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Is AMD Ryzen for you?

Is AMD Ryzen for you?

  • Already got one and very happy with it

    Votes: 1,448 12.1%
  • Bought one and could be better

    Votes: 148 1.2%
  • I'm waiting for early bugs to get fixed

    Votes: 2,269 19.0%
  • I'm happy with my Intel processor

    Votes: 3,733 31.2%
  • Will definitely buy one soon

    Votes: 1,917 16.0%
  • Waiting for the smaller/cheaper models

    Votes: 1,718 14.4%
  • I'm not sure

    Votes: 728 6.1%

  • Total voters
    11,961
  • Poll closed .
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#51
Not all rendering/encoding software utilizes GPU acceleration. For example, my current favorite media transcoder software, XMediaRecode[ http://www.xmedia-recode.de/en/index.html ], does not. Others do and some are very good. But for CPU limited programs, CPU performance is the ultimate variable to factor into the equation of which parts to buy/upgrade in a system.
Transcoding is bad enough and any GPU accel for encoding/transcoding is garbage. Every time I do it a bit for funsies the quality makes me want to puke.

Dimi...you need an optometrist, badly. I fear you're a safety risk on the road LOL
 
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#52
Transcoding is bad enough and any GPU accel for encoding/transcoding is garbage. Every time I do it a bit for funsies the quality makes me want to puke.

Dimi...you need an optometrist, badly. I fear you're a safety risk on the road LOL
I think you may have clicked the wrong reply button. I also disagree with the GPU acceleration being garbage. The Cuda encoding side of things as actually quite good, when properly implemented and when using a high enough bitrate. When using lower bitrates[below 1280kbps], it's better to use standard Mpeg4 or Xvid codecs.
 
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#53
If they would actually use CUDA/OpenCL to do the Encoding there would be no reason to have different qualities and there could still be speed gains. But what they actually do is to implement an dedicated encoding Logic with fixed algorithms inside the GPU which can run very fast but are not as good as the SW ones.

@Ryzen: The "big" PC already has an i7-3960X and the small one a i5-5675C. Which means the former is still up there in Multi-Core performance and the later is faster per clock than any CPU you can buy new today. That doesn't really leave room for a Ryzen, but oh how do I want to play with one :oops:.
 
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#54
I think you may have clicked the wrong reply button. I also disagree with the GPU acceleration being garbage. The Cuda encoding side of things as actually quite good, when properly implemented and when using a high enough bitrate. When using lower bitrates[below 1280kbps], it's better to use standard Mpeg4 or Xvid codecs.
High bitrate bluray rips come out garbage. I won't ever bother trying, again.
 

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#56
Maybe this should be a multiple choice poll. I'm waiting for the cheaper models, but also waiting on the early adopter issues to get fixed. I'd like to have one anyway.
 
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#57
I never buy a product at launch. I will wait about 6 months for all the bugs to be worked out and optimizations completed.

But, I will definitely be going Ryzen before the end of the year.
:D
And I wait until the "Next big thing" happens and all those poor 'puters that didn't cut it end up here, minor defects most of the time, and I have all :toast: you :toast: to thank for the "How:slap:To's" on making them run for a while longer. :lovetpu:
 
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#58
Waiting for the next node shrink from both camps. Let's see who has a superior cpu then.
 
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#59
I've had a 1700X running for some time now and it's good for my uses.
I like it enough that I just ordered a Ryzen 1600 with the wraith cooler, and I have a B350 board for it. I intend to run it at bone stock speeds and use it on the TPU folding for cancer team.

I already had everything I needed to build it here, except for the CPU.
Got a Strix gaming B350 for a song, (second hand) and the CPU on sale at the Egg.

Ryzen has plenty of upsides to work with. It's true that you'll usually have to tweak settings to optimize them, but that, to me is part of the fun of PC building.
 
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#60
I would say yes but my wallet says NOPE
 
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