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PCPartPicker recons this is the lowest you can get the 9900K for at the moment.

If you were waiting for the R9 3900X reviews before deciding to buy that or this, Gamer's Nexus states the R9 3900X is better in thread bound workloads, the 9900K better for non thread bound applications.

IE. If you're mostly doing work with your PC get the 3900X. If you do a lot of high end gaming and work get the 9900K.
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lollypoplee09/07/2019 00:43

Im gonna say something quite different. I have thought for a while now …Im gonna say something quite different. I have thought for a while now that, if you get a decent laptop/pc and its got say 16GB ram, and a decent solid state drive, a clean install of windows 10 and a i7 processor,Because its gonna be rapid, if you do the exact same pc/laptop but with a i5 or new i9, it wont be dramatically any faster.Ok in a bench test it will, but for most things, you wont notice any difference. I honestly believe that if intel were to bring an i7 processor out and re-badge it as an i9 or i25, people would believe it was faster because of the placebo effect. I have a decent i7 laptop with 12GB ram and a solid state drive and its very fast,If someone somehow fitted an i9 processor into it without me knowing, im sure i would never know.Im now preparing for the onslaught



What kind of animal has 12GB of RAM, jesus.
8GB or 16GB, 12 that just aint right
38024232-trphM.jpgI saw a pig with one of these... pretty jealous, tbh
3700x over this anyday for me
Ohhh this is gonna be a fun thread. Similar priced to a 3900X. Let's get ready to grumble!
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Ohhh this is gonna be a fun thread. Similar priced to a 3900X. Let's get ready to grumble!
rev608/07/2019 23:50

Ohhh this is gonna be a fun thread. Similar priced to a 3900X. Let's get …Ohhh this is gonna be a fun thread. Similar priced to a 3900X. Let's get ready to grumble!


Lol
38024232-trphM.jpgI saw a pig with one of these... pretty jealous, tbh
Im gonna say something quite different.
I have thought for a while now that, if you get a decent laptop/pc and its got say 16GB ram, and a decent solid state drive, a clean install of windows 10 and a i7 processor,
Because its gonna be rapid, if you do the exact same pc/laptop but with a i5 or new i9, it wont be dramatically any faster.
Ok in a bench test it will, but for most things, you wont notice any difference.
I honestly believe that if intel were to bring an i7 processor out and re-badge it as an i9 or i25, people would believe it was faster because of the placebo effect.
I have a decent i7 laptop with 12GB ram and a solid state drive and its very fast,
If someone somehow fitted an i9 processor into it without me knowing, im sure i would never know.
Im now preparing for the onslaught
These buggers pump out heat at full whack on a laptop anyway. But fast as hell.
lollypoplee09/07/2019 00:43

Im gonna say something quite different. I have thought for a while now …Im gonna say something quite different. I have thought for a while now that, if you get a decent laptop/pc and its got say 16GB ram, and a decent solid state drive, a clean install of windows 10 and a i7 processor,Because its gonna be rapid, if you do the exact same pc/laptop but with a i5 or new i9, it wont be dramatically any faster.Ok in a bench test it will, but for most things, you wont notice any difference. I honestly believe that if intel were to bring an i7 processor out and re-badge it as an i9 or i25, people would believe it was faster because of the placebo effect. I have a decent i7 laptop with 12GB ram and a solid state drive and its very fast,If someone somehow fitted an i9 processor into it without me knowing, im sure i would never know.Im now preparing for the onslaught


Unless you work with 3D, CAD or anything to do with rendering.
3700x over this anyday for me
lollypoplee09/07/2019 00:43

Im gonna say something quite different. I have thought for a while now …Im gonna say something quite different. I have thought for a while now that, if you get a decent laptop/pc and its got say 16GB ram, and a decent solid state drive, a clean install of windows 10 and a i7 processor,Because its gonna be rapid, if you do the exact same pc/laptop but with a i5 or new i9, it wont be dramatically any faster.Ok in a bench test it will, but for most things, you wont notice any difference. I honestly believe that if intel were to bring an i7 processor out and re-badge it as an i9 or i25, people would believe it was faster because of the placebo effect. I have a decent i7 laptop with 12GB ram and a solid state drive and its very fast,If someone somehow fitted an i9 processor into it without me knowing, im sure i would never know.Im now preparing for the onslaught



