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    AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

    The best 8C16T chip from AMD. But is it good enough?
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    Re: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

    I was so excited by this at first. "That TDP room has to mean that while they'll say a certain speed on the box, it'll be a wink to allowing way higher overclocks". Nope.

    Absolute waste of money. Normally you can rationalise it like, oh it's £50 extra for a part I'll keep for 5-8 years, so might as well spend it. But the increase in performance is so inconsequential I literally can't think of a single reason to pay the extra.

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

    I was about to rant before I checked what "HEXUS Approved" means: Passes our rigorous testing and is therefore certified as fit for its intended purpose by a team of HEXUS experts.

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

    Can't see any reason, based on Hexus' results to pay more for 3800X over 3700X. If I was upgrading now, rather than last August, 3700X would be my choice.

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

    What matters is, that it beats Intel's power hungry, and much more expensive champ.
    There is now no reason to buy Intel.

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

    lol AMD gets a hard time even when it beats the competition...
    Although I can see the problems it's still a great product just not as great as its cheaper brethren
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

    So the question for me is, at 4K res, whether upgrading from an i5 4690K will make any difference whatsoever to gaming. I get all excited about these things but then I see the 4K gaming graphs and I go... meh. Given the sheer cost of a CPU, mobo and new RAM I almost always get the idea that I'd benefit more from spending the same on a new GPU.

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

    Quote Originally Posted by ohmaheid View Post
    What matters is, that it beats Intel's power hungry, and much more expensive champ.
    There is now no reason to buy Intel.
    Not entirely true though is it? If you need to have every fps, intel still leads, though the difference varies from game to game. Intel also overclocks better. Personally I'd say a 9700k is worth considering at this price point if multi-core performance isn't your focus. Though for most I think the 3700x and especially 3600 are more solid picks where you can put the money saved towards a better GPU which will matter a lot more.

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

    Better to wait for the price to drop below $300 for the 3700X. After tax for current price is pretty expensive.

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    So the question for me is, at 4K res, whether upgrading from an i5 4690K will make any difference whatsoever to gaming. I get all excited about these things but then I see the 4K gaming graphs and I go... meh. Given the sheer cost of a CPU, mobo and new RAM I almost always get the idea that I'd benefit more from spending the same on a new GPU.
    The thing with gaming at 4K is, that is notoriously a GPU-intensive task leaving plenty of wiggle-room for the CPU. The processor comes into play when you step down to 1080p240 or 1440p165 etc.

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

    It's a niche chip and that's fine. It'll fit into the market in several scenarios;
    1. The OEM angle as mentioned in the article.
    2. For those who want the best performance guaranteed without overclocking (because average users don't overclock).
    3. As an alternative to overclocking rated supplier binned 3700X chips that are cropping up at higher prices.

    For most people, the 3700X is the better buy.

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

    Interestingly, I bought my 3700x with a board from a system integrator saving money and could have swapped out to a 3800x for around £60 more (£10 more than the 3700x+board elsewhere), but I decided to pocket the saving and buy more ram.

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

    got one to replace my 2700x - much faster and I got a good price for the old one... satisfied

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

    Think I'll be skipping this and upgrading to a 3600 for my 2k rig. Just doesn't seem like there's any real benefit considering the amount of money saved

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

    Quote Originally Posted by spncrmoo View Post
    Think I'll be skipping this and upgrading to a 3600 for my 2k rig. Just doesn't seem like there's any real benefit considering the amount of money saved
    What have you got now?
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

    7600k @ 4.8ghz.

    It doesn't do too badly but I am getting the odd bottleneck on my new 2080 Super.

    Do you think I'd see much benefit in the jump to 3600 or 3700x ?

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