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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Processor - £646 at Currys / ebay with code

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Further price reduction from £665.00 to £646 with code
Excellent CPU at a reasonable price.

Specification
  • Type: Processor
  • Colour: Black
  • Colour: Silver/Grey
  • Socket support: AM4
  • Thermal design power: 105 W
  • Number of cores: 16-core
  • Number of threads: 32
  • Socket: AM4
  • Processor speed: 3.5 GHz (4.7 GHz with Turbo)
  • Cache: 64 MB L3 cache
  • Colour: Silver
  • Box contents: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Processor
  • Manufacturer’s guarantee: 3 years
  • Weight: 1.1 kg
  • Dimensions: 142 x 142 x 142 mm (H x W x D)
  • Product Code: 665036
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I thought I read in the rules somewhere there should be several items available rather than posting a deal with only 1 left.
Cunning-Stunts18/02/2020 19:54

I thought I read in the rules somewhere there should be several items …I thought I read in the rules somewhere there should be several items available rather than posting a deal with only 1 left.


Bulk buyer?
Shame, if this was £664.99 i would have ordered one for me and the person above, bummer!
Absolute beast of a processor! Seems like a great deal.
ukez18/02/2020 21:51

Shame, if this was £664.99 i would have ordered one for me and the person …Shame, if this was £664.99 i would have ordered one for me and the person above, bummer!


So original and hilarious!
chicaneuk19/02/2020 13:17

Absolute beast of a processor! Seems like a great deal.



I have the 3900x and that is a monster. It handles everything I throw at it with ease. I can't even imagine this one!
Cunning-Stunts18/02/2020 19:54

I thought I read in the rules somewhere there should be several items …I thought I read in the rules somewhere there should be several items available rather than posting a deal with only 1 left.


There is a few left, fantastic deal, cheapest it's been I beleive, heat from me!
ukez18/02/2020 21:51

Shame, if this was £664.99 i would have ordered one for me and the person …Shame, if this was £664.99 i would have ordered one for me and the person above, bummer!


Will PM you next month when it surely will be, and you can buy me one and possibly save another few quid on top...

Thanks in advance
xmal19/02/2020 17:02

I have the 3900x and that is a monster. It handles everything I throw at …I have the 3900x and that is a monster. It handles everything I throw at it with ease. I can't even imagine this one!


What GPU you paring it with.
Ordered this the other day, to upgrade a pc i won a few years ago, now everything item by item is being reduced! Welp. Oh well.
Munch198119/02/2020 21:37

What GPU you paring it with.


I’m an occasional gamer and using a gtx 1660 super
Is that good for gaming or should I get Intel i9 9900k
TechNinja20/02/2020 01:23

Is that good for gaming or should I get Intel i9 9900k


Strictly for gaming only, go for the Intel chip
TechNinja20/02/2020 01:23

Is that good for gaming or should I get Intel i9 9900k


Overkill for gaming. Has more cores than games would take advantage of. You could save a lot of money getting a ryzen 7 but generally there's not a significant amount of difference between ryzen 5 either. Sweet spot has been ryzen 5 3600(x). Intel used to have a clear advantage in games but that has gone this generation and there is literally 1/2fps in it. Intel is more expensive but again. An i9 is kind of overkill tbh
TechNinja20/02/2020 01:23

Is that good for gaming or should I get Intel i9 9900k


i7-8700K or Ryzen 9 3900X if no heavy tasks. This will be overkill for just gaming unless you’ve heavy stuff as well like streaming, video rendering etc. Paired with 16GB DDR4 min 3200MHz even that is overkill and a 3900X is plenty, I only got this for my heavy loads.

i5 is also good for gaming builds and pretty solid.
Edited by: "FlexR" 20th Feb
I am more leaning towards Intel due to good single core performance which I think is good for gaming but I want future proof my system as well. So AMD 3900x equivalent to Intel i9 is that right? Or should I wait for Intel 10th gen that is supposed to be coming soon
TechNinja20/02/2020 10:15

I am more leaning towards Intel due to good single core performance which …I am more leaning towards Intel due to good single core performance which I think is good for gaming but I want future proof my system as well. So AMD 3900x equivalent to Intel i9 is that right? Or should I wait for Intel 10th gen that is supposed to be coming soon


