Care to explain what is that big surprise you were talking about?
My point there was the unlocked i3 processor Wasnt that a suprise for you?
I really hope Ryzen brings something new to the table. If not in terms of performance, at least in terms of pricing.
I am going to upgrade from sandy bridge, though I v been told I may not get a significant performance leap. I v used this processor for more than three years now. I need a cool motherboard and better ram more than the processor. Does anyone know whether New boards can be connected to a home theater system ? Do they have a digital optical out ? I use my TV as the monitor and currently I v connected my home theater to the TV via the optical out in TV, but that doesn't output true surround sound. If I can connect the home theater system to the Motherboard directly , it would be great. Is it possible to do with new motherboards ?