October 2018 Build Guide

This has been a long time coming, I decided to skip over the Raven Ridge an Pinnacle Ridge releases since we had an accurate idea of what they were going to be. However, Coffee Lake-R and Turing have both entered the fray. It has been an exciting few months to say the least. On the plus side Pascal, Polaris and Vega are at sensible prices again.

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Video Editing on NVMe

Recently (Jun 24, 2018) Linus Sebsation published a video where he shows the viewer a lot about his companies server infrastructure, reasonably late in the video he shows what kind of bandwidth they need for editing 8k video. Odly enough it is about 3Gb/s which is well within SATA 3's practical limit of 4.4Gb/s, its quite safe to put the myth that Video Editing is a workload that benefits from NVMe to rest.

April 2018 Build Guide

We've had a couple of 'exciting' months in terms of releases! Pinnacle Ridge and Raven Ridge have both been released into the wild along with Intel's reactive motherboard's (B360, H310 and H370) and CPUs (i5-8600). All up this has been a somewhat exciting couple of months since the last guide, PR narrows the gap with both clocks and IPC (thanks to AMD's improvements to the cache espically L2) but this ultimately doesn't change my person recommendations of if it's not an 8700k go with Zen.

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