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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by azo, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. Aztlan

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    Intel surely feels the heat from AMD's new Ryzen CPUs and upcoming Threadripper CPUs
    they are now going to release an 18 core processor whose release date is unknown
    Intel 18-core i9-7980XE CPU leaks | CPU & Mainboard | OC3D News

    For sure the price on these CPUs will require selling a couple of organs.
    The X299 motherboard are just meh, same design as before
     
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    At Computex 2017, Intel was first to announced they were going to release an 18 core consumer processor.
    But as time goes on, is clear that they were blindsided by AMD's Threadripper processors.

    They are only going to release the 10 core part first, which was their plan all along like previous releases. Partners have not seen the higher core models yet.

    Computex 2017: Intel Core i9 Launches With up-to 10 cores first - Does 4.3 GHz on LCS

    and even more concerning is that they are not soldering the heatspreader like previous models
    Intel's Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs will not be soldered | CPU & Mainboard | OC3D News

    what's worse is that Intel is now charging 1000 bucks to get 44 PCIE lanes.
     
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  4. Aztlan

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    This bitcoin madness is getting out of hand.
    Besides AMD cards being out of stock, is now affecting Nvidia 1060 and above GPUs, primarily the 1070.

    We just have to wait until bitcoin crashes again.
     
  7. Aztlan

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    I did not pull the trigger on the MSI 1080 Ti Gaming X
    That red accent color on the plastic cover will not blend with the rest of system unless you are going with an all red theme.

    I am considering the Asus Poseidon



    and MSI Lightning



    Just waiting to hear about Vega before pulling the trigger
    plus the mentioned cards are not in stock at the moment
     
  8. Aztlan

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    2017 has not been a good year to be a PC enthusiast/gamer
    Intel and AMD release buggy hardware and now graphics cards prices are going up due to Cryptocurrency miners
    besides AMD cards being out of stock, Nvidia 1060, 1070 are also no where to be found and now the 1080 and 1080 Ti's started to be affected.

    Then there are memory prices and SSD's
     
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    You could go 'totally insane' mode and wait for Colorful to release their Vulcan X (OC) 1080 Ti or their 4-slot triple fan hybrid cooled KUDAN card.
     
  10. Aztlan

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    That brand is not available here in the states and their aesthetics are not appealing in my opinion.
     
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    A preview of the Frontier Edition card showed performance comparable to the Titan Xp. The card tested isn't optimized for gaming per se and isn't running on optimized drivers, either, so it looks promising to me. Also, more power means higher room temperature during the winter!
     
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    Yeah, I read about that.
    Is good to see that AMD will be competitive on the GPU high-end once again but Nvidia would still have the Watt/Performance advantage.

    I already received the MSI Gaming X 1080 Ti that ordered after all. Waiting until end of July for reviews is far away and most likely there will be low supply.
    I would have liked to support AMD both on platform and GPU but unfortunately there is no good motherboard selection for Ryzen and looks like it will be the same for ThreadRipper

    The best time to go with AMD is next year when they release Zen 2 CPU and Navi for GPUs
     
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    Another sign that the the Intel X299 platform was rushed

    Motherboard manufactures didn't put much effort on the cooling of the VRMs

     
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    The case companies are a disappointment as of late
    The trend that I am seeing is that case designers have become lazy

    They are just making cases with no front panel drive bays, tempered glass side panels and not many internal drive bays
    a few examples
    Phanteks Innovative Computer Hardware Design

    Lian-Li Global | PC-O9

    They are turning to physical DLC where you need to buy additional accessories to complete your case.. sigh
     
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    I stated this before and I state it again. The miner craze is out of hand
    All AMD video cards are out of stock
    Nvidia cards 1060 and 1070 are out of stock and if the 1070 are in-stock, price is reaching into 1080 territory.

    same goes for 1080 cards, prices are 15-20% over what they should be selling at and some of the cards are reaching 1080 Ti price bracket.
    The 1080 Ti's are also being affected with being 5-15% higher. The MSI 1080 Ti Gaming X I bought a couple of weeks ago is now 100 bucks more expensive

    Both AMD and Nvidia need to add hardware/driver mechanism to prevent mining on GPU's meant for gaming.
    These miners are hurting the PC gaming community.

    I'll give this warning, Do not buy used video cards of the models stated above, chances are high that they were beaten to hell for mining.

    Now these miners are starting to go with older models like the 970 and 980.
     
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    This is where most gaming video cards go instead of an actual gaming rig







     
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    Fascinating. But I'm sure this, too, will collapse sooner or later.
     
  19. Aztlan

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    Yeah, it usually collapses but this time it has taken a lot longer.
    Hopefully it crashes soon since I am interesting in getting AMD's Vega GPU.

    Anyhow.

    MSI released an introductional video on how to install a Threadripper CPU
    Very interesting how different the procedure is compared to traditional ways

     
  20. Aztlan

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    a few stores have posted pre-orders for AMD Vega GPUs and even at 100 dollar mark-up, they sold out.
    These miners are a pest to the gaming community.
     

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