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I might have been running my ram in single channel mode, the mobo manual had weird numberings lol

Edit: yep, will need to retest, what an error
 

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Dude thanks for sharing your experiences, other youtube channels can be pretty coy or esoteric with how they get set up, but I am so excited for PS3 emulation on ryzen...or threadripper.

RIP AND TEAR MY THREADS AMD! YOU ARE BIG CORES! THAT MEANS YOU HAVE BIG THREADS!
 

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I might have been running my ram in single channel mode, the mobo manual had weird numberings lol

Edit: yep, will need to retest, what an error
This reminds me, if you haven't tried the Ryzen Dram Calculator, it's worth looking into. The 'Safe' and 'Fast' preset both give a nice performance boost and should in theory (no guarantee) be good for most people. Extreme can be overkill and a big risk.
 

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The 3990x reviews are out and this chip is...fucking hell it's a monster.

GamersNexus had LN cooling pulling 4.9ghz all cores at 1100w, considering Intel's 28 core was pulling 1500w that is a brutal move by AMD. Chiplet design is good. 64 cores are good if you can use them.

If you or your workplace can leverage 64 cores this chip is a phenomenal investment opportunity. Having half the pcie lanes and 1/4 the ram capacity of the EPYC chip may not be so bad when you're running your algorithms or renders and watching them get smoked.

For animation studios, this thing will pay itself off so quickly.
 

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For animation studios, this thing will pay itself off so quickly.
For animation and production work is fine. For emulation due AMD constantly removing or changing some instruction sets, maybe royalties are tied to them, gives poorer performance unless optimised specifically. I think it was Dolphin progress update said AMD Zen has instruction set relating to accessing memory optimally and had to use an alternative instruction set specifically for it as it will be dog slow without it and the alternate is better but makes it worse than Intel equivalent... So now the dev has to manually add code to detect processor and give different code, how many emu devs will do that..

Hence why I am sticking with Intel for emulation and gaming, everything works out of the box, go with AMD cpu and video cards if you want to wait updates for support, that is if an update is provided or supported by dev.

Benchmarks numbers are nothing for gaming without real word FPS and actual emulators tested on competing processors.
 

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Is now a good time to upgrade to a Ryzen 3600, or should I wait as long as I can until Zen3 emerges?
 
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