Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 10 Aug 2017.
Hurrah ! Fandabby dozey
Take that, Intel! Shove it where the sun don't shine.
List of compatible AIO coolers is here:- https://www.amd.com/en/thermal-solutions-threadripper
Very interesting, so much excellence but has left me so confused.
I so want the 1950X for work (at home) - it batters the Intels, but for my evening gaming it doesn't really cut it. If the gaming figures had been within a couple of fps then I would have been ordering today. Will have to do some more reading and thinking
I'll never have any use for these kind of CPUs tbh and the results are not really surprising given what we allready knew from the previous outings of their Zen-stuff. The power-consumption of Threadripper might be a no-go for some people tho.
Now it's time for AMD to finally show their Raven Ridge APUs, as none of their current lineup is of any use for me without an iGPU and the first showing of Coffee Lake with it's 6C/12T i7-8600 @ 65W TDP and an announced €350 is pretty tempting come xmas.
I suppose it depends if the gaming performance is "good enough" that the increase FPS from Intel's CPU's (completely ignoring the frametimes etc) makes no difference.
EDIT: I was all ready to start building a TR based PC to replace my current i7 4770 build but having to accelerate doing our central heating had put paid to that. *sigh*
Who is buying TR or i9 for gaming?
So, does anyone want to tell me why with the £-$ exchange rate currently at $1.30, they're being priced at £1 = $1?
It puts the A into Animal and the C into Competition - Welcome to the real world Intel and thank you AMD!!!
VAT mostly. with early adopter pricing probably accounting for the rest. And even then £60 to £75 premium over $ price + VAT isn't as bad as it could be
$999.99 and $799.99 without tax equate to £924.52 and £739.52 inc. VAT
Also potentially add 5-10% sales tax in the US depending on the state.
Yeah, the US price excludes any sales tax, the UK price includes VAT at 20%. So it's not an apples-to-apples comparison.
Sales tax is only 8% here, so it's still cheaper for us in Ohio.
The massive gap at 1080p in Deus EX MD vanishes when you increase the resolution:
What goes up but never comes down? piss taking prices.
For a general-purpose-but-also-VR rig, I am.
It's looking like the i7-7920X (OK, so not an i9, but still the X299 platform) is the right chip to go for for me, retaining sufficient ST performance for minimally parallel gaming but still with the benefits of X299 over Z270 (e.g. triple m.2 slots). As a bonus, X299 means I can remain with an ITX form-factor rather than having to bloat back up to a larger box. Depending on how long it takes for the ASRock X299E-ITX/ac to be released, and the timeline for Coffee Lake, I might hang on to see if the ST performance boost is worth it to move to a Z3xx platform instead.
Now that I have 14 cores I am going to install VMWare (once I can get some internets speed) and install Sierra. Will dedicate a KB/M and monitor to that, and run it alongside Windows.
One of the reviews I read today raised a bloody good point about the power use as it goes. It said how you could basically split the PC into four PCs, running completely different things (one rendering, one streaming etc) and thus the high power use is then cut into quarters. A very interesting way of looking at it, 'cause let's face it unless you like watching Cinebench fly it really is a good idea to buy one of these and use it correctly.
This pleases me, will have to add one to the shopping basket.
Couldn't help but share @Combatus ' photo from twitter...
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