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by Rza79
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: 7700k, wow!
Replies: 20
Views: 1534

Re: 7700k, wow!

Out of curiosity did you OC your 2500k? Since it is a K I'd sort of imagine you at least attempted a slight OC, or were you running stock? It was so easy to OC my 2500K to 4.3 from 3.3 that I actually forgot that I OC'ed it about a year+ ago, on stock cooling with no voltage increase. I only ask to...
by Rza79
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Windows 10 and Ryzen - Performance Bug
Replies: 87
Views: 2923

Re: Windows 10 and Ryzen - Performance Bug

So I thought I'd look at how much CCX switching costs. The only way I knew how to do that was to turn one of them off, so I did. The B350 Tomahawk can let you turn off four cores and run the rest of the CPU in either a four + zero config or a two + two config. I ran the GTA benchmark in both config...
by Rza79
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Windows 10 and Ryzen - Performance Bug
Replies: 87
Views: 2923

Re: Windows 10 and Ryzen - Performance Bug

I run chips at just under throttling temps for 24/7 workloads for years. Unless AMD is again making thermal sensors that mean nothing (the FX line was so, so, inaccurate) and you're throttling under load...I'd say lean on it and see what it can do. IIRC they're supposedly pretty accurate right arou...
by Rza79
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Windows 10 and Ryzen - Performance Bug
Replies: 87
Views: 2923

Re: Windows 10 and Ryzen - Performance Bug

http://www.hardware.fr/articles/956-24/retour-sous-systeme-memoire-suite.html This is interesting. The Windows scheduler especially falters when it bounces threads between CCX. At worst, 25% loss on B1. (4+0 completely deactivates one CCX, so 8MB of L3 cache. 2+2 means both CCX and 16MB L3 cache. Bo...
by Rza79
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Windows 10 and Ryzen - Performance Bug
Replies: 87
Views: 2923

Re: Windows 10 and Ryzen - Performance Bug

Sorry for all the posts, just one other data point. Chalk up another very big win for the Creator Update and Ryzen. 3D Mark Firestrike Win10 Anniversary update: 12941 overall, 16590 graphics, 12979 physics, 4877 combined score Win10 Creator update preview: 14614 overall, 18291 graphics, 18104 physi...
by Rza79
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Windows 10 and Ryzen - Performance Bug
Replies: 87
Views: 2923

Re: Windows 10 and Ryzen - Performance Bug

Sorry for all the posts, just one other data point. Chalk up another very big win for the Creator Update and Ryzen. 3D Mark Firestrike Win10 Anniversary update: 12941 overall, 16590 graphics, 12979 physics, 4877 combined score Win10 Creator update preview: 14614 overall, 18291 graphics, 18104 physi...
by Rza79
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: H110 & Kaby Lake
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: H110 & Kaby Lake

I wonder if the reason for being able to hit 2400MHz is because that's Kaby Lake's max supported memory speed, whereas Skylake had a max of 2133MHz. Since the H110 series was originally launched for Skylake, that could be the reason for 2133MHz advertised. Yes, that is indeed the reason. Even with ...
by Rza79
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: H110 & Kaby Lake
Replies: 2
Views: 185

H110 & Kaby Lake

I've made this post just to share my findings. Tested a i5 7500 with a Gigabyte H110M-S2HP and a pair of PC2400 memory sticks. Original BIOS (F4): no boot Updated with Skylake CPU to F20: boot with the memory running at 2400Mhz. Runs stable with no issues whatsoever. Funny how this H110 motherboard ...
by Rza79
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen and DX12
Replies: 15
Views: 1545

Re: Ryzen and DX12

AMD is already aware that many games lack the optimization needed for Ryzen and is working with some 300 or so devs to correct the issue. There is an inconsistency as Ryzen should for all intents and purposes perform on par with 5960X, yet there are situations where it falls behind by as much as 20...
by Rza79
Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen and DX12
Replies: 15
Views: 1545

Ryzen and DX12

While reading the Computerbase review, I noticed a strange anomaly with Ryzen's DX12 performance. Source: https://www.computerbase.de/2017-03/amd-ryzen-1800x-1700x-1700-test/4/#diagramm-battlefield-1-dx11-multiplayer-fps 7700K vs 1800X: Battlefield 1 DX11: 116 vs 122 Battlefield 1 DX12: 127 vs 90 De...
by Rza79
Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Kaby Lake Pentium gets Hyper Threading
Replies: 38
Views: 5154

Re: Kaby Lake Pentium gets Hyper Threading

but then you have dual-core i7's too so the whole line is a bit more blurry on mobile. This drives me crazy when picking out a new laptop for work. I have to have the Intel ARK open on the second screen just to figure out what is what. And now Lenovo doesn't offer a quad-core in the T-Series. My 54...
by Rza79
Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Kaby Lake Pentium gets Hyper Threading
Replies: 38
Views: 5154

Re: Kaby Lake Pentium gets Hyper Threading

Some of the Broadwell Pentiums and all of the Skylake Mobile Pentiums support Hyperthreading. I think the distinction between a Skylake i3 and Pentium is very slim in the mobile space Yeah, I should've clarified my statement to be the desktop versions of those CPU's.  It's anybody's guess as to how...
by Rza79
Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Kaby Lake Pentium gets Hyper Threading
Replies: 38
Views: 5154

Re: Kaby Lake Pentium gets Hyper Threading

But what's more important is that some games that won't even boot on the current Pentium, will boot on this one. That seems like a silly, arbitrary restriction on the part of the game devs. Some hypothetical next-gen CPU with better IPC and/or higher clock speed could outrun 4 threads on a current ...
by Rza79
Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Kaby Lake Pentium gets Hyper Threading
Replies: 38
Views: 5154

Re: Kaby Lake Pentium gets Hyper Threading

just brew it! wrote:
How much does that help with the affected games, versus 4 "real" threads?

