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by M3rcy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: RyZen 2 Desktop CONFIRMED... to not have 16 cores
Replies: 62
Views: 4927

Re: RyZen 2 Desktop CONFIRMED... to not have 16 cores

I want to know what she said right after that. It's not in the article. In that case "I expect you'd think" is the same as "I'd bet" or "I'd guess" that you think something goes there, but the statement does nothing to say one way or another. OTOH, the 8-core chiplet i...
by M3rcy
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?
Replies: 69
Views: 6325

Re: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?

In general I am not a fan of proprietary storage solutions which are tied to a specific motherboard. What happens if the motherboard dies? Also a non-starter for me since this system will need to be capable of running Linux. Might be a reasonable option for some people though. Having a full backup ...
by M3rcy
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?
Replies: 69
Views: 6325

Re: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?

LocalCitizen wrote:
StoreMI only uses up to 128GB of SSD


I'm reading 256GB for StoreMI (It's 128GB for FuzeDrive Basic), but yeah, I'd forgotten that I was looking at purchasing the Plus version from the vendor to get the full 1TB support.
by M3rcy
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?
Replies: 69
Views: 6325

Re: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?

What about using StoreMI? I'm looking at linking a 1TB NVMe SSD + 5TB drive together and then having an additional 6TB drive to back that up. In general I am not a fan of proprietary storage solutions which are tied to a specific motherboard. What happens if the motherboard dies? Also a non-starter...
by M3rcy
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?
Replies: 69
Views: 6325

Re: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?

What about using StoreMI? I'm looking at linking a 1TB NVMe SSD + 5TB drive together and then having an additional 6TB drive to back that up.
by M3rcy
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Do a stop-gap build? Or go whole hog? ("Pentium Gold" v. "Ryzen," and other curiosities)
Replies: 25
Views: 4212

Re: Do a stop-gap build? Or go whole hog? ("Pentium Gold" v. "Ryzen," and other curiosities)

Ryzen 5 2600X + B450 Aorus M + 16 GiB DDR4 = $425 +tax With Precision Boost 2, AMD's second-generation Ryzen CPUs offer even better performance for multiple threads than first-generation Ryzen. https://techreport.com/review/33531/amd-ryzen-7-2700x-and-ryzen-5-2600x-cpus-reviewed https://techreport....
by M3rcy
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega 64 or GTX 1080 (not TI)?
Replies: 66
Views: 7267

Re: Vega 64 or GTX 1080 (not TI)?

Having a Freesync monitor seems like a reasonable reason to choose the Vega 64 over the 1080.
by M3rcy
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: i9 Skylake-X XCC speculation
Replies: 22
Views: 1893

Re: i9 Skylake-X XCC speculation

I'd be surprised if it boots successfully! Krogoth said: Here is what I suspect it will end-up being based what we already know about Purely platform. While the demo system used was a Purley motherboard I wouldn't be surprised if the commercial product ends up on the LGA-2011 platform. The same chi...
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