Originally Posted by jclafi
I'm going w/ Zen2+.... My current RIG is really incredible, can handle everything i do so easy, so i can wait a year or so...
But when AMD release Zen2+ in 2020, i believe still in AM4 socket, i upgrade my R5 2600.
Good job AMD !
I just ordered 2600 and will do the same, but when AM goes EOL.
Originally Posted by miklkit
Methinks in 7-8 months I'm going to be pretty excited. The biggest concern is memory prices. I want to buy more and better ram but not for $500.
Overall, this cpu is a big enough jump over the 1700 to make it well worth it.
I read an article, that RAM prices are expected to drop >10% in 2019, which is why RAM manufacturers are cutting production yields, in an attempt to prevent big price drops. At any case, it is ridiculous, that 3200 low latency RAM costs more than the CPU... It's a ripoff, plain and simple.
Good to see you both again, BTW.
About CES, while it is good to see AMD attacking even more Intel, i can't help but wonder, where this thing with cores will go. In the past years, i read Amdahl's law and i can't help wondering, how is a consumer going to benefit from 12 or 16 cores, unless he is able to run one of the very few, perfectly parallelized and divided in subworks tasks, like video encoding. The industry needs a revolution in IPC, not so much more cores, IMHO. 8c/16T aren't going to be fully used in games before "IPC becomes obsolete" for the forseable future. By the time this happens, the IPC of a Ryzen 1st, 2nd, 3rd gen will be "ancient". Sure, they can make 6 and later 8 cores, entry level, but how many people will actually use them to their potential? And you can "thank" Intel for that, since for 10 years, they 've sold like gold 2 and 4 core CPUs and game producers, even if they did manage to parallelize perfectly for 12,16,32 threads, will simply not do it, because so many potential customers, still run 4,6 and 8 threads.