Originally Posted by VordaVor
Originally Posted by FlailScHLAMP
if it is what I think it is. I would think they would have made a big stink about it.. since this is one of the BIG things that has been held against amd as of late.
psst.. ex based Athlon.
I've started to make peace that those will only come out only on China market, if thats what we are talking about here. I hope people are wrong about the market thing.
Well with the rumour that AM4 is launching with essentially Carrizo Desktop version APU makes me think that this is AMD fulfilling the EX on FM2+ promise they made.
the Paired iGpu for EX will likely require the new Node to be worthwhile. so we get the first AMD die shrink Uarch "boost" since the Pii days.
we will have 6-8 months of 28nm EX on an Athlon (if this is a thing, i have no inside info on this one) then the first things on AM4 being 14/16nm versions of the same cores.
this just makes logical sense in my mind, AMD can gauge where they will need to have their base clock speed on the new node to out do in performance. prior to release, they have all this stuff fabbed already in a lab.. (likely an hour or two away from me but i digress)
i see the Chinese market as a testing ground. North american Critics will Skewer them, while Chinese critics likely wouldn't(and even if they did the chance of the rest of the world actually understanding and finding this i think is slim). They get the immature silicon out of the way and test then launch to the "English Mainstream" (sorry if this comes off offensive i trying to make sure it didn't but ya)
once early yield issues are gone and they have enough to supply and start sending out this is when they should release to the greater masses.
Originally Posted by cssorkinman Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Originally Posted by FlailScHLAMP
Originally Posted by cssorkinman
Originally Posted by Sgt Bilko
Here you go:
Sgt Bilko - Phenom II X4 940 - 4.0Ghz - SuperPI 1M - 18.559s - 3809MhzWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I didn't include World Clock because I'm running Win 7 and the bclk/time bug only affects Win 8/8.1 and Win 10 correct?
Great to have you in the comp , and great to see a 940 strutting it's stuff. I will always have a soft spot in my heart for the 940, loved mine.
World clock is used in conjunction with open cpu-z cpu tab to verify clockspeed during the benchmark. It's the only way I could think of to keep people from fudging on clockspeeds to win. I posted the score but it will remain unofficial without world clock being open.
I'm going to respectful bow out of this Comp.
I don't see the point in entering if my best score will be unofficial.
best scores happen when nothing else is running, and you've expecting either 2 instances of cpu-z or one instance + oc snap and then a browser on top of this. I'm not entering a score that takes a 1-4 second hit depending on what adverts are be served
this begs the questions at low clocks IS this actually a level playing field.
Sorry Css figure something out better than world clock and I will be back and aiming for the top of my bracket but as it stands I must pass
Sorry to hear that.
The intention was never to have people produce the best score possible( that's what HWBOT is for), the intention was to promote friendly competition within a framework that allows more people/hardware to be competitive.
If everyone runs with the same programs open, it should be reasonably fair, the requirement for official scores is cpu -z cpu tab and memory tab open, world clock open and visible with a screen shot during the run and upon completion showing the run and final score. Those requirements are necessary to verify clockspeeds during the benchmark, that's the only way it's possible to have clockspeed brackets. The temp monitoring is only required of the unlimited submissions.
It's not meant to be taken nearly as seriously as HWBOT etc , it's a just for fun alternative.
I'm hoping that people will learn how to get more performance out of their rigs and maybe take the leap to HWBOT competitions using what they have learned.
At any rate , I appreciate the interest and would welcome your participation.
I meant to say Best score in the chosen bracket. I run AIOs. I am not the HWBOT type.
hwinfo showing current, avg, min, max for a 2-3min duration on the bottom timer does the exact same thing as your world-clock, cept has much lower system impact.
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(and just as secure, in terms of cheat proof.. IE there is none)
I think I should keep the rest of my opinion out of this, as it isnt my comp
it is my choice not to participate in the comp, doesn't mean i'm not gunna be a part of the interest active community