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AMD Ryzen 9 7950X

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The Ryzen 9 7950X is a monster CPU. When paired with the right workload it will eat even the 12900K for breakfast. As our review shows, the performance uplifts can be massive: +30-50% gen-over-gen is totally possible. What makes things complicated though, is that keeping the beast cool is almost impossible.

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hmm , gaming performance :confused:
 
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Well at my native game resolution at 7680x1440p the 7950x is simply not worth the upgrade over my current 5950x - but thats a good thing - then theres budget for a new GPU :cool:
 
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Very neat. Just dial it in at 5Ghz and you have a winner for the next few years.
 
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As I kept saying and people like Ratirl kept laughing, the 7950x is less efficient than the 5950x. Probably the same will apply to the whole zen 4 range. Yikes
 
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lol Zen4 is the ultimate failure, the fastest gaming cpu my ass, slower than 1-year-old 12900k and 5800x3D.

You know now why you didn't get promised 5900x3D and 5950x3D. They would have buried this failure in gaming.


Can't wait for amdfanbois to come with another conspiracy, why they are again slow this time in gaming :D :D :D :D Bios? Windows? Star constellations?
 
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These are pushed way past efficiency. Really the undervolt looks amazing though. You lose almost nothing by shaving off 50W - in fact it's actually faster in some instances.
 
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I think we will see better results with better usage of DDR5 - but thats not a ground breaking or earth shattering start point
 
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Well, the trash power draw is no surprise after AMD said these will be 170W TDP. Wonder what the people who keep shitting on Intel over this will say now, lol.

Looks like I'll be hunting for a 5950X for an upgrade as Zen4 is is just not good enough in a lot of ways, especially for the entry price, or maybe I get a 13xxx as those will at least let me keep my RAM.
 
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Very neat. Just dial it in at 5Ghz and you have a winner for the next few years.
Why do that when it runs over 5.2 Ghz all core under AVX?
 
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Good CPU, but not worth the upgrade costs for a new platform. I'll skip 7000 series and wait for the process to mature while X670 and DDR5 gain traction in the market and bring prices down.

If you are still on a Ryzen 1xxx, 2xxx or 3xxx with X470 or older board, it might make more sense, but if you are running a relatively high-end X570 with a 5000 chip, it is probably better to skip this generation. Avoid the early adopter tax and growing pains of the platform.

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No wall power ?
Switched to chip only power after people kept complaining about wall power.

Honest question: what kind of wall power testing would you like to see, and why? and how does it improve the results vs chip-only?
 
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Good CPU, but not worth the upgrade costs for a new platform. I'll skip 7000 series and wait for the process to mature while X670 and DDR5 gain traction in the market and bring prices down.

If you are still on a Ryzen 1xxx, 2xxx or 3xxx with X470 or older board, it might make more sense, but if you are running a relatively high-end X570 with a 5000 chip, it is probably better to skip this generation. Avoid the early adopter tax and growing pains of the platform.

JAT
I have half a mind to go intel but if I do I'm going to have to buy a new motherboard anyways to upgrade the CPU. I'm also not too keen on moving to Windows 11 for the big little.
 

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Switched to chip only power after people kept complaining about wall power.

Honest question: what kind of wall power testing would you like to see, and why? and how does it improve the results vs chip-only?
I mean the ram, Cooling, chipset all of these stack up must be pretty significant.
 
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What a disappointment for high-end gaming (1440p+)... very small improvement or even weaker than 12900K.
 
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