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  1. I expected at least an 85. I probably won't even buy this until there is a sale.
  2. It's in the 70s on Metacritic. What a disappointment.
  3. https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/5zr8lv/i_asked_amd_a_followup_question_about_infinity/ If that is truly AMD responding to indicate that the fabric runs at half the speed of your memory, and these benchmarks are true, I would say very high clocked memory is a huge deal for Ryzen.
  4. All the R5s are going to be 8 cores with disabled cores. According to Anandtech, the 4 cores will be 2+2, not 4+0 or 3+1 parts. http://www.anandtech.com/show/11202/amd-announces-ryzen-5-april-11th
  5. I think freesync 2 monitors will all require some base level of HDR support, but so far there isn't any word on when these monitors are coming out.
  6. I have a feeling the 4 core 8 thread chips are going to be very attractive to gamers. The 6 core is going to be the most interesting to read about because of CCX communication. I don't expect the 4 cores to overclock much above 4.3. I could be way off, but it's going to be less about heat and more about people not wanting to push voltages to unsustainable levels, and Ryzen seems to hit a voltage wall on 8 cores at 4.0 ghz.
  7. The limits are more severe for dual ranked memory, so my 32 gb (2x16gb) Tridentz may never clock very high. I paid 70 bucks less for them than what they sell for now, but I still may end up returning them since I won't know if they will ever clock where I want them to. Ryzen seems to be turning out to be pretty sensitive to memory speed, so I don't want to miss out on the extra performance.
  8. I'm losing confidence that dual ranked memory such as ours will ever reach 3200. https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/5zjcws/amd_shares_details_on_ryzen_ddr4_memory_support/ I am still thinking about returning my memory and buying 2 8gb single ranked sticks instead. What if bios updates never allow us to reach the advertised speed?
  9. The Matrix is a great sci fi movie. The sequels were ok and then awful. A remake of the original film is a nasty idea!
  10. I though that they said they were working on increasing compatibility over time with higher clocked memory, including 4 sticks.
  11. It is clear that AMD pushed Ryzen out 2-3 months before motherboards were ready. The inventory is low and the firmware is buggy. Still, everyone should cut them some slack. This is a brand new design, and bugs should be worked out soon.
  12. Official AMD responses: https://community.amd.com/community/gaming/blog/2017/03/13/amd-ryzen-community-update?sf62107357=1 https://community.amd.com/community/gaming/blog/2017/03/14/tips-for-building-a-better-amd-ryzen-system
  13. There's always the option of buying a reverse osmosis system. I would imagine it is cheaper than bottled water over the long-run. I drink carbonated water regularly. I gave up sodas a few years ago.