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Ari Altman

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Re: TBG's Supreme Dream Machine PC Build
« Reply #90 on: May 02, 2018, 04:39:29 PM »
My discretionary savings account is once again approaching Supreme Dream Machine readiness...

What are your prognostications for the next gen CPUs and GPUs? Will we see a new CPU platform? Will Volta become a GeForce product?

I'll be ready to purchase as early as next month but want whatever is going to be the bleeding edge for 2018 so am willing to wait a few more months.

Good to hear, TekHed!

So, I'm pretty sure Volta will become a GeForce product, but it won't be in the next month. I'd anticipate a September release. And take note that even the $3,000 Titan V is only 30% faster than a GTX 1080 Ti. My guess is that we'll see something 20% faster out of Volta for around $1,000. Worth waiting for? Not really, given than you can get the same performance today with two GTX 1070 Ti cards in SLI for the same price, or much better performance with dual 1080 Ti GPUs (for around $1,900). In other words, yes, Volta will be faster, but no, it's not going to suddenly make a GTX 1080 Ti SLI system feel slow. What it will give you is 20% better performance for an extra $100 if you go Volta SLI. That is definitely better. Worth 5-6 months of waiting? Not from my point of view.

As for CPUs, the answer is no, nothing, nada, zilch. There won't be anything new coming from Intel this year. And honestly, as cool as it is to have the "best", i.e., the $2,000 7980XE, I'd recommend to you to stick with the Core i9-7960X, which is actually slightly faster in gaming. Spend the extra ~$350 on a nice keyboard/mouse set. The Logitech G703 plus PowerPlay Mat is an awesome duo, and the sweet Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Rapidfire Keyboard is on sale right now for $160.

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Re: TBG's Supreme Dream Machine PC Build
« Reply #91 on: May 02, 2018, 05:41:14 PM »
The plan was to take the best of whatever card can run SLI and do that. Interesting that no CPUs are on the horizon. Someone mentioned something to me recently about Ice Lake replacing the current crown.

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Re: TBG's Supreme Dream Machine PC Build
« Reply #92 on: May 02, 2018, 11:11:19 PM »
The plan was to take the best of whatever card can run SLI and do that. Interesting that no CPUs are on the horizon. Someone mentioned something to me recently about Ice Lake replacing the current crown.

You won't see Ice Lake any time soon. Likely 2020, given that Cannon Lake, which will come before it, has just been delayed until 2019.

Intel may released an 8-core version of the 8700K, but it honestly won't be anything particularly revolutionary, and I'm quite confident that will be the only Intel release of 2018. It's an AMD show this year.

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Re: TBG's Supreme Dream Machine PC Build
« Reply #93 on: May 03, 2018, 12:32:58 AM »
I don't think I want to wait that long...my backlog is already out of hand. Plus Sony is killing it with exclusives.