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  1. Very much depends on how the test was performed. Lots of different factors could be at play... Other applications running, CPU core temperature at start of test, cooling solution, how long the computer had been running, how stable the overclock was and whether it maintained the supposed 5.0 GHz OC (I know from my test with a 4.9GHz All Core OC 9700K that I often saw the frequency dip below 4GHz due to thermal throttling). We know the 9900K is a better CPU than the 9700K in terms of base speed and thread count. The question for you is can you justify the extra cost of the CPU. Considering you sold the exact same CPU previously, suggests you perhaps were reluctant to spend that much? I ended up spending around £700 in total for my upgrade, but that was from a 10 year old i5-750 so I was happy with that expense.
  2. Few observations for Reading FC... U18 Coach/Loan Manager - Mikele Leigertwood https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2016/july/welcome-back-ledge/ https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2019/july/nicky-shorey-returns-in-academy-lead-scout-role-for-royals/ - "Mikele Leigertwood continues in his role as Professional Development Phase Coach" Future transfer agreement in place - Ovie Ejaria Unsure of the future fee agreed, or whether the deal is signed or something the club can trigger at the end of the season https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/359739-ovie-ejaria-liverpool-reading-move-confirmed https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2019/august/ejaria-returns-to-the-royals-on-loan/ U23 Assistant - Mehmet Ali https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2019/july/nicky-shorey-returns-in-academy-lead-scout-role-for-royals/ - "We are also delighted to welcome Mehmet Ali to Reading Football Club - he joins us to take the position of Under-23s Assistant Coach and will work alongside Scott Marshall this season."
  3. As a little experiment, I thought I would use FM as my overclocking test subject for my new 9700K. Here are my stock settings and timings Computer Type: PC CPU: Intel i7-9700k (Stock) GPU: nVIDIA Asus GTX 960 Strix 2GB (Not installed) RAM: 16 GB DDR4 @2400 MHz (Stock) OS: Windows 10 X64 Version 1903 Storage: M.2 SSD Benchmark A: 2 min 34 sec Benchmark B: 4 min 58 sec Benchmark C: 8 min 03 sec Very much in line with what @roykela saw from his. Will be interesting to see how far this CPU will allow me to go, and where I can get the RAM to go, and how much improvement each gives. I will update this as I increase my CPU clock and my RAM speed to track how they scale. RAM Frequency So with a small boost to RAM frequency (I don't have a fast RAM kit currently), it gives a small gain of 13-18 seconds. Nothing spectacular, but memory speed clearly has an impact when considering FM. I might try and get a faster memory kit capable of 3600MHz+ to see how far this can be pushed. Computer Type: PC CPU: Intel i7-9700k (Stock) GPU: nVIDIA Asus GTX 960 Strix 2GB (Not installed) RAM: 16 GB DDR4 @3000 MHz (XMP) OS: Windows 10 X64 Version 1903 Storage: M.2 SSD Benchmark A: 2 min 20 sec Benchmark B: 4 min 40 sec Benchmark C: 7 min 50 sec CPU Frequency With quick, dirty, and very unstable CPU auto overclock to 4.9GHz all-core (better cooling needed to make it stable as the frequency fluctuated quite a bit), it gives a small difference of between -4 and 6 seconds in tests A and B, but almost a whole 2 minutes on test C. Proves exactly what has been said in the past that the game is predominantly lightly threaded, except when it comes to processing a lot of background matches in other leagues, where the multiple cores really get worked. Computer Type: PC CPU: Intel i7-9700k @ 4.9GHz (OC) GPU: nVIDIA Asus GTX 960 Strix 2GB (Not installed) RAM: 16 GB DDR4 @3000 MHz (XMP) OS: Windows 10 X64 Version 1903 Storage: M.2 SSD Benchmark A: 2 min 14 sec Benchmark B: 4 min 44 sec Benchmark C: 5 min 59 sec
  4. Thanks, that's the same opinion that I've been arriving at. Despite the multi-threading being of some benefit when processing lots of leagues, the day to day processing power is still limited by the single core max clock speed, and here Intel is still dominant. As for the graphics card, I know its a little under-powered when combined with that CPU, however I don't tend to play any AAA titles, and so far I've not encountered any limiting issues from it. If the time comes when I do, I'm more than happy to drop an extra couple hundred on something like a 5700 or 2060 (or the equivalents at the time). Time to go raid the proverbial piggy bank and build myself a shiny new rig.
