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    AMD "Zen 2" IPC 29 Percent Higher than "Zen"

    Clearly? Are you sure about that? There's no either/or here. It's both/and. It used to be easy to say this CPU is better than that CPU when CPUs had a single core. It's become more complicated ever since.
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    AMD "Zen 2" IPC 29 Percent Higher than "Zen"

    I'm not sure where you and I disagree. All these CPUs will work at 95W at their designated baseline clocks. With beefier heat sinks you can extract more performance. Nothing has changed, except the boost algorithms that have become smarter. Would you prefer a hard 95W limitation instead or...
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    AMD "Zen 2" IPC 29 Percent Higher than "Zen"

    That is completely wrong. 9900k is a 95W chip and will work within a 95W power envelope. It has potential to work faster when unconstrained, but it will work with a 95W heat sink. Old Pentium Ds were 130W chips and back then, Intel's guidance was only for average power draw, not maximal (kind of...
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    AMD "Zen 2" IPC 29 Percent Higher than "Zen"

    Happens to me too from time to time. Especially when I read or post in a hurry.
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    AMD "Zen 2" IPC 29 Percent Higher than "Zen"

    No, I meant just what I said/wrote ;)
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    AMD "Zen 2" IPC 29 Percent Higher than "Zen"

    At the same time, for low-margins 8 core is more than enough ;) But let's wait and see.
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    AMD "Zen 2" IPC 29 Percent Higher than "Zen"

    You see "still behind", I see "neck and neck".
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    AMD "Zen 2" IPC 29 Percent Higher than "Zen"

    Neah, Zen's IPC is neck to neck with Intel's. Intel wins in singe-thread performance because having fewer cores they can push higher frequencies. But since they can't push 20% higher frequencies, 20% better IPC (even if maintaining the same clocks) will be enough to push AMD ahead. (And yes...
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    AMD "Zen 2" IPC 29 Percent Higher than "Zen"

    95W+ or scarcity are not new to the mainstream market ;) Even the price is not that out of this world, but at $500 it won't gain 10% market share, so yeah, not that mainstream after all.
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    AMD "Zen 2" IPC 29 Percent Higher than "Zen"

    You're right to point out historically numbers in advance din't do AMD ant favors. However, in this case we already know there was work left to do mainly around the memory controller. Some at AMD confirmed this much around Zen launch. So we knew there was (at least theoretical) untapped...
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    TechPowerUp Survey: Over 25% Readers Game or Plan to Game at 4K Resolution

    You do ealize you're talking about personal preference, don't you? Thus no need to take a hard stance, you know other will prefer it otherwise.
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    XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy Smiles For The Camera

    Changing the tune? Your original assertion was "Latest" and "violate". As in Vega and today. Now you're telling me Polaris did it like a year ago. That is true (it was fixed in like a month or so), but it's not what you originally said.
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    Video card for 2 50" 4k TVs, HDMI

    Fair enough. I wasn't trying to say you must use an IGP. But if you can't find one that cuts it for you, you don't need to pay for an expensive video card. Just go for the cheapest that has the outputs you need.
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    XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy Smiles For The Camera

    Actually, PCI-SIG defines everything up to a 8+6pin design: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express#Power Go beyond that, PCI Express logo for you ;) Actually, even the power hungry Vega can stay within the 275W PCIe defines. The 8+8pin designs will go above that, but there are custom Nvidia...
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    XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy Smiles For The Camera

    But this is weird. PCIe power spec hasn't changed, so these can't draw more power than cards did five years ago. Why the oversized cooling? Is it just to shave off a few dB?
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