AMD’s Next Gen x86 High Performance Core is Code Named “Zen”

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  1. rickoles

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    I tend to prefer Asrock boards because they do cool things ahead of the curve like the Sky-OC stuff last year but their boards I've seen so far are absolutely hideous!
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    Is thunderbolt only on Intel boards?
     
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    More USB's the better thanks - I can get rid of the additional PCI card I now have.

    Not long now...!

    I still might go Asrock, been happy with my Z77 board, and I really couldn't care less if it's hideous - though I agree, it is.
     
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    Motherboards just look so plain these days. Rip northbridge and elaborate heatsinks:tongue:
     
  5. gregpolk

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    Its an extra chip isn't it? Should be doable on any board if the manufacturer wants to pay for it and take some pcie lanes for it. They'll support usb 3.1 no worries though.

    That ASRock board is gross. For a similar style that looks nice to me, I'd go the Asus ROG board we saw back a couple pages. Because the looks of your motherboard are very important obviously when most of us don't have windows on our cases. I odn't mind the Asrock x370 killer though if you don't mind the black and white style but don't like that hideous logo. Has a big ugly K instead, but a bit less ugly.

    The Auros boards look nice. They have an 'XMP' button up by the memory. Thought that was an intel thing?
     
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    Come on ASRock... gimme an X370 Extreme11 with a PLX chip or 2 for 4-way goodness :D

    Ryzen looks to be a lot of fun :D
     
  7. Apokalipse

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    If you do need lots of USB ports, you can just get a hub.
    A USB 3.0 hub will have plenty of spare bandwidth, too, if that's even a potential issue.

    Or you could also buy a PCI-E USB card. I'd go for the quad port ones that use D720201 chips.
     
  8. SuzyCreamcheese

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    I'm sure im not the only one here. But I like the idea of owning a PC that's elegant in its design from the ground up.

    Motherboard, M2 SSD. 1 Graphics card, Several well hidden fans, with no controllers, and all the cables tucked nicely behind the backplate.

    I don't have a window or anything, and it sits next to my feet, but i just like it that way, and i'll spend another 2 hours making sure its as neat as possible before i close it up and plug it all in.
     
  9. gregpolk

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    If there are some good smaller boards for ryzen I'm hoping to make a nice compact and neat box. I like the idea of having the graphics card parallel to the motherboard and there's some satisfaction in a nice neat compact build. I don't go for windows and flashing lights.
     
  10. TaroT

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    i still have a 8350/8320/fx6300 and a am2 4000/6600/6600 every computer bar mine is amd and has been for years. my daughter is still rocking a 7850 on a fx 6000 playing ark and overwatch and anything else she cares to no issues.

    so yeah let me go back to the reds please and hurry up
     
  11. tunksy

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    Just give me a great itx motherboard
     
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    That's what I am holding out for as well!

    Will also try to find the best bang-for-buck ITX PCIe card too. Happy to find a home for my GTX 1070 to do this.
     
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    Seems to be...

    Single thread
    1600x - 1888
    i5-7600K - 2130 (+12.8%)

    Multi thread
    1600x - 12544 (+52.9%)
    i5-7600K - 8206

    Decisions decisions, thought IPC would be around 10% slower than Intel, what that translate to in real life / games, have no idea.
     
  15. Sgt Bilko

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    Forgot to post that on here.

    It's interesting stuff for sure, *if* the numbers line up.

    We could potentially be looking at close to Skylake IPC here.

    I'm still waiting on proper Cinebench numbers though :p
     
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    Looks like ryzen will play any game as well as or better then intel depending on how threaded it is.
     
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    Anyone know what benchmark this is?

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    Since learnt that the benchmark is Master Wu (or something like that) and that the pics might be shopped.

    Ryzen quad cores should have 2MB of L2 cache but the pic says 1MB so it's most likely Skylake or Kaby Lake.
     
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    It looks like SuperHappyFunMark 4.0
     

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