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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Processor £690 Currys
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Processor £690 Currys

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Posted 16th Jan

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£690 at Curry's now. Haven't seen this this cheap before lowest I can find is £709 and £720 on amazon.

Solid price for a incredible cpu.
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The AMD Ryzen 3rd gen processors give you a huge boost in power over the previous generation. You'll get a faster CPU with more memory – perfect for gaming, or just powering through huge work projects and creative tasks.

The Ryzen 9 3950X also supports PCIe 4.0 connectivity. So you're futureproofed for the most advanced motherboards, graphics and storage. When it's time to upgrade your PC again – your processor will still be ready to go.

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32 threads. Worth the money just to have that in task manager
taras16/01/2020 15:41

errrm please do explain. Everything what i said is valid


Valid? To you perhaps.

Show me a popular game that scales correctly and shows a tangible benefit over a more typical 4/8 or 8/16 configuration. For gaming, IPC is still typically more beneficial than cores, if that weren't the case Intel would have been in even more trouble than they now realise.

Games take years to adapt to the market and as most major titles utilise the same engines they naturally don't cater for the HEDT market.

This isn't a gaming CPU. It serves a purpose and the purpose isn't gaming. You're better off with a 3700X and sticking the extra £400 towards your 2080Ti... or buying a puppy.

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Source: extremetech.com/com…-11

Make sense?
Edited by: "The_Hoff" 16th Jan
Rod_SmithmPK16/01/2020 10:00

32 threads. Worth the money just to have that in task manager


If the threads count is only requirement you can get refurbished dell workstation/server with 2x Xeon 8c/16t for less then this single cpu
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Niiiiiice 🏻
This chip is so good!
Hot.
when I saw CCL had droped their prices to 707 i thought wow, but this - its double wowsers. Currys though don't seem to be doing the free games.
Edited by: "taras" 16th Jan
Another 1% possible cashback from tcb or quidco
£638.25 is very tempting... Sadly £500 is my pc upgrade budget for the rest of the decade.
Kinio16/01/2020 09:16

£638.25 is very tempting... Sadly £500 is my pc upgrade budget for the r …£638.25 is very tempting... Sadly £500 is my pc upgrade budget for the rest of the decade.


Where do you get 638?
Ian_Kemp16/01/2020 09:22

Where do you get 638?


That's the price with my work discount
Edited by: "Kinio" 16th Jan
Kinio16/01/2020 09:25

That's the price with my work discount


£634.80 with mine! although I have no use for this type of processor. Fantastic price though.
Snaps7716/01/2020 09:28

£634.80 with mine! although I have no use for this type of processor. …£634.80 with mine! although I have no use for this type of processor. Fantastic price though.


What website gives 8% for curry's? My company has access to few different websites and highest discount I can get is 7.5% on perkbox
Edited by: "Kinio" 16th Jan
taras16/01/2020 08:56

when I saw CCL had droped their prices to 707 i thought wow, but this - …when I saw CCL had droped their prices to 707 i thought wow, but this - its double wowsers. Currys though don't seem to be doing the free games.


The games are a AMD promotion and not a store promotion, you will get the games with Currys too if they are a participating retailer.

amd.com/en/…win
Edited by: "Scramz" 16th Jan
32 threads. Worth the money just to have that in task manager
Make sure you get a suitable motherboard to take full advantage of it.

linustechtips.com/mai…ly/
Rod_SmithmPK16/01/2020 10:00

32 threads. Worth the money just to have that in task manager


If the threads count is only requirement you can get refurbished dell workstation/server with 2x Xeon 8c/16t for less then this single cpu
Kinio16/01/2020 10:09

If the threads count is only requirement you can get refurbished dell …If the threads count is only requirement you can get refurbished dell workstation/server with 2x Xeon 8c/16t for less then this single cpu


Nice!
Dont trust currys after failing to delivery my msi godlike x570 mobo
Kinio16/01/2020 09:42

What website gives 8% for curry's? My company has access to few different …What website gives 8% for curry's? My company has access to few different websites and highest discount I can get is 7.5% on perkbox


Without naming my employer, they use hapibenefit which provides an 8% discount!

Time to ask my boss to join another work scheme
Kinio16/01/2020 10:09

If the threads count is only requirement you can get refurbished dell …If the threads count is only requirement you can get refurbished dell workstation/server with 2x Xeon 8c/16t for less then this single cpu


Haha, my friend did this for his home file server in the loft. He said ‘how cool is this’ and I thought, yes it’s cool but you 100% don’t need it - I think he has a 12C/24T CPU setup with 32GB RAM and 16TB RAID storage. I think when I was building the loft server I went for a fanless Celeron J series. As to gaming, I haven’t found anything to tax the quad-core that heavily.
Got this email from Currys yesterday reguarding the Godlike MB.

