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    < CGI-Quality posted something on Pemalite's wall:

    Build is complete! Although I'm getting the 7980XE in Feb, I can't lie, while the 7920X is a wonderful chip, me needs them 18 cores! :D

    Yeah yeah. Rub it in why don't you? Hahaha

    Would love the 7980X, but that is slightly out of my price range. :P

    on 08 October 2017

    Yeah, outside of major crunch applications, I'll probably feel the burn of that purchase soon after. :P

    on 08 October 2017

    Here is hoping Coffee Lake makes Intel take a second look at pricing. It's made the 7640x, 7740X and 7800X a bad buy... So there is allot of room for correction in that entire lineup.

    on 08 October 2017

    At what point do you start buying server chips.
    AMD's Epyc 7551P is ~2100 USD, 32 cores, 64 threads (though the clock speeds are not there).

    on 11 October 2017

    I have actually asked him about Server chips once before. :P

    For me though it really depends on price/performance... And usually Xeons aren't always there in that aspect.

    Some Opterons have been though... I was running Opteron 152 on Socket 940 back in the day, she was a beast.

    In regards to Epyc though, I think CGI prefers Intel chips due to their clockrates and single-threaded capabilities... Plus he will be going for the 18-core chip which AMD doesn't have a real competitor for.

    Epyc is certainly a multi-threaded monster though.

    Once I retire this rig I will be getting a low-clocked low-powered 10-core Xeon to drop into it to use for a bunch of servers, the chips are coming down in price ($200 AUD) as supply is exceeding demand on this older platform.

    on 11 October 2017

    I figured as much, though I felt it was still worth mentioning.

    What are your thoughts on the upcoming Vega SSG?

    on 11 October 2017

    It's about time. Only been waiting 12+ months... When it was rumored to use the Fiji chip. Haha

    Not a consumer/gamer card though, but she looks impressive.

    Waiting on Navi personally... CGI will probably jump over to Volta.

    on 11 October 2017

    All at a low price of 7000 USD.
    Hopefully that is where AMD can recoup Vega's development costs, because it won't be from gaming.

    I really want to see where they take the concept in the future; and benchmarks, of course.

    on 11 October 2017

    Yep, waiting on the first Volta Titan to release, now. No more GPU buys till then.

    Oh and server-based PCs will come when my budget allows me to build a monster of that type, as well. :P

    on 11 October 2017

    < CGI-Quality posted something on Pemalite's wall:

    DDR5 in 2019?! You ready?! :D

    I was born ready!

    Can you imagine the bandwidth on quad-channel, essentially 6400Mhz DDR4-Equivalent Ram?

    Integrated graphics will finally be able to handle 1080P gaming.
    That is if it is a doubling in bandwidth over DDR4 that is being hinted at, need to wait on the Spec to be fully published by JEDEC which will happen next year.

    on 22 September 2017

    Then there's the gaming side of things. GDDR6 and HBM2 out in the wild! If NVIDIA has their way, Volta will dictate the outcome (GDDR6)!

    on 22 September 2017

    HBM2 is already out in the wild. :P
    Vega is using it.

    Volta might be using HBM2 in the high-end anyway, their roadmaps dating back to 2013 mention it.

    GDDR6 will likely be for the mid range/upper mid-range cards as it is cheaper, but also slower unless you have a wide memory bus... And GDDR5/5X will be for lower-end devices.

    What an era when we get to call GDDR5 low-end. Haha

    on 22 September 2017

    Oh, I know it's in Vega, I just don't know if it'll become mainstream. For example:

    Those guys seem to think Volta will use GDDR6.

    These guys, on the other hand:

    Say otherwise. So who knows.

    on 22 September 2017

    The Volta Titan may use HBM2, but according to some of those readings, GDDR6 will be faster in some cases.

    on 22 September 2017

    Yeah. GDDR6 can outperform HBM2.
    It really depends how wide you wish to take it.

    Because if you throw enough memory chips at the problem... DDR1 Ram can beat HBM2 in bandwidth... But it would be stupidly expensive to achieve.

    nVidia knows what they are doing though, they will go with whatever provides the best price/performance to their needs.

    I mean... Pascal Tesla has HBM memory, because that market can make full use of it.

    on 23 September 2017

    So someone thinks they'll potentially use DDR5 in next gen consoles. I think that's crazy talk. What say you?

    on 23 September 2017

    It is certainly crazy talk.

