MSI Z77-GD65 in pretty pixels

A few weeks ago a site PCGH published pictures of MSI production Z77-GD65, because we are just a few weeks from launch, let's remind them. The only difference from the retail version are used coils, that golden ones looks really crazy.

Core i7-3770K Ivy bridge @ 7 GHz!

Screens above is from January, E0 revision chip (stepping 8) submitted by some "unknown" OverCloker and published now on BSN. Here you have better picture above. And performance? - Take a look ..

LucidLogix Virtu MVP tested!

You may know LucidLogix wants to launch new Virtu Universal for Intel and AMD and Virtu MVP. This technology has been already announced several months ago, but on the market will be in April with Ivy Bridge launch. We show you if it works and some exclusive pictures.

Exclusive: Info about Nvidia Kepler!

GeForce GTX 680 will be launched in March/April. In February, will be launched only GeForce GTX 560SE. The first cards based on Kepler architecture are GeForce 600 not 700! .

Real Kepler, GK107 tested and pictured!

Everything seems legit, device ID is 0FD1, it is right ID for N13P-GT SKU, look at this old S/A table. Enjoy, especially 384 CUDAs :)

neděle, 30. září 2012

Tak na tohle jsem se před chvíli díval, kdo uhodne kde jsem?


Pokud jste hádali Hong Kong, máte pravdu. I když jsem stále v Číně, je tohle zcela jiná Čína než pevninská část. Hong Kong je civilizovanější, hlavně lidé v něm jsou hodně jiní než číňané z pevniny, kteří se sem většinou za celý život nepodívají. Jelikož společnost pro kterou pracuji, má "tady za rohem" centrálu, moje přítomnost zde znamená jedinou věc - vyhazov nebo povýšení.

Jelikož mi firma platí hotel (různé zábavní akce) na celý týden i letenku zpět, půjde pravděpodobně o to druhé :) Pravděpodobně mne čekají nové výzvy a nebude to nic malého, když jsem dostal pozvánku od "nejvyššího" a musel jsem si onu zprávu přijet vyslechnout až sem ... navíc v době druhého nejvýznamnějšího čínského svátku - založení ČLR. Jde o velkou poctu, obdržet pozvání právě na tento čas ... půjde tedy o něco velkého :)

Na obrázku nahoře je pohled na město z Victoria Peak, nejoblíbenějšího vyhlídkového místa. Dostat se sem můžete lanovkou nebo pěšky/busem. Hong Kong je naprosto jedinečné a geniální město, pro běžného našince (tradiční socky) ale poněkud drahé. Tohle nemá s pevninskou Čínou co dělat, jak cenami tak vším ostatním. Snad jedině Šanghaj se může perle jihočínského moře rovnat. 再見

PS. Těšte se na moře gadgetů co hodlám nakoupit, všechen zajímavý hardware naberu do pytlů. Tablety s uloupeným Retina displejem, faky iPhonu 5 atd ... :)



sobota, 29. září 2012

Exclusive! - Some GeForce GTX 7x0 details ...

illustration photo ... from web


At this moment there are no known details about the GeForce 600 successors and I will not say that I know anything. One thing is certain, and the information comes from the traditionally well-informed source. Successor GeForce GTX 670/680 will NOT be based on core GK110. These cards will be based on a completely different, new core ... more detail later.

čtvrtek, 20. září 2012

AMD seeding FX-8350 to press!


AMD started last week to send FX-8350 samples to the loyal media to reviews. There are may CPUs in teh wild now. It means one thing, launch (reviews only) the pushes on the first week in October! Maybe will be A10-5800K and FX-8350 launched together ... we will see.

Edit: It seems, launch will be from 18.10 - 23.10.2012. Like i said before ....

úterý, 18. září 2012

Retail AMD FX-8350 pictured ...


Enjoy! First picture of Retail shit FX-8350, pathetic performance, huge power consuption, same Ocing as FX-8150. This is FX-8350 "Piledriver" ... but will be cheap, really cheap. Launch date is 18.10.2012! (But maybe AMD change it, because i leaked it :)

sobota, 15. září 2012

I was right, FX-8350 (OR-C0) is Piledriver ...