What kind of animal has 12GB of RAM, jesus.
8GB or 16GB, 12 that just aint right
These are so expensive because of the packaging, put them in a normal box and the price would be at least 50% cheaper
These beat a Ryzen 3900 in gaming by a good margin. For other stuff, the 16 cores in a 3900 wins usually. The Ryzen also has pcie4. Do your research before buying ;-)
jimhuf09/07/2019 04:57

What kind of animal has 12GB of RAM, jesus. 8GB or 16GB, 12 that just aint …What kind of animal has 12GB of RAM, jesus. 8GB or 16GB, 12 that just aint right


Usually some idiot engineers will have thought that it is a good idea to solder 4GB RAM onboard a laptop and leave a free slot. So you get 8 + 4, 4 + 16 configurations
Shaun_Chapman09/07/2019 07:15

These beat a Ryzen 3900 in gaming by a good margin. For other stuff, the …These beat a Ryzen 3900 in gaming by a good margin. For other stuff, the 16 cores in a 3900 wins usually. The Ryzen also has pcie4. Do your research before buying ;-)


3900X is 12 cores, 24 threads.
Edited by: "Minstadave" 9th Jul
Shaun_Chapman09/07/2019 07:15

These beat a Ryzen 3900 in gaming by a good margin.


Wrong, talk about miss information. Check out a wider set of reviews even Linus puts them very close to each other.
Shaun_Chapman09/07/2019 07:15

For other stuff, the 16 cores in a 3900 wins usually. The Ryzen also has …For other stuff, the 16 cores in a 3900 wins usually. The Ryzen also has pcie4. Do your research before buying ;-)


3900X has 12 cores 24 threads.

I expect more price cuts from Intel when they discover the majority of people wake up and realise there are equivalent options. Not to mention Zen 2 design is new so expect optimizations for game engines to follow plus 12 cores will last you a lot longer then 8.
Edited by: "davem" 9th Jul
Isn't the performance of this processor in the ballpark of the next Xbox and PS5? I just thought it was something I read.
If you only game then the i9900k is still a tough choice to buy now. The gap in the gaming benchmarks is far closer, and even if you stream and game the i9900k looses. Plus some benchmarks have not used a patched windows system. Add in to that, newer bioses are about to be released to solve some of the ryzen 3k issues that are currently present..

I would say if you have a lga1151 board and you need to upgrade then go for the 9900k..
FrugalFergal09/07/2019 08:16

Isn't the performance of this processor in the ballpark of the next Xbox …Isn't the performance of this processor in the ballpark of the next Xbox and PS5? I just thought it was something I read.


Probably not. That would be ridiculous.
lollypoplee09/07/2019 00:43

Im gonna say something quite different. I have thought for a while now …Im gonna say something quite different. I have thought for a while now that, if you get a decent laptop/pc and its got say 16GB ram, and a decent solid state drive, a clean install of windows 10 and a i7 processor,Because its gonna be rapid, if you do the exact same pc/laptop but with a i5 or new i9, it wont be dramatically any faster.Ok in a bench test it will, but for most things, you wont notice any difference. I honestly believe that if intel were to bring an i7 processor out and re-badge it as an i9 or i25, people would believe it was faster because of the placebo effect. I have a decent i7 laptop with 12GB ram and a solid state drive and its very fast,If someone somehow fitted an i9 processor into it without me knowing, im sure i would never know.Im now preparing for the onslaught


Trust me, people who know how to spell "I'm" can certainly tell the difference. 12Gb RAM, not even going to bother explaining why that's a bad idea.
Scottc12309/07/2019 08:46

Trust me, people who know how to spell "I'm" can certainly tell the …Trust me, people who know how to spell "I'm" can certainly tell the difference. 12Gb RAM, not even going to bother explaining why that's a bad idea.


