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Jacob Ridley responded to Streetguru comment in
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MSI's Trident 3 is a future-proof, upgradeable console-killerMSI's Trident 3 is a future-proof, upgradeable console-killer
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How can you call it "future proof" When it has an H110 motherboard and a locked i7, instead of say a B350 board with an R5 1600? Since intel is abandoning that socket, and AM4 is supposed to be supported until 2020.

Especially with your UK options being a 3GB 1060, which is just too limiting for the money IMO, not that we have any real options between $150 and $500 USD right now for GPUs.
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I do agree that Ryzen would make for the more future-proof option in the long run with AMD's plans for AM4 support.


However, for just gaming, the four-core/eight-thread 7700 should be plenty for quite a few years, really the graphics card will be a worse bottleneck long before the CPU.


Since the option for a GPU upgrade is there with the Trident, I think this makes it more future-proof compared to other pre-builts with more proprietary parts.

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Jacob Ridley responded to SirEpicPwner comment in
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AMD’s Vega isn't finished yet, Vega 11 goes into production to replace PolarisAMD’s Vega isn't finished yet, Vega 11 goes into production to replace Polaris
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If AMD does end up using GDDR5 in Vega 11, would that put them behind Volta midrange cards? I heard a rumor that Volta would be using GDDR6, and have a lot higher memory bandwidth as a result.
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HBM2 just seems far too expensive for the midrange market without huge losses on every card so I'm not sure if there are many other options available to AMD except hunker down and wait for Navi. GDDR5 may help keep prices down and AMD should still be competitive at their price points.


Whatever the outcome within reason, bandwidth is not going to be such a dealbreaker for cards aimed at lower resolutions than 4K.

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