1. pgwalsh

    First Build inyears (guidance please)

    Hello all! I haven't built a PC in quite a while (not including servers or RPi). My last build was an Intel 2600K and that computer is still chugging along. However I feel the need to upgrade. This is the first of two I'll builds, the other will be DAW focused, and is my daily driver which will...
  2. S

    VideoCardz: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X to become world’s first 16-core gaming CPU

    VideoCardz rumor, but it looks realistic:
  3. J

    AMD 64-core EPYC clock speeds leaked - The power of ROME

  4. J

    AMD EPYC Rome 32-Core CPU Specs Leaked: 1.7 GHz Base, 2.4 GHz Boost

    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-epyc-rome-32-core-cpu-specs,39373.html Info obtained from qualification sample spotted in SiSoft database. This is a qualification sample, not an engineering sample. So clocks are either final or 100MHz away from clocks of commercial chips.
  5. Zarathustra[H]

    Very Excited About Upcoming 7nm Ryzen, but...

    ...I am worried. First off, let me be excruciatingly clear. I have been a long time AMD fan. Some of my favorite times in this computer hobby for me came when I started college, which perfectly coincided with the 1999 Athlon launch. Having been a long time PC builder (since I was 11 and...
  6. Pieter3dnow

    AdoredTV reflection (AMD benchmarks) on Zen2

    Here Jim goes where he has not gone before with Zen 2 trying to explain what we have seen so far and reflection on how AMD uses benchmarks to profoundly show their best case scenario for performance.
  7. N4CR

    Rome doubles cache size as expected in Si-Soft ES leak

    https://www.techpowerup.com/249952/amd-doubles-l3-cache-per-ccx-with-zen-2-rome Sisoft leak of an ES shows 16mb x 16 per socket for a 2P system, which should mean that it's 2x 16mb cache per chiplet, meaning 4 core CCX is still sadly likely. Or perhaps it counts the IO chip mirroring cache...
  8. J

    AMD publishes Zen 2 compiler patch, exposing some new instructions

    https://phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMD-znver2-GCC-Patch Short resume: no AVX512 and some new instruction as WBNOINVD (which is an Icelake new instruction).
  9. Pieter3dnow

    Some insight into Rome and new 7nm process for Zen 2

    AdoredTV released this informational piece on what exactly is going on with new Zen cores.
  10. euskalzabe

    AM4+ (Zen 2/Ryzen 3x00): DDR4 or DDR5 support?

    Hi! I'm planning on making a Zen 2/Ryzen 3x00 build next spring 2019 . I'm wondering if those mobos will support DDR5 or still stick to DDR4? I ask because I'm currently on: ASUS Prime B250M-A Intel Core i5-7500 Nvidia GTX 1060 8 GB DDR4 3200 I'm thinking of getting this "cheap" 2400 2x4...
  11. S

    Upgrading...Should I Wait or Upgrade Now??

    Ok, I want to upgrade. My "first world dilemma". I'm a gamer and I'm wondering if I should wait until later this year to see if Intel or AMD come out with something better, not to mention it would be good to have Spectre and Meltdown fixed at the hardware level. I'm looking at getting either...
  12. N4CR

    Possible Kitguru leak - Ryzen 2 Feb launch, 12 cores and 4.6Ghz?

    Saw this slide on Reddigg and surprised to not see it discussed here. Frequency range is close to what I expected, however think 5Ghz is BS without serious OC, single core perhaps? Doubt it. Speeds approaching 4.5Ghz should be no problem with a small process change, moving away from their...
  13. J

    Up to 64 core EPYC 2 CPU

    https://hothardware.com/news/amd-epyc-2-64-cores-128-threads-and-256mb-l3-cache It seems my prediction of 6-core CCX for Zen2 has been just killed. Either AMD is going for 8-core CCX modules or will maintain the same 4-core configuration and will add four CCX modules per die. I think 8-core...