OFFICIAL

    Thanks for the link! I wonder if there will be a 5800...
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    AMD Computex 2019 Livestream

    Must be some binning going on. 3700x 8 core at 65tdp. 3600x 6 core at 95tdp.
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    AdoredTV pre Computex roundup Zen 2 leaked information

    He was pretty far off.
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    Computex 2019 Keynote - AMD

    The rumor 5 ghz parts did not materialize, but they do have the chips boosting 400 MHz then most 2000 series can hit. 7-7 release date was correct. 12 core was correct. Now we can start talking about Zen2+ on 7nm+ hitting 5 ghz next year... ;)
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    AdoredTV pre Computex roundup Zen 2 leaked information

    They need it because of battery limitations and thermal budget. While desktops don’t have power limitations we are running into thermal limitations. Air cooling is hitting a wall with watts/mm^2 and I don’t think AIO water cooling will ever truly becomes mainstream.
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