Very sad to read this; they borked it for me..
My complaint thus far:
I'm not a big fan of the, er, internal binning kind of situation going on since the first gen; makes them a great deal of money what with one waffer for everything, sure, but at my expense. Something similar to the old Black versions would be nice to have again.. not many need 4895652 cores for mainstream usage, but everyone can benefit from higher clocks. Their current way of doing things eliminates such a possibility. Lower core counts? You get the worst of the worst. Higher core counts is where it's -theoretically- at, except when having 38467452 active cores, you still don't get to see much of it in the end. So even if i was a well-off mainstream user, willing to spend twice as much? I still could not get something with the clocks to show for it.. just (extra) cores i don't need.
And yes, a couple hundred of MHz wouldn't change much. But even this little can have tangible benefits.. that i pay for; a 15th or 16th core? Err, none if we're to be honest?.. Again, this is the mainstream segment, right?
And now, on top of the above, no 16-core TR..
Sure, i get that too, they pushed 16 down to 'mainstream' (lol...), so "naturally", they now needed a minimum of 24 (given how it works with CCDs) for TR. Yet again, and on top of the above mind you, money for nothing.
Sixteen cores with SMT was already way too much for a lot of people, but if you wanted the extra lanes (and i need them, not just want them) or the doubled memory bandwidth, you went for it. Now you need pay even more, for yet more cores that, you guessed it, you don't really need.
* and btw, this time around? One I/O for the memory, so until we get some data? Not even sure if it's gonna be like before. Easier to push memory when each die has a separate controller, harder when it's all in one; might be we're moving on to something a lot more similar to what we see on the Intel side of things (memory freqs in mainstream vs HEDT platforms)
Was honestly hoping it'd start from 16, the cherry being, as before, the quadraple memory channel support and the extra PCIe 4.0 lanes.
W-T-F are they thinking.
(again, rhetorical.. i know what, and why. Now your average stingy ""creator" can get ""moar cores"" even cheaper, to run them with two cheapish sticks on a 200bucks mobo and ""create"" youtube videos for his 21 total subscribers faster. A major victory folks)
Moving the 3900X to my S8. Such is life, lol
Pride, honour and purity.
Last edited by Aenra; 09-20-2019 at 04:27 PM.