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Random_Coffee: Also, did anyone watch the CES press conference last night?
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Themken: Yup! Looking forward to reading reviews on those new mobile processors. Competition in that space would be a new thing as far as I can remember as Intel always (?) has been better for laptops, notebooks and such.
As far as I've seen, nothing really exciting... Except maybe a laptop 8c/16t that somehow fit a 15W TDP? Can anyone spell throttle?
I'd love to have a tablet with that CPU, this is, if will not burn my hands...
Post edited January 08, 2020 by Dark_art_
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Dark_art_: As far as I've seen, nothing really exciting... Except maybe a laptop 4c/8t that somehow fit a 15W TDP? Can anyone spell throttle?
I'd love to have a tablet with that CPU, this is, if will not burn my hands...
How about 8C/16T 15W CPU? :p

https://www.amd.com/en/products/apu/amd-ryzen-7-4800u
Yeah, for consumers the only exciting thing from AMD's CES presentation were the laptop chips, and they were exciting enough. The 4800U has a pretty pedestrian base clock but the 45W H series equivalent's is a fair bit quicker- and probably equivalent to the CPU that will be in the consoles. There was nothing on Zen 3 nor on big Navi which would have been the other consumer drawcards, just on the 5600 graphics which is just defective 5700s. Wasn't 100% paying attention but I don't think there was anything on B550 either (and MSI's more or less flagship B450 board in the Tomahawk seems to have become a x570 for this gen, albeit there have been b450/ x470 variants of the same board before).

OTOH the Threadripper 3990X presentation was worthwhile even if you're not interested in workstation level chips because of the sheer brutality of the memes.
AMD relaunched the CPU race, and they don't seem to be slowing down. For the last 10 years you could still get away with playing all the games using a 5GHz overclocked Intel processor. But recently, I've been finding it hard to recommend CPU upgrades to my friends, since I know that one year later the next generation Ryzen will bring close to 20% IPC gains.

I think when they reach 5nm things will slow down again, but until then I'll have to endure my current build.
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StingingVelvet: I had to do this with my 2070. Didn't realize cards had gotten that big! I was on Amazon looking for a new case and then was thinking "I bet I could get that HDD rack out." Sure enough a handful of popped rivets later, my card went right in.
Yup, this is a $40 case that I've had for 7 years already, and I have basically just given it new life! I think my rig will be sufficient for a long time now (Ryzen 1600 & Vega 56), and definitely enough for the big releases I'm looking forward to this year (Cyberpunk 2077, S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2).
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Dark_art_: As far as I've seen, nothing really exciting... Except maybe a laptop 4c/8t that somehow fit a 15W TDP? Can anyone spell throttle?
I'd love to have a tablet with that CPU, this is, if will not burn my hands...
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PainOfSalvation: How about 8C/16T 15W CPU? :p

https://www.amd.com/en/products/apu/amd-ryzen-7-4800u
That was what I mean, I'll edit my post.
Need more sleep XD
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Random_Coffee: Yup, this is a $40 case that I've had for 7 years already, and I have basically just given it new life! I think my rig will be sufficient for a long time now (Ryzen 1600 & Vega 56), and definitely enough for the big releases I'm looking forward to this year (Cyberpunk 2077, S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2).
Yep, as long as you're not shooting for high resolution or super ultra settings you'll be a-okay. I'm a little worried about late 2021 or so, once games designed from the ground up for the new consoles start coming out, but we'll see how it goes.

Witcher 3, while demanding, was well optimized. Hoping for the same with Cyberpunk.