Recent content by SimGuy

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    Ryzen 7 2700x or Ryzen 5 2600x

    2600x w/ 1080. I may be biased. :P AM4 supposed to be Ryzen 3xxx friendly, but I'd guess that it's the quality of the VRMs that will limit CPU support for the next-gen upper tier CPU's on the X470 boards + BIOS updates from a reputable manufacturer.... but that's pure conjecture at this point...
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    The Top 5 Worst CPUs of All Time @ [H]

    Many good times were had with a MyComp/TMC TI5VGF and an AMD K6-3 450.... and that awesome 4-in-1 VIA driver package on Win98 :(... /s
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    AMD Ryzen 1700X CPU Review @ [H]

    Was thinking "BE" in the respect of some type of top-end / halo SKU of the R7 family.... as I would guess that the "FX" moniker is to be buried along with the previous gen stuff. And agree on that halo/HEDT piece... the chipsets aren't there yet, but simply a I'd say a function of time and...
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    AMD Ryzen 1700X CPU Review @ [H]

    Also.. here's a thought... what if AMD were to "halo" one of their new Naples/Snowy Owl's as an R7 HEDT or "R9" variant in the family like the 6800K/6900K options from Intel and re-work an improved X370 with quad channel memory support? Or could we see the return of the Black Edition R7 to be...
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    AMD Ryzen 1700X CPU Review @ [H]

    The AMD K5 PR133 wasn't so good :D But still, not bad for Socket 3 drop-in! :)
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    AMD Ryzen 1700X CPU Review @ [H]

    CCX being a cluster of 4 cores and 8MB L3, the question would be is the 6C R5 2x CCX's with 3/4 operational cores sharing L3 (ie: failed R7 QC on 1 of the members of the each CCX). More importantly, is the CCX on the 4C R3 a set of 2x CCX's with 2/4 operational cores sharing L3 cache or a...
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    Ryzen 8 Core is actually made of 2 quad dies? (It's Not)

    So beautiful.... that could be a painting. :)
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    Tide o' Ryzen reviews

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    AMD™ Ryzen© Blender® Benchmark Scores™©® Thread

    For lulz... Q9550 @ 3.5 GHz -- 02:56:75 :p
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    Damn, its nice to see people getting legitimately EXCITED for an AMD product

    I'm excited that we as customers have 2 viable choices again in the CPU realm --- PC power advanced rapidly when Intel and AMD were neck and neck in the ~500 MHz+ days of K7/TBird & P3 Katmai/Coppermine and customers had a choice between platforms that leap-frogged each other all the time. Maybe...
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    Ryzen Neural Net Prediction and Smart Prefetch with benchmarks?

    First glance, and I could be dead wrong on this. :) NNP looks like its centered in the branch prediction portion of the core -- so maybe some type of hashing table internally for instructions with counters as well as addresses/data in the load/store queues for cached fetches (maybe also...
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    AMD Ryzen 1700X on the [H] Test Bench

    But..... where's the RGB? :P Can't wait for the review on this! It feels like the early K7 days again! :)
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    Who's buying AMD Ryzen? And Why? 30 day poll after intial release!

    I have a Core 2 Quad. Ryzen because the jump to ~Broadwell-E performance from Yorkfield will be ... mind-blowingly awesome. :)
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    WTB: MSI K8N Neo Platinum or equivalent

    Man, my FX-55 and 6800 Ultra had a home on a Neo 2 Platinum back in the day. Traded up to an A8N-SLI so I could go for my first PCI-E 8800 GTX. Good times! :) GLWS!