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Shubham Yadav

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  1. I don't think the price is that high. S7 edge(32 GB UFS 2.0) was priced at $750. S8 is the exact same price, but with storage bumped to 64GB UFS 2.1. People are comparing S8+ to S7 edge, but in reality the S8 is what should be compared to S7 edge since they have similar screen area.
  2. I would rather get a 1600 and x370 board than 1600x and B350. 1600 comes with a stock cooler too, which the 1600x lacks. So there's additional $30 you will have to spend to get comparable cooling. x370 will give you more USB ports(especially 3.1 gen 2), more SATA ports, will look better in general and come with better VRMs to overclock better. Also since AMD will use this platform till 2020, it's a good decision to not cheap out on motherboard. You can upgrade to RyZen 2 or 3 later and have the same awesome motherboard with features that will be essential 2-3 years down the road.
  3. If you want the absolute best, go for the C6H(crosshair VI Hero) or the asrock taichi. Along with one of the most stable BIOSes, they have BCLK overclock, which allows you to run the absolute best RAM freq you can. People have managed over 3400 on these motherboards. Anyway, over 3000 requires a good motherboard + an expensive kit of RAM(Samsung B-die). If you are going to run B350, you are likely not getting very high rated RAM anyway. So it's a moot point.
  4. Aren't both pretty much the same thing, in different form factors. Both consist of a DAC(digital to analog converter) and an amplifier, which will pretty much replace the onboard audio.
  5. With Z270, you can actually set an AVX offset during overclock. Take for example 7700k. You can overclock it to 5 GHz and set the AVX offset to 0.5 GHz. What it will do is automatically run at 4.5 GHz during AVX instructions and 5 GHz otherwise.
  6. Yeah, mostly used in scientific and financial simulations. It's supposed to parallelize floating point calculations better. Prime95 uses it too, no wonder it heats up the processor like crazy and makes otherwise stable overclocks unstable.
  7. If you don't know what it is, you most likely don't need it. It has very specific use cases, mostly in heavily multi-threaded CPU centric loads. It is a set of instructions at a high level.
  8. For gaming, yes. But pentiums don't support the AVX/2 instruction set if you are into that. So the i3 still has some advantages.
  9. X299 costs 3X more? No, it doesn't. You can get a 6-core i7-5820k for $320. Also the 6800k costs less than $400 right now. I expect similar pricing for 7800k. I specifically mentioned waiting for the 6-core variant. Intel's 8 core variants are crazy overpriced.
  10. I don't live in UK, so didn't know the prices. Well, I guess 58 it is in this case.
  11. LG 27UD58, 27UD68 or 27UD88, See which suits you and how you can go in prices.
  12. Gigabyte's cooling solution for 480 is completely different from the one in 1060.
  13. You got anything to back up your claim. I own a G1 gaming 1060 and it overclocks pretty well. I'm at 2088 core and 9400 on memory and it doesn't go above 65C.
  14. For pure gaming, 7700k is the best bet for now. Even if devs start optimizing for the dual CCX design of 1700, it won't be able to match the IPC or the clock speed of the 7700k. Not to mention stuff works great out of the box for 7700k while with 1700 there's a lot of hassle getting the Samsung B-die memory. If you can wait for 3-4 months, wait and see what x299 brings. Skylake on HEDT makes me excited for some reason since they will be able to clock higher to something like 4.6-4.7 GHz again like with Haswell-E, and skylake has the same IPC as kaby lake. 6-core part for 400$ would be a pretty sweet processor.
  15. Depends on which rank and how many sticks of RAM you use. Also some motherboards don't like some RAM modules. There are also reports of some RAM not working at full potential until overclocking said RyZen processor. It supports upto 3200 MHz, but since things are moving slowly, you should be lucky to get even 2933 MHz working. It's all very complicated right now and I'm hoping BIOS updates will fix it. Ryzen's infinity fabric is directly proportional to memory bandwidth, which is really helpful for inter-CCX communication. So high speed memory is necessary. My advice: get a good motherboard. Something like the Asrock X370 taichi, overclock your 1700 to 3.8-3.9 GHz on stock cooler and get corsair LPX-3200 or G.skill tridentZ 3200 RAMs. This config is known to work at full 3200 MHz. Or you can wait till things get sorted.
