PC Perspective Podcast #538 – 3/27/2019
Join us this week as we review a new quiet case from Corsair, a high-end gaming headset from ASUS, the first standalone microphone from HyperX, and more!
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00:05 – Intro
02:04 – Review: Corsair Carbide 678C Case
08:43 – Review: ASUS ROG Delta Gaming Headset
16:25 – Review: HyperX QuadCast USB Microphone
22:51 – News: AMD Ryzen 2000 Price Drops
27:43 – News: Cinebench R20 Standalone Release
30:41 – News: Anthem DLSS & GeForce Highlights Update
33:58 – News: GeForce Game Ready Drivers 419.67
38:01 – News: Intel vs. Micron
43:10 – Picks of the Week
53:04 – Outro
Picks of the Week
Jim: SeaQuest DSV
Jeremy: Intel NUC 8 VR
Josh: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Sebastian: At Last the 1948 Show
Today's Podcast Hosts
I first read the headline as
I first read the headline as “… Ryzen Rice drops …” O_o
Yes the Ryzen 2000(Zen+/12nm)
Yes the Ryzen 2000(Zen+/12nm) series price drops and even the Zen/14nm Ryzen 1000 series parts(Dirt Cheap), which are made from the very same Zen/Zeppelin DIEs(Binned for consumer usage) that go into the first generation Epyc/Naples parts. So look for the 1000 series Ryzen Parts to be be unusally available longer than is normal for consumer grade parts.
The Epyc/Naples Zen/Zeppelin die production will be ongoing for another 2+ years owing to the fact that server parts have to have extended parts availablility guarantees(2+ years). So as a result of the diffusion process some of that 14nm Zen/Zeppelin die production will not make the grade to become Epyc/Naples parts and AMD will still need to try and die harvest those lower binned first generation Zen/Zeppelin die samples that can not be used for Epyc/Naples or Epyc/Embedded SKUs.
So look for some OEM Ryzen 1000 series offerings so AMD can at lest get some revenues out of its continued 14nm Zen/Zeppelin Die/Wafer production.
Also note that any Ryzen Pro Branded Parts, either Zen/1000 series Pro Branded parts or Zen+/2000 series Pro branded parts that go into Enterprise/Business class PCs/Laptops also come with extended product availablity guarantees(2+ years). They will also be around long after the consumer production has moved on to only the latest generation. The Ryzen Pro SKUs are OEM parts usually so that’s where a lot of the eariler Ryzen series generations will stick around longer than the consumer branded parts.
Note as well that the Higher Clocked Epyc/Naples 7371 part was just released in Nov 2018 so that SKU’s availability
period guarantee extends out fruther into the future. AMD will probably be releasing some more higher clocked Epyc/Naples parts more targeted towards the graphics workstation market like the 7371.
jim, i believe you were
jim, i believe you were referring to ‘simultaneous multi-projection’
Look out RISC-V because MIPS
Look out RISC-V because MIPS has been aroud a long time like ARM and the MIPS(Just the R6 ISA) is royality free and open.
“MIPS 32-bit and 64-bit architecture – the most recent version, release 6 – will become available Thursday (March 28) for anyone to download at MIPS Open web page.
Under the MIPS Open program, participants have full access to the MIPS R6 architecture free of charge – with no licensing or royalty fees.
“We are keeping our original promise on schedule,” Art Swift, president of its MIPS licensing business, told us. Late last year, Wave Computing, which owns MIPS, promised to make MIPS available for open use by the end of the first quarter of 2019.” (1)
Now let the fun begin for more open source ISAs!
“MIPS R6 Architecture Now Available for Open Use”
OK just for the hell of it!
OK just for the hell of it! This guy attaches an external GPU to the ASRock DeskMini A300(Raven Ridge-AM4 CPU)! He’s using an M.2 to PCI-E x4 adapter and some ribbon cable.
I’d like to see if some TB3 card could be attatched via an M.2 to PCI-E x4 adaptor nad plumed in to fit ASRock A300’s case form factor and make the SKU TB3 capable.
It’s an interesting project for what he achieves but maybe ASRock can begin to adopt USB 4.0 ASAP.
“External Graphics Card ASRock DeskMini a300 – m.2 eGPU RX590 1080 Ultra Gaming Test”