I was right, my ES "Zambezi OR-C0" sample is Piledriver based CPU FX-8300. Here is proof, retail chip FX-8350 on CPUz screen. Ive told you, OR-C0 (stepping 0) is Retail stepping. Ive tested Retail FX-8300 stepping in my preview. I can unveil most important information now. Power consuption of that FX-8300 i have is HIGHER then FX-8150! Its power hunger chip ... power consuption look horrible to Ivy Bridge chips! Bye, stay tuned ... OCing of FX-8300 will be here soon ...


Compare 8350 with 8150 ... who will find differencies? - Hint, look at supported instruction sets ;)


středa, 12. září 2012

AMD A10-5800K under LN2 - new World records!

 

Launch of Piledriver based APUs Trinity is around a corner, mobos and Retail CPUs are in the wild ... and under LN2 will smashes all current iGPU World records!
 
 
 

On picture are results of LN2 overclocked A10-5800K iGPU, current World records are (Llano): 3D Mark 06 =  12213, for 3D Mark Vantage = 7084 and for 3D mark 11 = 2063 points. All records were broken by the Trinity graphics ...

Asus and MSI - "stolen" features ...

 
MSI this month launched OC motherboard, Z77 MPower. I had this board tested, it is really good product. One from NEW features is GO2BIOS, special button for direct access to BIOS, you dont need "Del" key for it.
 
 
This is official slide for Go2BIOS feature by MSI
 

And now, new Asus (unreleased) motherboard has the same feature, called DirectKey. Function is identical to MSI feature GO2BIOS. But BOTH manufacturers have nothing to criticize, Asus stole GO2BIOS from MSI and MSI have "borrowed" Bluetooth / WiFi module on the rear panel. Thats business ...

neděle, 9. září 2012

AMD FX-8300/6300 family - Piledriver or not?


Official Bulldozer (Interlagos Opteron) 16 core (Valencia die) from AMD Press ftp ...
 
Official Piledriver (Abu Dhabi Opteron) 16 core (still Valencia die) from AMD Press ftp
 

From this official slide is clear, Abu Dhabi based Opterons = Piledriver Core! Suppose then, that the "Piledriver" core in desktop and servers is just Bulldozer C0 core with few tweaks.
 
 

With the upcoming AMD FX-8300 launch (original title FX2-8300) and my test of processor FX-8300 appeared a lot of questions about what this processor is actually like. Comparing official images of Cores (above) makes it clear that the Core of the "new" processor is identical with the old processors based on "Bulldozer". Here we have another evidence, such as CPUz program. He clearly shows that the FX-8300 is only Bulldozer "Zambezi" revision C0. But Cores are not quite the same! Let's look at the pictures ...


Model and Model Extension are different, remember Agena vs Deneb ...
 
 
 

At first sight the core FX-8100 and FX-8300 are identical, but there are subtle differences. Firstly, it is necessary to say that AMD Piledriver identified as the same piece of crap as Bulldozer (Look at this). New Hope is up SteamrollerIn Piledriver as the last performance desktop processor AMD would not have much to invest. Will be launched "as is" now ... as Bulldozer C0.
 
It is necessary to say that the Piledriver-based Trinity Core is completely different, and therefore screenshots of desktop Vishera and mobile Trinity (CPU Cores) can not be the same. I suppose Vishera desktop is only slightly tweaked Bulldozer with all its faults. Quite simply, only Bulldozer C0 with several new instruction sets and a few improvements. Higher frequencies, mean better performance. But chip OR-C0 in my Preview is Vishera / Piledriver.

pondělí, 3. září 2012

Official Abu Dhabi (Piledriver) Opteron dieshot ...

There are many speculations about "Piledriver"dieshot, ive published. Some kiddos and AMD fans claim that I faked it, and that it is not authentic. Therefore, here is the original from AMD FTP "as is" even with original name from ftp ... enjoy!

