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Is Zen worth waiting for? I mean, i5-6500...
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Is Zen worth waiting for? I mean, i5-6500 is ~$200 now.
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>>52222936
nice ass
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>>52222936
ofc man, you don't want to support Intel
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>>52222936
Yes. Wait for both zen and kaby lake, and compare. Kaby lake will have the kinks worked out, along with native USB 3.1, 10-bit hardware support, and better IG (Skylake IG) is worse than broadwell.
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>>52222968
Thanks is my waifu. She blush and giggle at you.
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>>52222936
If you need a cpu asap, you can use get20off on jet and get the i5 6500 for $160. Which is what I did for my friend. Dirt cheap and over clock able
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>i5-6500 (7044 bench / 1944 single thread) for $200
>i5-4690 (7627 / 2232) for $210

Why would anyone do that
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>>52222936
Im on a i5 2500k & waiting cuz
1. Zen & see what it brings
2. Pascal & see what it brings
3. Intel new chips, also considering xeons moving forward

Also waiting on other hbm gpus, better options on mobos with usb 3.1, nvme, etc etc.

My only problem atm is my mobo is literally falling apart.
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>>52223145
I have aa ivy bridge i3 and was planning to either upgrade to a i5 or Xeon with hyperthreading but now I'm waiting to see what zen will bring. If Zen ends up very good I have no problem with supporting AMD and buying a Zen. I don't want a x86 monopoly.
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>>52222936
Yes, it might become a competitive offering at a lower price.

If you need performance now however, I'd just buy it. Zen is gonna take probably at least until Summer or late spring, and that's optimistic.

>>52223137
>Synthetic benches

You're not neccesarily wrong though
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>>52223145
>Pascal
>not waiting for Polaris
As far as CPU goes I'm in the same boat, 2500k waiting on Zen because I've lost faith in Intel giving me any reason to upgrade.
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>>52223145
same here, except I'm running a Q9650, and my machine is dying, I don't know how much longer I can wait I'm already getting parity errors, boot hangs, random freezing, etc.
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has amd ever been worth waiting for?
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if you're willing to spend for a new platform you may as well wait for zen and skip skylake. skylake isnt an upgrade to anything.
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Semi related question, why doesn't AMD ever update the Linux drivers... I can't ever use the latest Xorg and God forbid I try Wayland
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>>52223177
>Polaris
reading up on this, miite wait up.

additionally I forgot to mention that with flash prices in freefall, it will be good to wait on DDR4 prices to bottom out & then see what SSD options become available.
Might be feasible/reasonable to go 32-64gb on a build.
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>>52223299
Will definitely be important to get good DDR4 if you're considering the Zen APUs with HBM. Slow RAM would very easily be a bottleneck on them.
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Zen is Bulldozer all over again.
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>>52223437
Intel aren't paying you enough man.
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>>52222936
just curious what makes you think skylake is worth upgrading to atm?
also what do you have?
dont say haswell
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