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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
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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
 
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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 :) .
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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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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...
 
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I will keep my current CPU and wait for AM5.
 
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More than likely yes, but I am worried that the scalpers will just instabuy them anyway.
 
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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.
 
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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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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.
 
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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.
 
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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)?
 
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We need another option on the poll....If I can buy it, I will buy it.
 
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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.
 
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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....
 
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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.
 
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If I can get a reasonable resale on my 3700X I'd consider pony'ing up to a 5900X, that's one temping CPU.
 
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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.
 
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I voted "other". I'm buying the mobile version when it comes out.
 
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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:
 
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