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Old March 3, 2017, 10:10 PM
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Can't wait to see how the rest of the lineup performs. I've been aching to replace the Q9550 with something a bit more modern and ideally micro/mini ATX.
I hear that. Only mine is less of an ache and more of a primal scream.
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What jumps out to me is the platform for those first places: ASUS is killing it with their board designs as of late.
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What jumps out to me is the platform for those first places: ASUS is killing it with their board designs as of late.
Do you mean functionally (hardware/software implementation), aesthetically or both? How do you see them comparing to Gigabyte?
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Old March 5, 2017, 07:42 AM
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Overclocking updated! The AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Performance Review
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Thanks for the update!

I for one am not disappointed in the idea that getting a stable OC might take a bit of work. This "bump the multiplier" set-and-forget stuff is getting a bit stale. :)

Impressed with the memory though, that's a hell of of a lot higher than I expected based on the issues you had with the stock memory settings.
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Impressed with the memory though, that's a hell of of a lot higher than I expected based on the issues you had with the stock memory settings.
Two sticks of single rank memory - like was used to hit DDR4-3200 - is doing well, but four sticks is still an issue (haven't hit above 2666 yet). Dual-rank modules are obviously going to be even more limited.
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Cool, thanks for the quick update. Good to see 4.1 GHz; 4.0 or less for us mere mortals will be acceptable for daily use. Looking forward to the R5 1600(X) review(s), come Q2.
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Very awesome :o)
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Well, to compete with and beat the 5960X in multi-thread at >600 MHz lower clocks is good. Doing it in dual channel is .............also good / eh?....
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Yes and no. Yes it sounds good and makes for a good headline... but 5960X is one gen old and soon to be two gens old. Not so impressive when you think about it that way.

Basically it comes down to what AMD wants it to be. Does it want to be a 2011 competitor (ie workstation) or a 115x competitor (home user). IMHO dual channel and low PCIe lane count makes it DOA for serious workstation use. I am reserving judgement on home use until the cheaper versions come out... and what Intel releases this year to compete against it. ;)

its a good start though and I am glad to see AMD back in the game so to speak. :)
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