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    32 CORE AMD zen CPU'S ARE COMING -

    THats right its amd's new offering a 32 core CPU called zen.
    they are also offering a new 8 core cpu to compete with intels current line up.

    Its looking good
    here's a review of it all
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/31093...tels-best.html

    i've been waiting for new AMD processors - and they are finally here - this is big big news.

    it will drop the prices of of some of the intel cpu offerings now hopefully.

    after reading it i wasn't sure if the 32 core cpu was running as a dual set up - 64 cores or a single 32 core cpu.
    dual would be ideal of course - thats some nice computing power - a mini render farm in one computer.
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    well, got excited until I read the second paragraph, they said it was as fast as the current i7 8 core, but intel already have a faster 8 core extreme, and also now a 10 core extreme (also they said they had to lower the intel clock speed to 3ghz to make the test fair, but the intel will happily run at 4.2 on air cooled, the 32 core cpu is a server chip and intel already have 72 core 288 thread chips, but the amd chips are not shipping until next year
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    Quote Originally Posted by vonpietro View Post
    THats right its amd's new offering a 32 core CPU called zen.
    they are also offering a new 8 core cpu to compete with intels current line up.

    Its looking good
    here's a review of it all
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/31093...tels-best.html

    i've been waiting for new AMD processors - and they are finally here - this is big big news.

    it will drop the prices of of some of the intel cpu offerings now hopefully.

    after reading it i wasn't sure if the 32 core cpu was running as a dual set up - 64 cores or a single 32 core cpu.
    dual would be ideal of course - thats some nice computing power - a mini render farm in one computer.
    =)
    You have to remember its AMD which to me has always meant subpar quality compared to Intel/nVidia. I borrowed a friends Quad core AMD PC once to help with rendering but it always crashed after a few frames where my other 2 Intel PCs ran fine and never crashed.

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    amd has always been rock solid for me - it may have been a poor build
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    It was a Lenovo machine so that might be true. But I have never been impressed by anything AMD has made, processor or graphic card.

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    There was a time (quite a while ago) when AMD dominated Intel for a short period....ATI has always been competitive with Nvidia, bang for the buck always better, but because of CUDA lost out on a lot of pro apps (till now)

    I look forward to AMD heating up the horsepower wars....cause Intel has been spanking them ever since core.

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    Yeah it's good to have competition nipping at their heals otherwise all Intel CPUs would start at $1000 and all nVidia GPUs would start at $800.

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    Core number is impressive, but I don't have much faith in AMD centered machines.

    My real day time job has me in a position where I take care of the office equipment in a decent sized office.

    We have over 100 HPs with AMD processors in them here. I have had to call in warranty repair on more than 10 - can't remember exact number at the moment - I could look it up, but I am not in the mood.

    These were all CPU related issues where the CPU needed to be replaced due to failure - every single one...

    That's about a 10% failure rate (within a year) on machines that get light use out of them.

    Perhaps it was just the family of chips - or a bad run, but I have contacted other offices and they had a similar experience.

    Maybe their top end chips are good, but my experience with these particular machines has not been good - could be a HP motherboard issue causing issue - but all of our intel machines are running fine.

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    I have never replaced an Intel CPU. Not ever in 30 years. Not even when I took care of school computers at a university. AMD on the other hand... So no, I don't have much confidence with AMD when it comes to CPUs. In fact that extends to GPUs too. I have only one failed nVidia gpu (the very first GeForce 256, where the capacitors for the video output finally gave out after 8 years) but with AMD, I have replaced three cards within two years. So when it comes to AMD making anything that holds the test of time... the confidence is pretty low. But hey.. that is my experience. For you, it might be entirely different. Could be a number of reasons.. maybe the electrical current where I live is affecting the components. Maybe the air.. or both. Don't know. But for me it is Intel all the way. And no, I am really not exaggerating.. I have literally never replaced an Intel CPU.
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    only owned about 20 computers....and only went AMD CPU maybe 3 times, but no problems.
    I did have 1 intel CPU go bad on me once (P4) and lost 3 nvidia cards, and 1 AMD laptop GPU...the laptop GPU was AMD pushing the binning and really should not have been clocked that high, as I investigated an the entire line (8750 mobile) was having 20% failure rates at the factory

    So its a little bit subjective...I think all things being equal, Intel and Nvidia are the way to go....however AMD is looking like they are learning there lesson.

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    I like Intel, and AMD. Recent machine is an AMD for more cores at a lower price. If you go AMD , build your on desktop. Their stock chips are nowhere near as powerful as the separate component selection.

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    well, got excited until I read the second paragraph
    AMD hasn't announced what final clock speeds will be. They usually keep that quiet until final release because they are still working on it. It may well be 4 ghz when released. What they were showing was that it was clock for clock competitive.
    I've been using AMD for many, many years and never had CPU problems. There was a trend for a couple of years where OEMs tended to pack in cheaper equipment in their machines with AMD processors. It's settled down a bit lately. I had some keyboards and touchpads that didn't work. I can say the same for intel machines though, speakers not working, etc.
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    only 8mb of l2/l3 cache, bit lower than intels 25mb (20 for the 8 core), and that's one of the areas that impact things like lightwave render time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelT View Post
    I have never replaced an Intel CPU. Not ever in 30 years. Not even when I took care of school computers at a university. AMD on the other hand... So no, I don't have much confidence with AMD when it comes to CPUs. In fact that extends to GPUs too. I have only one failed nVidia gpu (the very first GeForce 256, where the capacitors for the video output finally gave out after 8 years) but with AMD, I have replaced three cards within two years. So when it comes to AMD making anything that holds the test of time... the confidence is pretty low. But hey.. that is my experience. For you, it might be entirely different. Could be a number of reasons.. maybe the electrical current where I live is affecting the components. Maybe the air.. or both. Don't know. But for me it is Intel all the way. And no, I am really not exaggerating.. I have literally never replaced an Intel CPU.
    AMD stuff always runs hot and wears out faster, that is if it even works at all for a said purpose. I tried a friends AMD quad core once to help with rendering and it would render 2 frames then crash for the 3 times I tried it. My 2 Intel pcs ran the scenes rock solid and never crashed. So there is also something in the hardware with AMD that makes them not 100% Intel compatible.

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