It's only mainstream in that you could put it on the same motherboard as other Ryzen CPUs. You probably shouldn't if you're in the 99% of people who use their PCs for gaming and general productivity. This is still a very specialised CPU. You'd only buy this if you're doing video editing or perhaps crunching big data.
Ammended, thanks for the heads up :D
Price has reduced @Darkle
Well if you can use 16 cores, you buy a 5950x. Its you.
The 5950X is sort of in a class of its own. A 16-core/32-thread is a little bit overkill for the general market and they are aiming the chip at a subset of people who need a really powerful PC like for heavy graphics manipulation/video editing. There's a law of diminishing returns for the typical non-power-user. eg. I've got a 5900X (from a deal posted here a while back) and it's a great chip but in day-to-day stuff it isn't really noticeably faster than the 3700X it replaced. It does come in handy for things like handbrake encodes and archiving though - definite speedups there. Was it worth it for those tasks - probably not - but I'm a PC geek and like to buy the best tech when I see a good price. Until now there hasn't been anything else close to the 5950X in the general consumer CPU space but the new Intel 12900 is looking like it could be competitive, hence price re-adjustment. Looking forward to seeing how AMD respond with their '3D vcache' ... dropping in extra cache has certainly helped Intel keep some sort of pace with AMD in the last couple of years so will be interesting to see what Zen3 can do with more cache.
Checking in as promised, lowest it hit in October was £644.59, new deal out today has it at £639.88. 12900K might push it down a bit more, I could see a £599 Black Friday deal for example but it remains to be seen whether the 3d chiplet release from AMD might just result it in being phased out rather than ramped down too much in price.
Is there a date.. I'm after a 5800X so any saving would certainly help
Amazon is selling the normal version so has longer warranty
Novatech are an excellent business, based in the UK as well. I've no idea why you'd want to pay extra to buy from Amazon... This is coming from someone with access to free Prime delivery.
Yep, hang fire.. if the next gen from Intel is what they say this will drop faster than a spacex booster!!
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Just got this on another deal at £650, great processor at this price. You could wait for the intel for a small performance lift but AMD will no doubt announce their next processors before October and you will be in limbo again.
There will always be a new upgraded round the corner ,just buy what you need and look for the best deals that all you can do. Great CPU but overkill for my requirements have bought a 5800x will do pretty much most things you throw at it and doesn't break the bank :)
Agree, anyone who is informed and aware would already know this, who cares more for me.
Tldr Buying almost out of date tech is the far better option than buying next gen ddr 5 and pcie 5
I agree, and that's mainly my point, waiting for the ever present thing on the horizon means you never do it. DDR5 first iteration is not where I'm looking to get in. Right now I'm on a 1700X, with a motherboard that can take up to a 3000 series CPU. And I'm thinking about still upgrading to a 5800X just for the longer term performance benefits of 8 cores on a single CCX, but it will mean a motherboard upgrade, but probably something I'll stick with for 3 or 4 years.
Posted 23rd AugPosted 23rd Aug
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Processor £655 deivered with code @ Currys£655£6996% off Free P&P FreeCurrys Deals
I addded £500, £100, £25 and 3 x £10 making total £609.15
Just on this point, most company schemes are getting 7% off from currys using the e-codes. If you have multiples of £10, £660 of vouchers will make this cost £608.80 assuming you are on a cashback system. Buying £650 of codes and adding the £5 will cost £609.50 so it's a fraction cheaper to get the £660 in this case.
Mine is perksatwork (multiples of £25) but I have to buy 650 of e-codes which gives me £45.50 off. So it costs me £655 with £45.50 cashback (£609.50).
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approx £604.50 with employee discount scheme (7% off on my scheme but you have to buy an instant voucher to be used online in increments of £10 dont know if it would be different for yours if you have one)
That's what I'm thinking, am5 soon and prices are silly. I've got no interest in ddr5 it will be expensive and crap initially
New gen amd socket around corner wait
Yeah, it depends on the number of cores in use - benchmarks testing the mutlicore function will push the thermals up wheteas games typically only make use of one or a few cores so temps should run relatively low.
£605 is amazing deal, where from?
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AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Processor CPU @ currys_clearance ebay damaged box clearance £610.50 inc. postage£610.50 Free P&P FreeeBay Deals
Slightly damaged boxes usually but sealed as I already personally experienced. One left but they are coming up from time to time. Specification Socket:AM4 Cache:64 MB L3 cache … Read more
seems like they dont have stock then, the people on the phone said that could be the case and that they havent updated the site yet
Collect in store just says "We can't process this order." EDIT: Even did a price match with overclockers which was successful and Currys gave me a code to enter. Still can't actually buy the damn CPU. EDIT2: And now I can't use the code because I've "already used" it. FFS. (mad)
has anyone been able to order one, i have tried 5 times and each time i get an email back after order complete saying: been trying to buy since the morning, and when i ring them they said they have no note what so ever on their system to as why its been cancelled? Cancelled items from your order, CUR21xxxxxx Hi Gareth - Thank you for shopping with us. These items are unavailable for home delivery at this time. We have cancelled your order (CUR21xxxxxxx) and no payment has been taken. We look forward to welcoming you back online soon. Cancelled item(s) you ordered: 1 x Ryzen 9 5950X Processor
I'd agree with that statement. The five sets of zen lines,(desktop), are configured in the same way in their series, so ryzen is configured one way, an epyc another. The only difference you will see is how the chiplets are configured aka the cores per series and with the 5900 and 5950 having 3 dies instead of two. TR/TR Pro and Epyc have 9 dies across the series. The 5900x and 5950x will have different thermal characteristic to the 5800x and below. Also inter chip communications will see some extra latency between chiplets We are in the last year of ddr4, you'd hope that AMD has got ddr4 nailed wouldn't you, well according to eggy they haven't - well at least not on the 5950x. Most creative people will not be running a 5950x with 4000mhz ram. Most will want as much ram as possible, at decent speeds.
£743 now. A buy from me.
I think he's well meaning and he's not completely without knowledge. The walls of text are a bit overwhelming though.
Indeed. It's available for the exact same price at Scan, brand new. Why would anybody buy this? https://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-ryzen-9-5950x-am4-zen-3-16-core-32-thread-34ghz-49ghz-turbo-72mb-cache-pcie-40-105w-cpu
Its widely available for £800 new with multi year warranty. Why pay full price for secondhand soiled goods that may have been foobared?
Maybe bit they would be mad to return and not sell themselves.
16 core cpu wow just what i need for my trading machine
Same MB I’m running with my 5950X but I’m using 4x 16gb Corsair 3600 Dimms. The 5950X does run better with all the memory slots populated rather than 2x 32gb. Amazing bit of kit
Personally I'd just stick with a 5900x as the benchmark power isnt much extra for 5950x for the money you pay. Only problem is because its the best power/value cpu for gaming and editing its sold out everywhere. I've been looking since launch and couldnt fine any still. So I settled for 5800x for now
Ask them to swap the motherboard for the X570-E version, for a little extra. And if you are nice, ask them to add a RTX 3070. They have them, just have to ask very nicely.
Sure, but some of us are upgrading rather than building from scratch. I'll keep my 1070 but gain the ability to emulate a PS2, PS3, Wii U etc. (upgrading from sandybridge). When GPU prices come down I'll upgrade the 1070 too.