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  • The Sandy Bridge Core i7 3960X Benchmarked Against Today's Six-Core / 12 Thread AMD/Intel CPUs

    Phoronix: The Sandy Bridge Core i7 3960X Benchmarked Against Today's Six-Core / 12 Thread AMD/Intel CPUs

    Complementing our recent AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Linux benchmarking, with recently having out the Intel Core i7 3960X Sandy Bridge Extreme Edition, here are benchmarks showing that previous $999 USD six-core / twelve-thread processor compared to today's Ryzen 5 3600X (and previous-generation Ryzen 5 2600X) as well as the Core i7 8700K.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=28238

  • coder
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    Originally posted by edwaleni View Post
    Now that Zen is out, it clearly shows how badly Intel was overpricing even then.
    Huh? How does Zen show that?

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  • edwaleni
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    That $999 Sandy Bridge would cost $1140 in today's dollars.

    But also, the depreciation left of that same Sandy Bridge in 2019 is down to zero.

    The average used price now is $99.

    Since AMD didn't have anything to counter at the time, it's value was somewhat maintained.

    Now that Zen is out, it clearly shows how badly Intel was overpricing even then.

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  • perpetually high
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    Originally posted by coder View Post
    I did say "usually". If someone doesn't know what they're doing, they're not going to accidentally swamp the CPU. But, if you give yourself permission, of course you can shoot yourself in the foot.
    Right on, makes sense for it to be the default. I only mentioned it in case someone else didn't know, as your post was clear since you used normal and usually.

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  • coder
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    Originally posted by perpetually high View Post
    Yeah I have:
    Code:
    myusername - nice -20
    in /etc/security/limits.conf which allows it to be changed. Also required for Feral's GameMode for it to change niceness.
    I did say "usually". If someone doesn't know what they're doing, they're not going to accidentally swamp the CPU. But, if you give yourself permission, of course you can shoot yourself in the foot.

    Edit: And, speaking of shooting yourself in the foot, I wouldn't go all the way to -20. IMO, -8 should be fine. Even if you have background work going on, just increase its niceness.
    Last edited by coder; 09-14-2019, 05:34 PM.

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  • perpetually high
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    Originally posted by coder View Post
    With normal user privileges, you can't usually use a negative niceness.
    Yeah I have:
    Code:
    myusername  -  nice  -20
    in /etc/security/limits.conf which allows it to be changed. Also required for Feral's GameMode for it to change niceness.

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  • coder
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    Originally posted by perpetually high View Post
    Btw: that nice command is inverted. That's giving the process a priority of +12 (lower priority) instead of -12 (higher priority) which I'm sure is what you wanted.

    I find "nice -n -12" to be easier to remember and more intuitive than the double hyphen (nice --12) and prevents accidentically using the positive number instead of negative.
    With normal user privileges, you can't usually use a negative niceness.

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  • coder
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    Originally posted by atomsymbol View Post
    I agree that mitigations=off is good for notebook&desktop machines (assuming the user ensures that the machine never runs malicious code).
    Yeah, as long as you don't run any web browsers on the box. Otherwise, you can certainly run malicious code, in the form of javascript + web assembly.

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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by coder View Post
    Thanks. Does PTS log raw dmidecode output?
    Yes it parses dmidecode to report more detailed RAM information, when run as root.... Sadly dmidecode is of no use when running as normal user, sure wish there could be improvements to that area for Linux.

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  • coder
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    Originally posted by Michael View Post
    Quad channel, don't remember the speed offhand but would be whatever the optimal rated configuration was.
    Thanks. Does PTS log raw dmidecode output?

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