Following AMD’s Ryzen press event and the public release of a few benchmark scores for their new chips, I found myself pondering the comparison Lisa Su made between the new Ryzen 1700 and Intel’s 7700K. It would appear that Kaby Lake has a frequency advantage as well as slightly better IPC than Ryzen, which compensates by packing more cores into a smaller TDP, and I started wondering what kind of performance differential this will lead to in video games.
Along the way, I spotted a claim that Ryzen’s single thread performance won’t be high enough to make it a good gaming chip. Later on, I saw someone claim that the 6900K was never designed for gaming and would suck in games. While I can understand why someone would make the first of these claims, a last attempt to diss on AMD before the chips hit retail, the later claim piqued my interest, so I decided to look into.
Continue reading The 7700K vs 6900K Gaming Performance Conundrum
Sooooo I’m looking at breeding myself a Lucario. Who wouldn’t? Look at him! He’s badass as hell! There is a very good reason why he’s ranked in the Uber tier over at Smogon – with the correct combination of stats, moves, held item and ability, he is an absolute powerhouse sweeper. Want! Wantwantwantwant!
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Today I’m looking at a unique cooking game that describes itself as “one of the few hardcore restaurant sims in existence”. The English language release of the Japanese original “Ore no Ryouri 3”, “Cook, Serve, Delicious” casts the player as the managing chef in the game’s namesake restaurant located in the fictional SherriSoda Tower, a past-it’s-prime skyscraper on the comeback trail. You’re tasked with dragging it’s run-down cafe back up through the culinary ranks, restoring both the 5-star rating and former glory as hottest restaurant in town, but don’t let the setting fool you – even Gordon Ramsey would struggle to deal with the heat in this kitchen! Continue reading Review – Cook, Serve, Delicious!