Is it time to upgrade ?

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  1. Gripen90

    Gripen90 Master Guru

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    I am currently sitting with a 5 year old X99 platform consisting of a MSI X99S Krait Edition motherboard along with 32GB (4x8GB) Kingston Savage DDR4 2666MHz CL13 ram and an Intel Corei i7 6950X 10 core / 20 thread CPU running 4.2GHz 24/7.
    I am wondering if it is time to upgrade now ? and if there are CPU's out there that will make a decent bump in performance over my current one.
    I use my PC for everything - gaming, work, video editing, photoshop albeit not professionally.

    I am very keen on getting AMD again, after having Intel for about 10years and I am particulary interested in the new Ryzen 3000 series of CPUs, especially the likes of Ryzen 7 and 9.
    However is the performance uplift there ? I have a hard time finding any reviews showing what gain there could be going from these older Broadwell-E CPU's.
     
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  3. Hyderz

    Hyderz Member Guru

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    The new threadrippers are pretty stellar :) in all segments. I'd get that but then again it costs an arm.. or legs which ever limb u want to sacrifice :p
     
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    I think a Threadripper setup would be shooting sparrows with cannons for my daily use, eventhough they perform great.
    I was more thinking among the lines of a 3800/3900x.
     
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    would a Ryzen 9 3900X be a suitable upgrade ?
     
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    For professional work like video editing that needs to be done faster, perhaps.

    For gaming it's overkill. 3700x will be more than enough.
     
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    nothing wrong with shooting sparrows with cannons :p, anyway ryzen 7 3700x, 3800x 9 3900x are all stellar performers too and great value
     
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    6950x is still a beast i would not upgrade until zen3.
     
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    No need to upgrade at all. Wait for Zen 3 top model.
     
  10. -Tj-

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    Yeah, also no point in 3700&3800x, both are 8cores, it would be a downgrade with your 10core.
     

  11. While userbenchmark is very useful; this above instance showcases its inaccuracy and lack of development in key areas. Known-good "professional benchmarks" or industry standards are still no substitute. (Not that anyone was implying such - that's just an interjecting of my own opinions)

    I've used it for a "baseline" approach- https://forums.guru3d.com/threads/download-inspectre.419057/page-7#post-5734478
     
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