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    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

    16 cores and 32 threads for the mainstream. Welcome to 2019.
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    Re: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

    Is this the new CPU king?
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    Re: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

    it certanly looks like it is the new Leader of the Pack.

    And soooo many people can upgrade to it, using their current board and ram

    105W.... quite quite amazing

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

    aside from all things to say, simply put, i've just built a 3700x PC, after 2-3 years, i can just plug and play this monster without changing anything else, and it will be alot cheaper by then.

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

    Quote Originally Posted by YazX View Post
    aside from all things to say, simply put, i've just built a 3700x PC, after 2-3 years, i can just plug and play this monster without changing anything else, and it will be alot cheaper by then.
    Exactly my thought, I spent a little more for an x570 board with the idea of having this or even the Ryzen 4xxx range.

    This really is quite amazing what thye have pulled off, everyone I know is going Ryzen, well do AMD.

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

    How is needing a high-quality cooler a bad? xD

    I mean, I guess you need something to put in a bad, lol!

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

    Hats of to AMD, I'm very impressed with what they have managed to do.

    Guess my next pc is going to be a ryzen based.

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

    well when looking at the numbers in general 1-2 FPS etc. and there about and os forth. definately going for the highest END, but the ceapest price of course, meaning AMD would win currently and by a huge margain, I don't know... Intel products currenly CPU wise more or less seem like expensive space heaters or something.

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

    3950X should last a good few years before I need to upgrade again.
    Glad I went a bit overbudget with the X570 board now.

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

    None of those CPUs look unplayable, even the 3400G. Happy with the results from my 3700X though, happy I didn't wait or pay more.

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

    Honestly all this review does is cement my view that I'll be going AMD next.

    It also shows just how badly the situation is in games when it comes to multithreading, considering just how long we've been going along the direction of more cores on cpu's you'd have thought that they'd have developed better scaling in their code, it seems that it's still stuck at around 8 threads....

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Honestly all this review does is cement my view that I'll be going AMD next.

    It also shows just how badly the situation is in games when it comes to multithreading, considering just how long we've been going along the direction of more cores on cpu's you'd have thought that they'd have developed better scaling in their code, it seems that it's still stuck at around 8 threads....
    consoles dictate everything these days. How I long for another far-cry/crysis moment of shear pushing the limits "because it's there" mentality. It needs a start-up/disruptor/emerging studio. The money men have too much sway at the big companies it seems.

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubarb View Post
    Hats of to AMD, I'm very impressed with what they have managed to do.

    Guess my next pc is going to be a ryzen based.
    same here, but I will (probably) still use Nvidia (if I get a desktop) laptop, probs Intel

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    How is needing a high-quality cooler a bad? xD

    I mean, I guess you need something to put in a bad, lol!
    I assume it's the fact that you need to buy one on top of the cost of the chip, rather than getting a cooler included as part of the retail package? I don't think I've got any high quality AM4 coolers just lying around, so I'd need to budget for one if I was going to do a 3950X build (which I'm not, but....)

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

    Want the best-possible IPC for light-load tasks? Intel Core remains the way to go. AMD, however, has made significant strides into increasing its own IPC, and it's immediately telling that the 16C32T Ryzen 9 3950X is actually the fastest AMD chip in the extensive line-up.
    :sigh:

    Honestly it's bordering on misinformation that Hexus still insists on throwing this line into CPU reviews, based off a single weird benchmark. Why is any feedback based on this consistently ignored? If you like having your own obscure benchmark, fine, but lets not pretend it's something it isn't, and maybe at least put another worthwhile benchmark in? Because as it stands, the quoted statement is demonstrably untrue, given you mention 'light load tasks', not specifically this light-load task you happen to have chosen. The implied extrapolation is just wrong.

    Zen2 manages to score ahead of Skylake even in some single or lightly-threaded applications, and of course Intel remains ahead in some but the difference tends to be small either way, and implying Pifast is somehow representative of 'single threaded performance' as a whole is disingenuous at best.

    On the other hand I've noticed Hexus seem to have been calculating efficiency based on measured power draw rather than relying on TDP numbers which makes far more sense. Sure it still has potential drawbacks e.g. variations based on other system components and the application used for loading, but provided a consistent test platform is used, it's a useful relative measurement.

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    Re: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    I assume it's the fact that you need to buy one on top of the cost of the chip, rather than getting a cooler included as part of the retail package? I don't think I've got any high quality AM4 coolers just lying around, so I'd need to budget for one if I was going to do a 3950X build (which I'm not, but....)
    I don't think I've bought and used a retail cooler for ages. Used one or two in a few builds I've done for others, but I can't say I've used a stock cooler myself for years (actually decades). Thinking back I think my last stock cooler was for the Celeron 300A (a CPU launched in the 1990s!).

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