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[POLL] Will you be buying a Zen3/Ryzen 5000 CPU?

Will you be buying a Zen3/Ryzen 5000 CPU?

  • Yes immediately upon launch

    Votes: 26 12.8%
  • Yes when prices come down perhaps in the NY

    Votes: 30 14.8%
  • Maybe at some point but no immediate plans

    Votes: 51 25.1%
  • I will wait for Intel 11th Gen

    Votes: 5 2.5%
  • I will keep my current Ryzen 1000/2000/3000 CPU

    Votes: 34 16.7%
  • I will keep my current Intel CPU

    Votes: 33 16.3%
  • I will buy an older gen as prices will surely now drop

    Votes: 9 4.4%
  • Other (explain?)

    Votes: 15 7.4%

  • Total voters
Jan 25, 2006
1,470 (0.22/day)
Processor Ryzen 1600AF @4.2Ghz 1.35v
Motherboard MSI B450M PRO-A-MAX
Cooling Deepcool Gammaxx L120t
Memory 16GB Team Group Dark Pro Sammy-B-die 3400mhz
Video Card(s) XFX RX 5600 XT THICC II PRO
Storage 240GB Brave eagle SSD/ 2TB Seagate Barracuda
Display(s) Dell SE2719HR
Case MSI Mag Vampiric 011C AMD Ryzen Edition
Power Supply EVGA 600W 80+
Software Windows 10 Pro
As the title and poll suggest, simple question, will you be buying a Zen3/Ryzen 5000 CPU

No explanations necessary though feel free to add a comment based on your choice.

it's not an AMD vs Intel thread :laugh: just a fun poll to see what fellow enthusiasts are planning/not planning in wake of the recent Zen3 announcement and some bold claims from AMD.

Ithink I've covered all the bases in terms of the poll options though let me know if you think I have missed anything.

FYI, I chose "I will buy an older gen....." as I had always planned on going for a 3600/x with my current build when I had upgraded the other core parts, now I will wait for sub £150 prices
Nov 24, 2018
2,158 (1.07/day)
south wales uk
System Name 1.FortySe7en VR rig 2. intel teliscope rig 3.MSI GP72MVR Leopard Pro .E-52699, Xeon play thing
Processor 1.3900x @stock 2. i7 7700k @5. 3. i7 7700hq
Motherboard 1.aorus x570 ultra 2. z270 Maximus IX Hero,4 MR9A PRO ATX X99
Cooling 1.Hard tube loop, cpu and gpu 2. Hard loop cpu and gpu 4 360 AIO
Memory 1.Gskill neo @3600 32gb 2.hyperxfury 32gb @3000 3. 16gb hyperx @2400 4 64GB 2133 in quad channel
Video Card(s) 1.GIGABYTE RTX 3080 WaterForce WB 2. Aorus RTX2080 3. 1060 3gb. 4 Arc 770LE 16 gb
Storage 1 M.2 500gb , 2 3tb HDs 2. 256gb ssd, 3tbHD 3. 256 m.2. 1tb ssd 4. 2gb ssd
Display(s) 1.LG 50" UHD , 2 MSI Optix MAG342C UWHD. 3.17" 120 hz display 4. Acer Preditor 144hz 32inch.z
Case 1. Thermaltake P5 2. Thermaltake P3 4. some cheapo case that should not be named.
Audio Device(s) 1 Onboard 2 Onboard 3 Onboard 4. onboard.
Power Supply 1.seasonic gx 850w 2. seasonic gx 750w. 4 RM850w
Mouse 1 ROG Gladius 2 Corsair m65 pro
Keyboard 1. ROG Strix Flare 2. Corsair F75 RBG 3. steelseries RBG
VR HMD rift and rift S and Quest 2.
Software 1. win11 pro 2. win11 pro 3, win11 home 4 win11 pro
Benchmark Scores 1.7821 cb20 ,cb15 3442 1c 204 cpu-z 1c 539 12c 8847 2. 1106 cb 3.cb 970
only just got a 3900x, so ill be sticking for a while. i must say the 5900x do look tempting , i will see how it gos never say never :) .
Apr 24, 2020
2,582 (1.73/day)
My Threadripper 1950x looks worse and worse each time these new chips come out...

