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AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8GHz Dodeca Core AM4 CPU - £508.22 (With Code) @ eBay / CCL
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AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8GHz Dodeca Core AM4 CPU - £508.22 (With Code) @ eBay / CCL

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Posted 24th Nov 2019

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You could web browse like a pro with this mother!
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Going to hold out till black Friday and then decide on this or 9900 with motherboard!

Hopefully there's some good price drops
You could web browse like a pro with this mother!
emmpii824/11/2019 22:01

Going to hold out till black Friday and then decide on this or 9900 with …Going to hold out till black Friday and then decide on this or 9900 with motherboard!Hopefully there's some good price drops


have you decided which motherboard for 3900x? thanks
voicon24/11/2019 22:05

You could web browse like a pro with this mother!


Could even do Minecraft at 60fps!
this thing shreds planets....for just a nip over 500 quid this is absolutely idiotic value!
philjstephenson24/11/2019 22:19

this thing shreds planets....for just a nip over 500 quid this is …this thing shreds planets....for just a nip over 500 quid this is absolutely idiotic value!



haha the 3950x shreds solar systems and the 3990x eats universes
username5432124/11/2019 22:09

have you decided which motherboard for 3900x? thanks


I've not exactly decided tbh. Will try to watch prices on BF for decent drops between few.
But probably one of the Asus x570's in the current £300-400 range
taras24/11/2019 22:30

haha the 3950x shreds solar systems and the 3990x eats universes


Finally something that competes with Intel!.
Also remember that the Intel's have to disable hyperthreading for good until they fix the hardware silicon based vulnerabilities .

Currently AMD looks actually compelling in real life gaming and high productivity scenarios.
polarbaba24/11/2019 22:41

Finally something that competes with Intel!.Also remember that the Intel's …Finally something that competes with Intel!.Also remember that the Intel's have to disable hyperthreading for good until they fix the hardware silicon based vulnerabilities .Currently AMD looks actually compelling in real life gaming and high productivity scenarios.


Amd have competed well against Intel in the past, its just that between 2008/9 and 2016 they didn't keep up. The bulldozer arch wasn't bad if it was executed properly. Anyways some of its in zen.
polarbaba24/11/2019 22:41

Finally something that competes with Intel!.Also remember that the Intel's …Finally something that competes with Intel!.Also remember that the Intel's have to disable hyperthreading for good until they fix the hardware silicon based vulnerabilities .Currently AMD looks actually compelling in real life gaming and high productivity scenarios.


Link from Intel to that story please.
Great cpu, massive overkill for most folk.
pagepack24/11/2019 22:56

Great cpu, massive overkill for most folk.


Not at high resolution and framerates.

I run 3440x1440 @ 92FPS. My 6700K @4.5GHz struggles.
powerbrick24/11/2019 22:56

Link from Intel to that story please.


Loads of recent vulnerabilities have exploited the data leaks and execution hacks that can occur especially with Intel's hyperthreading.

I'm sure you can Google it if you're genuinely interested.
emmpii824/11/2019 22:39

I've not exactly decided tbh. Will try to watch prices on BF for decent …I've not exactly decided tbh. Will try to watch prices on BF for decent drops between few. But probably one of the Asus x570's in the current £300-400 range


I’ve got my eye on the arous elite pro and the ROG hero
danjames92224/11/2019 23:06

Not at high resolution and framerates. I run 3440x1440 @ 92FPS. My 6700K …Not at high resolution and framerates. I run 3440x1440 @ 92FPS. My 6700K @4.5GHz struggles.


Resolution makes minimal difference to cpu load, 92fps at 3440x1440 will take the same or nearly the same as 92 FPS at 1080p. The 4 core/8 thread i7’s are being pushed very hard in some games.
Edited by: "stuellis" 24th Nov 2019
polarbaba24/11/2019 23:10

Loads of recent vulnerabilities have exploited the data leaks and …Loads of recent vulnerabilities have exploited the data leaks and execution hacks that can occur especially with Intel's hyperthreading.I'm sure you can Google it if you're genuinely interested.


