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

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    GPU prices starting to drop? :)

    Fry's has this RX Vega 56 for $519, $70-$100+ cheaper than anywhere else:

    MSI Radeon™ RX Vega 56 Air Boost 8GB 2048-Bit HBM2 Graphics Card
    Frys#: 9526182 Model: RVega56AB8C
    https://www.frys.com/product/9526182

    GPU Prices To Drop 20% in July!!
    10:11 - GPU Price Drop:

    Graphics card prices expected to drop in July
    Monica Chen, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES Friday 29 June 2018
    https://www.digitimes.com/news/a20180629PD204.html

    "The cryptocurrency mining chill has weakened demand for graphics cards, with suppliers planning to axe prices trying to clear their inventory. Sales of ASIC mining systems have also been significantly impacted by the stagnant demand, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
    The sources pointed out that graphics card prices are expected to see an average drop of around 20% in July, while the dramatic slowdown in orders for mining ASICs will also negatively affect revenues at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) as well as its IC design service partners, such as Global Unichip, in 2018.

    The dwindling profitability has sent small-to-medium mining firms gradually bowing out from the market, while large mining firms have also cut their procurements of new machines.

    Currently, the worldwide graphics card market has an inventory of around several million units and Nvidia has around a million of GPUs waiting to be released, said the sources. With cryptocurrency miners also expected to begin selling their used graphics cards to the retail channel, vendors are expected to introduce major price cuts to compete.

    Nvidia's next-generation GPUs made using TSMC's 12nm and 7nm processes are also expected to be postponed to late fourth-quarter 2018 until after inventory returns to safe levels, the sources said."
    Gigabyte graphics card shipments to fall 20% in 2Q18
    Monica Chen, Taipei; Willis Ke, DIGITIMES Thursday 28 June 2018
    https://www.digitimes.com/news/a20180628PD205.html

    "A slowdown in cryptocurrency mining demand is dragging down Gigabyte Technology's graphics card shipments in the second quarter, which are set to fall about 20% sequentially with average selling price (ASP) for such cards dropping 10%, according to the company.
    At an investors conference held June 27, Gigabyte said its graphic card shipments for the second quarter are estimated at around one million units, down from 1.2 million of a quarter earlier.

    As it remains unclear as to when Nvidia will release its new GPU platform in the second half of 2018, Gigabyte can hardly assess its shipment momentum in the third and fourth quarters. Nevertheless, the firm still expects its annual earnings from graphic cards for 2018 to be higher than that a year earlier, bolstered by the much higher corresponding profits scored in the first half of the year than in 2017.

    Before the crypto mining craze subsided abruptly in April 2018, Gigabyte maintained a hefty profitability scenario in the first quarter, with its net earnings for the quarter shooting up 91% sequentially and skyrocketing five-fold on year to NT$1.61 billion (US$52.75 million), a new quarterly high and even higher than net profits for the first half of 2017. Revenues for the first five months still surged 40% on year to NT$30.53 billion.

    Promoting gaming graphic cards
    As crypto mining graphic cards can hardly generate high gross margins amid the sustained weakness in demand, Gigabyte will focus more on promoting graphic cards for gaming devices in the second half of 2018, the company said.

    Company statistics also indicate Gigabyte's revenue ratio for graphic cards hit a high of 49% in the first quarter of 2018, compared to 36% for motherboards and 15% for servers. But the ratio for servers already soared to 20% in the second quarter amid the declining graphics card shipment momentum.

    Meanwhile, Gigabyte's motherboard shipments reached 3.3 million units in first-quarter 2018, and 1.1 million units each for April and May, with second-quarter shipments likely to remain flat or increase slightly compared to the first quarter.

    The company expects its annual motherboard shipments to be in the same range of 12-13 million units as posted for 2017, instead of accomplishing a 10% annual growth estimated in early 2018. This is due mainly to a delay in the arrival of Intel's new-generation CPU platform, the company indicated.

    Gigabyte has landed big orders from Yandex of Russia and Penguin Computing of the US for server products. This is expected to help push up the firm's 2018 server revenues by 20% on year."
     
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    Massive GPU Price Drop In July, Next Gen GPUs Postponed?!
    Gamer Meld
    Published on Jul 1, 2018
    GPU price drop incoming, Nvidia's next generation GPUs might be postponed and (AMD) PCI-e 4.0?!
     
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    Now there is an additional $25 rebate, dropping the price to $494.99 :)

    MSI Radeon™ RX Vega 56 Air Boost 8GB 2048-Bit HBM2 Graphics Card
    $25.00 Rebate

    Frys#: 9526182 Model: RVega56AB8C
    Price Match Promise
    $519.99
    After Rebate: $494.99
    https://www.frys.com/product/9526182
     
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    ASRock X399-M Taichi Review + Linux test
    Level1Techs


    Mentions a BIOS version 2.35 which fixes some problems with P state overclocking, as well as other issues. Looks like a new BIOS for Asrock owners may come sometime soon (even though that one was a beta according to the video).
     
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    Their site has the bios as 1.00 and the beta as 1.00E, where as the normal board has 2.00 and the beta is 1.91E. 11 Phase power, 8 CPU and 3 for SoC as with the normal board. It looks like both should handle up to 600w from the PSU for the CPU. So some mild OC should be fine but so long as XFR2 does it's job I will be fine with stock.
     
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    As a reviewer, he asks for and receives the newest beta bios. Something tells me that the bios for the Taichi X399m isn't so different from our boards, and the ours isn't that different from the Fatal1ty boards. Never said a new one was up, just that we should have one coming. Also, the reason for naming our Beta 1.91E is so that if anything goes wrong, the BIOS sees 2.0 as an upgrade to that BIOS.

    But, yeah, should handle stock and low overclocks just fine.
     
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    One has to be coming for TR2, no ifs, and's or but's.
     
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