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Zen 2 APUs/"Renoir" discussion thread

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Shivansps

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They cant be used in mining rigs or home servers because there is no ACPI option to "power on" after a power failure. It doe snot make sense to do so anyway, here we have been using the Biostar A68N-2100K (E1-6010) for mining rigs using a pci-e multiplier.

The A520 would make a lot of difference actually, just for the fact that it would double the bandwidth for the PCI-E, that alone would help with the main bottleneck. What this needs is either a new chipset or a pci-e switch. it hurts to see that the soc has 4.0 pci-e lanes ending in a 2.0 port.
 

LightningZ71

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Technically true with respect to the chipset. However, what's the target market of these things? I believe that they wanted it to be a "least cost" embedded solution. While A520 could technically have worked, it was too much for what they wanted to accomplish.

As for mining rigs, I specified CPU mining, coin mining on the CPU for XMR more specifically. I get that it isn't suitable for most anything involving PCIe I/O. It does have a lot of DRAM bandwidth and lots of cores. That lends itself to very specific tasks.

This thing gets destroyed by the Mi989 in every way possible, save for price (it's expected to be in the $750 range). There's almost no real reason to get this over most any of the Ryzen V2000 series boards out there. Even the 6 core low end models should out perform this in all but the most niche of cases.
 

Shivansps

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AMD is trying to market as entry level desktops, mostly focused on productivity... yeah... 16GB is very entry level. And the gpu they choosen is the single worst option to bundle this thing with, to the point a 3200G Vega 8 may outperform it. Petty sure the 3400G Vega 11 does, but im not interested in making a comparison.

There is no reason to get this under any circunstance. They are even more worthless than the E1-6010 boards that are literally unusable by the average joe, YET, ive been using some of those as cheap files/smb/tftp servers... the ones with the pci-e slot are really good for 4-gpu mining rigs, etc... but th 4700S? its like AMD lost a bet and they had to make this thing.

With a better chipset, they would be viable as gaming pcs, if that PCI-E was 3.0 or even better, 4.0. It would be a very different matter.
 

Asterox

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I have used FastStone Image Viewer it in the past, in combination with Athlon II X2 and Phenom II X4 CPU-s.FIV didn’t have the specific option i needed, so i switched to another similar photo tool.I remember the program worked very fast with images.It still is blazing fast, very good software no doubt definitely a strong recommendation.


Hm, it is not clear to me why the FIV is considerably faster in this test or example.

Obviously the FIV does not rely on the Ryzen 3000 large L3 Cache at all.Same story goes for Cinebench or Blender example in this Golem.de review.

https://www.golem.de/news/ryzen-pro-4750g-4650g-im-test-die-besten-desktop-apus-2007-149923-2.html

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"We were a bit surprised with the Faststone Image Viewer, as the two APUs there converted our photos more quickly during batch processing"
 
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