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...
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.
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...
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.
This will allow them to double the bandwidth while...
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...
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.
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...
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. :)
MESO (magnetoelectric spin-orbit) Are another area...
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...
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%...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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... ;)
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.