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AMD Ryzen 5 1500X review: after the six-core highs come the quad-core lowsAMD Ryzen 5 1500X review: after the six-core highs come the quad-core lows
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any reason you're using 2666mhz memory again when you used 3000mhz in the 1600X review? seems odd since its on the same board with the same ram, or is it just an error with copy/pasting the template from a previous post?

agreed though with the closing thoughts that the r5 1600's are definitely the way to go, absolute no-brainer purchase for such a small price increase, hell, Intel charges 100$ more for just hyperthreading.Reply
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Sadly, once again the vagaries of Ryzen memory support came into play with the 1500X. The same board, same BIOS, same DIMMs, and yet with the 1500X it couldn't manage to hit 3,000MHz. You're right though, I should have made the point in the article, but it slipped my mind as I was putting it together.

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X review: the most significant gaming CPU AMD have ever madeAMD Ryzen 5 1600X review: the most significant gaming CPU AMD have ever made
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I believe that's with AMD's 20c offset applied, none of them run that hot.

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57C at idle is still 57C unless AMD have created a new temperature scale.

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X review: the most significant gaming CPU AMD have ever madeAMD Ryzen 5 1600X review: the most significant gaming CPU AMD have ever made
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good to see that you got the memory working at better speeds than the r7 review, it really does show them very close to one another with just some minor bios updates. I'm sure down the line as software and OS patches become available the Ryzen chips will most likely surpass Intel, not to mention with both consoles (ps4/xbox) using AMD architecture those micro-optimisations will trickle over to PC.

pretty great performance for the money considering the extra platform features you get on it compared to Intel (notably ECC support, and all the other features on the AM4 platform), not to mention much better power consumption (the 8-core r7 uses less than a 4-core i7-7700k while being on an inferior fab node).
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AMD Ryzen 7 1700X review: a great-value, 8-core CPU, giving the $500 1800X troublesAMD Ryzen 7 1700X review: a great-value, 8-core CPU, giving the $500 1800X troubles
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decent review, but if you're going to do benchmarks with Ryzen, at least try to get the memory around 3000MHz, its doable on most boards and it actually gives pretty decent performance gains in most things due to how AMD's Infinity Fabric works.Reply
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You're absolutely right, and as soon as I've got a couple of sticks capable of running at those speeds in the AM4 test board I'll retest. Hopefully we should have some soon.

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Playtonic remove YouTuber JonTron from Yooka-Laylee due to far-right videos and tweetsPlaytonic remove YouTuber JonTron from Yooka-Laylee due to far-right videos and tweets
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Common sense and facts are "far right views" that make you deserving of being killed, but if you parrot any leftist garbage marxist propaganda, it's ok
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no surprise really, a good portion of liberals have fully embraced fascism and believe that anyone who thinks differently is a threat that should be eliminated. The fact that they can't win arguments and instead resort to censorship, claims of racism, and violence, proves that.

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Cities: Skylines' Mass Transit expansion introduces blimps, ferries, and monorailsCities: Skylines' Mass Transit expansion introduces blimps, ferries, and monorails
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I wish that they would actually put some effort toward improving the core mechanics. its been a long time and they still don't have merge lanes, mods try to fix it, but its still buggy from what I recall with Traffic+ and editing the lanes manually, at least the last time I played.
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PewDiePie apologises for anti-Semitic stunt after slamming the media coveragePewDiePie apologises for anti-Semitic stunt after slamming the media coverage
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what game is this article about? /s

in regard to its content, I find it amusing how people still haven't figured out that money is all you need to incentivise people to do just about anything, even make stupid videos on youtube.
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2 Months ago
Trump's chief strategist invested $60 million in a WoW gold-trading site that collapsed - sad!Trump's chief strategist invested $60 million in a WoW gold-trading site that collapsed - sad!
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Oops, I didn't really clearly state what I was asking for: Why would those articles make you leave? If it's not affecting the other content and can be pretty easily ignored, it seems like an extreme reaction.

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well, I came to this site for the sole purpose to find new games that maybe interesting, its right in the title, "PC games news and reviews".


if the amount of SEO filler content outweighs what I'm here for, the site no longer fulfills its purpose in my bookmarks, pretty simple.

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Trump's chief strategist invested $60 million in a WoW gold-trading site that collapsed - sad!Trump's chief strategist invested $60 million in a WoW gold-trading site that collapsed - sad!
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well, technically it is biased, because if Trump didn't win, this article wouldn't exist. however that wasn't the point I was going for at all.


the point I was trying to make was about the fact that more and more articles are downright click-bait and riddled with SEO keyword cancer, speaking of cancer, those year old posts showing that they were posted a few hours ago because somebody added a paragraph to it, all without putting any highlight/indication of said additions.


fair point about the esports / moba gets a patch posts, as somebody who does play some of those games this is the last place I'd consider checking for patchnotes because there aren't even any categories, everything is just thrown together into one pile. which is also one of the reasons I absolutely loathe this type of post, because I have to scroll past it in the hopes of finding something I'd be interested in.


take that as you will, that's just my opinion of it.

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Oops, I didn't really clearly state what I was asking for: Why would those articles make you leave? If it's not affecting the other content and can be pretty easily ignored, it seems like an extreme reaction.

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et operiet ipsos formido responded to Shadowized's comment in
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Trump's chief strategist invested $60 million in a WoW gold-trading site that collapsed - sad!Trump's chief strategist invested $60 million in a WoW gold-trading site that collapsed - sad!
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I hope this is just a one-off joke article, because if this is the direction this site is headed, with political news about shit from literally a decade ago, I'm done. if I wanted that, I'd stick to RPS.Reply
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Are you new to the site?


"perhaps its founder decided Goldman Sachs was a little on-the-nose." I chuckled.


At any rate, Bannon was not "news worthy" in 2007. He is now. And this is gaming news, directly related to the business of games. Although, as the Mother Jones article is five months old, it is still a bit dated, I'll grant you that.

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