  5. What is the generally accepted best CPU for a predominantly FM PC build these days? I'm currently toying between the 9700k or the 3700x. Budget of around £1000 to include the following: CPU, Motherboard, RAM, M2 SSD Already have a GTX 960 2GB graphics card, which seems to do the job for FM and other games at 1080p. Looking at M.2 for load and save times, and hoping to get a good overclock on the memory to help with processing times. AMD: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/T7kVq4 Intel: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/mHkVq4
  6. Any Ryzen 3600/3700x/3800x owners for comparison against the 3900x? Be interesting to see what difference, if any, is had by going up the AMD stack.
  7. Thought I'd give a bit of perspective with my 10 year old machine, and my 4 year old laptop. Definitely feeling the need for an upgrade with these times. Should be able to half my times with more modern hardware it looks like. Computer Type: PC CPU: Intel i5-750 @3800 MHz OC GPU: nVIDIA Asus GTX 960 Strix 2GB RAM: 8 GB DDR3 @3200 MHz OS: Windows 10 X64 Version 1803 Storage: HDD Benchmark A: 4 min 33 sec Benchmark B: 9 min 30 sec Benchmark C: 14 min 09 sec Computer Type: Laptop CPU: Intel i7-6700HQ GPU: nVIDIA 960M RAM: 8 GB DDR3 OS: Windows 10 X64 Version 1903 Storage: SSD Benchmark A: 3 min 33 sec Benchmark B: 7 min 33 sec Benchmark C: 11 min 29 sec
  8. Great to hear. I'll stick with the tactic how it is and see how my recruitment goes over the summer with a view to getting in players of a suitable standard for League One. Lets just hope my club reputation doesn't tie my hands too much with regards to recruitment.
  9. @Mr U Rosler Sounds very much like my current experience in League Two after back-to-back promotions. We are still set to be promoted to League One despite the higher than usual discipline issues. I guess it could be something in the match engine due to the rapid rise through the leagues and the lower quality of the players at my disposal compared to the rest of the league. Lets hope that next season I can actually attract some players that match the league's standard.
  10. I'm not quite sure what happened this season, but the discipline record has gone crazy. Yellow cards had been a slight problem in previous seasons, but we weren't seeing many reds, and often they would be from a second yellow if we did. This season however, we've seen 8 Reds and 96 yellows and we're still only in March! Many of the reds have also been straight reds! The tactic doesnt have get stuck in enabled, so I'm not quite sure how you would go about managing this? Is is a case of the players being too aggressive, or the fact we are massive underdogs and pushing too hard? Edit: Finally finished the season with 125 Yellows and 10 Reds.
  11. @Mr U Rosler Would you recommend your training schedules to go along with this tactic? Just been promoted as champions from Vanarama National South with my Salisbury side despite being predicted to finish 20th. Hoping the board may allow me to go professional now we have been promoted.
  12. Thanks, I was pleased with how negotiations went. They wouldn't match his £16M buy-out clause, but if he plays well for them I should see the rewards from the appearance clauses and possibly even a few England caps along the way! Whilst I was disappointed to loose him, I wished him the best of luck with the next step of his career. He responded positively, stating he had loved his time at the club, but was pleased I had given him the opportunity to further his career as it was too good an opportunity to turn down. I'm sure it had nothing to do with almost tripling his wages to £42K/week! Next order of business is to decide whether I need to use some of the money to buy a replacement? I have Barrett and Kelly, but I fear Kelly is a little lightweight for this league and the style of play. I've accepted a loan offer from Hibs for him, but am yet to confirm the deal until I decide whether I will use him. I've been monitoring a young Portuguese player for a few months who is similar to John Swift. He would probably be available for £1.8-2.6M according to my scouts, and his wage demands should come in below £10K/week. The main disadvantages I can see are his lack of any PPMs (Swift was very strong in this area: Gets Forward Whenever Possible, Tries Killer Balls, and Arrives Late In Opponents' Area), and much weaker tackling, marking, and physical stats. I think I might let Kelly go out on loan as Hibs have great facilities and it should not harm his progression if he can get first team football. I can then bring in Guzzo to fight for a first team spot with Josh Barrett who is a little more capable defensively but weaker technically.
  13. Mendes was in and around my first team, however his return of 3 goals and 2 assists in 8(13) wasn't enough to warrant more first team action. I will give him another chance this upcoming season, as in theory his stats look good with pace and power. After some negotiation, I finally decided what to do with Stoke's offer for John Swift...
  14. I've given Brian responsibility of dealing with contracts and he has Williams on £22k/week until 2020. Josh Barrett played as cover for Swift during last season, so he would be a viable option. Coaches think he is a good player at this level. Kelly didn't get much time and I'm looking to loan him out with Hibs a possible destination. I think this is one to think over and decide tomorrow. I can't easily turn down a club record fee though. That would bankroll me for a couple of seasons or allow for a real promotion push this year. If I can haggle it up a little more and include a better sell on than 40% of profit then I think he will be going.
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