My laptop has 4GB onboard ram and a stick of 8GB and if you can add up then 4 + 8 = 12.
Please can the punctuation policeman tell me why it is such a bad idea for a laptop to have 12GB of ram so I can forward what you say to my laptop manufacturer, you never know, I might even get you a job as you obviously know more than they do
lollypoplee09/07/2019 08:59

My laptop has 4GB onboard ram and a stick of 8GB and if you can add up …My laptop has 4GB onboard ram and a stick of 8GB and if you can add up then 4 + 8 = 12.Please can the punctuation policeman tell me why it is such a bad idea for a laptop to have 12GB of ram so I can forward what you say to my laptop manufacturer, you never know, I might even get you a job as you obviously know more than they do


Beacuse RAM sticks are not equal in size. This will wake up gremlins in a PC.
redCabbage409/07/2019 09:03

Beacuse RAM sticks are not equal in size. This will wake up gremlins in a …Beacuse RAM sticks are not equal in size. This will wake up gremlins in a PC.


amazon.co.uk/ASU…1-6

store.hp.com/us/…1nr

No way.... what idiots, i cannot understand why these two small companies are still trading as they obviously have no idea how to configure a laptop !
jimhuf09/07/2019 04:57

What kind of animal has 12GB of RAM, jesus. 8GB or 16GB, 12 that just aint …What kind of animal has 12GB of RAM, jesus. 8GB or 16GB, 12 that just aint right


store.hp.com/us/…1nr

So HP must mean HippoPotamus as they don't think is strange, and I'm pretty sure they know a little bit more about computers than you
lollypoplee09/07/2019 09:15

https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-gaming-pavilion-15-cx0071nrSo HP must …https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-gaming-pavilion-15-cx0071nrSo HP must mean HippoPotamus as they don't think is strange, and I'm pretty sure they know a little bit more about computers than you


lollypoplee09/07/2019 08:59

My laptop has 4GB onboard ram and a stick of 8GB and if you can add up …My laptop has 4GB onboard ram and a stick of 8GB and if you can add up then 4 + 8 = 12.Please can the punctuation policeman tell me why it is such a bad idea for a laptop to have 12GB of ram so I can forward what you say to my laptop manufacturer, you never know, I might even get you a job as you obviously know more than they do


Because it disables dual channel, that said your lappy may be designed as a gimped single channel laptop. Either case it isn't your fault.

As for for a system with 12gb, on a desktop its doable (well ddr3) as you could 2+4 on one channel and 2+4 on the other for dual channel.
but with a i5 or new i9, it wont be dramatically any faster.
With an I5 it will be slower...... Intel I3<i5<i7<i9 <quantum !
GwanGy09/07/2019 09:29

but with a i5 or new i9, it wont be dramatically any faster.With an I5 it …but with a i5 or new i9, it wont be dramatically any faster.With an I5 it will be slower...... Intel I3<i5<i7<i9 <quantum !


Not true !
A lot of gaming pc's us a i5 over an i7
Those complaining about Intel is better for "gaming", its like saying a Veyron is better than a Koenigsegg because it goes ~260 instead of ~260.

It's not like its night and day. In a real life scenario it's usually low single digit % differences in FPS. If you are already getting FPS in the hundreds range, getting those extra 10-30fps is not worth the extra cash IMO.

My advice would be to go AMD for the CPU still, and spend the spare cash on getting the best GPU you can afford. You will get way more gains of out it.

Although my advice is slightly bias, as I jumped ship from Intel this time around as Intel CPUs are terrible for workstations and non gaming purposes which require moar corez
The missing link is people can run a 3900X on a 1st Gen X370 motherboard or some B450 boards. Factored in that can save even more on doing a Z390 build. Then you have bundled cooler and MS waking up to better OS optimisation for AMD too.

If you have a crazy GPU setup and only game. Splurge on the 9900K. For anything else the 3900X is the clear option. Also the saving can be put towards a 120/144Hz monitor.
No point in having 200FPS on a 60Hz screen
What a stupid shaped box.
FrugalFergal09/07/2019 08:16

Isn't the performance of this processor in the ballpark of the next Xbox …Isn't the performance of this processor in the ballpark of the next Xbox and PS5? I just thought it was something I read.


