AMD's Ryzen CPU's (Ryzen/TR/Epyc) & Vega/Polaris GPU's

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    You could end up buying a fake AMD Ryzen CPU on Amazon... be vigilant
    https://www.pcgamesn.com/amd/fake-ryzen-cpus-sold-on-amazon

    "Reports are surfacing of fake AMD Ryzen CPUs being sold through online store giant Amazon. The key’s in the details…

    It would appear scammers have been fiddling with our beloved processors, after two Amazon users have posted news of receiving faked Ryzen processors only a week apart from each other. The first report came a little over a week ago, showing an Intel chip with the blue team branding scrubbed off and replaced with AMD markings.

    A second followed soon after, which redditors have noted featured a different CPU SKU, but the same design of unofficial branding as before, leading to speculation that the two instances are the work of the same scammer (or team of scammers)."
     
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    Papusan BGABOOKS = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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    AMD Ryzen Threadripper might get AIO LCS Liquid cooling bundled

    "This news in fact would likely make Intel even more nervous as that would offer nice additional value. As you know, AMD will do and offer a LOT of make Threadripper as attractive as possible. Both initial processors are fully unlocked and seat themselves onto the new Socket TR4."
     
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    Level1 News July 18 2017: R.I.P. Gluestick
    9:51 - AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16-Core And 1920X 12-Core CPUs Primed To Undercut, Outperform Skylake-X
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    15:45 - Intel required to pay $1.4 billion fine over anticompetitive tactics against AMD (remembering last time)
    16:38 - AMD Ryzen Makes Significant Progress Capturing Share Of Desktop Processor Market

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    Facebook Q&A Happening today:
    It has been quite the month for datacenter news across the industry. With a lot of information flying around, we want to take a moment to engage directly and answer questions regarding our EPYC™ 7000 series of high-performance server processors, launched in June and designed to once again deliver AMD innovation to the datacenter.

    We invite you to join Forrest Norrod, SVP and GM of Enterprise, Embedded & Semi-Custom Products (EESC), Kevin Lepak, AMD Fellow, and me, Scott Aylor, CVP and GM, Enterprise Solutions on Tuesday, July 18 from 12:00-1:00 pm CT for a Facebook Live Q&A where we will be addressing questions from the community about our “Zen” architecture, EPYC processor performance and workload metrics, and our robust ecosystem of OEMs, ODMs, cloud providers and hardware partners that stand behind EPYC. We’ll also be available to answer other technical inquiries on what this new processor means for the datacenter. » Join Facebook Live Q&A

    For more background, below are links to a comprehensive list of EPYC processor information resources, including white papers, AMD Datacenter Tech Day presentations, videos, Launch Day executive presentations and more. You can also access this information in one place on our EPYC landing page.
    AMD Server Marketing links:
    Performance
    • “AMD EPYC SoC Breaks Records with SPEC CPU Benchmarks” Performance Brief
    • “AMD EPYC SoC Delivers Exceptional Results on the STREAM Benchmark on 2P Servers” Performance Brief
    • “EPYC: Designed for Effective Performance” Whitepaper
    • “Power / Performance Determinism” Whitepaper
    • “SpecCPU 2017 & Changing Performance” Whitepaper
    Architecture
    Disruptive Technologies
    • “AMD EPYC Empowers Single Socket Servers” Whitepaper
    • “Trusting in the CPU: Getting to the Roots of Security” Whitepaper
    • SEV and VM Boot Security Video
    • “AMD EPYC Empowers Server GPU Deep Learning” Whitepaper
    Partner/Customer Ecosystem
     
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    Some news on RX Vega:
    http://wccftech.com/amd-radeon-rx-vega-gtx-1080-battlefield-1-comparison/

    Apparently this RX Vega was tested in Battlefield 1 against GTX 1080 and ran similarly.
    We know nothing of which Vega card was used (since there are reportedly 3 of them being released), nor anything about FPS.

    In other news, Vega FE was overvolted (as I suspected) once again contributing to high power draw and thermal throttling.
    http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/2...tion-undervolt-benchmarks-improve-performance

    The same thing is likely to be expected in RX Vega in order to increase yields.

    However, what is interesting to note that in PRO software, Vega FE frequently outpaces P5000 and in some PRO scenarios beats P6000 (while being only marginally slower the rest of the time by a few %).
    So, this particular 'night and day' difference between PRO performance and gaming performance on Vega is surprising at best.

    It is difficult to see why would Vega have a gaming IPC on the same level as Fury line, but radically outpace it in PRO software (higher clock frequencies not withstanding as they don't correlate with several times increase as was seen on FE).

    So, what's happening here?
    Is RX Vega going to be much less capable in games than it seemingly is in PRO software, or is this a problem with drivers simply not being ready?
    Or was the RX Vega tested in BF1 a case of cheapest RX Vega?
     
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    ajc9988 Death by a thousand paper cuts

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    I'm betting it is implementation of primaries shaders on RX Vega, but NOT FE. But we'll find out...

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    Well, there's something else to take into account.
    The Wccftech article was apparently written on a basis of a Reed forum poster who went to the event.
    It seems like shaky grounds on which to construct an article.
     
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    Could you elaborate?
     
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