I have i7 920. Ryzen it is!
It will be faster there is no if.Well... If my Motherboard would show up, I would probably put my Ryzen 1800x in it and be testing out if it beats my X5675 running at 4ghz. So yes I am still running my LGA1366 till Asus gets their game in gear.
I've been wondering for along time why parallel processing is not controlled at the OS level. It never has made sense to me thinking about the problems applications have with multi-threaded machines. The operating system should be able to ration a single thread across multiple threads. An operating system that doesn't allow all applications to take advantage of all threads just seems incomplete to me.The only desktop users who benefit from more than four cores are content creators so gaming won't really help Ryzen or Vega sales. Game developers seem uninterested in taking advantage of highly parallel processing so it will probably be up to Microsoft and AMD to do it all in software.
By the same token, it seems like the CPU would waste time and need to "learn" where to split a single thread program. So, I think, (and trust me, I'm speaking here without any knowledge of programming, so take it FWIW), that duty falls ultimately on the software developer. I mean, you simply can't split a thread in the middle of a string variable, because then one core would have to communicate with another to clean up the mess.An operating system that doesn't allow all applications to take advantage of all threads just seems incomplete to me.
Well, first and foremost,"Moore's Law", is anything but a "law". In mathematical terms, it's should be classed as at most, "a theorem", and IMHO, it's really nothing more than an "idea" or a "dashed out concept". Yet it always seems to make a great sound bite, which requires very little thought, rhyme, or reason, to spit out. It's really just a rehash of, "I'll work for a penny a day, doubled each day for a month". Do the numbers on that, and you'll find you hit a wall around where you simply can't afford to pay the man, at around the 3 week point or so.Sadly, chicken - n -egg to me.. if it sells well, mobo and software will develop to Efficiently suck every bit o' processing power from those many cores - if not, there won't be enuf R&D interest to create core-monsters, and Intel will yawn and keep its stunning Moore's/4 rate of progress (CPU processing power doubles in our children's lifetime-ish).