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Everything posted by Belgarathian

  1. Welcome to team red... For that kind of money you're probably looking at the Ryzen 5 3600 (X) and either a 5700 XT or 2060 Super. In productivity, AMD reigns king at every price point (I'm pretty sure?) and for gaming only the i7-9700k and i9-9900k win by a small margin, but get stomped in productivity tasks. Given your budget constraints, I would think AMD is going to offer superior productivity performance with equivalent gaming performance. If you go for a 5700 XT you could maybe stretch a Ryzen 3700X or 3800X. Basically: - Ryzen 3600 (X) / 3700X - Radeon 5700 XT - 32GB DDR4 3200Mhz RAM Then with remaining budget be wise about your storage, PSU, case, etc.
  2. Intel still holds single thread performance in some applications by a small margin, but also their L3 is faster so for some applications they may be faster particularly where latency rather than simple raw power is important. Mem Hierarchy >AMD EPYC 7742 >DDR4-3200 AMD EPYC 7601 DDR4-2400 Intel Xeon S DDR4-2666 Intel Xeon E5-2699v4 DDR4-2400 L1 Cache cycles 4 cycles 4 cycles 4 cycles 4 cycles L2 Cache cycles 12 cycles 12 cycles 14-22 cycles 12-15 cycles L3 Cache 2 MB 14 ns 14 ns 22 ns 21 ns 4 MB 14 ns 15 ns 24 ns 21 ns 8 MB 22 ns 44 ns 29 ns 21 ns 16-32 MB 73-132 ns 88-92 ns 29-37 ns 33-79 ns DRAM 384-512 MB 158-163 (nps = 4) 161-168 ns (worst) 96-98 ns 89-91 ns 95 ns
  3. Today AMD has lifted the embargo (by the looks of things) on the Zen 2 EPYC chips and we're lucky enough that Anandtech has a deep dive on the MASSIVE, industry leading, 64 core chips. There's way too much to cover in a post here, but if you're interested take a look at the source link but I'll leave you here with this teaser for the SPEC CPU2006 estimates.. 2P SPEC CPU2006 Estimates Subtest Xeon 8176 EPYC 7601 EPYC 7742 EPYC 7742 Zen2 vs Zen1 EPYC 7742 Vs Xeon Cores 56C 64C 128C Frequency 2.8 G 2.7G 2.5-3.2G 2.5-3.2G GCC 7.4 7.4 7.4 8.3 7.4 7.4 400.perlbench 1980 2020 4680 4820 +132% +136% 401.bzip2 1120 1280 3220 3250 +152% +188% 403.gcc 1300 1400 3540 3540 +153% +172% 429.mcf 927 837 1540 1540 +84% +66% 445.gobmk 1500 1780 4160 4170 +134% +177% 456.hmmer 1580 1700 3320 6480 +95% +110% 458.sjeng 1570 1820 3860 3900 +112% +146% 462.libquantum 870 1060 1180 1180 +11% +36% 464.h264ref 2670 2680 6400 6400 +139% +140% 471.omnetpp 756 705 (*) 1520 1510 +116% +101% 473.astar 976 1080 1550 1550 +44% +59% 483.xalancbmk 1310 1240 2870 2870 +131% +119% BUT WAIT, WHAT ABOUT AVX-512? RIP. I'm truly excited to see what these are capable of in a deployed environment and it's encouraging to see the design wins that AMD has claimed in the last 1-2 years with their Zen architecture. It'll be interesting to see how many monolithic CPUs Intel can glue together to combat this. My favorite comment from AMD: Source: https://www.anandtech.com/show/14694/amd-rome-epyc-2nd-gen?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=dlvr.it
  4. It would be interesting to see if encryption is killed, or if tech companies setup infrastructure to handle encrypted messaging outside of the US for the rest of the world. I'm almost willing to bet it'll be the latter.
  5. Republicans in 2020: We're banning math. Math has indirectly caused the deaths of many Americans, maths is now illegal. Also republicans in 2020: Pres. Cheeto caught using encryption on private mail servers
  6. Only 5950 XT... Oh well, can't wait for the 5970 and 5990 XTX
  7. Navi 21 will have 4x PCIe 8pin connectors and come with a 360mm RAD and 6 fans in push-pull.
  8. PCIe 6 will require optical pathways or for the tracers to be 2cm from the chipset/CPU ?
  9. If I had to back something right now, it would be this. The founding group are certainly interesting... Lets see how this plays out. At least this coin likely won't suffer the same fate that other coins did due to AML/CFT laws and not being able to identify the source of funds or receiver. On top of that, you've got some of the most respected payment networks available so exchange between fiat currency and Libra should be a breeze!
  10. Wouldn't be surprised to see the return of 12c and 16c options if you need to take advantage of 4 channel RAM and 64 PCIe lanes.
  11. Because... Why wouldn't you sell it? By the way the article is written it sounds like he'll have clauses around it's use (has to remain free & open, etc) and he's staying on-board as well. So basically he's making sure that his vision of HIBP continues, but someone else will own and fun the project.
  12. Also far better he sell it (even if it's a paltry sum) than to shutter the doors and lose the important resource.
  13. Given that these only have 40 CUs and RDNA supports 60CUs (64?)... I'm looking forward to seeing what a full-fat 300W monster can do.
  14. Yes, but they use a chipset... If Intel has added thunderbolt to the CPU itself then it would potentially reduce the bottleneck we've seen with external thunderbolt enclosures.
  15. Intel did make a bit show and dance about taking Thunderbolt on-die rather than an external chipset though... Yet to be seen if these new processors include this though.
  16. Sure but their aesthetics are to die for (subjectively) and MacOS is still my preferred OS by a long-shot, particularly with iOS integration.
  17. I'd suggest that Apple went with Intel for Thunderbolt. Not sure if it's on-chip or a separate chipset with the new processors, but if it's on-chip that would explain everything.
  18. Literally most corporates...
  19. Or you know, just bundle the bloody VESA mount and have the stand as an optional $999.
  20. Go for the 2x Vega Pro II Duo with whatever CPU has the 6 channel memory.... That way you'll get the following videos: Pro Display XDR Review How to upgrade a 2019 Mac Pro Mac Pro balls-to-the-wall review Gaming on a 2019 Mac Pro "We overloaded the 2019 Mac Pro" while editing 3-4 8k video streams and mixing 1000 channels of audio New Radeon Pro Vega II Duo review (maybe) Mac Pro process flow video editing/photo/rendering feat Taran Potential for an in-depth review of using the Mac Pro for 1-2 months as the sole editing station for one of your crew using Logic & Final Cut. Gotta maximise the payback if you're going to drop ~$35k USD. I dare you to play Minecraft on 6 Pro Display XDR Side note: there is a rack mountable option, which is the first time that Apple has played in this space since they discontinued the 2011 Xserve platform... Super excited to see the potential for MacOS and Mac Pro as a server.