I would have upgraded from my 2500k to a 4790k if it used the same board. Fuck Intel. It's even worse for people whose boards die but then the boards end up being super expensive since they were only manufactured for a few months.
If you're on a 4790k with 1866 of faster RAM, then yeah you're probably okay for a while depending on your use case.>>61699795
You would think, having spent 1.5 billion dollars on Volta R&D, they could invest in drivers that work for more than 4 cores.>>61704588
I imagine they will hit 5GHZ at least with good silicon.
At over 400watts power draw.
That's much higher than even Vega power draw, for less than 1/10th the computation power.
But mots benchmarks show there generally isn't much of an FPS increase over 4-4.5GHz with modern IPC levels.>>61706011>>61705990
Tapeout is happening later this year. Product should come 5-10 months after. So surely sooner than Q4 2018.
But I think Ryzen 2 is likely to come later than Epyc 2.
Hell, the reason why Zen+Vega APUs are so delayed may be because they might be taping them out for 7nm and they're actually coming in Q1 2018 with that.
And the reason why Zen came to desktop first as Ryzen is because they used people as beta testers to iron out AGESA and other potential issues.
Keep in mind that AMD has been sandbagging a lot. Up until a few months ago, AMD said they had no plans for a HEDT platform to compete with X299. Look at how well catching Intel with their pants down helped them there.