It does the job I bought it for though. Got my video editing, got my compiles, get to play with 30+ thread mutlithreading code (OpenMP mostly), etc. etc. I don't think I'll be upgrading any time soon, but man... I can't believe how much better the $750 price point has gotten in just 2 years.
Jan 3, 2015
2,906 (0.85/day)
System Name The beast and the little runt.
Processor Ryzen 5 5600X - Ryzen 9 5950X
Motherboard ASUS ROG STRIX B550-I GAMING - ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero X570
Cooling Noctua NH-L9x65 SE-AM4a - NH-D15 chromax.black with IPPC Industrial 3000 RPM 120/140 MM fans.
Memory G.SKILL TRIDENT Z ROYAL GOLD/SILVER 32 GB (2 x 16 GB and 4 x 8 GB) 3600 MHz CL14-15-15-35 1.45 volts
Storage Samsung 980 PRO 1 TB + 2 TB - Samsung 870 EVO 4 TB - 2 x WD RED PRO 16 GB + WD ULTRASTAR 22 TB
Display(s) Asus 27" TUF VG27AQL1A and a Dell 24" for dual setup
Case Phanteks Enthoo 719/LUXE 2 BLACK
Audio Device(s) Onboard on both boards
Power Supply Phanteks Revolt X 1200W
Mouse Logitech G903 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse
Keyboard Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum
Software WINDOWS 10 PRO 64 BITS on both systems
Benchmark Scores Se more about my 2 in 1 system here: kortlink.dk/2ca4x
I vote other's. Because I will be getting zen 3, in fact if all goes to plan it will be two Zen 3. I'm planning a 2 pc in 1 case.

So planning on 5600X and 5950X. I will not wait for Intel's 11 gen. It's just 14nm all over again and I really need to replace X58 with something new.

Just waiting for RTX 3080 and rtx 3060/3060 TI to be available again. Then they are, then I will get Zen 3 CPU's as well.
May 30, 2018
1,890 (0.86/day)
Cusp Of Mania, FL
Processor Ryzen 9 3900X
Motherboard Asus ROG Strix X370-F
Cooling Dark Rock 4, 3x Corsair ML140 front intake, 1x rear exhaust
Memory 2x8GB TridentZ RGB [3600Mhz CL16]
Video Card(s) EVGA 3060ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming
Storage 970 EVO 500GB nvme, 860 EVO 250GB SATA, Seagate Barracuda 1TB + 4TB HDDs
Display(s) 27" MSI G27C4 FHD 165hz
Case NZXT H710
Audio Device(s) Modi Multibit, Vali 2, Shortest Way 51+ - LSR 305's, Focal Clear, HD6xx, HE5xx, LCD-2 Classic
Power Supply Corsair RM650x v2
Mouse iunno whatever cheap crap logitech *clutches Xbox 360 controller security blanket*
Keyboard HyperX Alloy Pro
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores ask your mother
Other. Expaination: no.

Extra comments: I already have a 3900x. Lucky enoughto get it boosting and running well on a Strix x370-f. Sooner upgrade to a new gpu and that may be a while off at this point. They look great. Ive run gens 1-3 on this board and its always been nice. 3900x is really looking like a good balance though. The price balance there I think might be as good as it gets for a while. And Im okay with that. Highly suspect this platform will carry me for a good few years. Maybe 2-3 gens past this one Id consider it. Itd be a shame to let a great chip go so soon.