"We have been informed that the below item(s) are no longer in stock and unfortunately, are not going to be replenishing our stock for the below. Due to this the above order cannot be processed further."

They never informed me and they had plenty in stock at the time of order, two weeks ago.

In the meantime they have bombarded me with emails asking for feedback for the pc case that I bought from them over a month ago.
Edited by: "Gort1951" 16th Jan
plewis0016/01/2020 10:33

Haha, my friend did this for his home file server in the loft. He said …Haha, my friend did this for his home file server in the loft. He said ‘how cool is this’ and I thought, yes it’s cool but you 100% don’t need it - I think he has a 12C/24T CPU setup with 32GB RAM and 16TB RAID storage. I think when I was building the loft server I went for a fanless Celeron J series. As to gaming, I haven’t found anything to tax the quad-core that heavily.


More people on this site need to remind me "you 100% don't need it".
Gormond16/01/2020 10:05

Make sure you get a suitable motherboard to take full advantage of …Make sure you get a suitable motherboard to take full advantage of it.https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1137619-motherboard-tier-list-v2-currently-amd-only/


Glad to see I bought reasonably well with my Asus X370 Prime Pro. Doesn’t claim to support this, neither does my wallet. It does however take everything else.
BlownGasketBob16/01/2020 10:43

More people on this site need to remind me "you 100% don't need it". …More people on this site need to remind me "you 100% don't need it".


I probably would use more than a quad-core but I can’t have a single computer that I always get to use. I put the most powerful machine in the loft study but the missus decided the desk is a good workspace so I can’t use it most of the time, and in the evening I can’t use it as much as the mechanical keyboard is too noisy (allegedly)! So I keep getting relegated to the nearest laptop or tablet. 10-15 years ago when I had more disposable income I would have queued to buy one of these...

What are people using these for - fully-utilised I mean? Serious question. Most of the time I hear video or graphics work with some other stuff in the background. I guess the gamers are aiming for the 6 and 8-core chips?
plewis0016/01/2020 10:47

I probably would use more than a quad-core but I can’t have a single c …I probably would use more than a quad-core but I can’t have a single computer that I always get to use. I put the most powerful machine in the loft study but the missus decided the desk is a good workspace so I can’t use it most of the time, and in the evening I can’t use it as much as the mechanical keyboard is too noisy (allegedly)! So I keep getting relegated to the nearest laptop or tablet. 10-15 years ago when I had more disposable income I would have queued to buy one of these... What are people using these for - fully-utilised I mean? Serious question. Most of the time I hear video or graphics work with some other stuff in the background. I guess the gamers are aiming for the 6 and 8-core chips?


People use them for video transcoding or if you host a lot of virtual machines it would make a good home server.

Personally my home server would be a pi, if that becomes a vpn bottleneck (slow enc/dec) then upgrade to something like a j3160 quad celeron.

For gaming a £130 i5-9400f / ryzen 7 2700 would be excellent. Id say 95% of games, a high end RTX video card would still be a bottleneck.
People who game with a 3950x or i9-9900 have probably run out of things to spend money on (or maybe trying to future proof?)
BlownGasketBob16/01/2020 11:08

People who game with a 3950x or i9-9900 have probably run out of things to …People who game with a 3950x or i9-9900 have probably run out of things to spend money on (or maybe trying to future proof?)


Gaming on the 3950x is perfectly reasonable. Especially if you use the cpu for other things. I'm not saying that everyone should be going 16c but the old addage of "quad core is enough" is in reality dead. Same for high single core ipc. There will always be some processes that will not span threads and also requires high ipc per thread. But applications be it games or image editors etc, all have many things going on at once. AI in games will always benifit from many threads etc - to give one example. Keeping the ui and sound smooth and accurate again needs cpu computation.
taras16/01/2020 11:37

Gaming on the 3950x is perfectly reasonable. Especially if you use the cpu …Gaming on the 3950x is perfectly reasonable. Especially if you use the cpu for other things. I'm not saying that everyone should be going 16c but the old addage of "quad core is enough" is in reality dead. Same for high single core ipc. There will always be some processes that will not span threads and also requires high ipc per thread. But applications be it games or image editors etc, all have many things going on at once. AI in games will always benifit from many threads etc - to give one example. Keeping the ui and sound smooth and accurate again needs cpu computation.