There will always be something better in the near future. If you want the 9900k this year, get it. It should likely hold up for the entire next generation of gaming. I held on to my 2600k for 8 years and it still ran games!
great price for uk stock, i went for it few weeks ago via amazon.fr @ £646 equivalent, as it was £699 in the uk. HEAT (for the deal, not the cpu
TechNinja20/02/2020 10:15

I am more leaning towards Intel due to good single core performance which …I am more leaning towards Intel due to good single core performance which I think is good for gaming but I want future proof my system as well. So AMD 3900x equivalent to Intel i9 is that right? Or should I wait for Intel 10th gen that is supposed to be coming soon



i9-9900K is the equivalent for the AMD 3900X pretty much, yeah.

The i9 will beat the AMD clock speed wise for single thread stuff.

Just gaming I’d go Intel. Gaming, editing and heavy loads I’d go with the AMD. I9 will be fine for another 2-3 years I’m sure.

16GB ram is plenty regardless of AMD or the Intel.

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Edited by: "FlexR" 20th Feb
Excellent deal OP. Just ordered so I can run Notepad++ at 30fps
This is overkill for most users, and spending money you don't need to. Unless you're doing CPU-intensive tasks such as video rendering, high-resolution streaming, and heavy workstation loads.

If you are only looking to use this for gaming, perhaps some multi-tasking and an occasional stream, I would highly recommend saving your money and moving down to the Ryzen 5 or 7. The money you save would be better placed on upgrading your Graphics Card.
xmal19/02/2020 17:02

I have the 3900x and that is a monster. It handles everything I throw at …I have the 3900x and that is a monster. It handles everything I throw at it with ease. I can't even imagine this one!


My 3900x hits 80-90% while rendering, I'd prefer to see 50% lol. (Edited. Realised I typed '3990' when I meant 3900 🙈
Edited by: "alex.herbert" 21st Feb
xmal20/02/2020 00:04

I’m an occasional gamer and using a gtx 1660 super


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Munch198119/02/2020 21:37

What GPU you paring it with.


I've got mine paired up with a RTX2060 Super. I don't game much (and if I did it would be at 1440p) but managed to run Hitman 2 in 4k without much issue.
alex.herbert21/02/2020 16:53

My 3990x hits 80-90% while rendering, I'd prefer to see 50% lol.



I am running a load of Cisco VMs and it maxx's out the RAM more than anything, but running the whole solution via the desktop is just amazing. How much RAM are you throwing at the 3990x?
xmal21/02/2020 16:56

I am running a load of Cisco VMs and it maxx's out the RAM more than …I am running a load of Cisco VMs and it maxx's out the RAM more than anything, but running the whole solution via the desktop is just amazing. How much RAM are you throwing at the 3990x?


32GB 3600. Hasn't quite reached over 50% usage yet, but I'm glad I didn't go for 16GB.
xmal21/02/2020 16:56

I am running a load of Cisco VMs and it maxx's out the RAM more than …I am running a load of Cisco VMs and it maxx's out the RAM more than anything, but running the whole solution via the desktop is just amazing. How much RAM are you throwing at the 3990x?



I have a Ryzen 5 3600, 32GB RAM. I use Linux as the RAM usage footprint is massively reduced over Windows 10. On my Linux install just after bootup has completed and everything loaded I'm using 700MB RAM, on Windows 10 it's 3.5GB!
fishmaster22/02/2020 09:55

I have a Ryzen 5 3600, 32GB RAM. I use Linux as the RAM usage footprint is …I have a Ryzen 5 3600, 32GB RAM. I use Linux as the RAM usage footprint is massively reduced over Windows 10. On my Linux install just after bootup has completed and everything loaded I'm using 700MB RAM, on Windows 10 it's 3.5GB!


Surely you want more stuff in RAM rather than on slower storage?
CoeK22/02/2020 10:48

Surely you want more stuff in RAM rather than on slower storage?


How does this relate to my comment? I don't see the context. I only mentioned RAM not storage.
fishmaster22/02/2020 10:58

How does this relate to my comment? I don't see the context. I only …How does this relate to my comment? I don't see the context. I only mentioned RAM not storage.


