What's AMD (Processors) up to? v2

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Re: What's AMD (Processors) up to? v2

Post by shadow » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:34 pm

Just need to look into what the best proc for a 5700whatever is :lol: (Damn I'm getting old.)
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Re: What's AMD (Processors) up to? v2

Post by powerarmour » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:58 am

Just noticed again on the power consumption slide for the 3950X...

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Still draws less power at max load than a Core i9-9900K... with double the cores/threads.
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Re: What's AMD (Processors) up to? v2

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Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:58 am
Just noticed again on the power consumption slide for the 3950X...

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Still draws less power at max load than a Core i9-9900K... with double the cores/threads.
I hope they manage to eventually make a CPU that can be as efficient as Intel's in the laptop market.
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Re: What's AMD (Processors) up to? v2

Post by powerarmour » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:35 pm

AGESA 1.0.0.4 info:
AM4 Platform Updates
AMD has recently released a new AGESA to manufacturers, version 1004. With over 150 changes, this is a significant milestone release in the development of the AM4 platform. We wanted to share some background in support of our release and particularly in advance of the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor launch on Nov. 25th.

AGESA 1004 Schedule
AGESA 1004 is primarily focused on stability, and here are the essentials you need to know:

This is the only AGESA validated and recommended for the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X. Your motherboard must have a BIOS with AGESA 1004 for full and proper support.

It adds final support for "Eco Mode," accessible via Ryzen Master. Eco Mode brings AMD Configurable TDP (cTDP) technology to 3rd Gen Ryzen. With one button, you can run a 95W/105W model at 65W, or 65W models at 45W. This feature has been especially fun to use with the 3900X—12 cores at 65W! We know some of you have been very interested in a configuration like this, and now you can have it with the touch of a button. :)

AGESA 1004 is the "big one" that reunites the codebase for all AM4-compatible processors. Up until now, 3rd Gen Ryzen has been a fork of the mainline. So, if you have an older Ryzen CPU and have been waiting for a major AGESA release: this is it! This will allow motherboard vendors to unify their CPU and chipset support lists on one codebase.

As a major stability release, you're undoubtedly curious about the major changes. Here are some of the big ones:

AMD X570 stability and compatibility with add-in devices.

Improvements to interoperability of PCIe, USB, SATA, and device reset capabilities.

Additional enhancements for PCIe device support and stability.

Improved system stability when switching through ACPI power states.

Improved POST/boot times. This will vary by motherboard.

There are also two performance enhancements: improvements to fastest core utilization, and further boost frequency optimizations for the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.

Because of the size and complexity of AGESA 1004, and the extensive regression testing required on older motherboards (unified codebase), please expect the QA and release schedule to take a few weeks yet for older motherboards. For newer motherboards, like AMD X570, releases have already started to hit the web over the past 2 weeks.

In summary, lots of goodness coming in AGESA 1004 and we look forward to hearing your feedback. Thanks for reading—We really appreciate it.
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Re: What's AMD (Processors) up to? v2

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Re: What's AMD (Processors) up to? v2

Post by powerarmour » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:17 pm

Review: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X:

https://hexus.net/tech/reviews/cpu/1363 ... n-9-3950x/

The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Review: 16 Cores on 7nm with PCIe 4.0:

https://www.anandtech.com/print/15043/t ... th-pcie-40

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Re: What's AMD (Processors) up to? v2

Post by powerarmour » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:34 am

powerarmour wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:01 pm
I would have bought the 3900X myself (3700X/3800X wasn't enough of an upgrade over my 2700 tbh) had they had enough stock at launch, but the price even now is about £100 above RRP at most retailers. Hopefully I can get a 3950X on pre-order at RRP soon...
Changed my mind again... :)
Just ordered a 3800X as I managed to get one with free shipping for £349, I'll sell my 2700 and then think about upgrading further if Zen3 or Intel's next gen is a decent improvement. I figure the prices and availability of the 3950X are going to be a gamble...
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Re: What's AMD (Processors) up to? v2

Post by Tabajara » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:41 pm

powerarmour wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:34 am
powerarmour wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:01 pm
I would have bought the 3900X myself (3700X/3800X wasn't enough of an upgrade over my 2700 tbh) had they had enough stock at launch, but the price even now is about £100 above RRP at most retailers. Hopefully I can get a 3950X on pre-order at RRP soon...
Changed my mind again... :)
Just ordered a 3800X as I managed to get one with free shipping for £349, I'll sell my 2700 and then think about upgrading further if Zen3 or Intel's next gen is a decent improvement. I figure the prices and availability of the 3950X are going to be a gamble...
Not a gamble, certainly terrible :mrgreen:

Stores might even hold on to a bit of the first shipment to sell them at above RRO
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Re: What's AMD (Processors) up to? v2

Post by powerarmour » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:33 pm

Yeah getting this one now seems to save any hassle at least.

All in all, pretty pleased with the 3800X so far, it performs as expected and boosts to it's advertised 4.5Ghz speeds (and a smidge more on some cores):

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Still not a fan of those auto max 1.5v voltages though, but hey, if AMD claims it's in their spec then fair enough.
The new Eco-Modes in AGESA 1004 are quite fun to play about with too, I tried out the 45W mode and it still outperformed the older Ryzen 2700. :o
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Re: What's AMD (Processors) up to? v2

Post by powerarmour » Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:20 pm

Another thing to note is how fast the temps fluctuate on these Zen2's, I've got a fairly decent AIO, but it'll still spike up to 75'C at stock settings:

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It'll obviously drop just as fast too, a side effect of having packed transistors at 7nm tbh.
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