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    AMD confirms all Ryzen CPUs will be unlocked

    And the firm is aiming to hard launch before the end of Q1 this year.
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    Re: AMD confirms all Ryzen CPUs will be unlocked

    So the 17th of Jan has morphed to Q1?

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    Re: AMD confirms all Ryzen CPUs will be unlocked

    Do we reckon this could spur on Intel to scrap their whole K scheme? I bought into a K processor, because I want to be able to overclock my components, but I'd much rather not have to pay a premium for this.

    I know someone that is purposely waiting for these CPUs instead of investing into Intel, for that exact reason.

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    Re: AMD confirms all Ryzen CPUs will be unlocked

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    Do we reckon this could spur on Intel to scrap their whole K scheme? I bought into a K processor, because I want to be able to overclock my components, but I'd much rather not have to pay a premium for this.

    I know someone that is purposely waiting for these CPUs instead of investing into Intel, for that exact reason.
    Unless AMD really release a beast that costs very little, I doubt Intel will change how they sell CPUs.

    and another delay for AMD? It's not like they are putting any pressure on Intel.
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    Re: AMD confirms all Ryzen CPUs will be unlocked

    Quote Originally Posted by AGTDenton View Post
    So the 17th of Jan has morphed to Q1?
    Looks like it, though I'm thinking there will be a combined launch with Vega cards and maybe even combined special offers.

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    Re: AMD confirms all Ryzen CPUs will be unlocked

    Quote Originally Posted by The Hand View Post
    Looks like it, though I'm thinking there will be a combined launch with Vega cards and maybe even combined special offers.
    Doubt it.
    Vega will come afterwards. While the engineering for Vega is most likely finished (the hardware part, but the driver team will use the delayed launch to optimise their drives as it appears that Vega and NCU are a big change from previous GCN designs), AMD most likely doesn't have manpower to launch two products at the same time and Zen will take priority.

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    Re: AMD confirms all Ryzen CPUs will be unlocked

    Quote Originally Posted by The Hand View Post
    Looks like it, though I'm thinking there will be a combined launch with Vega cards and maybe even combined special offers.
    Vega was quoted as "H1" at CES. I was watching Linus with the Vega cards last night and was a bit amazed by that revelation. First time I'd seen a video of a full AMD Ryzen and Vega PC with the side off.

    Lets assume H1 = June then there's no wonder Nvidia didn't rush out the 1080Ti. And by the time Vega comes out the 11 series cards will practically be in boxes, ready to go.

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    Re: AMD confirms all Ryzen CPUs will be unlocked

    Quote Originally Posted by AGTDenton View Post
    So the 17th of Jan has morphed to Q1?
    To be fair that date was only ever a rumor.

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    Re: AMD confirms all Ryzen CPUs will be unlocked

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy14 View Post
    Vega was quoted as "H1" at CES. I was watching Linus with the Vega cards last night and was a bit amazed by that revelation. First time I'd seen a video of a full AMD Ryzen and Vega PC with the side off.

    Lets assume H1 = June then there's no wonder Nvidia didn't rush out the 1080Ti. And by the time Vega comes out the 11 series cards will practically be in boxes, ready to go.
    Vega in H1? Oh well.. but when AMD launches Vega, it might still make sense to have a good combo deal with a RyZen chip and maybe a AM4 board too? If the high end Vega proves to be a bit better than a 1080 but slower than a 1080 Ti, it could be a good way of gaining marketshare on cpu and gpu fronts at the high end. Just a thought really.

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    Re: AMD confirms all Ryzen CPUs will be unlocked

    Quote Originally Posted by The Hand View Post
    Vega in H1? Oh well.. but when AMD launches Vega, it might still make sense to have a good combo deal with a RyZen chip and maybe a AM4 board too? If the high end Vega proves to be a bit better than a 1080 but slower than a 1080 Ti, it could be a good way of gaining marketshare on cpu and gpu fronts at the high end. Just a thought really.
    I'm sure there won't be any technical advantage to doing so, but no doubt retailers and even AMD would see the marketing potential of such a combo deal.

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    Re: AMD confirms all Ryzen CPUs will be unlocked

    ...and still no word on ECC support. Bah!

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    Re: AMD confirms all Ryzen CPUs will be unlocked

    Quote Originally Posted by azrael- View Post
    ...and still no word on ECC support. Bah!
    Wonder if we can force the issue. Time to hit Twitter? It might not be set in stone yet.

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    Re: AMD confirms all Ryzen CPUs will be unlocked

    I would be very surprised if AMD didn't support ECC, they have been pretty good with that in the past (at least non-Registered)
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    Re: AMD confirms all Ryzen CPUs will be unlocked

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Wonder if we can force the issue. Time to hit Twitter? It might not be set in stone yet.
    Time to get a Twitter account?

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    Re: AMD confirms all Ryzen CPUs will be unlocked

    No Twitter, no Facebook, Google+, Instagram etc etc etc. NEVER. Unless you're in marketing or something forward facing, 80% of companies check for this in USA. In my career they don't seem impressed by people having ANY of these...LOL. I always get a grin when I say "those words are not part of my vocab sir and I don't bring a cell phone in to work" Avg US worker spends something like 3hrs on personal email a day and under 4hrs on work..ROFL. I'm thinking much of that is facebook/reddit etc considering data that has come out on all of them for "workers". Can you even call yourself a "WORKER" these days if you spend as much time doing your own crap as you do actual WORK?...I digress. You should be fired for having any of them, or bringing a cell to work (if not NEEDED for work). My family knows not to call me at work unless they're dying.

    But hey, do what you can DanceswithUnix I'm guessing chips are in stone if they're getting them on the shelf in Feb/March. Likely many models already going into boxes today as the binning goes on. It will take a week or two to get them to whatever shelf they are headed to also, so again probably a lot of boxing etc going on already. IF actual PC's are getting launches too, then again they already have them and are starting production of systems for launch by now or maybe shortly as chips show up at their doorsteps.

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    Re: AMD confirms all Ryzen CPUs will be unlocked

    I used to be a amd boy but went intel for the last 10 years or so ........

    From what I've read so far I might be going back to AMD price dependant

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