Enough reviews on this matter already. Sometimes little, sometimes more.
But what's more important is that some games that won't even boot on the current Pentium, will boot on this one.
by Rza79
Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Kaby Lake Pentium gets Hyper Threading
Replies: 38
Views: 5154

Kaby Lake Pentium gets Hyper Threading

If this source is to be believed, the new Kaby Lake Pentium will get a much welcomed feature: Hyper Threading.
I guess Intel has no choice, with some new games requiring a four thread CPU.

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by Rza79
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apollo Lake mATX motherboard launched
Replies: 31
Views: 1943

Re: Apollo Lake mATX motherboard launched

The Goldmont CPU cores are also quite a bit more powerful compared to the previous gen Atom cores so this can be a good office machine too. LPT is the dead giveaway.  It has no reason to exist in a modern office other than feeding ancient legacy peripherals (that are just getting broken-in given ho...
by Rza79
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apollo Lake mATX motherboard launched
Replies: 31
Views: 1943

Re: Apollo Lake mATX motherboard launched

Embedded application is one category were it could serve but Apollo Lake is also pretty good as a media player. It has a 8-bit HEVC decoder & encoder.
The Goldmont CPU cores are also quite a bit more powerful compared to the previous gen Atom cores so this can be a good office machine too.
by Rza79
Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Crucial MX300 prices
Replies: 0
Views: 1253

Crucial MX300 prices

While checking prices from my distributor, I noticed how cheap the MX300 actually is. So I quickly checked on Newegg too and it's really pretty cheap for what it is. 275GB is $70 and the 750GB is $184. 240GB SP550 is $62 but is quite a bit slower. 250GB 850 EVO is $90 btw. I was not too amazed after...
by Rza79
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: GCN 1 vs GCN 3 vs GCN 4
Replies: 6
Views: 1164

GCN 1 vs GCN 3 vs GCN 4

Computerbase.de has made an interesting comparison between the Radeon R9 280X, Radeon R9 380X and Radeon RX 470. All clocked at the same frequency and configured with similar memory bandwidth. All three have 2048 shader units. https://www.computerbase.de/2016-08/amd-radeon-polaris-architektur-perfor...
by Rza79
Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Short DX12 review
Replies: 97
Views: 9680

Re: Short DX12 review

Computerbase has a small update on the original review with new drivers:
http://www.computerbase.de/2015-10/ashe ... nd-nvidia/

AMD 15.10
nVidia 358.50
by Rza79
Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Star Wars Battlefront Beta tested (G3D)
Replies: 73
Views: 4727

Re: Star Wars Battlefront Beta tested (G3D)

Results from ComputerBase.de: http://www.computerbase.de/2015-10/star-wars-battlefront-erste-benchmarks-der-open-beta/ I'm not up on my German - is the last column in the second set of graphs implying that the game crashes with only two logical cores? Because that would be very irritating. They exp...
by Rza79
Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:26 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Short DX12 review
Replies: 97
Views: 9680

Short DX12 review

http://www.computerbase.de/2015-08/dire ... -nvidia/2/

Fury X almost doubles in performance. :o
by Rza79
Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Videojockey music videos
Replies: 0
Views: 749

Videojockey music videos

Hi guys, I need to play music on my stepsisters sweet 16. I have a huge screen at my disposal so I want to use music videos instead. I don't need anything fancy to make perfect mixes but I need some form of fade-in/out of the music and maybe a smooth video transition. Something that doesn't require ...
by Rza79
Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel i7 920 unusually slow
Replies: 29
Views: 5611

Re: Intel i7 920 unusually slow

The FPS dips to <30's seem to be a common issue. Nothing can be done about it ATM.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/f ... =199923220
by Rza79
Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel i7 920 unusually slow
Replies: 29
Views: 5611

Re: Intel i7 920 unusually slow

Ran performance monitor to see the size of csgo.exe during gaming and it averages around 1.7GB. So it's not a memory leak. Using 'threads 8' now, even better performance. Silky smooth. Better choke too. Seems one of the updates really screwed up the SMT detection of my CPU. BTW, csgo seems to spawn ...
by Rza79
Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel i7 920 unusually slow
Replies: 29
Views: 5611

Re: Intel i7 920 unusually slow

Well it seems my problem was twofold. First CS gave me an indication that there's a CPU performance issue and then Sandra 2014 confirmed it. Now Sandra 2009 tells the opposite. For quite some time i'm using the launch option '-threads 4' in CS because that gave me the best performance. But around tw...
by Rza79
Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel i7 920 unusually slow
Replies: 29
Views: 5611

Re: Intel i7 920 unusually slow

It was hard to find Sandra 2009 but here are the results: Aggregate: 164 Int: 185 Float: 143 If I compare my results with Techspot's i7 965 then I'm perfectly lineair in line with their results. Basically a perfect match. What does this mean? Sandra 2014 runs a wrong codebase on my system? Are the s...
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