- Oct 16, 2006
You must be referring to the power testing hardware we used to elaborate on the RX480 power draw issues. Not only did AMD acknowledge the information we provided, they (mostly) fixed the issue. I wasn't joking, and neither were they.
I also busted out an o-scope to show differences between G-Sync and FreeSync, which not only educated folks, it likely pushed AMD to implement of Low Framerate Compensation.
Yes, I'm an electronics geek. I try to use my skill set to help the community by pushing manufacturers to improve their products.
Thanks. We still need to test on Intel quad core CPUs - they should have lower core-to-core latency as they aren't dealing with the larger ring bus. I used 5960X as the comparison point so we had matching core counts.
I'm referring to all the 'special' test PCPer busts out on an AMD launch, yet has to be dragged tooth and nail to even acknowledge issue like the 4GB/3.5GB memory issue with the 970.
But since you are in the mood for investigating, i wonder if you could set up your 4 core test to replicate this scenario and show the results. I'd like to know where the choke points are on a 4 core system. Is there anything positive you can investigate on Ryzen, or are you only interested in exploiting a single lower than expected result (which is being rectified with developers)-gaming?
Anyway, Jayz2Cents seems quite surprised at the results here, like it is something he hasn't experienced before, which points to advantages with 8 cores. Any chance of some time spent on this?