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In Topic: Ryzen: Built Another one!

Yesterday, 01:46 PM



And I'll be telling him to get $100 spare, and we'll throw a FireCuda SSHD in there ASAP.


Fun times ahead!

I would have thought an SSHD would be a waste for a data drive. Does the SSD component still get used when the OS is not installed to the SSHD?




Best thing about Seagate drives (never thought I'd type THAT!) is that it's Firmware level, block duplication, with (afaik) read-ahead.


Lets say he has an album he plays EVERY DAY when he gets home from work, but is a serial offender of the "Skip the last minute, I know how this song ends".

Well the SSHD will only cache the blocks he plays most often, it doesn't care about WHOLE files.

Isn't that neat?!


For the tiny cost difference (at least, on the 1TB drive), there's no reason to avoid them.


Look at you getting all excited about tech. :D

In Topic: Too Many Damn Lakes! Intel's coming CPU's

18 September 2017 - 01:03 PM

Intel Z390 to support Ice Lake 8C/16T Mainstream CPUs in 2H 2018


Intel is reportedly preparing to bring eight cores to its mainstream desktop platform. The new processor series will be compatible with Intel Z390 chipset and could launch later in 2018.


The details come via Eurocom, a Canadian computer developer of high performance laptops and workstations. A representative of the company revealed on NotebookReview forums that they will update their Tornado F5 laptop to Intel’s brand-new Z390 chipset, supporting the 8-core, 16-thread CPUs planned to arrive in the second half of 2018.


If this is true... Intel is throwing all resources to stop AMD's Ryzen threat. But it is a rumour. Still don't know if it's going to be available on or compatible on Z370 boards, or if Coffee Lake will be compatible on Z390 boards



In Topic: Too Many Damn Lakes! Intel's coming CPU's

16 September 2017 - 01:09 PM

Intel's Coffee Lake will launch without its top-end motherboard chipset


"Intel are dethroning the Z370, before it's even been released, and replacing it with the Z390 as the top enthusiast chipset for the Intel Coffee Lake processors... although not for some time. Thanks to a leaked Intel chipset roadmap, we have an idea of where Intel plan to go with their unprecedented multi-microarchitecture 8th Gen processors."

Link in this post to Coffee Lake is also now in the OP

In Topic: AMD Zen

16 September 2017 - 12:59 PM

AMD Ryzen beats Intel Core i7 as a heater


Surprisingly... this is actually complimentary. But Intel's Core i9 chips would make far better heaters lol.

In Topic: AMD Zen

15 September 2017 - 11:20 PM

Shouldn't complain too much I guess.


Intel still insists on sticking with Pentium and Celeron using the mainstream socket format when the low end market could be catered for by the i3.


That's because Intel want to squeeze every last dollar out of the market by dividing it up. A lot of their own line up makes redundant their own line up. Coffee Lake is about to drop... which is basically Kaby Lake and that has come quicker than you can say "Already made!"


Link to Zen APU benchmark summary