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    Re: CPU Rumors

    Rumor has it AMD is working on a 16 core/32 thread Ryzen aimed at desktops instead of servers in an effort to completely dethrone Intel. Judging by the performance of the Ryzen 1800X, a 16 core CPU would easily beat Intel's $1700 6950X but cost $1200 or less.

    We shall see if this is true or not within a month or so.


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    Re: CPU Rumors

    Sure, but if I have to install Windows 10 to use it, what's the point?

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    Re: CPU Rumors

    Quote Originally Posted by Mumps View Post
    Sure, but if I have to install Windows 10 to use it, what's the point?
    I'm sure it will run Linux.

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    Re: CPU Rumors

    I really hope they do this. Competition is good for EVERYONE (yes, even Intel because it gets enthusiasts into buying into all kinds of upgrade cycles again!) and we will all benefit.

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    Re: CPU Rumors

    Micron is coming out with their own version of Optane called QuantX later this year. The benefit of it is they're trying to get manufacturers to add it to their SSDs so it will work on any platform the SSD is compatible with. Intel's Optane is only compatible with Kaby Lake and newer.

    Edit: Optane will not support acceleration of non-boot drives, or drives in RAID. It also will not work on 100 series or older motherboards. It will not work on any AMD motherboard. Sequential write speed is only 280MB/s, much slower than a SATA SSD, however sequential read can hit 1200MB/s, more than twice as fast as a SATA SSD but less than half the speed of a modern M.2 SSD (for example, the Samsung 960 EVO hits 3200MB/s read and 1500MB/s write).
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    It's available finally. The reviews are out and as expected, an M.2 SSD easily beats it. In some cases, a SATA SSD does too, though occasionally there are small benefits there


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