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  1. LemmingOverlord

    Intel Core i7-8700K Put Through Cinebench R15

    Ryan is right, don't know why @drade is talking rubbish. Cinebench is reporting some low values for the 8700K, if anything because we know current-gen Intel CPUs are have higher IPC than AMD, and, at the same time, there's a reasonable clock gap between Intel (higher) and AMD (lower). Results...
  2. LemmingOverlord

    TechPowerUp News Team Openings for US, CA & other American Countries

    If you're resigning to support your father in that situation, kudos, that's one of the most legit things a person can do. May the future hold good things for both of you.
  3. LemmingOverlord

    Full Review of AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Surfaces

    Interesting review, but it leaves way too many questions unanswered. Here are a few items on the menu: The load balancing on Infinity Fabric seems to generate some odd results (i.e. R5 1600 with higher framerates than the R7 1700X). Reviewer should have tested with 2x DIMMs of 3200MHz memory...
  4. LemmingOverlord

    AMD Vega 10, Vega 20, and Vega 11 GPUs Detailed

    I've been listening to Papermaster's presentation at the DBTC, but I failed to hear any reference to Vega... The presentation was short (10 mins or so) with the rest being Q&A. I haven't heard it all yet, but... if true it's a massive letdown.
  5. LemmingOverlord

    AMD "ZEN" Mobile Chips En Route Q2-2017 Launch

    -> Let's wait and see... Depends on when Scorpio actually lands... I wouldn't hold my breath, but mainstream media have it in for the "custom 8-core CPU" for Scorpio which would certainly be Zen.
  6. LemmingOverlord

    AMD "ZEN" Mobile Chips En Route Q2-2017 Launch

    Neither. 'Design wins' are industry jargon for OEMs launching SKUs based on the product. For example, if at launch you have HP, Dell, Lenovo, Acer, Asus, etc etc etc announce a total of 100 different computers based on Zen mobile, then AMD claims 100 design wins. It has nothing to do with...
  7. LemmingOverlord

    Seagate Launches World's First USB-Powered Desktop Hard Drive with Innov8

    hah ... "lifetime of data"... :D
  8. LemmingOverlord

    AMD "Zen" Processors to Feature SMT, Support up to 8 DDR4 Memory Channels

    People will stop worrying about single thread performance on Zen, the day AMD actually delivers what it promises. IMHO: When a company overstates its CPU features and performance like it has repeatedly done, for the sole sake of a misguided product strategy which is framed by financial KPIs and...
  9. LemmingOverlord

    AMD "Zen" Processors to Feature SMT, Support up to 8 DDR4 Memory Channels

    For clarity's sake: there are no "32 core" chips, there is a dual 16-core design with a new interconnect which brings everything together. This will probably look like the quad-cores of yore (2x2 instead of 4x1). Also, 16-core CPUs will certainly have lower clocks than your run-of-the-mill...
  10. LemmingOverlord

    NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2016

    Interesting how that webcast turned out (in terms of Jen H'sun's view on a number of matters, including Qualcomm & Samsung)... not much in the way of "news" this time, but Jen H'sun always has something quoteworthy in there.
  11. LemmingOverlord

    NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2016

    Usually looking into the Financial presentation (or listening to a call recording on a Financial Analyst day) reveals a lot more about the company than just their performance the past year. Like someone said, it's good to see the PC upgrade market alive and kicking. Unfortunately, the Nvidia...
  12. LemmingOverlord

    AMD "Zen" Processors to Feature SMT, Support up to 8 DDR4 Memory Channels

    To both of you, not singling out anyone: I just want to point out this has gone a bit off-topic (we're no longer debating the specs on Zen and its potential). Let's move on? mmmmkay? :)
  13. LemmingOverlord