So no then. Stop making things up, you are just putting words down that dont make sense and you clearly don't understand.


'Intel's have to disable hyperthreading for good', they have to do nothing
Edited by: "powerbrick" 24th Nov 2019
danjames92224/11/2019 23:06

Not at high resolution and framerates. I run 3440x1440 @ 92FPS. My 6700K …Not at high resolution and framerates. I run 3440x1440 @ 92FPS. My 6700K @4.5GHz struggles.


What GPU? At 1440p ultra, it'll be GPU struggling more than CPU (unless you're sure).

If not completely sure, install MSI afterburner + riva tuner. Look at CPU and GPU usage. I'd bet your GPU is getting hit more than the CPU at 1440p.
Edited by: "llamaalarmallama" 24th Nov 2019
powerbrick24/11/2019 23:15

So no then. Stop making things up, you are just putting words down that …So no then. Stop making things up, you are just putting words down that dont make sense and you clearly don't understand.'Intel's have to disable hyperthreading for good', they have to do nothing


Cheers mate, have a good one!
Motherboard wise atm... Aorus are (probably) leading the way.

Generally good levels of power delivery over their whole range (rather than the like of Asus where it's crap unless you buy a flagship for 1.5x anyone else's board price).
Generally the first to get a new bios out when AMD update it.

There's plenty of other pros/cons to look at but... those are probably you're main 2 when selecting boards.
The Aorus elite/elite pro/ultra are all more or less the same board, depends how many M.2 slots you want and if built in wifi is important.
danjames92224/11/2019 23:06

Not at high resolution and framerates. I run 3440x1440 @ 92FPS. My 6700K …Not at high resolution and framerates. I run 3440x1440 @ 92FPS. My 6700K @4.5GHz struggles.


The higher the resolution, the more the gpu takes over. Obviously it's relative as the cpu shouldn't boltneck the gpu. You don't require a 12 core for any gpu at any resolution. Obviously, for work/gaming it's a no brainer.
polarbaba24/11/2019 23:10

Loads of recent vulnerabilities have exploited the data leaks and …Loads of recent vulnerabilities have exploited the data leaks and execution hacks that can occur especially with Intel's hyperthreading.I'm sure you can Google it if you're genuinely interested.


Actually as far as I know from articles I’ve read the vulnerabilities have been identified but no actual attack or virus is known to have used them. The only time they have been used is under test conditions scenarios.
nice to see so many on the right lines cpu/gpu wise

CPU _only_ matters if you're one of those 1080P @ 22,000fps types. For folks that aren't in the "try-hard wannabe-pro-gamer" niche, GPU matters more
Edited by: "llamaalarmallama" 24th Nov 2019
stuellis24/11/2019 23:21

Actually as far as I know from articles I’ve read the vulnerabilities have …Actually as far as I know from articles I’ve read the vulnerabilities have been identified but no actual attack or virus is known to have used them. The only time they have been used is under test conditions scenarios.


Maybe it's time to read snowdens book.
polarbaba24/11/2019 23:26

Maybe it's time to read snowdens book.


That is completely unrelated to this?
polarbaba24/11/2019 23:26

Maybe it's time to read snowdens book.


They exist.
They tend to require you to already be pretty compromised to be considered dangerous.
Still... folks who bothered applying all the fixes for Intel security screw-ups WOULD see a significant drop in performance.
For folks who are slightly blinkered, ANY possible negatives against their precious CPU must be countered.
Edited by: "llamaalarmallama" 24th Nov 2019
stuellis24/11/2019 23:21

Actually as far as I know from articles I’ve read the vulnerabilities have …Actually as far as I know from articles I’ve read the vulnerabilities have been identified but no actual attack or virus is known to have used them. The only time they have been used is under test conditions scenarios.


But according to polarbaba data leaks, exploits....everywhere Probably spends too much time on wccftech
DrABCD24/11/2019 23:13

I’ve got my eye on the arous elite pro and the ROG hero


quite a bit of price difference between the two options?
emmpii825/11/2019 09:42

quite a bit of price difference between the two options?