Great ideology, but far from the reality.
Scramz16/01/2020 09:49

The games are a AMD promotion and not a store promotion, you will get the …The games are a AMD promotion and not a store promotion, you will get the games with Currys too if they are a participating retailer.https://www.amd.com/en/gaming/equipped-to-win


Is this true? I didn't get a game code from aria and when I asked about it they said they are not part of the promotion
Edited by: "HarryAxeWound" 16th Jan
HarryAxeWound16/01/2020 13:05

Is the true? I didn't get a game code from aria and when I asked about it …Is the true? I didn't get a game code from aria and when I asked about it they said they are not part of the promotion


I wrote if it’s a participating retailer.
Scramz16/01/2020 13:06

I wrote if it’s a participating retailer.


So you did, sorry
HarryAxeWound16/01/2020 13:09

So you did, sorry


No need to be sorry. To be honest I’d rather take this deal than one at £709 with the games.
BEWARE. Currys advertise goods as 'in Stock' but they are actually lying. They take your money then you might get it back 2wks later. They advertise and get people to put up fake 'bargains' then lie about it. Today they tried to tell me 'the warehouse guy hadn't checked stock in the ailse'...seriously.... Currys tried to lie saying they had 'a guy' who hadn't checked the stock hahahaha. Not a computerised real time stock system they did a conference about in profit projection...no, some poor guy who deals with one warehouse hahahaha. This wasn't a store, this was for their main online stocking warehouse. Can you imagine that interview...'can you walk 3 miles to get a single order.....every 20secs'? Currys are liars.
Edited by: "dippdopp" 16th Jan
dippdopp16/01/2020 14:36

BEWARE. Currys advertise goods as 'in Stock' but they are actually lying. …BEWARE. Currys advertise goods as 'in Stock' but they are actually lying. They take your money then you might get it back 2wks later. They advertise and get people to put up fake 'bargains' then lie about it. Today they tried to tell me 'the warehouse guy hadn't checked stock in the ailse'...seriously.... Currys tried to lie saying they had 'a guy' who hadn't checked the stock hahahaha. Not a computerised real time stock system they did a conference about in profit projection...no, some poor guy who deals with one warehouse hahahaha. This wasn't a store, this was for their main online stocking warehouse. Can you imagine that interview...'can you walk 3 miles to get a single order.....every 20secs'? Currys are liars.


Relax
PaulsGamingLive16/01/2020 15:07

Relax



When you can forward the missing 4 figure sum, I'll relax. Up until then, be quiet.
taras16/01/2020 11:37

AI in games will always benifit from many threads etc - to give one …AI in games will always benifit from many threads etc - to give one example. Keeping the ui and sound smooth and accurate again needs cpu computation.


But high thread counts are pointless unless the engines and devs take them into account.
HarryAxeWound16/01/2020 13:05

Is this true? I didn't get a game code from aria and when I asked about it …Is this true? I didn't get a game code from aria and when I asked about it they said they are not part of the promotion



its participating retailers ..
powerbrick16/01/2020 15:30

But high thread counts are pointless unless the engines and devs take them …But high thread counts are pointless unless the engines and devs take them into account.



Game engines have certainly changed in the last year or two and will continue to do so.
The_Hoff16/01/2020 12:21

Great ideology, but far from the reality.



errrm please do explain. Everything what i said is valid
taras16/01/2020 15:40

Game engines have certainly changed in the last year or two and will …Game engines have certainly changed in the last year or two and will continue to do so.


They may have changed but in PC gaming you have to create the experience for the core audience, which is not high thread CPUs. Steam hardware survey shows this. You do not get CPU scaling options menus like you do with graphics/GPUs.

Dont get me wrong I would love to be able to assign # threads to Physics etc.
Edited by: "powerbrick" 16th Jan
powerbrick16/01/2020 15:47

You do not get CPU scaling options menus like you do with …You do not get CPU scaling options menus like you do with graphics/GPUs.Dont get me wrong I would love to be able to assign # threads to Physics etc.


You won't ever directly see it, what you will see in the higher settings extra cores being used when needed. Depends on the game engine. Some will set core (or thread) usage at the start some will just initiate new threads when needed. The quad core thing was an intel thing (and because they were dominate in the last 10 years or so) and not really a game thing. The reasons it happened is a complex thing from students being taught to intel churning out dual and quads every year. Plus on top of that, if a stuido uses a game engine that doesn't use mutlithreading and they use that same game engine for 3 years (with minor updates) then it will seem every game is like that.
dippdopp16/01/2020 15:16

When you can forward the missing 4 figure sum, I'll relax. Up until then, …When you can forward the missing 4 figure sum, I'll relax. Up until then, be quiet.


To be fair I have also had problems with them, got a few Xbox gift cards that were not active and wanted me to prove all sorts to get it sorted not even one apology, worse case claim the money back and file a complaint asking for compensation for time spent
Snaps7716/01/2020 09:28

£634.80 with mine! although I have no use for this type of processor. …£634.80 with mine! although I have no use for this type of processor. Fantastic price though.


There would be no lag when doing anything.
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