    Microsoft learned its lesson from using DDR3.

    on 24 September 2017

    They based it on the Pool of DDR3 that Sony used in the PS4 (256MB) and Pro (1GB).

    I'm trying to tell people - all high speed RAM next gen. DDR is non conventional.

    on 24 September 2017

    Yeah. If you are gunning for 4k... Which we must assume next-gen is... Using conventional DRAM is a hindrance to that goal.
    Bandwidth is king when it comes to rendering.

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    on 24 September 2017

    < CGI-Quality posted something on Pemalite's wall:

    Slight reduction on the build for Fall 2017 (Feb 2018 stuff remains the same):

    - 7920X (12-core) @ 4.3GHz (Turbo Boost 3.0)

    - Titan Xp x2

    - 64GB DDR4 @ 2400MHz

    - Rampage VI Apex

    I'll say this, though: AMD has made things MUCH more interesting for me than any year prior when approaching a new build. Then again, if NVIDIA makes the Volta Titans a reality in 2018, the Pendulum swings right back! XD

    Oh how will you ever survive with such a rig!? :p
    It is clearly beneath you and thus you should donate it to such a lowly peasant like myself. :p

    And I agree about AMD. Thread Ripper looks great. Vega not so much... Not at that price anyway!

    Keen for the battle between Navi and Volta next year, things could get extremely interesting.

    on 31 August 2017

    Steeping stones for AMD. I want to see them give Intel a real scare. Then I won't have to drop $2,000 on a damn CPU! :P

    on 31 August 2017


    on 31 August 2017

    Well I noticed the 7900X has dropped in price here, but that could be a normal pricing cycle.
    Still needs to drop to $1000 AUD before I consider it though.

    Coffee lake might make things interesting on the pricing front considering how much performance it's offering compared to some lower-end HEDT chips, Intel might need to re-align it's entire product stack.

    on 31 August 2017

    After the 7980XE purchase in February, it'll be a good while before I'm in the market for a new proc!

    on 31 August 2017

    You say that. But you don't mean it! Hahaha

    Upgrading is an addiction! :P

    on 01 September 2017

    It is :P

    But really, there's not much I need more than 36 threads for right now! :P

    on 01 September 2017

    So 36 Instances of Minecraft isn't enough of a temptation? :P

    We need the software and most importantly... The games to catch up to these HEDT chips.

    on 01 September 2017

    Spot on. It stings a little when I think of what I HAVE to do to really see my setup shine. Games lag far behind. With/without 4K involvement!

    on 01 September 2017

    Exactly! One day I hope. By then you would have moved onto the next best thing anyway. :)

    I am still kicking with my SB-E chip, games still aren't pushing it. It's 6 years old.

    I can match a stock Ryzen Hex-core chip at around 4.2Ghz. (And I can hit 5ghz)

    Stepped away from most programming/development/compute intensive tasks, so I am not screaming out for more CPU performance anymore.
    The bank account loves it. ;)

    on 02 September 2017

    < Xen posted something on Pemalite's wall:

    Friendly hint:

    Do not try to argue and debate with Ruler, for it is pointless.

    I am doing it for my own amusement, not his. :P

    on 31 August 2017

    Well, carry on then, haha.

    on 31 August 2017

    < CGI-Quality posted something on Pemalite's wall:

    I finally get to raise the bar on you again. Two parts to my upcoming build...

    October 2017:

    - 7920X (12-core)

    - Titan Xp x2

    - 64GB DDR4 @ 2400MHz

    - Rampage VI Extreme

    February 2018 Additions:

    - 7980XE (18-core)

    - 64GB more RAM

    The Beast In Full (February 2018):

    - 7980XE (18-core)

    - Titan Xp x 2

    - 128GB DDR4 @ 2400MHz

    - Rampage VI Extreme

    That is drool worthy.
    The 7980XE is priced out of range for most mere mortals, I would not be surprised if it dropped for $3,000 AUD or more for the chip alone here.

    Makes me wonder why you never bothered to go Xeon? You could have had 12+ cores half a decade ago?

    And please tell me you have moved on from 1080P? Haha

    on 14 August 2017

    Oh yeah. All 4K now. Xeons....well.....that's next on the list!

    on 14 August 2017

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