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What CPU architecture do you use?

What CPU architecture do you use?

  • AMD Bulldozer or older

    Votes: 452 2.9%
  • AMD Zen 1

    Votes: 687 4.4%
  • AMD Zen 2

    Votes: 1,601 10.3%
  • AMD Zen 3

    Votes: 5,419 35.0%
  • AMD Zen 4

    Votes: 1,076 7.0%
  • Intel 8th Gen or older

    Votes: 2,151 13.9%
  • Intel 9th Gen (Coffee Lake)

    Votes: 776 5.0%
  • Intel 10th Gen (Comet Lake)

    Votes: 687 4.4%
  • Intel 11th Gen (Rocket Lake)

    Votes: 434 2.8%
  • Intel 12th Gen (Alder Lake)

    Votes: 1,117 7.2%
  • Intel 13th Gen (Raptor Lake)

    Votes: 791 5.1%
  • Intel or AMD HEDT

    Votes: 283 1.8%

  • Total voters
    15,474
  • Poll closed .
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R5 5600X. The Zen 3 lead in this poll is quite something, I can only guess it's because many AM4 users upgraded at some point (I've had a 2600X previously).
 
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Zen 3 was king for a couple years, so it makes sense that the contingent of people who upgrade regularly (which is what this site caters to) would be mostly using that. If Intel maintains their current lead, we could see that switch soon. Meanwhile, AMD just wasn't a serious option in 2017 and earlier, so again, I'm not too surprised by the amount of 8th-gen and older CPUs being used by people who upgrade CPUs very infrequently.

What I am surprised by is the small lead Zen 4 has over Raptor Lake in this poll. Anecdotally, I am seeing many more people buying RPL CPUs for new builds than Zen 4 ones. And the sales information we have available also points to RPL outselling Zen 4. Raptor Lake is just cheaper in most parts of the world while also being faster for most use cases.

As for me, I'm still on a 5600X, but I might switch to a 7800X3D depending on how that performs.
 
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Zen 3 R7 5800X does the job for me would be to go full AM5 but cost is still prohibitive here
 

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Zen 3 (5800X3D)

I'm actually surprised seeing so many Zen 1 and 2 in the poll.
They can all move to Zen 3 and break the chart..... :)
One of us!
I mean, i've got Zen3, 2, and 1 here - but I can only vote once sadly

(Yes and some older intels, i just draw the line at 150W for my CPU's)
 
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Hello guys, I am new here, I am from France.

I use Cascade Lake X : Core i9 10980xe since almost two years now in my main rig.

The second one is an old Skylake X Core i5 7640 X, which still works very well.

A laptop with a Coffee Lake cpu and another laptop with an Alderlake cpu.

I guess that I am pretty much of an Intel guy.

The next step will be another HEDT plateform, but maybe AMD. I don't know when.
 
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Old af platform: i5 4670, GTX 770. Need to upgrade so bad.
I still have some 4th gen hardware here, despite the age they held up well for a LONG time

Unless you have the worlds worst motherboard try overclocking the CPU, almost all of them got 200Mhz more by raising the multi - and ram speed absolutely changes how they behave
(My old 4770K ran 16GB of 2400Mhz DDR3, and the difference was huge vs 1333 feeding a GTX1080)

It's not gunna get you high FPS in any modern games (60 is still possible in many of them, just not much more), but you absolutely could upgrade the GPU first and drag the last bits of 'free' performance out of that CPU in the meantime
 

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Zen2 in the form of R5 3600. Though maybe a little faster CPU could give my 6700 XT more justice..
 
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AMD cat core based SoCs and Intel N series CPUs are missing. It would also be nice to have a catch-all ARM option at least. There are too many Intel options IMO. Some of the Skylake derivatives could have been combined, certainly if Intel and AMD HEDT gets lumped together. As for what I am using right now:

"main" system (actually not used it all that much lately): Zen+ / X470 (in system specs)
secondary system (in sig): Piledriver based mobile Richland (aka Trinity Refresh) / A70M
tertiary system: Llano based ProBook 6465b (A60M)

I am going to make a big change soon though.
 
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Seems the new Apple CPU chips were left out
 
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Seems the new Apple CPU chips were left out
they are SoCs, technically. But this is another reason why there should at least be a catch-all ARM option.
 
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Are yes, I forgot, the RAM is on the chip and so blazingly fast.
 

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I'd like to at least see a generic "ARM" option in this poll. A number of engineers I work with have the M1 Pro and say it's pretty great. As for me, I'm stuck with my "lowly" i9 9880H.
 
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A laptop with a Coffee Lake cpu and another laptop with an Alderlake cpu.

I guess that I am pretty much of an Intel guy.
You probably mean Whiskey Lake CPU if you are talking about a laptop (unless it is some kind of extreme gaming laptop with desktop CPU)
 
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2200G/3000G reporting in. Zen 1 is still plenty for me :)

I'm honestly surprised by the Zen 3 domination. It's saying something.
 
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Probably just a brain-fart, as there are tons of Coffee Lake designated laptops using mobile processors. While I'd love to consider mine an 'extreme gaming laptop' it's really just a run of the mill BGA box (8750H) with good cooling and an unlocked BIOS. If only the CPU was also unlocked...

Beer Lake; now that's an idea I can get behind!
 
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It is 61/37 pro AMD atm
 

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AMD is currently in fashion, that's true.
Clearly, it is AM4's longegivity that made the trick alongside the CPU pricing that went to bargain levels each time the next gen of Ryzen CPUs arrived.
 

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Clearly, it is AM4's longegivity that made the trick alongside the CPU pricing that went to bargain levels each time the next gen of Ryzen CPUs arrived.
Yeah it's fine for 90% of people, but just like in the comparison with NVIDIA/Intel, I find AMD is certainly fast and efficient, but there's drawbacks. People who don't really do much with their systems except game wouldn't notice, most of the time, unless it's a particularly egregrious AGESA bug and they have never updated their BIOS, or something like the USB issues/bad 1% lows.

I'd say the 5800X3D is pretty much the only AMD CPU i'd currently recommend, it's on mature AM4 AGESA with most if not all the bugs finally squashed, it's a mature revision of Zen3 too, so the hardware stuff is all patched and IMC quality etc is pretty solid.
 
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Yeah it's fine for 90% of people, but just like in the comparison with NVIDIA/Intel, I find AMD is certainly fast and efficient, but there's drawbacks. People who don't really do much with their systems except game wouldn't notice, most of the time, unless it's a particularly egregrious AGESA bug and they have never updated their BIOS, or something like the USB issues/bad 1% lows.

I'd say the 5800X3D is pretty much the only AMD CPU i'd currently recommend, it's on mature AM4 AGESA with most if not all the bugs finally squashed, it's a mature revision of Zen3 too, so the hardware stuff is all patched and IMC quality etc is pretty solid.
5600 for $140 and 5700X for $200 have no match at that price points also...
 
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