07-13-2018 11:42 AM
I hope someone can give me a pointer. Just curious as to why the Ryzen-based Omen desktops have such diluted specs compared to the intel ones. For the OMEN Desktop - 880-010z, you can't get more than 16GB of RAM not go above the Nvidia 1070 on them, plus it only comes with a 500 watt bronze power supply which doesn't leave much power for later upgrades. However, the Intel Omens can potentially give you dual 1080s and 32+ GBs of RAM, plus much stronger power supplies. Just curious if anyone can offer any comment on why this is the case. I really want a Ryzen Omen, but can't justify the expense if it comes with such low specs. Its like the Ryzen offerings are being deliberately equipped with less compared to the Intel ones, which is strange given their stronger multi-core performance.
Many thanks! Bob
07-13-2018 07:23 PM
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07-13-2018 08:30 PM
I actually have contacted them adn they completely refuse to answer the question. They just say thank you for contacting us and sorry we don't have the computer you're looking for. It was sorta like Obi Wan and the stormtroopers at Mos Eisley. I was hoping that someone here might have some insight - perhaps an incompatibily that I'm not aware of, an issue with the motherboard - CPU combo, etc., that would explain it. I do oodles of 3D rendering and CAD work with 3D printing so I actually need the extra cores and threads of a Ryzen system plus a 1080 - I'm one of the few non-gamers who would really benefit from it, especially dual 1080s in some usage regimes, and while I really want an Omen, the lack of higher end parts is stopping me from making a purchase. Coffee Lake is a nonstarter for me, and Ryzen's AM4 upgrade path is a strong selling point. Like I said, I was hoping there was an obvious incompatibility or something that would explain it.