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by ultima_trev
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Titan V
Replies: 29
Views: 1227

Re: Nvidia Titan V

It doesn't enjoy nearly the same level of dominance in 3DMark as it does in Superposition, however. Not that it makes AMD any more competitive in the >700 dollar GPU market.
by ultima_trev
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Titan V
Replies: 29
Views: 1227

Re: Nvidia Titan V

First wave of benchmarks are in. Superposition (1080P Extreme) https://benchmark.unigine.com/leaderboards/superposition/1.0/1080p-extreme/single-gpu/page-1 Fire Strike Ultra https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/23867564 Fire Strike Extreme https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/23867657 Time Spy https://www.3dmark.com/3d...
by ultima_trev
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Now that Zen has saturated market... Is it safe to say AMD has returned to form?
Replies: 21
Views: 4923

Now that Zen has saturated market... Is it safe to say AMD has returned to form?

Zen has now saturated all markets, excluding Mobile (which should be by the end of the year). Between Ryzen 3-7, Threadripper, Epyc, and the next gen Zen+/Zen 2 (to use the same chipset as Zen 1), does AMD have any chance of achieving "a double digit percentage share of the market?" (I do ...
by ultima_trev
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Frametimes: which uArch is the fastest?
Replies: 10
Views: 6268

Re: Frametimes: which uArch is the fastest?

Cache tends to provide for better performance, regardless of architecture. In fact, Broadwell-E is (clock for clock) still the best architecture for games in most scenarios, only beaten in certain instances by Kaby or Skylake-X because of their ability to clock a good bit higher.
by ultima_trev
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?
Replies: 51
Views: 2486

Re: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?

I myself do not use the My Documents library for storing documents. Rather, I follow a strict C:\home\<username> (or C:\home\root for admin) convention. In the <username> subfolder I will have subfolders doc (for documents), img (for images), wav (for music files), mpg (for movie files) and bin (for...
by ultima_trev
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 105
Views: 5166

Re: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080

PC Perspective review is up:

https://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics- ... led-Review

Good News: It tends to beat the GTX 1070.

Bad News: Only just barely at twice the power consumption.
by ultima_trev
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 105
Views: 5166

Re: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080

LostCat wrote:
Why does anyone give a **** about Fire Strike when Time Spy is about? I'd think FS is not really representative of what current cards can do.


In Time Spy it scores significantly worse than my overclocked 1080:

http://www.3dmark.com/compare/spy/1965265/spy/1988864
by ultima_trev
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 105
Views: 5166

Re: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080

Indeed. I'm not expecting much though since we're only a month out from release. A 5% improvement over what is achievable now is what I'd expect.
by ultima_trev
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 105
Views: 5166

Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080

This has been blowing up reddit/r/amd and WCCFTech; Fellow acquired a Vega FE and ran it in 3D Mark, getting a score on par with a GTX 1080: https://disqus.com/by/klaudiuszkaczmarzyk/ Vega FE acheived a graphics score of 22,916. My GTX 1080 at 2012/5500 gets 23,000+ for reference: http://www.3dmark....
by ultima_trev
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen 3D Mark Fire Strike scores better with Power Saver profile
Replies: 6
Views: 1434

Re: Ryzen 3D Mark Fire Strike scores better with Power Saver profile

Come to think of it, does it do the same with Time Spy? I'd expect Time Spy to be far better at using 4-8 cores. (Ryzen also supposedly learns from what it's been doing or sommat so I'd have to poke around myself.) Performance difference with Timespy was negligible between the different power profi...
by ultima_trev
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen 3D Mark Fire Strike scores better with Power Saver profile
Replies: 6
Views: 1434

Re: Ryzen 3D Mark Fire Strike scores better with Power Saver profile

Yep. CPU at 3.9, GPU at stock: http://www.3dmark.com/fs/12898500 CPU at 3.7, GPU at 2000/5500: http://www.3dmark.com/fs/12901096 So while combined score definitely seems to benefit more from CPU OC than GPU OC, it scores higher with Power Saver profile regardless. For reference, this is OC'ed on bot...
by ultima_trev
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen 3D Mark Fire Strike scores better with Power Saver profile
Replies: 6
Views: 1434

Ryzen 3D Mark Fire Strike scores better with Power Saver profile

...As opposed to High Performance, Balanced or the AMD provided Ryzen Balanced power settings profiles. Combined score is a pretty dramatic increase, I would normally get ~6,000-6,500 but now it's over 7,500:

http://www.3dmark.com/fs/12898500
by ultima_trev
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Apple WWDC keynote
Replies: 38
Views: 2078

Re: Apple WWDC keynote

Hopefully Apple actually tested the thermals and power phases for this AIO monster of theirs. 180W Xeon + 300W Vega, with 128GB DDR4 ECC and 4GB of PCIe NVME SSDs? On the upside, this thing will be an effective space heater for those cold, northern winters.
by ultima_trev
Tue May 30, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Hi-Fi VHS: It really does sound good
Replies: 30
Views: 2471

Re: Hi-Fi VHS: It really does sound good

Ah.....................

Memories!

I had a Phillips/Magnavox Hi-Fi VHS back in the late 90's to early 2000's. By the time the PS2 came around I pretty much abandoned VHS for DVD in home theater use.
by ultima_trev
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Your GPU Sucks: Unigine Superposition Released
Replies: 44
Views: 5774

Re: Your GPU Sucks: Unigine Superposition Released

ClickClick5 wrote:
ultima_trev, what is your core clock/ram speed?

