AMD ran a demo using Blender to compare the performance of a Zen engineering sample processor to an Intel Core Core i7-6950 Broadwell-E processor. The Summit Ridge processor (8-core / 16-thread) for the demo was running at a clock frequency of 3GHz and the Intel processor was set to 3GHz as well to have a good clock for clock comparison. To the surprise of most in the audience the Zen processor completed the benchmark just a fraction of a second or so ahead of the Intel processor! This is pretty damn impressive, but we don’t know the specifics of the and this benchmark was likely cherry picked for the Zen debut. Read more at http://www.legitrevi...cIlDIWcKGV7r.99
For the graphics card question, yes. There is no way I would spend $230 for a 960.
And for the M.2 slot ssd, it's just something to consider. Either way, you will want more than 120gb. You'll want something at least big enough for the operating system and your favorite game or two. It will be more expensive for sure, but at least you won't need to upgrade and you'll take fulkl advantage of what the motherboard is offering. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820147466
The newest graphic cards may see an improvement from the pcie lane at x8 vs x16. If you will ever use 2 cards you should check into it. Or if you still have this system when the next generation comes out. 2 cards at x16 = 32. Plus the new ssd cards use pcie lanes, not to mention any other cards (sound, network, etc) you may use.
Posted by Fight Game
on 28 January 2015 - 12:21 PM
You don't have many choices. So far from what I've read, and depending on what you plan to use it for and if you want to overclock it or not, it probably won't matter much. Nearly every board from the previous generation offered the same performance levels and it appears that way with DDR4 - so far - as well. Just get one that has all the functions you will want and need, for example all of the types or number of pci-e slots
I had to get rid of avg again today. I used it years ago, until it turned slow. Then I went to avast. Then, during a fresh windows install, I heard about AVG being good again, so I've been using it for about a year, but have noticed it recently being really slow to update, and wanting to update every single time I turn on the computer. I've went into the settings and told it only to update at 2am and not to update when I turn the computer on, if the update was missed, but it still does. And for some reason that simple download process, whether there was an actual update or not, would slow my computer to a crawl. I'm also tired of it changing my home page, installing tool bars, etc.