  16. Your CPU is fine since it booted up in BIOS. Regarding RAM, if your MoBo has 4 RAM slots, you need to seat the RAMs in alternate slots( 1,3 or 2,4). Either that, or try what @DarkBlade2117 told.
  17. Do not expect R7 to beat an i7 7700k in gaming. Yes, I understand that the results right now are a bit screwed up due to bad optimization for SMT, poor BIOSes not allowing the motherboards to use high frequency RAM and some other issues which are just plaguing the launch. In the end, I expect R7 CPUs to perform about the same as an i7 6900k in gaming when everything is optimized. Because that's how it should be. Kaby lake and skylake have a 6-7% IPC advantage over Broadwell-E and RyZen. On top of that, they have an insane clock speed advantage. That isn't going away. For games like battlefield 1 and the new games that will come out later this year or after that, the R7 will most likely beat the quad core i7s, but don't expect a switch to be flipped and expect RyZen to suddenly start beating 7700k in games that only use 4 cores or less and love clock speed.
  18. The 6500 can maintain the max turbo without going above 55-60 degrees all day long on the stock cooler. Skylake and Kaby lake non-k i5s are super efficient.
  19. During the installation of Ubuntu, if you want to ensure it installs in the correct drive, you can select "something else" and then select the exact partition to mount the "/home", create the swap space partition and select it, then install Ubuntu. What I go on to select is go to disk manager on windows, shrink the windows paritition to what size I want to install ubuntu and then do it manually as above. I create the swap space partition from the one I allocated to ubuntu on the fly. Regarding the windows directly booting, you need to press F12 during boot. If you want GRUB to be the default bootloader, go to BIOS/UEFI menu and adjust the priority and GRUB will be the primary bootloader, which will give you the option. Hope this helped.
  20. With that 970, you should be easily able to push 1440p high settings. Dell ultrasharp U2515H should be an excellent choice.
  21. About the clock, the overclock you set is the new maximum clock speed all the cores can run at when under load. It's not like turbo since the turbo can only be reached for a single core but overclock frequency will be the ceiling one or all cores can reach depending on the load. Regarding the voltage, it depends on what kind of voltage you set it at. If you do the regular and set the voltage to 1.4 volts, the voltage will hover around that even when you are at idle. If you don't want that, most motherboards offer you to set an offset voltage to set to what voltage to dial on idle a bit deeper under those settings. Last of all, nice choice going with the 1700. It's just as good as the 1800x for 2/3 of the price, and comes with a free cooler.
  22. For their prices, they should be decent enough for gaming/other workloads. They will still be clocked below 4 GHz so don't expect them to match the 6700k/7700k, but they should be great alternatives to something like 6600k/7600k and other i3/i5 processors since they will beat any i3/i5 in rendering/compilations and in general CPU workloads outside of gaming.
  23. Yours must have better single threaded performance. In recursive algorithms, the cache size( data, instruction and L3) matter a lot since you have to store the point of return of each function call. Yours might have bigger cache or better in single core. The i7 will always be a better choice if you are looking for performance. It has more cache( 8MB vs 6MB), it can run more threads at a time, it usually overclocks a bit higher too since it's better binned( i5 and i7 are the same from silicon point of view, intel disables certain features/cores on chips that perform worse and makes them i5 or i3. The chips that pass all tests make an i7). If you are looking for absolute performance, you might also be interested in haswell-E CPUs(5820k). You get double the cache and 50% more cores for the same price as a 6700k.
  24. Unless you use the pthread library and schedule the cores to run your program along with locks and mutexes, get the 6600k. Most of the C/C++ code you will ever write will be single threaded. The recursive algorithm you ran was single-threaded since they are almost impossible to schedule on multiple threads.