AMD Ryzen 14nm Wafer Yields Pass 80% - Threadripper CPUs on track

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  1. Clouseau

    Clouseau Ancient Guru

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    UM...this is exactly what we are waiting on from Bios development. Ryzen benefits from higher clocked ram. The rest of the argument is ok but then one needs to take into account how long they are going to keep the psu as over time its maximum output drops. What was overkill in the beginning will be perfect down the road. Plus a psu's best efficiency is around 50-75% load. So that extra 25% dose serve a purpose. General broad sweeping statements like this just sound good. Sheep will be sheep and will always be lead by their noses. A fool and his money are soon parted...Welcome to business 101. Informed consumers are its bane.

    "Money is good for nothing unless you know the value of it by experience.”
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    People make errors and then learn from them.
     
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  2. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    Haha I actually like RGB, but usually that is the one thing that every gaming part has as a "major feature." It's cool, but it's not needed like a good fan is for a cooler.

    My K&N stickers on my car and my bike proves this!
     
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    I might agree with you on some points, but...
    You are forgetting that there might be more reasons why someone opts for a more expensive board, cooler or PSU.
    For me example, I went with C6H because it offered more SATA and USB ports and at same time possibility to add Wifi/BT card without affecting GPU performance.
    Could I get cheaper board? Yes, but at cost of performance and additional cost elsewhere (addition cards like HBA, Wifi...)

    Same can be said about PSU and coolers. You can get one that is cheaper and close to your maximum usage, but... At cost of more noise and potential problems in future when you add more devices or your PSU efficiency drops.

    My computer runs *SCAM-SCAM-SCAM*, sitting about 1m from our bed and it's fine only because of its little bit overkill in cooling and PSU.
    If I had the option to place it elsewhere I might go cheaper, but unfortunately, I don't and I am happy to stay bellow 28 decibels until extreme load.
     
  4. Fox2232

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    But I like my Roccat mouses with RGB and blinking stuff... No, I actually like that mouse for its great many features like macros/button config stored in mouse, and absolutely no acceleration :)
    That lighting is just tiny bonus.

    But when it gets to lighting and RGB, I would love to have those LED bars behind monitor which shine at wall based on what is on screen.
    (To extend perceived space, and put less stress on eyes during night play.)
     

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    I don´t mind the lights and they look "cool" sometimes. My MB and GPU have them although i didn´t buy them because of it.
    What i find funny is the emphasis hardware makers put on it, making you feel that if your hardware doesn´t have RGB them it sucks hard and you should trow it in the garbage and buy something with lots of lights...

    BTW, my MB continues to use RGB after i turn off the computer, is this normal? I know there´s software to control the lights but i still haven´t installed any...
     
  6. PrMinisterGR

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    True, but when I see full RGB lighting and headers in motherboards without a bios switch (an out of my head example), then...
     
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    There should be a bios setting that tells it to turn off when the pc is off. The setting is located under Onboard Devices, labeled RGB LED Lighting, on the AM4 board am using.
     
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    More people will use RGB lighting than a BIOS switch on a motherboard. (Besides most boards have a BIOS flash back option)
     
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    That's what makes it sad :)
     
  10. Loophole35

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    Meh. Most people don't even know they can update their BIOS.
     

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