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07 August 2017 - 02:52 PM

Hey Guys building another rig, but I need input for this one. It is going to be a video editing/production workstation. Basically it will be used to cut together videos, commercials, training vids, etc. It'll run windows, but also needs to be able to run osx.

Budget is $4k, but I'd rather not spend the whole budget.

Parts I'm considering:

GPU: MSI GTX 1060 3gb $239.99
PSU: 750W modular evga $94.99
Memory: 32gb Tridentz (2 x 16gb) $244.99
CPU: 7600k $239.99
Raid: areca ark 1883i-sa $619.99
Cooling: EKWB A240G $239.99
Boot Drive: Samsung 960 Evo $234
Raid drives: 4x Samsung 850 Evo $879.80
Mobo: Gigabyte ga-z170x-gaming 7 $137.98
Os: win10 + sierra $104.99

Total: $3055.62

I know the raid seems overkill, but it is to help with fill rates and is gonna be a requirement for the build.., although it doesn't need to be an array of ssds... Also open to controller suggestions, I don't think I want to do softraid for this.

The raid array will not be for storage, that is all done elsewhere, and I'll probably throw a 2tb drive into this machine for local storage as well.

Only reason I choose those ssds is because I could buy 4 at once.

My main questions. Should I stick with the i5, or does video editing benefit from more threads? What about the 1060, it shouldn't need more power right?

Anyway, feel free to post your thoughts, suggestions, or parts lists. :)


Forgot to mention, already have the case.

Full Specs of Intel Core-X Series Revealed

28 July 2017 - 06:15 PM

A slide revealing the full specs of Intel's Core-X lineup has started appearing around the Internet. The slide, which has not been officially confirmed, contains specs on nine new chips from Intel. According to the slide we can expect to see Intel's flagship 18-core, 36-thread, i9-7980XE clocked at 2.6Ghz and supporting 44 PCIe 3.0 lanes. It appears as though the i9-7980XE will be capable of a 4.4Ghz boost frequency and is also equipped with a 24.75MB L3 cache. As we've come to expect from flagship Intel chips, the i9-7980XE will carry a hefty price tag of $1,999. A more reasonably priced, 6-core, i7-7800X comes clocked at 3.5Ghz with a $389 price tag.

Source: videocardz

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CPU Engineer Leaves Intel After Twenty Years

24 July 2017 - 07:49 PM

Long-term Intel CPU Engineer Francois Piednoel has recently tweeted that he will be leaving the company. In the tweet, Piednoel said, "I am informed my management that I do not wish to continue my employment at Intel. New adventures coming, very exciting!" Piednoel, who has worked for Intel for the past twenty years as a senior architecture engineer, was involved in the development of some of Intel's biggest CPU architectures. The list of projects he worked on includes Katmai, Conroe, Penryn, and Nahalem. Further, he also had a hand in developing SoC's in Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, Haswell, Broadwell, Skylake, and Kaby Lake. While nothing is known what Piednoel will do now that he has resigned, there is no talk of him moving to AMD. In fact, according to this source, Piednoel has rejected that assumption.

Source: http://www.tweaktown.com/news/58520/intel-cpu-engineer-leaves-20-years/index.html

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Intel Preparing 6-Core Coffee Lake CPUs

19 July 2017 - 07:45 PM

It is reported that Intel will release new 6-core CPUs, based on the Coffee Lake architecture, in a few months. On the high end, the i7 8700K should come in clocked at around 3.7GHz and provide a total of twelve threads when Hyperthreading is enabled. At 95W, the i7 8700K will have a much lower TDP than the Core i9 7800X and its TDP of 140W. Intel will be releasing an i7 8700 non-K series, which will be clocked at around 3.2GHz. The rumor mill is also suggesting that we will see 6-core CPUs in the i5 series, although Hyperthreading will be disabled.

It is also said that for the first time ever, Intel will be introducing pure mobile 6-core CPUs. As you can imagine, Coffee Lake mobile will have much lower clock speeds at around 2GHz, and a much lower TDP at 45W. Finally, it is also reported that we will see a Coffee Lake quad-core CPU featuring a 28W TDP and targeted at low power notebooks.

Source: Videocardz

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Intel Calls AMD's Naples '4-Glued Together Desktop Dies'

18 July 2017 - 10:29 AM

Intel takes the offensive in its recent press workshop as it points out many of Naples, so called, shortcomings. Intel presented several slides explaining the downsides of AMD's recent offering, even going so far as to call it "4-Glued Together Desktop Dies." Intel further points out that Zen is AMD's first new architecture in six years and that AMD's new architecture will stick around for four. Intel was happy to compare its new Skylake-SP architecture to Naples, noting that Skylake-SP is 28 "true" cores. This seems to be somewhat reminiscent of the Core 2 Quad days, when Intel was combining dies to create multi-chip packages and AMD was producing a "true" quad-core chip.

As you would expect from slides coming from Intel, a lot of the information is pro-Intel and anti-AMD. That said, there is some good information about Intel's Skylake-SP architecture. The slides touch upon Skylake-SP's improved virtualization and VM performance, as well as it's improved SMT performance. As with the rest of the slides, Intel doesn't hesitate to point out that Skylake-SP has more than double the memory bandwidth, and close to double the PCIe bandwidth, of AMD's offering. Regardless of what Intel may say, I for one am glad to see AMD releasing some competition again.

Source: WCCFtech

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