PS. Yes, the core is the same as the Bulldozer (Orochi B2), I a long time ago said that the core of the FX-8300 is NOT a full Piledriver as in the "Trinity", but only tweaked Bulldozer Orochi core with some Piledriver features. Maybe its reason it is Orochi C0 stepping and Zambezi family chip ...

neděle, 2. září 2012

Preview: AMD FX-8350 (Piledriver) ... last desktop performance CPU ever!

Disclaimer: This is not tested by OBR itself, but by chinese owner of this web. CPU is final ES sample, but BIOS has only early support of OR-C0 chips. There are lot of problems with stability a freezes during testing. Final performance can be different, but i dont believe that. It was the same with ES Bulldozer OR-B0 chips. ES has the same performance as Retail CPU. This preview is for Flanker, biggest AMD fan on the planet. BTW, thanks for FX-8150 results buddy ...

! Tested ES sample is FX-8300 model with base clock 3,3 GHz and Turbo 3,9 GHZ. We simulate FX-8350 with manual set of clocks 4,0/4,2 GHz in motherbostd BIOS! Results compared to Retail FX-8350 can be different! But not too much ... if FX-8350 really has 4,0/4,2 MHz clock ...
 

Last Performance desktop CPU Ever!



Recently I said that Vishera AMD (Piledriver Desktop) is the last "performance" processor from AMD ever. It's true, even though AMD is trying to moderate panic with pronouncements on the cheapo AMD-paid web magazines. It's true, but it applies only to Desktop! no servers! CPU architecture Steamroller and Excavator will possibly come to market, but only as Opterons to servers. This is confirmed by official AMD slide above. Vishera/AM3+ is the last performance desktop CPU ever.

Funny slide!


By the way, AMD is funny  ... look at this funny slide too!
 

Piledriver Dieshot!

 
AMD Vishera/Piledriver dieshot - extracted from official dieshot of Abu Dhabi (Piledriver) Opteron dieshot from AMD Press ftp! Enjoy kids! Its real! Thank you AMD for sending it!
 

ES Vishera Sample

 
 
 
AMD final ES sample of FX-8300 processor. It is Piledriver/Vishera chip! Revision OR-C0 is probably Retail stepping too! It is very easy for me to acquire it, i can have anything from AMD unreleased CPUs (FM2 Trinity too). In China is everything available ...

Motherboard tested




Testing platform: Brand new Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z, Noctua high-end air cooler, Kingston DDR3-2333 MHz. Antec PSU, GeForce 7100 GS + GeForce GTX 660 Ti. Latest drivers, BIOS + Windows 7-64 with latest updates.

BIOS



Look at BIOS of this mobo + CPU tested

Results




 






Summary


Results analysis: AMD FX-8350 has probably base clocks at 4 GHz and Turbo max clock 4,2 GHz. Base clock is 400 MHz above FX-8150, it is 11.1 percents higher clock. Max Turbo clock is the same. In the massive "multi-thread" applications should performance rise somewhere between 10-11 percents. Only through higher CPU frequency. Next increase in performance is a matter of increased "IPC". But it has grown only little, wet dream of children and AMD fans has not been realized. IPC is increased up to a few percent. Comparision is not made on the same systems with the same mobo and BIOS. Look at table above:

In tested "single thread" workloads is "Piledriver" better from 1,8 to 5,7 percents. In average is IPC performance 4.0 percents above "Bulldozer" CPU. In "multi-threads" applicattions are results from 12,4 to 15,6 percents higher then FX-8150. Single + Multi = 9,9 percents in average. AMD processor FX-8350 is +/- 10 percents (in average) better then FX-8150 for the same price. This means performance of FX-8350 is on par with Core i7-2600K ... somewhere better, somewhere worst. But in average is Core i7-2600K good competitor for FX-8350. Pathetic result ...


Because, FX-8350 is the same shit like FX-8150 price of that "crap" can be only around 200 USD.

Stay tuned

In second part of review will be Power consuption, Overclocking, Clock-to-clock comparision etc.

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