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#1200854 AMD Zen

Posted by Dasa on 17 March 2018 - 10:53 AM

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Accidentally Listed on Amazon

Amazon Germany accidentally listed the upcoming AMD Ryzen 5 2600X six-core processor. According to the listing availability of the chip is scheduled for 19th April. The chip is priced at 248.93€ including taxes, which is in line with the launch SEP prices we saw in the leaked AMD press-deck posted earlier this month. The listing also mentions a handful specifications, such as the chip being based on 12 nm silicon fabrication process, and featuring clock speeds of 3.60 GHz, with 4.25 GHz turbo. Unlike with some of the higher end first-generation Ryzen retail packages, AMD will be including cooling solutions with all models of the 2nd generation Ryzen series. The Ryzen 5 2600X will include a Wraith Spire cooler, characterized by its RGB LED ring, and having a design focus on low-noise operation.


#1200808 Build Time: Firebreather

Posted by Dasa on 16 March 2018 - 07:49 AM

you can dial back the cost a fair bit without really losing any gaming performance

CPU: Intel Core i5 8600K $358
Mobo: ASRock Z370 Extreme 4 $219
RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) 3600c16 $345
SSD: Crucial MX500 1TB $355
GPU: 11GB Geforce GTX 1080 Ti $1249
PSU: Corsair RM650x Gold $155
Case: Fractal Design Define C $135
CPU HSF: Noctua NH-D15 $115



or if you want to cut back even harder
Gigabyte Z370XP-SLI $199
2x8g 3200c16 $259
Corsair TX650M $129
SilverStone KL07B $99
Noctua NH-U14S $89


you could probably save a bit more by buying a few small things from newegg like cpu\ssd\ram or waiting for one of those 20% of ebay sales


what do you know there is one on now

Crucial MX500 Series 1TB $319.2

#1200510 Build Time: Firebreather

Posted by Dasa on 08 March 2018 - 09:07 AM

for gaming 8600k will spank that cpu or go 8700k if you also want to do some rendering or something with video

more cores higher ipc and lower price



Corsair H60 120mm Liquid

this would be hot and loud

a big hsf like nh-d15 would be much better

for aio to compete on a performance per db ratio you need to spend over $200


as for ram i would suggest this as 3600 15-15-15 is faster than 4000 19-23-23



or if you wanted to run dual rank ram and maybe a ram cache

this 3200c14 kit should oc fairly well if you spend some time giving it the love and vdimm it needs



as for the best tim to use ontop of the ihs

GELID Solutions GC-Extreme
Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut

and if you wish to delid the cpu for a 5GHz+ oc this is what you would use under the ihs

Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut


if budget is no problem go with a 1tb 960 evo or intel 760 or 2tb and get rid of the old spinner altogether

optane wont provide a noticeable benefit to these ssd so you can drop it


maybe look at a liquid cooled 1080ti

Gigabyte AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Waterforce Xtreme Edition <just make sure its the aio version unless you want to build a custom loop


oh and as you would need a z370 mb to go with those cpu

ASUS Z370 ROG Maximus X Apex $479 will probably get you the highest memory oc

but ASRock Z370-EXTREME4 is exceptional value


as for a monitor upgrade you may want to wait for these hdr10 panels


#1200405 AMD RX Vega announcement.

Posted by Dasa on 04 March 2018 - 09:16 PM

i just followed a guide which could have been leading me up shit creek for all i knew



its possible there is other gpu coins to mine that may be more valuable or code that processes quicker on amd hardware its a bloody minefield full of scams and thieves


anyway this is where i ended up


#1199983 AMD Zen

Posted by Dasa on 17 February 2018 - 07:33 AM



new mb chipset with lower power use wonder how much difference it makes as some reviews have showed amd having higher idle power use

#1199866 AMD Zen

Posted by Dasa on 13 February 2018 - 09:30 AM

2200G 2400G review



looks like they oc to 3.9GHz ok at which point 2200G is a tad slower than the 1200 and 2400G is a bit slower than the 1500x

igp performance is below the nvidia 1030gt in most games but not all


2200G $139au

2400G $235au


for its price the 2200G does fairly well once overclocked assuming your happy to game at 720p


Overclocking with AMD's Ryzen Master utility is simple. The execution cores responded readily to our efforts, and the Ryzen 5 2400G floated up to 4 GHz with a 1.4V vCore setting. We also adjusted the VDDCR SoC voltage, which is a single rail that feeds the uncore and graphics domains, to 1.25V. That allowed us to dial in an easy 1555 MHz graphics clock rate and push the memory up to DDR4-3200 with 14-14-14-34 timings.

A Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 cooler helped us circumvent thermal challenges (we measured 75°C under the AIDA CPU/GPU stress test).


unfortunately the people looking to get a cheap cpu\igp like this probably wont be looking to spend the extra cash on expensive ram and cooling so in a typical usage scenario it will be much slower

#1199263 Atomic 3DMark & Game Benchmark Rankings

Posted by Dasa on 19 January 2018 - 06:46 AM

gave it a quick run


#1199217 Atomic 3DMark & Game Benchmark Rankings

Posted by Dasa on 17 January 2018 - 06:38 PM

like you say there has been a lot of updates that were supposed to fix a lot of these issues so that link i provided may not be relevant anymore but his scores do seem to be in the ballpark of where you are and where you should be

#1199209 Atomic 3DMark & Game Benchmark Rankings

Posted by Dasa on 17 January 2018 - 08:31 AM

showed this to sora3 on the last page but i don't think it was much help to him maybe you will have better luck




#1198683 Help with new build: Raid

Posted by Dasa on 29 December 2017 - 07:27 AM

outdated wall of text I'm afraid this reeks of spam

#1198321 Aorus Gtx 1070 Gaming GPU

Posted by Dasa on 09 December 2017 - 08:14 AM

fill them both

#1198050 Gigabyte X299 Aorus 7- how to get the memory to 300 MHz?

Posted by Dasa on 27 November 2017 - 08:17 AM

if cpu-z says its running 1500=3000 then your good and just ignore what windows is saying as its probably wrong

run a memory speed test like aida64 if you want to be sure its performing as it should

#1197718 iNeed to upgrade - which Intel socket 2066 motherboard?

Posted by Dasa on 12 November 2017 - 10:20 PM

ALso seeing you play with the Luminance levels after stacking and how fast it redrew was impressive to watch - that is at least twice as fast as mine!

seems that is mostly single threaded ipc with which my mild 4.6ghz oc will be helping a bit

the fastest cpu for that would be a 8600k\8700k overclocked to ~5ghz

but obviously a cpu with more cores will complete the stacking quicker

unfortunately it would be a bit of a weak point for threadripper


you have me tempted to step outside with my sisters d750 and snap a few shots of the stars

she has some nice very nice fixed lenses from wide angle up to a big old 600mm zoom and being in a remote location its 15k to the nearest small town emitting any light pollution

#1197703 iNeed to upgrade - which Intel socket 2066 motherboard?

Posted by Dasa on 12 November 2017 - 12:20 AM

it seems the settings used can have a huge effect on how multithreaded the software is

registering images can be almost completely single threaded or change a few settings and it takes twice as long due to computing the master files for dark\flat ect. which would be done in the blink of the eye with some settings but can take a minute or two each with modified settings which is a process that can make use of multiple cores


last night i downloaded these images to use

The Orion Nebula
34 Lights
15 Darks
25 Flats
25 Dark Flats



the feeling im getting from using this software at the moment is that extra cores will bring less than half the improvement they would bring when rendering a video




streamed a video of settings and cpu usage




stacking and adjusting image


#1197698 iNeed to upgrade - which Intel socket 2066 motherboard?

Posted by Dasa on 11 November 2017 - 08:34 PM

Ok typing this on phone since the fiber is broken near sheparton
Dss is very different to the software I first benchmarked

Dss doesn't care about io beyond a good sata ssd or ram sped at all 2133 vs 3800 takes the same amount of time
Ht doesn't help reduce the time it takes even though it is using 100% of the cpu
If anything using ram drive and ht makes it slower

Coppied the images from this morning so now working with 22 light
4:41 to register 22 images
2:41 to stack them
30s to rebuild image after adjusting rgb

Limiting dss to three cores with afinity slowed stacking to 3:01