Yeah totally. Essentially if the ROG board drops in price on Black Friday I may go for it. Otherwise it’s likely the Auros pro
DrABCD25/11/2019 10:02

Yeah totally. Essentially if the ROG board drops in price on Black Friday …Yeah totally. Essentially if the ROG board drops in price on Black Friday I may go for it. Otherwise it’s likely the Auros pro


I've spent a bit of money on my build so if I'm buying a motherboard I might as well spend £300 odd I guess
But first hope there's some good CPU prices
emmpii824/11/2019 22:39

I've not exactly decided tbh. Will try to watch prices on BF for decent …I've not exactly decided tbh. Will try to watch prices on BF for decent drops between few. But probably one of the Asus x570's in the current £300-400 range


A YouTube commenter wrote: “I went from a heavily oc'ed (i5) 2500k to a Ryzen 2600 and the difference is pretty unbelievable in both gaming and outside of gaming.”

"A friend of mine just got a Ryzen 1700X (8-core 16-thread) computer. He wanted me to see it so I came over. I tried it and it seemed faster than my computer, but I was not overly impressed. He noticed my disappointment and pushed me away from the computer. He said "Watch this"! He opened 5 tabs in his web browser and opened a 4k you-tube video in each tab except the last where he opened an 8K video! He opened 3 1080p videos in VLC player (each separate instances) and one more VLC video playing 4k video. Finally he ran a full malware-bytes and anti-virus scan. The cpu never went above 58 degrees celcius in temperature and cpu utilization went 52%-72%. He let me try the computer while all this activity was simultaneously going on and it was still faster than my computer (older Intel i5). I was so impressed that I promised him I would buy my own Ryzen computer before the end of the year!"

“My Ryzen 5 3600X surpasses my I7 9700k machine in almost all functions. My I7 machine is relegated to my 7 yearolds Roblox habit and nothing else. Hell, my Ry 3600x beats the I9 in single thread.”

"I upgraded from an i5-3570k (oc @4.2 ghz) to a ryzen 5 1600X and the performance is way better! In games like bf1 or grw it was constantly 100% usage causing me some really annoying fps drops! With this cpu i get a 75% use when the mess is everywhere and normally it stays on 35-45%. Never has those drops again!"

An i9-9900k is just an older i7 with more cores. It's still the same old i7 architecture for a NEW price. They could have given users an i7-9700k or i9-9900k ages ago but DIDN'T...until the Ryzen 3000 series was launched.

Ryzen only installs on Windows 10. For help community.amd.com/com…ion

You can use a small screwdriver to put one rice-grain-size blob of thermal paste on the CPU near the center and it will cover the two or three areas where the processor dies are as the paste will spread out when the cooler is placed on it. Thermal paste was designed to fill in the tiny cracks between the heatspreader (CPU casing) and the cooler, not as a primary heat-transfer compound. Too much paste does more harm than good so it's not needed in the corners. Use the small screwdriver to straighten any bent pins too. Renew the paste every 12–18 months. See binged.it/2ZL…INa

The msi b450 tomahawk max motherboard supports and copes with the heat from a 16-core 32-thread Ryzen 3950x. In a few years budget buyers will be able to use a 3950x or better from AMD (but NOT from Intel).

A new Ryzen user wrote: “make sure windows 10 allocates enough space for virtual memory because my computer was stuttering for a while”. (I think they mean the page file/swap file. It really means they didn't do so with their old processor.)

“My ONLY point of frustration came from some instability I experienced that took me a while to troubleshoot, first thinking it was probably some sort of memory incompatibility. It ended up being an incompatibility with the Windows 10 Ryzen power plan that was installed. Switched to the regular "Performance" plan and its been rock solid ever since.”

If the processor idles at a high temperature: disable all 3 bios options for Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO). Set Windows Power Plan (not AMD's one) for "Balanced".
DrABCD24/11/2019 23:13

I’ve got my eye on the arous elite pro and the ROG hero


Gigabyte aorus elite seems to have very good vrm temp and budget friendly (under £200) x570 board.
My uneducated mind just wants to serve it to Intel for new socket...again!
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