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Although weary (proceeding with caution), I think AMD brought on Keller because they were not fooling around with Zen.

I said I will not be buying a new system for a long time, but Zen may change my mind.

While some here agree that AMD should charge similar to Intel for similar performance, that is not entirely a good idea, since many are brainwashed by Intel at this point and they will just go Intel. AMD will need to undercut Intel, until their reputation and competition is restored. I hope this also carries to Vega keeping in mind the Fiji debacle.

At least I'm hoping that this will happen, and I can center around an all AMD component PC with Zen/Vega for a fraction of the cost.

AMD it's up to you. Make your move and many will make theirs!
 
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Skylake should have 80% higher IPC than Bulldozer, not even Piledriver

Skylake has a ~90% IPC lead over Piledriver for x264 encoding.

That's a little higher than most workloads but it's one example of an important workload, it's one of the heaviest that many people around OCN will run (as video content producers and people who record or livestream gameplay)
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Skylake has a ~90% IPC lead over Piledriver for x264 encoding.

That's a little higher than most workloads but it's one example of an important workload, it's one of the heaviest that many people around OCN will run (as video content producers and people who record or livestream gameplay)

That's very important to me! Good point ☺
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I'll wait and see how things pan out. I would love a 8 core chip so I can multitask seamlessly.
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Skylake has a ~90% IPC lead over Piledriver for x264 encoding.

That's a little higher than most workloads but it's one example of an important workload, it's one of the heaviest that many people around OCN will run (as video content producers and people who record or livestream gameplay)

The difference in X265 is even higher. Skylake has > 107% higher IPC than Excavator.
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The difference in X265 is even higher. Skylake has > 107% higher IPC than Excavator.

X265 benefits from AVX2, right? Excavator has it and it still loses by that much? But it also has a reduced cache size compared to piledriver.
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I'm hoping for some new AM1 cores with dual channel memory. Does AMD have any new processors coming for AM1?
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This is all quite true, what are they saying 40% IPC over Excavator? that's a single core score of 133 for the x4 845 if doing (95 x 1.4). The 9590 gets 158.2 if giving it a 40% boost. Based on the blender demo they showed for Zen its basically going to be Haswell/Broadwell levels of IPC and nothing more. That's honestly not terrible, but when you account for Skylake being 10% faster than Broadwell, and Kabylake to add another 10% at least you're looking at a 20% IPC gap between AMD and Intel already. Being a heavy WoW player IPC is a huge deal for a single threaded game, and so naturally i'll need to go Intel.

Just want to point out that IPC is not a limiting factor in Workd of Warcraft, that's the APIs Drawcall support, they really need to implement DX12 in that game.
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I'm hoping for some new AM1 cores with dual channel memory. Does AMD have any new processors coming for AM1?

Someone correct me if I am wrong but isn't AMD moving to a single socket for all CPU/APU's from now on?
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Someone correct me if I am wrong but isn't AMD moving to a single socket for all CPU/APU's from now on?

Correct, AM4 socket will be the only socket in the future for AMD.
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