PCPer Mailbag #47 - 6/8/2018

Subject: Editorial | June 8, 2018 - 09:00 AM |
Tagged: video, Ryan Shrout, pcper mailbag

It's time for the PCPer Mailbag, our weekly show where Ryan and the team answer your questions about the tech industry, the latest and greatest GPUs, the process of running a tech review website, and more!

On today's show:

01:10 - Hybrid hard drives with more than 8GB of flash?
03:51 - i7-8086K vs. hypothetical 8-core Coffee Lake?
05:47 - Gaming chairs?
08:12 - Odd RAM failure?
09:33 - Spectre/Meltdown hardware fix in next Intel CPUs?
12:12 - Stress testing workstation CPU overclock?
13:34 - Time between mass production and retail availability for RAM?
16:11 - NDA procedures at PCPer?

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June 8, 2018 | 11:21 AM - Posted by Anonymous1451345 (not verified)

if the i7-8086k is just a binned i7-8700k, doesn't that mean you will be a lot more likely to get a worse binned i7-8700k if you miss the 8086 train?

June 20, 2018 | 09:17 PM - Posted by Photonboy

For $60 or so extra it's hardly worth it.

First, there was a great video (can't find link) that showed EXPECTED TYPICAL results since a company that sells binned i7-8700K CPU's provided their data... something like 99% hit 5.0GHz then maybe 80% hit 5.1GHz but don't quote me.

Secondly, the 300MHz boost for the i7-8700K is only for a SINGLE CORE scenario which would happen when? You'd literally have to artificially lock the other cores out to benefit from that.

So we're left with how good the all cores overclock goes and since we don't have results I'll speculate that it's not more than 100MHz on average since I saw a couple i7-8086K results get pretty typical numbers (again statistics needed which may end up IMPOSSIBLE without large sample sizes).

Even if I was generous and said 200MHz benefit that's only a 4% difference (52/50) which probably would be ZERO benefit in most situations anyway but a couple percent gains at best.

That $60 could go towards a better CPU cooler for one thing but even if you want "the best" it's hard to justify the expense.

June 8, 2018 | 11:51 AM - Posted by CB

I am looking for a good storage solution for a new gaming/day-to-day PC. Would using an Intel 800P as an OS boot drive along with a 970 Evo for programs be a good solution? Or would the 800P be overkill and the money be better spent on a larger 970 Evo?

June 9, 2018 | 07:22 PM - Posted by Sean (not verified)

Brand-new cases/motherboards nowadays typically still come with USB 2.0 ports/headers in addition to USB 3.0 ports. I've heard that USB 3.0 had some teething issues early on with backward compatibility. Have those problems still not been solved or is there some other reason to continue to include USB 2.0?

June 13, 2018 | 06:13 PM - Posted by lola_coca_cola

Since SATA3 SSD can't improve on sequential read/write anymore, can vendors increase SATA3 SSD random IOPS to NVME level?

June 14, 2018 | 01:29 AM - Posted by Mirppc (not verified)

How does Intel Optaine compair to Intel's earlier cacheing method from the Santa Rosa era platforms known as Intel Turbo Memory.

See this for a PCPER article that glances over Intel Turbo Memory. https://www.pcper.com/reviews/Mobile/Intel-Santa-Rosa-Centrino-Duo-and-N...

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