- Sep 17, 2014
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|Processor||i7 8700k 4.7Ghz @ 1.26v|
|Motherboard||AsRock Fatal1ty K6 Z370|
|Cooling||beQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 3|
|Memory||16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200/C16|
|Video Card(s)||MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X @ 2100/5500|
|Storage||Samsung 850 EVO 1TB + Samsung 830 256GB + Crucial BX100 250GB + Toshiba 1TB HDD|
|Display(s)||Eizo Foris FG2421|
|Case||Fractal Design Define C TG|
|Power Supply||EVGA G2 750w|
|Mouse||Logitech G502 Protheus Spectrum|
|Keyboard||Sharkoon MK80 (Brown)|
Its a toss up if you ask me if you consider a broad set of workloads. When you consider only gaming, and want high refresh rates more than anything, then a 9900K or 9700K is the way to go. But really that is just about that last 5% best case and only if you want to OC them. I'd weigh other things more heavily at this point, such as the higher number of tweaks Intel needs to deploy to keep its CPUs safe (and get pushed to you through Windows microcode on the regular) whereas AMD seems to come out winning every time and has much better mitigation in place, even on a hardware level. Another factor is heat - Intel K CPUs with an OC are hot as hell and you will spend extra on cooling. Ryzen has the advantage of a solid XFR mode that performs as well as your OC efforts on it, or better, while not cooking itself.Ok cool thanks.
Do you guys think that any Intel Z390 CPU will perform better on the same price as 3900X? Or i will have to go for the i9X CPU's in order to beat the 3900X?
A con for AMD Ryzen is still in some measure the platform, which is still very much being improved and not at a stability that Intel Core can offer right now. But maybe as an enthusiast it is that much more interesting to see it improve anyway With the off chance the CPU will do better over time as well.
Board choice can also be a factor. I'd look into boards on both sides and see if there are any reasons to get Ryzen 3rd gen - that relates for example to PCIe 4.0 and storage options.