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by turtlepwr281
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Ryzen 3000 on ITX B450 VRM question
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Ryzen 3000 on ITX B450 VRM question

Who knows. We don't know anything about the turbo behavior of the 3000 parts. We're living in the day and age where 95 or 105 watt TDP's mean 155 watt+ power draws. We'll find out in a week.

Great board by the way. I have the same one for a R5 2400g Apu build.
by turtlepwr281
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: CHUCKULA IS GOING AMD..... CONFIRMED!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2268

Re: CHUCKULA IS GOING AMD..... CONFIRMED!!!!

I've had good luck with the AMDGPU driver with polaris and now, integrated vega. Things seem REALLY stable with kernel 4.19 and the padoka stable PPA. Glad you got the hardware decode working!
by turtlepwr281
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: A good Wireless Router under $100?
Replies: 25
Views: 2821

Re: A good Wireless Router under $100?

I just upgraded from a D-link DIR-655 to a Netgear Nighthawk X4s and the speed and signal increases were massive. All of our clients are still wireless N, but being able to move to the 5ghz spectrum was a really nice speed upgrade. The 2.4ghz signal is unreal. Whereas our old DIR-655 gave -65-61 dBm...
by turtlepwr281
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Tech Report Folding Team Status Update Report Mid-November 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1814

Re: Tech Report Folding Team Status Update Report Mid-November 2018

Yikes!

Running my R7 2700 (non-X) at stock speeds/voltages in Linux Mint with the 4.19 kernel and getting the following performance on CPU-folding only:

A4 cores are 80-95kppd
A7 cores are 105-125kppd
by turtlepwr281
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Tech Report Folding Team Status Update Report Mid-November 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1814

Re: Tech Report Folding Team Status Update Report Mid-November 2018

Haven't folded in nearly 5 years. Curious about this new V7 client and the web viewer. We shall see! The interwebz agrees with your 40k-80kppd estimates. Gonna go CPU only. Mine is silent under full load, and my RX570 needs a complete tear-down and dusting before i throw that kind of workload at it.
by turtlepwr281
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Tech Report Folding Team Status Update Report Mid-November 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1814

Re: Tech Report Folding Team Status Update Report Mid-November 2018

Cool. I'll get my 2700 folding on linux tonight for you guys for the winter. Name will be turtlepwr302
by turtlepwr281
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Tech Report Folding Team Status Update Report Mid-November 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1814

Re: Tech Report Folding Team Status Update Report Mid-November 2018

What's the deal with folding these days? CPU's, GPU's?

What sort of PPD would an R7 2700 get, or RX 570?
by turtlepwr281
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Steam Play beta integrates Wine
Replies: 18
Views: 2366

Re: Steam Play beta integrates Wine

I tried STALKER on my RX-460 and it was like running native. World of Warships runs, albeit slowly on my RX-460, but it does in windows as well. No rendering artifacts which was cool! For anyone running radeon GPU's, the AMDGPU (open source driver) is the best driver choice at the moment, and the on...
by turtlepwr281
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Technology purchasing and "moments of weakness"
Replies: 62
Views: 4945

Re: Technology purchasing and "moments of weakness"

Bought an M.2 SSD, TKL Keyboard and RX 460 off /r/hardwareswap. Tough enjoying this hobby while also being frugal!
by turtlepwr281
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Updating issues in Linux MInt
Replies: 24
Views: 2210

Re: Updating issues in Linux MInt

So take this with a heavy dose of salt, since it appears that your hardware may be too old to be compliant with the new open source drivers (AMDGPU). These new drivers should be able to be installed in Mint 18.2 by adding: -Kernel 4.15 or newer, which you can install using Ukuu (google ukuu mint to ...
by turtlepwr281
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Updating issues in Linux MInt
Replies: 24
Views: 2210

Re: Updating issues in Linux MInt

The newer AMD Linux graphics drivers are excellent, but that's old enough (different enough) hardware to be entirely unsupported by the good drivers. For this hardware, drivers are probably always going to be a mess, and even when the drivers are in top shape any gaming at all is likely to be a pre...
by turtlepwr281
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Updating issues in Linux MInt
Replies: 24
Views: 2210

Re: Updating issues in Linux MInt

AMD drivers have been open sourced and have come a VERY long way in the last year or so. The performance via the open source AMDGPU driver is quite good, and getting better daily. What you'll need to run the latest graphics stack (the driver is completely contained within these two packages, no need...
by turtlepwr281
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Has anyone tried compact & air-cooled Threadripper yet?
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Re: Has anyone tried compact & air-cooled Threadripper yet?

I don't have TR4, but I'd be very surprised if any of Noctua's TR4 specific coolers would be unable to cool a Threadripper. 150 watts is very doable for any tower cooler. If you start overclocking, then I dunno.

Noctua rates the U9S-TR4 for 180 watts/no Overclocking.

TL/DR: I don't know.
by turtlepwr281
Sun May 06, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Best CPU/motherboard for pairing with some DDR3?
Replies: 10
Views: 3562

Re: Best CPU/motherboard for pairing with some DDR3?