Plus... I have other hobbies. That upgrade is a whole new musical instrument, camera lens, piece of audio equipment, bike, saw... Ive got problems with the stuff to do the stuff. I want to do all of this stuff that requires things. My pc already does the things. So many things go further for me than yet another cpu upgrade. Im actually super happy to have scored a cpu that frees me up to invest in other fun things these next few years. Hats off to AMD for that. Keep going at this rate, the next upgrade in a few years will have my 3900x looking like a pentium.
Apr 9, 2018
781 (0.35/day)
Definitely. High single core performance has proven over time to be the only real "future-proofing" feature that actually does make a PC last longer.
Either the 5600X or 5900X is where the value seems to be. The 5800X performance-per-dollar is quite mediocre which is a shame.
Jun 27, 2019
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Case Be Quiet! Pure Base 500 FX Black
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Mouse Canyon Puncher GM-20
Keyboard SPC Gear GK630K Tournament 'Kailh Brown'
Software Windows 10 Pro
Maybe around 2021 summer and even then only the entry level model like idk 5300x or whatever its gonna be called.

If not that I will just get a second hand 3600, my current mobo supports it easily and its still a decent upgrade.

But right now or until the time frame I mentioned I see no reason to upgrade my 1600x, still does everything I need it for. 'I'm not a high refresh rate gamer nor care about it'


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Jun 8, 2011
16,134 (3.41/day)
Somerset, UK
System Name Not so complete or overkill - There are others!! Just no room to put! :D
Processor Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
Motherboard Asus Zenith 2 Extreme Alpha
Cooling Lots!! Dual GTX 560 rads with D5 pumps for each rad. One rad for each component
Memory Viper Steel 4 x 16GB DDR4 3600MHz not sure on the timings... Probably still at 2667!! :(
Video Card(s) Asus Strix 3090 with front and rear active full cover water blocks
Storage I'm bound to forget something here - 250GB OS, 2 x 1TB NVME, 2 x 1TB SSD, 4TB SSD, 2 x 8TB HD etc...
Display(s) 3 x Dell 27" S2721DGFA @ 7680 x 1440P @ 144Hz or 165Hz - working on it!!
Case The big Thermaltake that looks like a Case Mods
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply EVGA 1600W T2
Mouse Corsair thingy
Keyboard Razer something or other....
VR HMD No headset yet
Software Windows 11 OS... Not a fan!!
Benchmark Scores I've actually never benched it!! Too busy with WCG and FAH and not gaming! :( :( Not OC'd it!! :(
Yes, if I can afford it, I'll be grabbing a new board and CPU with RAM for another build, I can put this 3900X to great use and make it a cruncher and a secondary gamer for whatever I fancy :)

The price of the new CPUs I was talking to a friend about a few days ago, I said if they increase them as we've seen in the past they aren't going to be very well liked. $50 for that performance increase? Sign me up. Damn right they should be charging a little more for all of the amazing work they have put into these CPUs and how fast they have them.

We can all go on about the usual, AMD Intel Nvidia rubbish but personally I'm blown away at how far AMD have progressed in 3 years with these Ryzen. I've each series of CPU so far, if I ever had the time I'd love to do a performance piece on what's changed but it's not really needed, it's everywhere on the web and when these reviews go live, I bet the internet will crash due to all the pre orders going on!

