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Reyort

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New Ryzen processors
« on: April 18, 2018, 06:25:02 PM »
I am really looking forward to seeing your review on these.

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Re: New Ryzen processors
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2018, 10:46:10 PM »
It's done, going live at 9am Eastern.

I'll make this the official thread for all reader comments/questions. Thanks for starting it!

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Re: New Ryzen processors
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2018, 06:57:52 AM »

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Re: New Ryzen processors
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2018, 06:08:10 PM »
The 2700 seems like it would make a solid all around processor. I like that it is still weighing in at 65w.

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Re: New Ryzen processors
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2018, 08:03:50 PM »
Great write up and review of the new processors. I've been seriously considering an AMD build for photo/video work but the ram issue is a major drawback for me.  The whole Geforce partnership program has me a bit annoyed; monopolies aren't good for progression.

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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2018, 11:24:40 PM »
The 2700 seems like it would make a solid all around processor. I like that it is still weighing in at 65w.

Yes, it's a great pick. Then again, the Ryzen 7 1700 was already a good pick at the same TDP. The one thing I will caution you about is that TDP really isn't all that reflective of actual power use. The Ryzen 7 1700 uses far more power than the "91W" Core i7-7700K, for example.

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Re: New Ryzen processors
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2018, 11:25:54 PM »
Great write up and review of the new processors. I've been seriously considering an AMD build for photo/video work but the ram issue is a major drawback for me.  The whole Geforce partnership program has me a bit annoyed; monopolies aren't good for progression.

It's a big problem, and obviously AMD knows about it (given that specifications they provide for running four sticks). I would have already switched TBG's main system over from a 7700K to the Ryzen 7 2700X if not for that. I really do utilize a lot of RAM, and 16GB is often cutting it close.

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Re: New Ryzen processors
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2018, 03:47:58 PM »
I agree, with new updates to adobe software, and doing 3d modeling in photoshop, 16gb won't create a smooth experience, 32 is nice but can still stutter on a taxing process, 64 is ideal.

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Re: New Ryzen processors
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2018, 06:50:35 AM »
It's a big problem, and obviously AMD knows about it (given that specifications they provide for running four sticks). I would have already switched TBG's main system over from a 7700K to the Ryzen 7 2700X if not for that. I really do utilize a lot of RAM, and 16GB is often cutting it close.

It's incredibly odd to me that they haven't fixed this yet. Why create a CPU with more cores at a cheaper price than your competition, which is obviously to be used for content creation/work, but then not have it work with the amount of RAM most of your users would be needing? It just doesn't make any sense.

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Re: New Ryzen processors
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2018, 10:41:25 AM »
It's a big problem, and obviously AMD knows about it (given that specifications they provide for running four sticks). I would have already switched TBG's main system over from a 7700K to the Ryzen 7 2700X if not for that. I really do utilize a lot of RAM, and 16GB is often cutting it close.

It's incredibly odd to me that they haven't fixed this yet. Why create a CPU with more cores at a cheaper price than your competition, which is obviously to be used for content creation/work, but then not have it work with the amount of RAM most of your users would be needing? It just doesn't make any sense.

Now that the crunch of the launch day review is over, I'm actually going to spend a bit more time with the various RAM sticks I have to see whether I can get 32GB of RAM running on the 2700X/X470 platform. I know my four dual-ranked Corsair sticks won't run at over 2133MHz, but I have a few 2x8GB single-rank kits, and I might try mixing and matching to see if I can get find a way to run 32GB at DDR4-3000. I agree that a serious content creation machine really needs at least the option to run 32GB, and running at DDR4-2133 doesn't count!

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Re: New Ryzen processors
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2018, 03:36:12 AM »
Nice review Ari. I知 working with a Ryzen 2 2600x build at present.
I already replaced my 1800x with a 2700x in my Asus CH VI mb.
I知 running the 2700x at stock speed on the core as OCing is much more limited but it stll slightly beats the 1800x that I had OC壇 to 4.0 on all cores. Memory on the Ryzen 2 is much improved.

I use GSkill Flare-X DDR4-3200 ram(2-8g sticks) in both rigs
The2)00x is using an inexpensive Gigabyte x470 gaming ultra mb but I知 pleased
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Re: New Ryzen processors
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2018, 11:06:09 AM »
Nice review Ari. I知 working with a Ryzen 2 2600x build at present.
I already replaced my 1800x with a 2700x in my Asus CH VI mb.
I知 running the 2700x at stock speed on the core as OCing is much more limited but it stll slightly beats the 1800x that I had OC壇 to 4.0 on all cores. Memory on the Ryzen 2 is much improved.

I use GSkill Flare-X DDR4-3200 ram(2-8g sticks) in both rigs
The2)00x is using an inexpensive Gigabyte x470 gaming ultra mb but I知 pleased

Good to hear from you again, skline00! I think you're right to be running the 2700X at stock. It really is optimized out of the box, and will certainly beat an 1800X at 4GHz. Sounds like you built up a new system for the 2600X since you have an X470 board. Did you replace a PC or just build up an additional PC?