My Experience with AMD Processors and Why I am Skeptical of the New AMD Processors

My Experience with AMD Processors and Why I am Skeptical of the New AMD Processors

Have you heard of the new AMD Ryzen processors that are coming out soon you probably have lots of people have its it’s big news it’s huge huge news but this video is going to be about why i am just a little bit skeptical about the Ryzen processor so before i start this i’m just going to make a quick little disclaimer that i do not know that much about computers ok i am not anything like LinusTechTips all right this is really just why i personally am skeptical based on my own experiences with my own computer and my personal thoughts on this whole thing so the start things off I have in my computer and am the A6-5400K APU now when i bought this computer is a box that I got it in said that it was a quad-core processor okay I got this computer few years ago at that time I really didn’t know anything about processors or anything about computers at all all I knew is that generally the higher the number the better it is you know that the faster the better the more the better that kind of thing right so when I saw quad-core I’m like oh ok this is a pretty darn good computer then it’s going to be a pretty good processor well at that time I had no way of knowing whether it was actually a quad-core processor or whether was actually a dual-core processor so I found out about a year ago when i was talking to someone i think on a comment in my you– on one of my youtube videos here that this processor is actually a dual-core processor and it does not have a quad-core model so of course i was a little bit upset because I paid for a quad-core processor or so I thought and i actually got a dual-core processor well you know at the time it didn’t seem like it was that big of a deal for to me because I could still do most of the things i wanted to do well now since I’ve been on YouTube longer and doing more and I’ve learned more things and been trying new things I’ve been doing a lot more and I’ve been getting more ideas and I want to do a lot more things but I can’t because I’m limited by the hardware of my computer which is totally fine that’s not what this video is about so in the past even just single year and a half or so I have learned a lot more about computers I’ve been doing a lot more research and stuff because I want to get the best of the best that’s something pretty much anyone would want really this past weekend i actually found out as you can see on my screen right here that my computer is only utilizing a single core of this supposed dual-core processor or I should i say supposed quad-core processor because that’s what it originally was in terms of the information that I got with it and for it and all of that so you can see here that my computer according to task manager has one core and two logical processors well logical processors are not the same as cores logical processors have something to do with threads i don’t know all the technical stuff behind it all i know is that threads gives you sort of more processors because it kinda cheats a single core into being treated and thought of as two cores or something along those lines I may not be a hundred percent correct on that you can let me know in the comments down below now by opening up cpu-z and using this program here which basically just gathers a bunch of information about different things on your computer one of which including the processor so you can see here that according to this this processor does technically have two cores as well as two threads you can also see this little picture up in the top right corner here that it says A6 quad-core interesting why is it saying quad-core if it’s actually a dual-core processor I don’t really know myself so i have tried going into the bios settings and I can’t find anything in there maybe I’m doing something wrong but i can’t find anything in there to figure out how to enable or to find out if any cpu cores have been disabled and how to enable them but according to msconfig there are two cores and they are both being being utilized but according to task manager only one is being utilized so that’s a little bit fishy isn’t it and in my research about this issue i came across this little bit of information here that basically states that all AMD CPUs not all only some mostly the newer ones do not actually have the full amount of cores that they are stated but they in fact have half that’s interesting now that apparently has a lot to do with modules instead of full cpu cores and I don’t fully understand what that all means all I know is according to this info that i found on a forum online in my research for this that the amount of cores are not one hundred percent accurate now if you don’t know the new AMD Ryzen processors have eight cores they are an octa-core processor that there are three different variations there’s a 1700 1700x and the 1800x and each one has a slightly different variations mostly in terms of speed i believe again correct me if I’m wrong but all three of them are an octa-core processor now an octa-core processor would mean that it has eight cores and eight cores is going to be a lot better than four cores even right well it’s amazing that they are offering these eight core processors for such a low price that they are here in Canada the price ends up being for the 1800x ends up being about $600 $650 around that kind of range that’s pretty darn good compared to a four core quad-core intel processor now i know from watching LinusTechTips video on the new AMD Ryzen processor that they compared the performance of the new 8-core Ryzen processor from AMD to a quad-core four core intel processor now see that’s what I find a little bit strange if you’re just comparing price you don’t need to compare performance if you’re going to compare performance you cannot really feasibly compare something that is twice as powerful to something else if you’re going to truly compare its performance you need to compare this eight core processor with Intel’s eight core processors that only makes sense because of course it’s going to perform better than Intel’s four core processors if it has eight cores now i believe the reason why is they compared to the new Ryzen processor to intel quad-core processors are because Intel quad-cores are the general go-to processor for gamers and for general the general public general consumers because it has really good performance for its price but it still would make a whole lot more sense to me at least if they compared an eight-core with an eight-core because if you’re comparing price you don’t need to do any kind of performance test or anything like that so to lay it all out my skepticism are as follows one my experiences with AMD processors has not been the greatest granted I’ve only really had the one but I’ve been gypped around twice because the information for the on the box for the cpu says quad-core when it’s actually being marketed as a dual-core but it’s actually truly only using a single core so that’s two little misconceptions there and that’s a little odd my second skepticism is because they’re comparing an eight-core to a four-core and that is strange especially if it is true that what this info says here that all of the AMD processors have half the amount of cores as they actually advertise they do because then if that’s actually true that means that this octa-core is actually a quad-core and that’s why it’s being compared to another quad-core but again just to reiterate these are just my own personal experiences and thoughts based on those experiences i would have to actually try out and take a look at the new octa-core AMD Ryzen processor myself before I can really say too much more about it so now I leave it up to you I want to have an open discussion about this so any thought you have on the new AMD Ryzen processor or your own experiences with AMD processors or anything else to do with this let me know in the comments down below and I will see you all in the next video Godbless so to start with I have an AMD processor in my own cpu in my own computer

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