I really hope things go better for AMD new CPU launch than others of late...
Aug 1, 2009
961 (0.18/day)
Currently somewhere around NSW, Australia
System Name hmmm... / lappy (ASUS Scar III)
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Motherboard ASUS Maximus XI Formula / ASUS G531GW
Cooling Noctua NH-D15s w/ 2 x Noctua NF-F12 PWM Chromax and 1 x Noctua NF-A15 HS-PWM Chromax Fans / Stock
Memory 4x16gb G.Skill Trident Z DDR4 3600mhz / 2x16gb Kingston Hyper X Impact DDR4 2666mhz C15
Video Card(s) 2 x EVGA GTX 1080 TI FTW3 / Nvidia RTX 2070 8gb
Storage 2 x Samsung 960 EVO Plus 1tb NVME/ 1tb Intel SSDPEKNW010T8 NVME + 2tb Samsung 860 EVO SSD
Display(s) Acer Predator X34P / ASUS 15.6" Screen
Case Fractal Design Meshify S2 White-TG + Noctua Chromax Fans / ASUS Scar III Case
Audio Device(s) Onboard + Logitech Z623 / Onboard
Power Supply Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 1000W + PROLINK PRO903WS / ASUS ADP-230GB B Power Brick
Mouse Corsair Vengeance M65 PRO RGB / Logitech MX Anywhere 2S
Keyboard Corsair K70 LUX RGB / ASUS Scar III Keyboard
Software Windows 10 Professional x64 / Windows 10 Professional x64
I will keep my current CPU and wait for AM5.
Sep 25, 2007
5,965 (0.98/day)
New York
Processor AMD Ryzen 9 5950x, Ryzen 9 5980HX
Motherboard MSI X570 Tomahawk
Cooling Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 4(With Noctua Fans)
Memory 32Gb Crucial 3600 Ballistix
Video Card(s) Gigabyte RTX 3080, Asus 6800M
Storage Adata SX8200 1TB NVME/WD Black 1TB NVME
Display(s) Dell 27 Inch 165Hz
Case Phanteks P500A
Audio Device(s) IFI Zen Dac/JDS Labs Atom+/SMSL Amp+Rivers Audio
Power Supply Corsair RM850x
Mouse Logitech G502 SE Hero
Keyboard Corsair K70 RGB Mk.2
VR HMD Samsung Odyssey Plus
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More than likely yes, but I am worried that the scalpers will just instabuy them anyway.
Jan 25, 2006
1,470 (0.22/day)
Processor Ryzen 1600AF @4.2Ghz 1.35v
Motherboard MSI B450M PRO-A-MAX
Cooling Deepcool Gammaxx L120t
Memory 16GB Team Group Dark Pro Sammy-B-die 3400mhz
Video Card(s) XFX RX 5600 XT THICC II PRO
Storage 240GB Brave eagle SSD/ 2TB Seagate Barracuda
Display(s) Dell SE2719HR
Case MSI Mag Vampiric 011C AMD Ryzen Edition
Power Supply EVGA 600W 80+
Software Windows 10 Pro
More than likely yes, but I am worried that the scalpers will just instabuy them anyway.
Not really had this problem with many of the recent CPU releases and seems it was more down to the limited number of RTX 3000 GPU's than anything else. That said production will have been ramping up in recent months for the next gen consoles so we don't know how/if this will affect CPU supplies being as they are all manufactured by TSMC but I guess time will tell.
May 2, 2017
7,762 (3.01/day)
Back in Norway
System Name Hotbox
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, 110/95/110, PBO +150Mhz, CO -7,-7,-20(x6),
Motherboard ASRock Phantom Gaming B550 ITX/ax
Cooling LOBO + Laing DDC 1T Plus PWM + Corsair XR5 280mm + 2x Arctic P14
Memory 32GB G.Skill FlareX 3200c14 @3800c15
Video Card(s) PowerColor Radeon 6900XT Liquid Devil Ultimate, UC@2250MHz max @~200W
Storage 2TB Adata SX8200 Pro
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Case SSUPD Meshlicious
Audio Device(s) Optoma Nuforce μDAC 3
Power Supply Corsair SF750 Platinum
Mouse Logitech G603
Keyboard Keychron K3/Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro M w/DSA profile caps
Software Windows 10 Pro
Other: Yes, as soon as I can convince my project supervisor that I need a PC upgrade for my work and should be allow to use my research grant for this (also a new GPU, PSU, case and SSD - so essentially a new system). Technically that would make it the property of my university, though in a couple of years it will have depreciated enough for me to keep it even if the project is done.


