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Windows 7: Upgrading was a Mistake

16 Sep 2017   #11
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ethel View Post
Hi Everyone, I was just reading aij235h (or god forbid a bulldozer) and curious what is wrong with it.

I have had the AMD A4-5300 dual core processor coming up to 4 years, and have had no problems with it,

and it plays all of the games I want to play with no worries, just wondering why it is seen as bad.
There is nothing wrong with an AMD CPU for everyday computing. They are perfectly serviceable processors. I've been using them for years with no complaints.

However, what fireberd and I are talking about is the fact that the Ryzen series of AMD chips has a latency problem in digital audio workstations (DAWs). That happens when you are playing an instrument to record and you have a delay between what you play and what you hear. It can be difficult to deal with as you might hear the drums a small fraction of a second before you hear the guitar you are playing, and it can throw you off. I don't have much of a problem with my FX-8350 Vishera AMD CPU (it seems after some adjusting), but if the Ryzen is having the issues as claimed, it's of no use to me for what I want to do. Thus my next machine will be Intel.

Nothing wrong with AMD, though Roaster does make a good point about bottlenecking. AMD boards of my vintage (ASUS M5A97 R 2.0) even bottleneck my discrete graphics card, limiting it to PCIe 2.0 rather than PCIe 3.0 which is the most recent standard IIRC. This results in lower performance than my card is capable of, making me unhappy. Newer AMD motherboards are starting to support PCIe 3.0, but it should have happened long ago.

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16 Sep 2017   #12

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

Hi Mellon Head, I was just curious about it all as I am just a home user, and do not know much about

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