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by cegras
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD Zen 2: Ryzen 3000 series
Replies: 81
Views: 6338

Re: AMD Zen 2: Ryzen 3000 series

6C/6T would be directly competing with the 9600K. I wonder how the intel chip will fare ...
by cegras
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD Zen 2: Ryzen 3000 series
Replies: 81
Views: 6338

Re: AMD Zen 2: Ryzen 3000 series

https://techgage.com/news/intel-contradicts-itself-over-claiming-cinema-4d-is-not-an-important-workload/ Intel’s position was very different just last year. The company worked with Maxon and others to extol the virtues of big CPUs. Take a peek at this whitepaper posted in May 2018: It took Marc arou...
by cegras
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD Zen 2: Ryzen 3000 series
Replies: 81
Views: 6338

Re: AMD Zen 2: Ryzen 3000 series

He's hot on the Ryzen boosting debacle in the comments section, there's no time for hot takes here!
by cegras
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD Zen 2: Ryzen 3000 series
Replies: 81
Views: 6338

Re: AMD Zen 2: Ryzen 3000 series

I'm torn about whether building a 9600K PC last Nov 2018 was worth it. At that time I purchased the chip to give me the best minimum FPS in BFV, but now I wonder if I should have bought into AM4 instead. Oh well ... there's still the option of passing the intel PC to the partner and building a fresh...
by cegras
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Just Cancelled... Bankruptcy
Replies: 10
Views: 1448

Re: Intel Just Cancelled... Bankruptcy

blah blah blah Bruh, if you can said to me with a straight face that you knew the 7 nm would decline and be replaced by 16 nm a few quarters ago, I would say that you're full of ****. You're doing a victory lap on the trough of what is clearly some sort of historical sinusoidal trend, and you don't...
by cegras
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Just Cancelled... Bankruptcy
Replies: 10
Views: 1448

Re: Intel Just Cancelled... Bankruptcy

For all the people whining that Intel's numbers are down a bit year over year, let's take a look at the competition (and no, I don't mean AMD): Here's Samsung: Profits off 56%. Poor Intel not running a bunch of smartphones can't match that 56% profit crater: https://www.zdnet.com/article/samsung-q2...
by cegras
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel 10th-generation Comet Lake in 2020 on 14+++++ nm
Replies: 37
Views: 3137

Re: Intel 10th-generation Comet Lake in 2020 on 14+++++ nm

Was there any hope in expecting that I could use the same Coffee Lake socket, or am I just naive? Comet Lake 14+++++ nm desktop CPUs (based on their existing Skylake microarchitecture from Core 6000, 7000, 8000 & 9000 CPUs) will use a new LGA1159 socket Right, I meant before this fact was revea...
by cegras
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel 10th-generation Comet Lake in 2020 on 14+++++ nm
Replies: 37
Views: 3137

Re: Intel 10th-generation Comet Lake in 2020 on 14+++++ nm

Was there any hope in expecting that I could use the same Coffee Lake socket, or am I just naive?
by cegras
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: You know those Ice Lakes with HBM that Intel don't have?
Replies: 19
Views: 1628

Re: You know those Ice Lakes with HBM that Intel don't have?

Finally, the chuckula meltdown ... I waited for days after the TR review, and am richly rewarded.
by cegras
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD Zen 2: Ryzen 3000 series
Replies: 81
Views: 6338

Re: AMD Zen 2: Ryzen 3000 series

https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/c ... totoe_why/

AMD competitive profile: Where we go toe-to-toe, why they are resurgent, which chips of ours beat theirs (Article posted on Intel internal employee-only portal)
by cegras
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Subscription drops from Gold to Silver?
Replies: 14
Views: 1114

Re: Subscription drops from Gold to Silver?

A dynamic downgrade from gold to silver seems like an oversight; the fairer policy would be to lock you into a tier at the time of purchase.
by cegras
Mon May 27, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD
Replies: 104
Views: 7744

Re: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD

When AMD catches up to intel, chuckula's meltdown will be epic. Or maybe he will implode in a spiral of denial.
by cegras
Fri May 10, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD wins big for DOE -
Replies: 39
Views: 3339

Re: AMD wins big for DOE -

Can you elaborate on what kind of software you run? I'm just a lowly electronic structure guy, so most of my jobs are single node.
by cegras
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What's a good vacuum?
Replies: 49
Views: 3103

Re: What's a good vacuum?

I splurged for a Dyson V10. I find the convenience unparalleled, and I believe Dyson's claims of durability and cleaning power. I believe my apartment is about 1000 sqft, and I have no trouble cleaning all of it in one go. The best part is that piecemeal jobs are trivial, since it is light and cordl...
by cegras
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: i7 4790k to i5 9600k?
Replies: 29
Views: 6557

Re: i7 4790k to i5 9600k?