Sort of. Lower clock speeds to fit inside the console TDP envelope. But the PS5 and XB2 (or whatever) will be using effectively a downclocked and undervolted Ryzen 7 3700x which boosts up to 3.2ghz. It will have the same number of cores and threads, and a higher IPC, but it will have lower clockspeeds. Probably about 3/4 of the full maxed out potential. I'd say that's "ballpark" all things considered (ie: the console CPU will likely be aiming for around 30w or less, while the 9900k can hit 200w lol

rev609/07/2019 08:36

Probably not. That would be ridiculous.


Depends on how one defines ballpark. The Zen2 8c/16t chip that's going into the consoles will turbo up to 3.2ghz - doubtful it will be on all cores at those clocks, but probably not far off given what we've seen in energy efficiency from Zen2. Anyway, for the sake of argument lets say it's 3.2ghz - in that case, the next gen console CPUs will perform around the same as a 9900k if it were locked to say approx 3.7ghz. Sure it's not the same, but it's impressively close all things considered ...
Edited by: "Beehj84" 9th Jul
This just isn't a justifiable purchase at that price considering the new Ryzen CPUs.

Still waiting on gaming-related re-reviews with fixed AGESA's
Beehj8409/07/2019 10:27

Sort of. Lower clock speeds to fit inside the console TDP envelope. But …Sort of. Lower clock speeds to fit inside the console TDP envelope. But the PS5 and XB2 (or whatever) will be using effectively a downclocked and undervolted Ryzen 7 3700x which boosts up to 3.2ghz. It will have the same number of cores and threads, and a higher IPC, but it will have lower clockspeeds. Probably about 3/4 of the full maxed out potential. I'd say that's "ballpark" all things considered (ie: the console CPU will likely be aiming for around 30w or less, while the 9900k can hit 200w lolDepends on how one defines ballpark. The Zen2 8c/16t chip that's going into the consoles will turbo up to 3.2ghz - doubtful it will be on all cores at those clocks, but probably not far off given what we've seen in energy efficiency from Zen2. Anyway, for the sake of argument lets say it's 3.2ghz - in that case, the next gen console CPUs will perform around the same as a 9900k if it were locked to say approx 3.7ghz. Sure it's not the same, but it's impressively close all things considered ...


Won't it be a custom CPU? It's not going to be equivalent to a 3700X clocked at 3.2GHz? If that's the case I might have to rethink my situation
FrugalFergal09/07/2019 08:16

Isn't the performance of this processor in the ballpark of the next Xbox …Isn't the performance of this processor in the ballpark of the next Xbox and PS5? I just thought it was something I read.


No chance PS5 and Xbox will be anywhere near this CPU

Back to the thread, I think this cpu will be heavily discounted soon, Intel have surely got to lower prices considerably, Ryzen 3000s have just effectively KOd Intel in practically everyway

Only exception is high refresh rate gamers, I saw one bench showing that in Counter Strike @ 1080p ultra the R9 3900x could only manage 513fps compared to the i9's 531fps LOL!

Honestly go for the extra (free) cores and threads
FrugalFergal09/07/2019 08:16

Isn't the performance of this processor in the ballpark of the next Xbox …Isn't the performance of this processor in the ballpark of the next Xbox and PS5? I just thought it was something I read.


Lmao
rev609/07/2019 11:08

Won't it be a custom CPU? It's not going to be equivalent to a 3700X …Won't it be a custom CPU? It's not going to be equivalent to a 3700X clocked at 3.2GHz? If that's the case I might have to rethink my situation


It's definitely going to be basically a 3700x at 3.2ghz. The Zen2 design of an 8c/16t CPU chiplet will be taped out on a single monolithic SOC die, including the Navi graphics too, because that's how they're designing it (supposedly). There will be some customisation, obviously, since they're probably using a custom I/O component, and there will be differences in the RAM subsystem given it's a shared memory block for CPU and GPU, and it looks like the SSD is going to be mounted direct onto the PCB with a custom connection ...

