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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:28 pm    Post subject: Upcoming AMD Zen Processor Reply with quote

This has me excited, 8 cores/16 threads. After the Bulldozer fiasco, I'm sure AMD will be careful to not release another 3-legged horse. They can't survive another underwhelming performing processor like Bulldozer.

I'm looking to replace my aging i7-3930K, this should do the trick I hope. Here's details:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3077459/hardware/let-the-cpu-battles-begin-amd-shows-off-a-working-8-core-zen-processor.html

AMD needs to get back into the game. Intel is back to their old tricks, releasing marginally better next generation processors and price gouging consumers again. Yellow Rolleyes
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just have to wait for the future tests...
I'm ready to go AMD again but only if the ratio pref/pricing is good.
I'll also look at the power consumption...

Time will tell.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With smaller dies, it should be fairly efficient. I've seen postings indicating 95 watts TDP for the engineering samples being tested. I imagine by the time they are into production, they could very well draw a bit less.

I don't expect Zen to challenge top tier extreme Intel processors but if it competes well just below, we may see some price wars.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems very interesting !
First results are indead leading to a good new AMD processor. If price is OK I'm ready to test in a new machine : octo-core, 16 threads, 3.5GHz minimum... I'll follow this with attention.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I've been waiting patiently for Zen release. If performance is close to i7 processors, AMD will have a winner so long as they don't go nuts on pricing.

Intel most likely have next generation processors ready and are just holding back releasing them There isn't any need to due to the lack of competition.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At lot of news but at the same time, no news. If the 8-core (16 thread) can come it at around $500, it will grab people's attention. If they price it crazy, people aren't going to be inclined to move over from Intel. I hope they play their cards right.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/10907/amd-gives-more-zen-details-ryzen-34-ghz-nvme-neural-net-prediction-25-mhz-boost-steps
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More information, leaked pricing 8/16 core/thread to start at $499 and up. What's nice is, unlike Intel who disables hyperthreading on i5 cpus, hyperthreading is available across all variants.

http://wccftech.com/amd-ryzen-am4-processor-family-leak-r7-1800x-flagship/
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just have to wait and see if pricing is OK. Yellow Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My local Fry's store started advertising today. Pricing is right on target, a 1700X is in my future. I will not be an early adopter. We'll let the bugs get worked out and pick one up maybe around June.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

goobee wrote:
My local Fry's store started advertising today. Pricing is right on target, a 1700X is in my future. I will not be an early adopter. We'll let the bugs get worked out and pick one up maybe around June.


I'll do the same... Just waiting for more tests to come out but this one seems already very attractive ! Very Happy
BTW I don't think I'll buy one before june or july.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the reviews I've read so far, performance is as I expected. Almost as good as Intel but just slightly lagging. Price versus performance is where it beats Intel and that is where the big victory is. You will have to plunk down big money for Xeon to get 8/16 cores/threads. eeeeek

The folks who are disappointed with Ryzen performance are the ones with unrealistic expectations. They are bitching about single thread performance. If that's what important to them, then all they need is an unlocked quad core i5. Yellow Rolleyes
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hm, I think Polo needs one of these for the office. Mr. Green

https://www.techpowerup.com/231911/amd-16-core-ryzen-a-multi-chip-module-of-two-summit-ridge-dies
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why is it every time I want to upgrade, ram prices shoot up? #Cussing out

I looked at what 32gbs of ram will cost and I was like WTF??!!
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yellow Cry

https://pcpartpicker.com/trends/memory/

Perhaps wait for special offers...
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something about DDR4, the prices never was really that low. Even before the as of late price hikes, DDR3 was a lot cheaper.
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