Here's some BFV data. Based on that, I purchased an i5-9600K to run at least 100 FPS min.

https://www.techspot.com/review/1754-ba ... yer-bench/
by cegras
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD WattMan VRAM Timings (new)
Replies: 15
Views: 4792

Re: AMD WattMan VRAM Timings (new)

I am gaming stable with 985 mV on my Vega 64, +50% power limit, and a -2% downclock.
by cegras
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: [Fixed!] The Sad State of Appliances (in this case, Refrigerators)
Replies: 53
Views: 3783

Re: [Fixed!] The Sad State of Appliances (in this case, Refrigerators)

I thought with most things, it is the on/off cycle where most of the wear occurs. It this also generally true of compressors and other electric motor-driven stuff? However, there's another part that frequent on-off cycling can kill: the thermostat. What do you do if you can't find the original part...
by cegras
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: [Fixed!] The Sad State of Appliances (in this case, Refrigerators)
Replies: 53
Views: 3783

Re: [Fixed!] The Sad State of Appliances (in this case, Refrigerators)

To extend the life of those plastics, you may be able to use some lithium-based or silicon-based food safe greases. Any abrasive dust gets in there, it will grind it down again without some grease to keep the crud out. We were tossing around the idea of getting a new fridge, and found that the best...
by cegras
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD stock RyZen Epycally!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2859

Re: AMD stock RyZen Epycally!!

Stoooooooooooooooooooppppppppppppppppppppppppppp
by cegras
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel declares bankruptcy (RIP 1968-2019)
Replies: 68
Views: 6513

Re: Intel declares bankruptcy (RIP 1968-2019)

Here's what makes AVX-512 interesting: Despite the fact that it has its roots in performing highly parallelized math (floating point linear algebra operations in particular) the modern AVX-512 implementations are an *extremely* powerful general-purpose instruction set that really unleashes the CPU ...
by cegras
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel declares bankruptcy (RIP 1968-2019)
Replies: 68
Views: 6513

Re: Intel declares bankruptcy (RIP 1968-2019)

I get that, but will the speed of running on only 4x K80's offset access to 28 cores that I can partition across my jobs? I can see a scenario where access to lots of AVX512 cores is more price effective than an equivalent amount of GPUs. Surely this question would be moot if I could access XSEDE or...
by cegras
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel declares bankruptcy (RIP 1968-2019)
Replies: 68
Views: 6513

Re: Intel declares bankruptcy (RIP 1968-2019)

I guess the question is this: I have access to the following compute nodes: 28 x Intel E5-2680v4 @ 2.4 GHz 64 GB 4 x Nvidia K80 GPU I have a program that diagonalizes a large matrix and does a lot of other linear algebra stuff. If I have to run this program 100 times, would I get the job done faster...
by cegras
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel declares bankruptcy (RIP 1968-2019)
Replies: 68
Views: 6513

Re: Intel declares bankruptcy (RIP 1968-2019)

That's an intelligent thought? That's all publicly available information. Dragontamer and Waco were having an interesting conversation, don't let Chuckula leach credit off of it. What have you ever added to anything... including "public information." But while your here stroking your own ...
by cegras
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel declares bankruptcy (RIP 1968-2019)
Replies: 68
Views: 6513

Re: Intel declares bankruptcy (RIP 1968-2019)

That's an intelligent thought? That's all publicly available information. Dragontamer and Waco were having an interesting conversation, don't let Chuckula leach credit off of it. What have you ever added to anything... including "public information." 1) Neurotic, chaotic, vitriolic take o...
by cegras
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel declares bankruptcy (RIP 1968-2019)
Replies: 68
Views: 6513

Re: Intel declares bankruptcy (RIP 1968-2019)

That's an intelligent thought? That's all publicly available information. Dragontamer and Waco were having an interesting conversation, don't let Chuckula leach credit off of it.
by cegras
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?
Replies: 69
Views: 6332

Re: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?

There are no CPU related settings to tweak in any game it's impossible to tune CPU load in the game settings. Is this really the case? Obviously there's no section in game menus for "CPU Settings" but as I understand it some of the graphics options have a big impact on the CPU. It's not l...
by cegras
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?
Replies: 69
Views: 6332

Re: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?

If you want to agonize over numbers without any testing, you can look up the X470 VRM list to see if you're really buying a proper VRM for your Ryzen. If you want 144 Hz gaming, I would say that is still intel's territory. In real life most people are not going to pair a $300 CPU with a $1200 GPU a...
by cegras
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?
Replies: 69
Views: 6332

Re: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?

If you want to agonize over numbers without any testing, you can look up the X470 VRM list to see if you're really buying a proper VRM for your Ryzen.

If you want 144 Hz gaming, I would say that is still intel's territory.
by cegras
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: CPU vs GPU Bottlenecks
Replies: 47
Views: 5221

Re: CPU vs GPU Bottlenecks

Vega 56 is a pretty good GPU. If I was you I'd hold on both, and start shaving shekels for a six core CPU of some sort. More headroom for the 600,000 random processes in a typical Windows deployment, something that usually isn't captured very well in a benchmark/review rig. Yeah, IK, but a new moth...
by cegras
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: CPU vs GPU Bottlenecks
Replies: 47
Views: 5221

Re: CPU vs GPU Bottlenecks

I upgraded my PC specifically for gaming, and jumped from an i7-2600 to a i5-9600K - not a 2700X - to get the highest minimum frames possible. It was really hard to find data that focused on the CPU bottleneck - TechSpot/HardwareUnboxed is good. I actually found a benchmark somewhere (russian forum ...
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