Having things sitting in RAM waiting to be used is better than having it sitting in storage waiting to be loaded. Especially commonly used items.
CoeK22/02/2020 13:47

Having things sitting in RAM waiting to be used is better than having it …Having things sitting in RAM waiting to be used is better than having it sitting in storage waiting to be loaded. Especially commonly used items.


Yes but why are you telling me this? This isn't in context with what I was saying.
fishmaster22/02/2020 13:50

Yes but why are you telling me this? This isn't in context with what I was …Yes but why are you telling me this? This isn't in context with what I was saying.


I'm not sure what is confusing. Windows is using ram for caching, therefore higher ram usage is good, not bad.
CoeK22/02/2020 14:01

I'm not sure what is confusing. Windows is using ram for caching, …I'm not sure what is confusing. Windows is using ram for caching, therefore higher ram usage is good, not bad.


Same on Android which is a Linux variant. Point is I get more RAM performance from Linux than Windows 10 and I can run more VMs
fishmaster22/02/2020 14:04

Same on Android which is a Linux variant. Point is I get more RAM …Same on Android which is a Linux variant. Point is I get more RAM performance from Linux than Windows 10 and I can run more VMs


Seems unlikely. Caching should be low priority so if you need it it should be available.

I use both and notice zero real world difference.
CoeK22/02/2020 14:06

Seems unlikely. Caching should be low priority so if you need it it should …Seems unlikely. Caching should be low priority so if you need it it should be available.I use both and notice zero real world difference.


I haven't done a Phoronix style comparison, Linux is way more performant versus Windows 10 on my build. I prefer just about everything about Linux over Windows 10. Fortunately I don't run Windows 10 dependent software.
fishmaster22/02/2020 14:12

I haven't done a Phoronix style comparison, Linux is way more performant …I haven't done a Phoronix style comparison, Linux is way more performant versus Windows 10 on my build. I prefer just about everything about Linux over Windows 10. Fortunately I don't run Windows 10 dependent software.


I would find it pretty much impossible to avoid Windows software.
CoeK22/02/2020 14:16

I would find it pretty much impossible to avoid Windows software.



Indeed Windows 10 is the best place for some software, it's a hateful OS though but I don't have time to go in to all the details why I don't enjoy using Windows 10.
fishmaster22/02/2020 14:20

Indeed Windows 10 is the best place for some software, it's a hateful OS …Indeed Windows 10 is the best place for some software, it's a hateful OS though but I don't have time to go in to all the details why I don't enjoy using Windows 10.


I'm not fussed either way, it does pretty much anything I need it to. I'm fine with Linux too mostly.
fishmaster22/02/2020 14:20

Indeed Windows 10 is the best place for some software, it's a hateful OS …Indeed Windows 10 is the best place for some software, it's a hateful OS though but I don't have time to go in to all the details why I don't enjoy using Windows 10.


I have two ssds in my system. One I boot to win10. The other I boot to vsphere. From here I can have whatever os I want side by side. Talking about RAM, I often use 40-60GB of the stuff with my VMs.
xmal22/02/2020 17:36

I have two ssds in my system. One I boot to win10. The other I boot to …I have two ssds in my system. One I boot to win10. The other I boot to vsphere. From here I can have whatever os I want side by side. Talking about RAM, I often use 40-60GB of the stuff with my VMs.


I do the same. Win 10 is on 256 GB LiteOn SSD and Linux is on 1TB Sabrent NVMe SSD. I have VMs in Linux and in Win 10. Main difference is I only have 32GB RAM.
fishmaster22/02/2020 17:38

I do the same. Win 10 is on 256 GB LiteOn SSD and Linux is on 1TB Sabrent …I do the same. Win 10 is on 256 GB LiteOn SSD and Linux is on 1TB Sabrent NVMe SSD. I have VMs in Linux and in Win 10. Main difference is I only have 32GB RAM.


It was a right pain to find memory that could run stock with four slots populated but I cracked it. Really happy with the setup and hope it is as reliable as my old intel system that gave me 8 years great service.
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