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AMD Ryzen

primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' BoopinDetroit, MI Icrontian

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  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian

    :}

  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian
    edited Dec 2016

    First of all, @Thrax nice job starting tech demos and hanging with Geoff Keighley.

    Secondly, for the first time in a few years, I have some real optimism for the future of enthusiast PC building. The efficiency gained from the new manufacturing process for both AMD CPU and GPU products is going to make it practical to build killer LAN boxes. Everyone is going to just be able to pick up their custom PC, sling it around, throw it on another monitor, take it to a party, take it to another room if it's bugging your wife (my most likely scenario)... See for me, it's not just, hey we are AMD and we are going to go toe to toe with Intel. It's more like, we are AMD and we innovated so you have more flexibility in how you build. I'm incredibly excited about building smaller, with reasonable power draw. Heck, even for non enthusiasts that just want a great experience, what Radeon integrated graphics will be like on a platform with more memory bandwidth. I can't wait to build one of those for someone.

    I also have to say, in the last year AMD's marketing has gotten significantly better. The Better Red campaign was very good. The recent slow burn to the ultimate roll out and timing of these Ryzen announcements were very good, the presentation was not a stuffy corporate bore. It was not an embarrassing "this is so gamer" insult either. AMD for the first time in several years look like they have leadership that actually have an idea on how to talk to the market, how to present new product and ideas with some genuine enthusiasm. Add that to the best tech, now AMD could make talking tech fun again.

  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian

    This makes me excited. It also makes me wish I was in some of the NDA architecture sessions. Even though I don't understand the meat of a lot of it, I like seeing things like efficiency gains through shorter pipelining and better branch prediction, etc. I also see a lot of IBM's IP influence on things, which is good. They're doing so much great stuff in the RISC space, I'm happy to see some of it breaking into the x86 space.

    I would have liked to see bigger L3 caches to push Intel harder, but I get it, that stuff is expensive real-estate on a processor die.

  • ardichokeardichoke Buttes Master B Lansing, MI Icrontian

    I haven't updated the CPU/Mobo in my gaming rig since early 2010... This might be just the thing to finally refresh it and also finally implement my hybrid Linux/Windows workstation concept (lightweight Linux install base, virtual Windows w/ PCI passthrough gaming card, virtual Linux workstation for being a productive member of society). Mmm... needlessly complicated but awesome setups.

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian

    @AlexDeGruven said:
    This makes me excited. It also makes me wish I was in some of the NDA architecture sessions. Even though I don't understand the meat of a lot of it, I like seeing things like efficiency gains through shorter pipelining and better branch prediction, etc. I also see a lot of IBM's IP influence on things, which is good. They're doing so much great stuff in the RISC space, I'm happy to see some of it breaking into the x86 space.

    I would have liked to see bigger L3 caches to push Intel harder, but I get it, that stuff is expensive real-estate on a processor die.

    Remember that these are consumer processors, where L3 cache beyond 20MB doesn't mean very much at all. There will be other Zen-based parts for workstations and servers (codenamed "Naples").

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    It's going to be time to replace my creaky FX-8350/AM3+ platform.

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  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian

    The funny thing is my AM3+ isn't like a bad performer or anything, it's just disappointing how it's full promise never really came into fruition and how long it has taken to get here. Two years ago there were even people inside of AMD that were saying they were no longer going to push for the enthusiast CPU market. I had given up hope, I figured they had abandoned us. I built Intel systems for people, suggested Intel spec hardware for certain applications, it made me feel so dirty inside. The enthusiast is what influences the mainstream, you have to play in that space to be successful and finally it looks like we have AMD back.

  • pragtasticpragtastic Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    Woah, the automatic overclocking given appropriate cooling is a really rad idea.

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