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Jun 24, 2015
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Western Canada
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Processor 7800X3D┃5800X3D
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Cooling NH-U12A + T30┃AXP120-x67
Memory 64GB 6400CL32┃32GB 3600CL14
Video Card(s) RTX 4070 Ti Eagle┃RTX A2000
Storage 8TB of SSDs┃1TB SN550
Case Caselabs S3┃Lazer3D HT5
Probably will be picking up one at launch. I live a night shift schedule right now, so it won't be easy to beat me to the punch :p

In all seriousness, my old NCASE M1 build with the B550I Aorus AX has been sitting there waiting on just a CPU for the past few months already because my 3700X is my only AM4 CPU. If the 3300X had been reasonably priced and readily available, that would have been sufficient, but here in Canada it has not been either of those things. Whichever CPU I get, the 3700X goes into the Aorus AX and the B550M TUF gets first dibs on Vermeer testing.

So it'll likely be a 5800X or 5900X. Not enthused about the price hike, but again, I need a CPU. The 5900X is the easy choice for higher boost speeds and guaranteed full DDR4 write bandwidth, but obviously is a fair bit more to handle at full load and will probably be impossible to sustain all-core OC on my C14S. The 5800X is the interesting one this time around with a single, fully enabled 8-core CCX, but it looks like DRAM write throughput is probably halved again. And the inevitable $600CAD price tag for 8 cores with half write bandwidth is a little......well...at least the $700-800 5900X is free from artificial handicaps.

I've got 4Gb SS E-die and 8Gb DJR to push the limits of Infinity Fabric. I'm looking forward to seeing what the elderly E-die can do.
Sep 10, 2016
809 (0.29/day)
Riverwood, Skyrim
System Name Storm Wrought | Blackwood (HTPC)
Processor AMD Ryzen 9 5900x @stock | i7 2600k
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro WIFI m-ITX | Some POS gigabyte board
Cooling Deepcool AK620, BQ shadow wings 3 High Spd, stock 180mm |BQ Shadow rock LP + 4x120mm Noctua redux
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 2x32GB 4000MHz | 2x4GB 2000MHz @1866
Video Card(s) Powercolor RX 6800XT Red Dragon | PNY a2000 6GB
Storage SX8200 Pro 1TB, 1TB KC3000, 850EVO 500GB, 2+8TB Seagate, LG Blu-ray | 120GB Sandisk SSD, 4TB WD red
Display(s) Samsung UJ590UDE 32" UHD monitor | LG CS 55" OLED
Case Silverstone TJ08B-E | Custom built wooden case (Aus native timbers)
Audio Device(s) Onboard, Sennheiser HD 599 cans / Logitech z163's | Edifier S2000 MKIII via toslink
Power Supply Corsair HX 750 | Corsair SF 450
Mouse Microsoft Pro Intellimouse| Some logitech one
Keyboard GMMK w/ Zelio V2 62g (78g for spacebar) tactile switches & Glorious black keycaps| Some logitech one
Software Win 10 Edu | Ubuntu 22.04
Benchmark Scores Look in the various benchmark threads
Other: I'll be buying a 5800X on launch to build a new PC for my brother who's still on a 1500X and the GPU is starting to crap itself to boot.
Dec 16, 2017
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
System Name System V
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Motherboard Asus Prime X570-P
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 // a bunch of 120 mm Xigmatek 1500 RPM fans (2 ins, 3 outs)
Memory 2x8GB Ballistix Sport LT 3200 MHz (BLS8G4D32AESCK.M8FE) (CL16-18-18-36)
Video Card(s) Gigabyte AORUS Radeon RX 580 8 GB
Storage SHFS37A240G / DT01ACA200 / WD20EZRX / ST10000VN0008 / SA400S37960G / SNV21000G / NM620 2TB
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Case NZXT Source 210
Audio Device(s) Logitech G430 Headset
Power Supply Corsair CX650M
Mouse Microsoft Trackball Optical 1.0
Keyboard HP Vectra VE keyboard (Part # D4950-63004)
Software Whatever build of Windows 11 is being served in Dev channel at the time.
Benchmark Scores Corona 1.3: 3120620 r/s Cinebench R20: 3355 FireStrike: 12490 TimeSpy: 4624
I can't believe I'm saying this, but the upgrade from a 2c/4t Haswell i3 to a 6c/12t Zen 2 CPU was not enough :laugh:

It's not in my budget for this year, but maybe next year? I'll probably go overboard just to make my AM4 rig last as much as possible before a complete replacement becomes unavoidable. More important for me, right now, is replacing my RX 580 with something quite a bit more powerful, mostly for folding-at-home purposes...

