1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 23, 2017 10:47 PM by mistered

    The penalties of being an early adopter...

    black_zion

      And this is why I hate being an early adopter, and why I swore I never would be again. I also swore I'd buy top end so I wouldn't have to touch my system again for a while, but that was before Threadripper was announced and its capabilities were shown to be that much greater than Ryzen R7.

       

      I paid:

       

       

      When I could have waited and got for marginally more yet had much better capabilities, including multiple NVMe slots:

       

      And I'm not even going to say what I think about:

       

      Or what I think about:

       

      And his big fat bomb known as:

       

      Image result for amd vega

      Which should remind everyone of a certain previous AMD bomb:

       

      And the fact that third parties can't do anything with it:

       

      Oh well, there's always 2020 with what presumably will be called Socket AM5, assuming Jong Un doesn't start a nuclear war. If there is still an AMD anyway:

       

       

      Including

       

        • Re: The penalties of being an early adopter...
          mistered

          15 years ago I bought the following:

          AMD Athlon XP 2800+ $410

          ASUS A7N8X Deluxe $155

          Corsair XMS 2x512MB $378

           

          Dual-channel memory controllers were new then so there weren't any matched RAM sets available until months later after people complained about  compatibility problems..

           

          Of course I didn't learn and pre-ordered the AMD R7 1700X and AMD Prime X370-Pro last February.