I got an i7-2600k, Z77 Motherboard I'd be happy to sell you at a reasonable price :-)
by turtlepwr281
Fri May 04, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen 7 2700
Replies: 17
Views: 3812

Re: Ryzen 7 2700

Chrispy, cool graph! I enjoyed the techpowerup review of the 2700. I appreciate that the 720p gaming results were within 5-10% of the 2700X, and a quick look at the task energy shows the 2700 being 25% more efficient for an all-thread load. I compiled the linux kernel on mine and it took about 11 mi...
by turtlepwr281
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen 7 2700
Replies: 17
Views: 3812

Re: Ryzen 7 2700

3.4 all-core isn't too bad for the same power usage as a 1700. The 1700s here are render nodes, where performance/Watt matters and they mostly run at 3.2GHz on all cores, so that's an efficiency improvement from the new process node, by the looks of it. If you're using faster RAM, that's something ...
by turtlepwr281
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen 7 2700
Replies: 17
Views: 3812

Re: Ryzen 7 2700

I did pick up a R7 2700 this weekend, along with an Asus B350 Tuf mATX Board and 3000mhz CL15 Corsair Ram. Microcenter's stock of B350 Tuf's had Ryzen 2000 ready stickers on them and everything worked. I don't have much to say about performance,coming from an i7-3770 I'm not entirely sure the system...
by turtlepwr281
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen 7 2700
Replies: 17
Views: 3812

Re: Ryzen 7 2700

Thanks Chrispy. I appreciate the thoughtful responses. Does the ryzen platform have a tdp limit? Like the intel TDP limiter? I could see myself buying the 2700x and limiting its power consumption to 95 watts or something as a nice compromise. computerbase.de shows the 2700 holding 3.9ghz on a 4 thre...
by turtlepwr281
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen 7 2700
Replies: 17
Views: 3812

Re: Ryzen 7 2700

I'm a bit torn between the 2700 and 2700x. The price difference is not extreme, and my reasoning is that I have a mATX case, and the B350 boards all come with 4 phase VRMs. I don't plan on overclocking, but given what I'm seeing with the 2700x's power draw, I think the 2700 will come close enough un...
by turtlepwr281
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen 7 2700
Replies: 17
Views: 3812

Ryzen 7 2700

Howdy all. Seeing as the press all got the 2700x, and not the 2600/2700, I'm curious what sort of performance and frequencies the 2700 non-X can hit under various core loads. I have one on reserve at Microcenter with a B350 board and I'll post results if anyone is interested, but if anyone gets thei...
by turtlepwr281
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Who's Down with IGP? (Apparently this Homie)
Replies: 18
Views: 4586

Re: Who's Down with IGP? (Apparently this Homie)

I'm down with it too. I built a net-top style system in a morex 557 case using a thin-itx motherboard and an i3-3225, running linux. The HD 4000 graphics run a handful of games (TF2, Torchlight 2, Kerbal Space Program and Stardew Valley) at 2560 x 1080 on Mint. If RAM wasn't crazy I would have rebui...
by turtlepwr281
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Video Card for Linux, AMD or Nvidia?
Replies: 13
Views: 3408

Re: Video Card for Linux, AMD or Nvidia?

Mint has some sort of kernel management system in it's update manager. I know that I'm on 4.13 something at the moment. 4.15 should go mainline sometime next week.
by turtlepwr281
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Video Card for Linux, AMD or Nvidia?
Replies: 13
Views: 3408

Re: Video Card for Linux, AMD or Nvidia?

Coffee lake graphics support won't land until Kernel 4.15. So until you get that kernel, you'll need to set an Alpha flag off when you boot, and that's beyond my skillset. Check out Phoronix. They've been covering this since Coffee lake's launch. https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&...
by turtlepwr281
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: best gaming system that is very low power for a campervan
Replies: 11
Views: 4537

Re: best gaming system that is very low power for a campervan

an HDPlex 160 watt unit can push a 65watt cpu and a 1050ti.

Back when my system was an i7-2600k + GTX 960 it used about 180-190 watts at the wall for most gaming scenarios.
by turtlepwr281
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs
Replies: 86
Views: 7825

Re: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs

Well the good news for Linux users is that the new Ryzen APUs will be supported by Kernel 4.15. What's the deal with AMD on linux these days? Open source or proprietary driver on vega? The Ryzen 5 2400G is very likely going to be in my next HTPC build - very light gaming (indie games) and a bit of ...
by turtlepwr281
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What is your sound set up?
Replies: 106
Views: 17446

Re: What is your sound set up?

Best sound upgrade ever was getting rid of my Xonar PCI card for sound and replacing it with a USB DAC

Work is a $40 Fiio K1 driving Audiotechnica M30x's
Home is a Mayflower O2/ODAC driving Sennheiser HD598 SE's

Relatively budget but I really enjoy the sound.
by turtlepwr281
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup
Replies: 60
Views: 15601

Re: OMG ThreadRipper Review Roundup

What time does the NDA lift?
by turtlepwr281
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Ready Player One Trailer is out
Replies: 27
Views: 1526

Re: Ready Player One Trailer is out

Not to sound like someone who goes around proclaiming the younger generations will cause the world to collapse, but I fear this may happen. Yeah. Those stupid kids. Our heroin like oil dependency and resulting climate change, the constant state of war since 1941, our crumbling cities, comical level...
by turtlepwr281
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Unity is Dead!
Replies: 30
Views: 5104

Re: Unity is Dead!

I've run Linux on my laptop(s) for almost 10 years now. I was strictly Ubuntu until they switched to Unity. Now I'm running Mint Mate and LOVE it. Couldn't care less about what Ubuntu does these days...although ditching Unity is a step in the right direction. I've heard of Mir, but this is the first...
by turtlepwr281
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Naval Fans: World of Warships is now Open Beta
Replies: 26
Views: 5349

Re: Naval Fans: World of Warships is now Open Beta

Me. This is all I play anymore. 3,200 games.

Unlocked the Gearing, Khabarovsk, Zao, Moskva and Des Moines.

I really like the community too: Notser, Jingles and Flamu for gameplay tips.
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