Maybe I'll grab a Ryzen 5000 CPU right before they stop being produced (basically around Zen 4's launch)?
Oct 5, 2008
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Processor AMD 3950X
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Video Card(s) MSI Seahawk 2080 Ti EKWB block
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Display(s) Asus P27UQ
Case Lian Li 011-Dynamic XL
Audio Device(s) JBL 30X
Power Supply Seasonic Titanium 1000W
Mouse Razer Lancehead
Keyboard Razer Widow Maker Keyboard
Software Window's 10 Pro
We need another option on the poll....If I can buy it, I will buy it.
Oct 21, 2005
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System Name Computer of Theseus
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Video Card(s) EVGA Geforce 3060 XC Black Gaming 12GB
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Mouse Zowie EC3-C
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Software Win 10 LTSC 21H2
Just don't care tbh the 8600K still runs the games. Running this i5 since 2017, still very content with it. If I was still on a 3770K, I'd probably buy a Zen 3.
Jun 16, 2013
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When my fav RPG tops out at 74FPS on my 75Hz monitor... then maybe.
But a lot depends on what titles released next yr....
Jun 27, 2015
785 (0.24/day)
System Name Fat NCASE
Processor Ryzen R9 3900X
Motherboard ASUS TUF GAMING B550M ZAKU (WIFI) Edition
Cooling Scythe Fuma with 3 SCYTHE Wondersnail 2400RPM + Arctic MX2
Memory Corsair Vengeance 128GB @3200Mhz Cl16 (32GB X 4)
Video Card(s) Palit RTX 3060 StormX ITX 12GB
Storage MX500 4TB SATA + Toshiba MG08 16TB HDD
Display(s) LG 27UL500 4K monitor
Case Jonsbo W2 black
Audio Device(s) Onboard realtek 1200 & Soundblaster G3 usb
Power Supply ASUS ROG STRIX 850W Gundam Edition
Mouse Elecom wireless mouse :)
Keyboard RK100 Royal Kludge
Software Windows 10 HOME
Benchmark Scores Don't know any benchmark. It runs good enough for me.
No for me. Not anytime soon cos I am out of job and also already have 3900x on my Apex 15 laptop that I gotten a few months back. I am keeping my finger cross for them to provide a bios update for b450 in the laptop.

I probably upgrade next year or 2 maybe when a 5950X came out for the final close for this Zen platform.
Nov 13, 2007
10,263 (1.70/day)
Austin Texas
Processor 13700KF Undervolted @ 5.6/ 5.5, 4.8Ghz Ring 200W PL1
Motherboard MSI 690-I PRO
Cooling Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 w/ Arctic P12 Fans
Memory 48 GB DDR5 7600 MHZ CL36
Video Card(s) RTX 4090 FE
Storage 2x 2TB WDC SN850, 1TB Samsung 960 prr
Display(s) Alienware 32" 4k 240hz OLED
Case SLIGER S620
Audio Device(s) Yes
Power Supply Corsair SF750
Mouse Xlite V2
Keyboard RoyalAxe
Software Windows 11
Benchmark Scores They're pretty good, nothing crazy.
im hoping bots dont grab em all up first


