Originally Posted by gtbtk
I absolutely agree. I am not trying to attack AMD.
I have identified an issue that I am putting down to x370/Ryzen platform Immaturity.
Thing is though, to fix a problem you have to actually find the problem and this launch and the Reviews has been really strange.
All the reviewers on mass found a hole in performance right where they had decided was the sweet spot to stress the CPU. No dispute, there is an issue - It needs attention and needs fixing. SMT on/off behavior was strange, reduced gaming framerates at 1080p with 1 Titan XP etc.
Problem is, that on mass these "analytical" reviewers, with only one data point to go on dropped everything, declared that Ryzen was flawed at gaming. No investigation with a 1060 to see if what they saw was consistent with lower cards, no analysis of what they had actually been testing, they were so entrenched with the thought that what they were testing was CPU only, they forgot that the GPU and CPU are connected with something in the middle that was brand new and unseen before. Every review posted the quite acceptable Firestrike physics scores and totally ignored the really low combined scores. Hmmmm Good graphics + good physics = terrible combined. It never occurred to the "Analytical " reviewers it was a strange result?
Did you see anything in the English media investigate that? I didn't see anything. All I saw was the media proclaiming the windows scheduler is to blame and any time anyone pointed out that it could not be that the herd tried to trample them. If it was true that the scheduler was to blame, you would see evidence of the scheduler causing issues in non gaming tests and there is no evidence of that. Then AMD announced that the scheduler was working fine. It did make me smile.
Next came the CCX thread switching that they jumped on next, the herd attacking anyone that suggested that the threads were reliant on bandwidth of the data fabric which also explained other graphics anomalies but they never looked so it didnt exist.
There are a number who complain if someone calls them a shill but they don't do anything to help distance themselves from that.
Sorry, Rant over