... Or is AMD still waiting for their Socket AM4 motherboard too? From the Crimson ReLive release notes:
I have seen that for a long time in their driver release notes. You do bring up a good point that now that AMD has Ryzen, that they might want to change that, but that means losing all historical performance baseline records, and establishing a new baseline with Ryzen.
"establishing a new baseline with Ryzen." which may not be a bad idea. The comparisons between Ryzen and the previous AMD CPU's.
Especially if AMD are still going to build and sell their own branded machines.
They need to establish a new benchmark anyway. Using a $1070 processor as your baseline, no doubt to eliminate any CPU bottleneck, is completely unrealistic when paired with an RX 480. The R7 1700X or i7-6600K would be much more realistic pairing. But then again 2560x1440 for the RX 480 is also not very realistic, its target market is the most popular gaming resolution, 1920x1080, as evidenced by the unacceptable 44.79fps result, unless they were using a FreeSync monitor with a 30hz minimum, but the average gamer isn't.
A Couple a FPS does not mean much, Now if it were 50+ ( Even this is a drop in the FPS Bucket ) then maybe there could be some thunder being stolen.
Ryzen is just opening it's eyes, we have to wait for the BIG picture, while other products are specializing in a path, AMD is creating and will create multiple tech pathways. It's not going to be just about Gaming and the FPS one gets. For now it's about " Best Bang For The Buck " and AMD has that covered.
P.S. Life is not about the final destination, it's all about the experience(s) of getting there.
Electronics are all about giving the people just enough so they buy the new revision every year
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