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May 7, 2007
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System Name MightyX
Processor Ryzen 5800X3D
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 I Aorus Pro WiFi
Cooling Scythe Fuma 2
Memory 32GB DDR4 3600 CL16
Video Card(s) Asus TUF RTX3080 Deshrouded
Storage WD Black SN850X 2TB
Display(s) LG 42C2 4K OLED
Case Coolermaster NR200P
Audio Device(s) LG SN5Y / Focal Clear
Power Supply Corsair SF750 Platinum
Mouse Corsair Dark Core RBG Pro SE
Keyboard Glorious GMMK Compact w/pudding
VR HMD Meta Quest 3
Software case populated with Artic P12's
Benchmark Scores 4k120 OLED Gsync bliss
If I can get a reasonable resale on my 3700X I'd consider pony'ing up to a 5900X, that's one temping CPU.
Mar 21, 2016
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Still have to process this launch a little further, but defiantly contemplating upgrading to either Zen 2, Zen 3, or one of the TR chips. It looks to me like AMD has room to add a 14c/28t chip as well with probably a 3550MHz base frequency and 4850MHz turbo for about $675/$650. They could do that by mix matching 6c + 8c chiplet together. I don't see why that isn't a possible option and a interesting one. The other aspect of that is maybe it's 3400/3550/3700MHz base frequency along with 4800/4850/4900MHz turbo depending on it's configured to operate. In theory it could run just with a 6c chiplet for higher single thread base frequency or just the 8c for higher turbo frequency or a balanced combination between the two possibly. If you mix match the chiplets you should reduce the temps a bit over the 8c chips and possibly get a bit higher turbo out of the 6c chip and better base frequency out of the 8c especially if there is more wiggle room to eek out of things and some chip refinement and/or a bit of premium binning. Overall it looks good with a combination of higher frequency better cache and a sizable IPC lift. I still look forward to independent benchmarks showing it's strengths and weaknesses in further depth, but it's appearing quite decent.

The pricing I wish was a bit more aggressive I think the 16c and 8c models in particular are should be about $25's cheaper and come down another $25's down the road with a $25 reduce on the 6c/12c down the road as well. I don't think it needs it immediately, but maybe wait a quarter and do the initial $25 price cuts and wait a second quarter and do a further top to bottom price reduction of the new line up by another $25's. To say what they are asking for these chips is unfair though would be a rather big disservice to AMD however. They've provided the average consumer with more CPU performance in the last few years than Intel had been willing to give in about a decade we were on quad cores with lower frequencies and the workstation chips were embarrassing these desktop chips wipe the floor with those chips that use to cost a small fortune.

There is still some time between now and November to decide at least. I do wnat a CPU upgrade myself personally and relatively soon, but I'm uncertain what I'll settle on quite yet at the same time. I still really view TR as a interesting platform as a whole, but the IPC and frequency along with cache improvements of Zen 3 is very nice to see. Hopefully AMD can shed a little light in the not so distant future about a Zen3 TR variant as well. I still really would like seeing a more affordable quad or octa channel TR option personally for the added memory capacity and bandwidth/latency flexibility you always trade frequency for latency if you don't need the additional raw bandwidth itself it's about 1 lower CAS latency for every 266MHz of frequency roughly at least with double data rate DDR that might change with DDR5 and the introduction of PAM4 quad data rate not sure.
Feb 18, 2012
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Video Card(s) Nvidia 3070
Storage x2 PNY 8tb cs2130 m.2 SSD--16tb of space
Display(s) 17.3" IPS 1920x1080 240Hz
Power Supply 280w laptop power supply
Mouse Logitech m705
Keyboard laptop keyboard
Software lots of movies and Windows 10 with win 7 shell
Benchmark Scores Good enough for me
I voted "other". I'm buying the mobile version when it comes out.
May 30, 2018
1,890 (0.86/day)
Cusp Of Mania, FL
Processor Ryzen 9 3900X
Motherboard Asus ROG Strix X370-F
Cooling Dark Rock 4, 3x Corsair ML140 front intake, 1x rear exhaust
Memory 2x8GB TridentZ RGB [3600Mhz CL16]
Video Card(s) EVGA 3060ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming
Storage 970 EVO 500GB nvme, 860 EVO 250GB SATA, Seagate Barracuda 1TB + 4TB HDDs
Display(s) 27" MSI G27C4 FHD 165hz
Case NZXT H710
Audio Device(s) Modi Multibit, Vali 2, Shortest Way 51+ - LSR 305's, Focal Clear, HD6xx, HE5xx, LCD-2 Classic
Power Supply Corsair RM650x v2
Mouse iunno whatever cheap crap logitech *clutches Xbox 360 controller security blanket*
Keyboard HyperX Alloy Pro
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores ask your mother
It's not in my budget for this year, but maybe next year? I'll probably go overboard just to make my AM4 rig last as much as possible before a complete replacement becomes unavoidable.
That's gonna be a thing for a lot of people. The new CPUs are a little more expensive AND depending on what mobo you have, you're due for a platform swap on top. And the price of good boards has only gone up with each generation. If you have a 500-series board, you can upgrade easily. I'm sure 400's will also get it eventually, unless there's something I don't know about. But if you're still on a 300 series like me, it's a different ballgame because now you're not just shopping for compatibility, you're buying something with more features for more money. Even if they stay AM4 there's no guarantee of support for all of the oldest boards. And it could always be the last one to get backwards compatibility period. So it needs to last, unless you like buying lots of mobos. :p It's also a more popular platform than it was during Zen 1 days, when not everybody was hip to what was happening and a lot of people were still writing them off. So if all you want is the CPU power, the value proposition isn't as good this time. It's no longer this little secret to get in on. People really seem to want the shit out of them.