    AMD "Zen" Processors to Feature SMT, Support up to 8 DDR4 Memory Channels

    Hey. Well, like I said, it depends on what benchmarks you're using, the link at the bottom of my other post shows 4790K benchmarks on a number of uses (both gaming and non-gaming) trouncing anything from AMD. I am not too familiar with the CPU-Z benchmark, but according to it my 3770k just...
  14. LemmingOverlord

    AMD "Zen" Processors to Feature SMT, Support up to 8 DDR4 Memory Channels

    Hey. Not sure if anyone's made this comment but I don't see any reference: It's not exactly 32 cores per socket. Apparently Mr Valsan also mentioned that it was a unique two-CPUs-one-socket using a special interconnect for the CPUs (probably the Exascale Coherent Processor they were going on...
  15. LemmingOverlord

    AMD "Zen" Processors to Feature SMT, Support up to 8 DDR4 Memory Channels

    This is the crux of the issue, isn't it? AMD's Zen is an architecture. This architecture will later break down into a number of different configurations - some more suited for workstations/servers, others for gaming PCs, others for HTPCs and so forth... 12-core, 8-core, 4-core, with GPU, without...
  16. LemmingOverlord

    AMD "Zen" Processors to Feature SMT, Support up to 8 DDR4 Memory Channels

    I won't lie to you, I haven't benchmarked an FX-8350, much less an overclocked one, but I've benchmarked other CPUs of the same architecture and extrapolating results (to me), and checking on benchmark sites, there is no chance the 8350 comes within that 10% window - clock for clock in...
  17. LemmingOverlord

    AMD "Zen" Processors to Feature SMT, Support up to 8 DDR4 Memory Channels

    Entirely disagree: a 40% IPC boost means that the "next-gen" Zen will be still underperforming in both single- and multi-threaded tasks when compared to an out-of-date Haswell. In other words, and much to my disappointment because I don't fancy a world where Intel is king of the hill, AMD's...
  18. LemmingOverlord

    AMD "Tonga" GPU Arrives This August

    That sounds about right. I think AMD's biggest challenge is to not poison the well (ie: kill off sales of its other products)...
  19. LemmingOverlord

    Microsoft and Canon Sign Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement

    Yeah, I guess if Microsoft Mobile is to continue investing in Windows Phone, it can do with Canon's technology to improve photography and video in Windows Phone. I can't really see what Canon gets out of this, though...
  20. LemmingOverlord

    AMD "Tonga" GPU Arrives This August

    Sorry, got it from http://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/2398/radeon-r9-280x.html and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_Radeon_Rx_200_Series could be I'm misinterpreting? Still, they need to pull off a cheap power-saving stunt without sacrificing too much performance to trump the GTX 760. I used the...
  21. LemmingOverlord

    AMD "Tonga" GPU Arrives This August

    Agreed. AMD has that choice to make. Of course they can opt to have the best of both worlds, I think. They can kill DP performance, boost SP performance (although I doubt they'll to do that), and bring down that massive 250W TDP from the 280 to a greener... I dunno ~200W? Some sites are calling...
  22. LemmingOverlord

    AMD "Tonga" GPU Arrives This August

    Well, the new silicon doesn't mean they discovered fire. They are just making options to align their product with their rival Nvidia. In order to keep the cards efficient (ie: performing without shedding too much heat), AMD can do a few things 1) A 256-bit memory bus (actually 2x128-bit) = 2GB...
  23. LemmingOverlord

    Radeon R9 290X Priced at $729.99 on Newegg.com

    Flawed Logic Funny. Peeps were under the impression it would cost $599, not $729. Still, if they do sell it at that price point, it's a big mistake. The first "preview" benchmarks have been very positive and AMD is offering Titan-level performance at $270 less... Of course this is flawed...
  24. LemmingOverlord

    NVIDIA Makes SLI Support on AMD Platform Official with New BETA GeForce Driver

    Everyone seems to be mislead by the article NVIDIA had *already* announced support for SLI in older AMD chipsets. The driver just adds support for the three top-tier chipsets in AMD's bag of tricks.