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Waco

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In Topic: Update On the OCC Christmas Contest and whats to come

Yesterday, 04:36 PM

I am sorry for the delay guys, I am shooting for July to start, I am just trying to secure systems from AMD. I'll update you guys soon smile.png

You heard it here everyone - Bosco is getting THREADRIPPERS! :D

In Topic: Miata rebuild thread v. 2015 {UPDATED FOR 2016}

11 June 2017 - 08:53 PM

Long time, no bump...and all the pictures links are broken thanks to Facebook.

Behold - a nearly ready to drive car!

In Topic: Thoughts on the AMD Threadripper?

05 June 2017 - 05:59 AM

Agreed 100%. Ryzen is a surprisingly good showing so far, minus the launch issues caused by pushing up the date before motherboards were ready.

Threadripper and Epyc look to shake up the HEDT and server markets a bit as well - I know my NAS would welcome 16+ cores to chew up 4K transcodes. :)

In Topic: Thoughts on the AMD Threadripper?

04 June 2017 - 06:38 AM

Not at all worried about latency or clock speeds tbh. Ryzen and it's Infinity Fabric were created from the ground up to be incredibly scale-able with little to no loss in efficiency. It's the main point of the architecture.

Just look at how there's no difference in clock speeds in the range of R5 vs R7 processors. It means that the platform just gets better with more cores. But the low core count models might suffer some.

In terms of temps even the largest model (16C/32T) is rumored to be 155W, which is great for such a high core count

Not something I'll be looking into right now, but I'll be keeping a close eye on it. I'll maybe look into the future equivalents in Zen 2 or Zen 3

Much of what you posted is marketing fluff, not reality.

In what way is this not reality? All the cores that I've seen reviewed have reached similar OC of somewhere between 3.9 and 4.2, with no difference that can't be put down to the silicon lottery.

The naming for infinity fabric and the simple marketing explanation are fluff for sure, but the concept is still there and it has so far been proven to have an affect. I can only assume that trend will continue into the higher core counts.
Infinity Fabric adds more latency than the way Intel designs their rings for large chips.

Clocks are related purely to power usage - Threadripper and Epyc won't be clocked at 4 GHz for power reasons alone (unless you're okay with 200-400 watts under load).

In Topic: Thoughts on the AMD Threadripper?

02 June 2017 - 04:45 PM

Not at all worried about latency or clock speeds tbh. Ryzen and it's Infinity Fabric were created from the ground up to be incredibly scale-able with little to no loss in efficiency. It's the main point of the architecture.

Just look at how there's no difference in clock speeds in the range of R5 vs R7 processors. It means that the platform just gets better with more cores. But the low core count models might suffer some.

In terms of temps even the largest model (16C/32T) is rumored to be 155W, which is great for such a high core count

Not something I'll be looking into right now, but I'll be keeping a close eye on it. I'll maybe look into the future equivalents in Zen 2 or Zen 3

Much of what you posted is marketing fluff, not reality.