That was sorta my thinking with the 3900x buy. Incidentally, I came from a similar point you're looking at jumping from. I had a 2600 on a basic midrange X370. A GOLDEN 2600 that would do a 4.3ghz all-core and still do a nice 3200/CL14. Loved that thing. But it wasn't *quite* what I was after. I didn't want to be in that position of having to swap the board, so being able to drop the 3900x into my X370 was a really good proposition. $480 had me good to go with what was at the time one of the highest-end normal consumer CPUs. It was a no-brainer. I was thinking "If this works well, that's flippin awesome and I'm keeping it!" You can always wait longer, but sometimes when a good 'endgame' option surfaces for you, you jump on it and have no regrets. All-in.

I mean, that was the first time when I felt like they started dropping what were legit endgame CPU's. So it was like "HERE it is." Before that, they were just getting past being the "builder's favorite" to being the most obvious and generally accepted option. It was simple... if you were going to mess around anyway, the more open cross-plat compatibility allowed you to play around with different chips, which were priced accessibly with surprisingly good bang for the buck. Or just squeeze what you need out on a budget. I was buying them just to try and then tossing them in builds for people when chance came around. Passing on some of the savings to help them out, because it's boring to just sell them and they more than did the job. Ryzen 3000 was more than that. Single core performance and clocks made that leap over the hump. And you won out pretty big if you bought in before, so long as you didn't get the cheapest, earliest B350s or got really unlucky.

I never had problems letting go of Zen+ chips. But looking at Zen 2, it's a lot harder for me to let it go. Not to knock the first two releases, but R3k felt distinctly less like a toy than previous generations, which just weren't as refined. Solid, but still blooming-out with their lower clocks/IPC/memory performance. Many more resonable areas for improvement, though they were very solid and efficient. Beat out better-performing Intel options on price/perf/watt alone, for much of their heydays. As long as you were paying certain things mind, you made off. It was the era of "Hey guys, these things might actually be pretty good!" Whereas now it's full hype machine because there's no doubt they're making major strides with their CPUs.

The way I see it is... at this point, the gains still go up significantly with each gen, but needs don't seem to be catching up as fast. Not for me, anyway. If you're going high refresh, I get it. People who need both lots of cores and faster cores will benefit a lot, too. But R3k already has a lot of common uses covered. Those who stuck it out with R1k or R2k might end up comprising the majority. Or you get it just to get it, because it's cool and it's still a pretty good deal considering the performance seen thus far. It's getting to a point where they're outdoing themselves so much that I don't know what to do with myself anymore. :rolleyes: