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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X: 16 cores and 32 threads - A Gaming CPU to be released in September

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Petr V Master Guru

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    AMD is going better and better.
     
  3. FrostNixon

    FrostNixon Member Guru

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    While a great CPU, $750 for a gaming CPU is mental, hell even $500 is too much for a gaming CPU. 3800x is clearly the gaming CPU, everything else is enthusiast, especially when we know that the 9900k will perform better in games at the same price.
     
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    the 9900k is around 500 too.
    The 3800x is a bit less, is around 400 right? and looks like it will perform on par with a 9900k.

    I agree that 750 is an enthusiast segment.
     

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    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    Hey Boss...does the 3950X come with a nice cooler like the wraith? ....

    I think it's a shame that intel/any company would sell a processor without a nice cooler.
     
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    Regular gamers should get 3700X. Rich/competitive should go for 3800X. Above that 3900X/3950X are for people who have reason to get it. And gaming itself is not that reason. Games themselves will not benefit from 12C/24T+. And even 8C/16T allows for great multitasking without need to worry on what was left running in background.
     
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    Petr V Master Guru

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    Sure 3700X is good enogh for most of the gamers and its for good price.
    I like dat 12core 3900X for same price as 9900k.
     
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    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Yes the bundles for the X models are all the same.
     
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    Come on airbud, tell us again how 9900k is better. :D
     
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    I'm still holding out hope for a anniversary edition 3850x high clock speed binned chip. Probably won't happen but since they just did it for the 5700x I know they have thought about doing this for Ryzen.
     

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    I agree with prior history that is what I have been seeing as well but I do not want to apply that to this generation without testing. I think the gap is going to be so close that it doesn't matter anymore. If AMD is believed they are virtually dead on with Intel's 9900K in CS:GO fps.
     
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    Gaming CPU maybe for someone who has too much money.
     
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    Btw boss, do you plan on doing a review of the Wraith cooler to see how well it stacks against the budget options?
     
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    I give up....:p

    This is history right here....Go AMD!

    Much like Sandy Bridge in 2019!....Great times indeed.....
     
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    AMD sure is pandering hard to the gaming market... Even 12c/24t is overkill.

    Until 4c/8t isn't enough to play games at 60FPS, I'm not upgrading. That being said, I do expect that to change by the time next-gen consoles come out.
     
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    4c/8t are not enough even today. There are quite a few games that can use more than that.
     
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    I agree, today is best to be looking for 6+ core, ideally 8 core for gaming, even the new consoles will be 8 cores, so matches well for the porting we might see in the near future.
     
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    For 60FPS, it is in fact enough, at least if you don't play youtube videos in the background or do streaming (I do neither). I have yet to encounter a game that struggles to keep up that framerate. 6c/12t is necessary if you want to reliably go higher than that.

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    Just because a game can use more cores, doesn't mean you need more cores for a good experience.
     
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    Should be good for 2030's games as well :p
     
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    E3 is a gaming conference--AMD is simply advertising its entire line to these gamers at the show. People who do nothing but game probably run consoles--it's "PC" owners--the people who run games + other software regularly who they are marketing to here. It's like Su said: "AMD loves the PC!"--because that's a market for all of their CPUs, and gamers come in all shapes, sizes, incomes, and ages. I run a 6c/12t cpu now and I'm pushing them all in several games. But I learned how to walk and chew gum a long time ago, so I will--maybe--move up to 8/16. Or I may go with the 95W TDP 6c/12t--at the moment I have the 65W R5 1600 that does 3.8 GHz ROOB with the including 95W TDP fan AMD bundles, and I get a 600Mhz overclock just by setting the multiplier in the bios! I can't do 3.9GHz--doesn't matter about voltage--it's not stable. But 3.8GHz is 24/7, rock solid. So...I'm wondering what I could do with the 95W version of the 6c/12t--buuut...probably will go with the 8/16, anyway. Nice to have such decisions for a change! Unless someone is a console aficionado, one size here certainly doesn't fit all, imo.
     
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