Updated: http://linserv.biz.tm/dat/TR_Super_Bench_Results.xlsx


2012 core / 5450 memory
by ultima_trev
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Your GPU Sucks: Unigine Superposition Released
Replies: 44
Views: 5774

Re: Your GPU Sucks: Unigine Superposition Released

ZOMG it's so pretty. And a slayer of framerates...

Image
by ultima_trev
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Ryzen to the occasion
Replies: 136
Views: 11504

Re: Ryzen to the occasion

You guys are having to do WAY WAY too much work to get things working how you want. I just could not put up with this crap. I sincerely hope you guys are happy with your purchases because I know I wouldn't be if I were you. Sometimes it's fun to fiddle around with hardware configs and BIOS settings...
by ultima_trev
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Ryzen to the occasion
Replies: 136
Views: 11504

Re: Ryzen to the occasion

I installed the F4 BIOS via QFlash and a USB thumb drive. 'Tis normally better to do it that way anyhow. AGESA 1.004a allowed me to OC my RAM from 2400 to 2666 without a lethal amount of voltage (on stock voltage, actually) and it seems that in addition to having HPET disabled, I score better in the...
by ultima_trev
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 24032

Re: Formula One 2017

Seems like Team RedBull just can't get a break this year. :(
by ultima_trev
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: DX12 seems to be broken with Ryzen in a few situations
Replies: 16
Views: 1195

Re: DX12 seems to be broken with Ryzen especially when using GeForce

derFunkenstein wrote:
We're also talking about the difference between 190 and 248fps. Who gonna see that?


Same people who insist 280 fps in CSGO is not enough.
by ultima_trev
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: DX12 seems to be broken with Ryzen in a few situations
Replies: 16
Views: 1195

Re: DX12 seems to be broken with Ryzen especially when using GeForce

Edit: There is a part one to this article somewhere where it shows a massive difference in RoTR performance in DX11 vs 12 on GeForce however that is not in this particular article. Two FPS difference means broken? How many million FPS do you need to stop crying about gaming performance of Zen, DX12 ...
by ultima_trev
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: DX12 seems to be broken with Ryzen in a few situations
Replies: 16
Views: 1195

DX12 seems to be broken with Ryzen in a few situations

http://www.techspot.com/article/1374-amd-ryzen-with-amd-gpu/ In certain situations, Ryzen performs worse in DX12 especially when paired with a GeForce GPU. Hopefully AMD will help nVidia optimize their DX12 drivers on Ryzen as GTX 1080/1070/1060s are the highest selling GPUs currently. Edit: Updated...
by ultima_trev
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: AotS Ryzen patch
Replies: 22
Views: 1615

Re: AotS Ryzen patch

I don't want to be mean or anything, I really want AMD to succeed here, but it seems like what we have is Intel CPUs working really well out of the box, but we'll have to wait for game devs to patch games to maximize performance on Ryzen. That seems to be a tall order unfortunately, since it's just...
by ultima_trev
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: AotS Ryzen patch
Replies: 22
Views: 1615

Re: AotS Ryzen patch

So apparently there is a technical issue where AotS performance tanks on 6 and 8 core CPUs (both Intel and AMD) as it displays added detail for higher core counts:

http://www.pcgameshardware.de/Ryzen-7-1 ... 24503/#idx
by ultima_trev
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: AotS Ryzen patch
Replies: 22
Views: 1615

Re: AotS Ryzen patch

Unlike Bulldozer, Ryzen actually HAS the potential to perform close to Intel.
by ultima_trev
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: AotS Ryzen patch
Replies: 22
Views: 1615

AotS Ryzen patch

Ashes of the Singularity, one of the games to paint a very unflattering image of Ryzen gaming performance, has been patch and it increases performance by ~20% on Ryzen:

https://www.pcper.com/reviews/Processor ... nce-Update
by ultima_trev
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: 3DMark Combined Test score variance very high
Replies: 8
Views: 3044

Re: 3DMark Combined Test score variance very high

Alexruiz on Anandtech provided his own run for comparison. Lower clocked CPU, lower clocked GPU, higher RAM speed (2933 vs 2400) and higher score in both overall and combined: http://www.3dmark.com/fs/12079421 I also saw this interesting video where it shows Ryzen at 3.97 GHz with DDR4-3200 and DDR4...
by ultima_trev
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: 3DMark Combined Test score variance very high
Replies: 8
Views: 3044

Re: 3DMark Combined Test score variance very high

My best overall score thus far, with 3+3 config forced in BIOS no less:

http://www.3dmark.com/fs/12139687

Wierd. Even with 8 cores at 4.05 GHz I don't score this high. Perhaps there's hope for the 6 core Ryzen 5 after all?
by ultima_trev
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: 3DMark Combined Test score variance very high
Replies: 8
Views: 3044

Re: 3DMark Combined Test score variance very high

Doubt it. AMD claims a 20C offsest between tJunction and tCTL for X CPUs however since my CPU is under a Corsair H60i I need to run a Prime95 stress test to get temperatures over 80(-20C, so 60C per AMD's claimed offset betwen tJunction and tCTL).
by ultima_trev
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: 3DMark Combined Test score variance very high
Replies: 8
Views: 3044

3DMark Combined Test score variance very high

For some reason 3DMark Fire Strike combined test scores better when I have two cores disabled in Ryzen Master. CPU is a Ryzen 1800X OCed from 3.92-4.05 GHz and GPU is a Gaming X GTX 1080 at 2012/5500. My two best 8 core runs: http://www.3dmark.com/fs/12114242 http://www.3dmark.com/fs/12082722 Some t...
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