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Ryzen 7 Computer

Post by Leo » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:15 pm

Sorry if this sounds like a commercial. I just want fellow computer chess fans to know this. I was walking around Costco today and they had a Ryzen 7 setup on sale for $600. I would have bought one but the timing for me is not right.
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Re: Ryzen 7 Computer

Post by shrapnel » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:40 pm

Leo wrote:Sorry if this sounds like a commercial. I just want fellow computer chess fans to know this. I was walking around Costco today and they had a Ryzen 7 setup on sale for $600. I would have bought one but the timing for me is not right.
Grab it. See my Signature.
Unlike Intel CPUs, leaving Hyperthreading On and using all Threads for the Chess Engine is beneficial on the Ryzen.
At least, that's my opinion so far, as far as Houdini 6 is concerned.
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Re: Ryzen 7 Computer

Post by Leo » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:17 pm

shrapnel wrote:
Leo wrote:Sorry if this sounds like a commercial. I just want fellow computer chess fans to know this. I was walking around Costco today and they had a Ryzen 7 setup on sale for $600. I would have bought one but the timing for me is not right.
Grab it. See my Signature.
Unlike Intel CPUs, leaving Hyperthreading On and using all Threads for the Chess Engine is beneficial on the Ryzen.
At least, that's my opinion so far, as far as Houdini 6 is concerned.
Good to know. I am working on it.
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Re: Ryzen 7 Computer

Post by shrapnel » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:29 am

Leo wrote:Good to know. I am working on it.
OK.
By the way, checked out Houdini 6 on my Intel System too.
HT On, using all 16 Threads, is definitely NOT a good idea on Intel Systems.
So one more reason to invest in an AMD System, at least for chess.
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Re: Ryzen 7 Computer

Post by Gusev » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:05 pm

Leo wrote:Sorry if this sounds like a commercial. I just want fellow computer chess fans to know this. I was walking around Costco today and they had a Ryzen 7 setup on sale for $600. I would have bought one but the timing for me is not right.
Looks like $1600, not $600, https://www.costco.com/CatalogSearch?de ... ageSize=96

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Re: Ryzen 7 Computer

Post by shrapnel » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:15 am

HT On or not, using Houdini 6, I seem to be getting better Results overall with my Ryzen System compared to my Intel Sytem, even though NPS is slightly higher on the Intel System.
Odd.
Houdini seems to really like Ryzen.
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Re: Ryzen 7 Computer

Post by Leo » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:07 am

Gusev wrote:
Leo wrote:Sorry if this sounds like a commercial. I just want fellow computer chess fans to know this. I was walking around Costco today and they had a Ryzen 7 setup on sale for $600. I would have bought one but the timing for me is not right.
Looks like $1600, not $600, https://www.costco.com/CatalogSearch?de ... ageSize=96
The one I saw is an HP model in the store.
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Re: Ryzen 7 Computer

Post by Norm Pollock » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:57 pm

599$
In the costco brochure for the next sale period 10.26.17 - 11.22.17
amd ryzen 7, 16gb mem, 1 tb hd, 4gb amd radeom rx550 graphics

it is HP Pavilion Power 580-137c desktop tower.
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Re: Ryzen 7 Computer

Post by schack » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:46 pm

I read somewhere that the $599 box in question has a 300 watt power supply. If true, that might make overclocking difficult.

Still, a heck of a deal.

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Re: Ryzen 7 Computer

Post by shrapnel » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:27 am

300 watt power supply
Funny ! Do they still make them ?
I use Corsair 1200 W PSU for my Intel System and Corsair 1000 W PSU for the Ryzen 1800X.
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