Originally Posted by tpi2007
Zen having SB performance wouldn't be catastrophic per se
, but somebody has to buy those and the question is, who would?
Even at overall SB IPC (which I think is probably a bit of a low-ball figure, but may well be accurate for single threaded performance), the supposedly $500 Zen would have a solid chance at matching any new Haswell-E or Broadwell-E in raw price/performance and an 8c/16t part at $350 would be a steal.
Originally Posted by Aussiejuggalo
Power has been rumoured to be 95w for the SR7, if this is true than AMD have beat Intel in terms of power consumption
TDP is a largely arbitrary figure only loosely correlated with power consumption.
I'd be very surprised if a 95w Zen consumed less power than the equivalent Intel part at the same level of performance.
Originally Posted by bigkahuna360
If you defend this pricing, then how can you criticize Intel's pricing?
If I was overly critical of Intel's pricing, I probably wouldn't have five Intel hex core systems (i7 970, Xeon X5670, i7-4930K, i7-5820K and an i7-6800K).
Originally Posted by gwertyu
I haven't read anything about Zen, its confirmed that all will have SMT enabled?
i don't know if this is confirmed or not, but I would be astounded if they were disabling SMT.Edited by Blameless - 11/26/16 at 1:03am