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#172

Their 7 isn’t quite 7 either, so there’s that as well…


#173

yeah, but without knowing the actual values for each you can’t really say what %delta it actually is


#174

Was $600 back up to $780

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#175

780 or 780Ti? There are 20% difference…


#176

On the whole indirect access to memory thing for two of the dies…

Threadripper has some big caches that will help.

IMHO - For most desktop style core heavy workloads, there’s intensive processing going on, on smaller amounts of data. e.g., ray tracing, rendering, etc.

This, being a desktop chip is less likely to be used for massive databases, etc. I don’t think the lack of 8 channel memory will be a big deal on the desktop. Even with TR1, half of the channels are only accessible via the “other” die…


#177

Well, global foundries have released those rough numbers for their 7nm process compared to their 14nm process and that was I think last year…? May be even earlier…
I’m simplifying, obviously, but seriously, I don’t think the B350/450 boards are in imminent danger of having to deal with much more power hungry CPUs than they already deal with just fine.


#178

a lot of them can barely handle R7, and if it is a literal halving I’d bet we’re gonna see octocore APUs

in which case, mosfet popcorn.


#179

What’s more - TR2 is actually shipping. 28 core intel desktop is not :smiley:

on 7nm vs. 14nm vs. power on old boards.

I suspect what will happen is higher core counts will be available. base clocks will fit within existing motherboard power specs. XFR2/3/4 will boost higher if power is available.


#180

That sounds amazing, sign me up on my B350 ITX board!


#181

Oh, the apus are trouble. Most low end boards have only 2 phases on the SOC vrm and no cooling and that must power the iGPU… I understand why they haven’t made mote powerful graphics.


#182

again, popfet moscorn


#183

yep. I see it causing at least some system failures


#184

We’ll see what power requirements are, I mean it’s not a Biostar :joy:


#185

It could be MSI and bam - same difference…


#186

It’s a Gigabyte but I’m not really being serious anyway.


#187

honestly all the lower end boards are pretty garbage (MSI just extends the garbabe farther up the product stack)

it’s just a question of how flammable the garbage is


#188

After announcing it as a real product available Real Soon Now.


#189

It’s launch day!


#190

Now we can get some proper benchmark results as the embargo lifts.


#191