But the CPU cores themselves are 100% Zen2 design. And yeah, they're confirmed to be running at up to 3.2ghz (for the PS5 at least, and both consoles are getting the same basic CPU, as happened this generation).
Pauley-B09/07/2019 11:17

No chance PS5 and Xbox will be anywhere near this CPUBack to the thread, I …No chance PS5 and Xbox will be anywhere near this CPUBack to the thread, I think this cpu will be heavily discounted soon, Intel have surely got to lower prices considerably, Ryzen 3000s have just effectively KOd Intel in practically everyway Only exception is high refresh rate gamers, I saw one bench showing that in Counter Strike @ 1080p ultra the R9 3900x could only manage 513fps compared to the i9's 531fps LOL!Honestly go for the extra (free) cores and threads


The next gen consoles will have basically an R7 3700x downclocked to 3.2ghz boost. That's pretty close in my books. Way closer to current high end CPUs than the last gen consoles were at their launch.
from what i've seen gamer's nexus results are [again?] not particularly kind to the ryzen - probably the usual teething issues of the new platform. Check the computerbase review computerbase.de/201…/3/ , or the LTT one, this cpu's advantage, in the few use cases where it does have one, is even smaller, whereas the 3900 pulls consistently much more ahead in productivity.

Regardless of the above, the wide consensus from multiple reviewers is that until and unless intel significantly drop prices, their i7/9 product stack should be a pass for pretty much everyone, so I have to disagree with OPs conclusion there - he/she's being overtly kind to team blue
Edited by: "somerandomguy123" 9th Jul
Beehj8409/07/2019 11:57

The next gen consoles will have basically an R7 3700x downclocked to …The next gen consoles will have basically an R7 3700x downclocked to 3.2ghz boost. That's pretty close in my books. Way closer to current high end CPUs than the last gen consoles were at their launch.


They'll be a big step forward no doubt, but I wouldn't believe the hype, it won't be comparable to a top end desktop CPU as it'll be custom this and custom that, A.K.A gimped.

They are financially and thermally limited after all
Pauley-B09/07/2019 12:16

They'll be a big step forward no doubt, but I wouldn't believe the hype, …They'll be a big step forward no doubt, but I wouldn't believe the hype, it won't be comparable to a top end desktop CPU as it'll be custom this and custom that, A.K.A gimped.They are financially and thermally limited after all


There's little doubt that they will be thermally limited to fit into a console package, but the Zen2 chips are already showing incredible efficiency on desktops which are already pushing past the optimum voltage/frequency curve at their boost clocks. .

There's no reason to believe that they will be gimped in any way beyond lower clocks for lower volts - AMD are in a state of maximising on existing hardware designs and tapeouts, and have no reason to invest in engineering new custom CPUs for consoles which have already been stated to be featuring Zen2 anyway. .

If they can reach 3.2ghz boost clocks (we don't know on how many cores, or what the all core boost will be) on the single 8c/16t chiplet in a 3700x within the power envelope of a console (ie: approx 30w-45w for the CPU out of approx 150-200w total) then that's perfectly inline with expectations. And that looks to be precisely what the 3700x silicon is capable of doing.

The PS3 at launch was an up-to 200w system. The PS4 at launch was up to 155w.

The 3700x is a 65w CPU. The RX5700 is a 180w GPU. Both of these, with lower clocks and lower volts, will fit easily into the console power window and provide approximately the level of horsepower being claimed for the consoles.

This is all lining up pretty closely frankly, and are a reasonable expectation given how AMD handled the current gen consoles and what is being stated for the next gen.
Beehj8409/07/2019 11:57

The next gen consoles will have basically an R7 3700x downclocked to …The next gen consoles will have basically an R7 3700x downclocked to 3.2ghz boost. That's pretty close in my books. Way closer to current high end CPUs than the last gen consoles were at their launch.


Some nice input Beehj84.
Still on the X99 platform with a 5820K. I've got the upgrade itch but it simply isn't worth it.
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