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#1200555 AMD Zen

Posted by gamble on 10 March 2018 - 01:21 AM

If the 2700x does come with boost of 4.35ghz, that would really interesting as that would be a nice performance increase.  If you can OC even a bit higher over that or get all cores to 4.35 without crazy temps, Id be tempted to pick one up.  Really hope they get the memory clocks up too.  Im running 2933 since 3200 just is not stable even after bios updates.  

#1199070 AMD RX Vega announcement.

Posted by gamble on 11 January 2018 - 04:23 AM

I just sold my RX 56 and it covered the price of a new 1080 Ti that I ordered.... basically a free upgrade, might come out ahead with a few extra bucks.  I have a love/hate for miners, cant believe what the RX 56/64 are going for used.  Wish I would have bought more of these when they were released!  I thought I might as well sell it before the bubble pops, maybe I should have held on to it longer but was happy to get 30-40% more gaming performance.

#1196003 AMD RX Vega announcement.

Posted by gamble on 12 September 2017 - 03:07 AM

Well I sold my GTX 1070 for $4 more than what I paid for it (thanks miners).  Bought the RX 56 and it was $18 more than what I sold the GTX 1070.  Basically, Im doing another side upgrade so I can play with new stuff.  RX 56 has been great even with crap drivers.  Most things were about the same performance as my OC 1070 while running stock.  


I decided to go ahead and flash the card as I was not able to get over 1500mhz on the core and the HBM2 ram didn't like anything over 800mhz.  I used the air version bios of RX 64 not the liquid.  It took without any issues.  Now when I run turbo mode it clock around 1560mhz and the ram is 945mhz.  I've been able to OC into the 1600mhz range but not sure its limits but know that 1700mhz is a no go.  If I can figure out the limits, I might try to flash to the liquid version as it gives even more watts available but need to test for current heat and the fan profiles to keep it under 80c.  


Really a neat card and cant believe I have an all AMD system again... Super happy about that!

#1189533 AMD Zen

Posted by gamble on 05 March 2017 - 08:00 PM

Similar to what Dasa posted, memory clock has large impact it seems:


#1189473 AMD Zen

Posted by gamble on 03 March 2017 - 03:42 PM

So on gaming, it seems to suffer in lower res but high resolution it is spot on... Guru3d had OC all cores to 4.1g and results were good.

Would like to see motherboard roundup from a few sites next, even though I have one on order, just to see where they land

#1189437 AMD Zen

Posted by gamble on 03 March 2017 - 02:41 AM

Gaming scores seem only ok... Cpu scores are amazing. Still reading reviews but would like to see OC results and clock to clock compared against Kaby in games. I'm sure they are out there but haven't got to them yet.


Edit:  looks like overclocking is lacking too...  Those that did OC in review that Ive looked at so far (at work so only get to view a bit at a time) didnt have temps...

#1189164 AMD Zen

Posted by gamble on 24 February 2017 - 10:49 PM

MB was 140 US. I don't think even Kaby is win7 supported now too.

Edit: https://www.google.c...windows-7?amp=1

#1189069 AMD Zen

Posted by gamble on 23 February 2017 - 12:22 PM

Got from Newegg in US. Cheapest x370 mb they had. Ordered mydigitalssd m.2 pci x4 120gb for boot, has great specs for price and some ddr4 evga SC 3200 cl16(didn't know they made ram) cheap.


Really hope these OC good and looks like EK are compatible. Any temps anyone find? The talk about extra cooling will increase performance so interested to see what that means

#1189051 AMD Zen

Posted by gamble on 23 February 2017 - 08:20 AM

Pre-ordered 1700x and ASRock X370 Killer... cant wait!  Need to check on water block or if there is new mounting from EK.

#1188755 AMD Zen

Posted by gamble on 16 February 2017 - 07:52 AM

Starting to see price drops on Intel lineup across the board.  Also, rumors of i5 wtih HT and another few K versions to prepare for AMD launch.... Looks like they are scared a bit. 

#1188640 AMD Zen

Posted by gamble on 13 February 2017 - 01:35 AM

Price is amazing if the performance holds true... Really interested in those 65w versions.

#1185049 Trump wins the election *dies inside*

Posted by gamble on 10 November 2016 - 05:20 AM

Americans are just sick of political figures and all their lies.  Is Trump any better?  Who knows... but they know what they are getting as far as the person (character) and business person.  If Hillary didn't have that smudge on her face with all the emails with top secret files and the Benghazi stuff, it might be her that won.  But, looking at her history, she changed her mind on several key points that were hot this election, from gay marriage, trade and illegal immigrates - almost because she needed the votes.  I think most are just sick of jobs going overseas, heck whole businesses, while still making great profits from low tariffs.    

#1179353 Waisted some cash 6700k\gtx1070

Posted by gamble on 22 July 2016 - 12:12 AM

Id be interested in seeing the 3770 vs 6700 in tests with the new card for sure.   I was planning on waiting for zen and see if it is any better than the 3770.  

#1166409 which monitor is your fav

Posted by gamble on 14 January 2016 - 10:53 PM

VG248QE from Asus is 144hz and 1080. They might have a newer version out now.

#1157229 ASUS VG248QE

Posted by gamble on 02 July 2015 - 12:49 AM

Just ordered one of these monitors.  Reviews seem great for it.  Its 144hz and I guess you can add a gsync module later if wanted.  But with it running that fast not sure it is needed since they reviews mention no tearing.  I kinda wanted to go higher res like 1440 but those are 27" and I don't have room but for 24" max on my desk.  Might be good to keep it at 1080 since my eyes are getting older anyway lol.  At least I should see a huge improvement from my 60hz 21.5" screen :)