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  1. Sort of. Intel is going the Vega way with multiple nodes on a single package (Vega is 14nm core with some node for HBM on a 40nm interposer). So yes, still glued together, but with the logic (like IO) that doesn't require a lot of complex paths on a cheaper to produce bigger node and then putting that together to form one CPU.
  2. That 1050Ti needs an upgrade.
  3. Hey, us Dutchies were first! (open this image in a new tab to make it bigger). 1977 baby. Anyway, here's a pic I took last Thursday August 17th: old meets brand spanking new. 1960-built Mat '54 Plan F no. 766 EID-4 meets VIRMm 9405 which is 2 months old at this point (first build in 1994, now received a ground-up revision).
  4. It's like a car mechanic working on your car deliberately made the brake lines weak and unless you keep coming to him and paying him big cash your brakes will fail over time. Now that's illegal, so I don't why Sonos' actions here aren't because it's the same thing.
  5. Sauce: https://blog.vive.com/us/2017/08/21/htc-vive-announces-price-drop/ So, yay I guess? After the Rift's price drop Valve/HTC had to follow of course. It's still an expensive piece of equipment though.
  6. Clock reporting on Vega is sketchy. And no, your card isn't doing 1900 MHz. Probably somwhere around 1700 or lower.
  7. Like it matters when the vast majority of Android users are on OSs released in 2014 and 2015. Those devices didn't even get 2016's Android.
  8. XFX has a single-slot RX550.
  9. threadripper 1900x

    Indeed we do, it was announced by AMD on the same day Threadripper was released. This is old news.
  10. It comes down to power consumption. If AMD were to put regular GDDR5(X) on Vega they'd have to add another 40-50W of TDP to the card.
  11. Don't wait for rebrand or aftermarket cards. You'll have no chance at getting them because miners will eat them up like a bunch of starved dogs. Get the reference edition (best VRM setup for any card save the LN2 special editions from like Galax or something), then either undervolt on the stock cooler or slap a water block on it from EK and go to town on the thing.
  12. EK just basically confirmed Intel's 8th gen i-series CPUs have at least 6 cores:
  13. Literally watch the reviews on it. Basically everybody goes into the power draw aspect.
  14. It's perf/watt is way better than Polaris, I mean Vega 56 draws the same power as an OC'd RX580 while being way faster. Vega 64 is past the efficiency curve of the whole architecture. For the performance AMD wants out of it they have to push it way past that curve with high clocks and thus high power draw (also doesn't help AMD pushes a crapload more voltage than is really necessary). Vega 56 seems to be the sweetspot of the entire architecture.
  15. Here: https://www.computerbase.de/2017-08/radeon-rx-vega-64-56-test/8/ Under the image of Vega 64 with the spare die: Definitiv nicht fertig sind die Treiber. Der Draw Stream Binning Rasterizer (DSBR) ist zwar offenbar noch in letzter Sekunde fertig geworden, der High Bandwith Cache Controller (HBCC) ist aber immer noch standardmäßig abgeschaltet und Primitive Shader fehlen komplett. aka Definitely not finished are the drivers. The Draw Stream Binning Rasterizer (DSBR) was apparently finished in the last second, the High Bandwith Cache Controller (HBCC) is switched off by default and Primitive Shaders are missing completely.
  16. Though the reference cooler may suck, the VRM serup is among the best in the business, far better than most custom boards out there. It's the same as the Vega FE aka 12 phases clustered around the core for minimal voltage drop. That's for both the 64 and 56. Basically, get the reference boards and slap an aftermaket or liquid cooler on it.
  17. Deadlines promised to investors and a need to just launch.
  18. Reddit, don't know where he found it though.
  19. May I add that it's doing so with most of its new features still disabled by drivers (rasterizer, HBCC, primitive shaders)? Sure, it's still a half-arsed rushed launch but if it's already on-par or beating the green team I think it's save to say FineWine will start doing its thing in a month or 2-3.
  20. Vega 56 is already beating a 1080Ti in Blender rendering, so there's that.
  21. GCN us pretty much at its EoL at this point. It's great for raw compute, but at the powerdraw of SLI 1080s and equal the gaming performance it's a fail. The 56 makes more sense at this point and seems to be the optimal configuration for the Vega arch. Above 56CUs and you get a: bottlenecking front/backend and b: massive power draw increase for small perofmance gain. Also, many reviewers have already confirmed that the drivers used here are pretty basic. HBCC is turned off by default, primitive shaders are entirely absent, as is the rasterizer. While it's a good sign that Vega is equal to the competition here (despite the higer power draw) with these things disabled as it means future drivers will improve performance (FineWine in action) it's really clear here that AMD rushed Vega to market with unfinished drivers that have the really important stuff disabled. That makes them look bad on launch days and those reviews are the ones you want to be scoring great numbers in. It's pretty much a repeat of the RX480 launch. Drivers need to mature, then we have Vega on top of 1070/1080. As long as the prices stay at MSRP and don't skyrocket because of miners (first indications are good on that front, Vega can't mine a lot better than a 1070/RX480) it's a good GPU. AMD needs it badly. That said, this launch is a disaster. While US folks have some good prices at MSRP us EU folks get jack shit. We can't even pre-order any Vega here, and the stuff that is available is overpriced as fuck. Seriously. Regular Vega 64 for €1199. Get out.
  22. Still clueless. What's a 480 GTX? Furthermore, GTX480 not needing much power? What? That's the most power hungry GPU of all time (up until Vega 64 liquid), so much that the reference design needed 5 heatpipes to stay somewhat cool.
  23. RX550/460s don't need them, as do some lower-end RX560s.
  24. I want to know how in the hell they plan to cool the furnaces of i9s in the iMac. Even the cooling solutions they've showed only had two thin heatpipes connected to a small radiator stack.
  25. Vengeance LPX hasn't failed me.