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Change of plans...AMD announces Zen3 support for B450 & X470 chipsets...

Post by tlmiller » Tue May 19, 2020 9:12 pm

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Re: Change of plans...AMD announces Zen3 support for B450 & X470 chipsets...

Post by crosscourt » Tue May 19, 2020 9:56 pm

A beta bios is planned for my X370 motherboard and they are providing it to Dell so its a wait and see if I can use the Ryzen 3000 series down the road.
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Re: Change of plans...AMD announces Zen3 support for B450 & X470 chipsets...

Post by tlmiller » Tue May 19, 2020 10:11 pm

I will say if the jump from Zen2 (3000) to Zen 3 (4000) is anything like the jump from Zen/Zen+ (1000/2000) to Zen2 then I'll probably pony up the $$$ to do the upgrade. Despite not upgrading in terms of cores/threads, I've been INSANELY impressed with improved performance of the 3700x compared to the 1700x given it's not THAT much faster frequency, and it's the same amount of core/thread.

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Re: Change of plans...AMD announces Zen3 support for B450 & X470 chipsets...

Post by crosscourt » Wed May 20, 2020 3:45 pm

Really happy with the performance of my R5 2600 which was only $110. Id still rather look towards getting a better video card at this point.
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Re: Change of plans...AMD announces Zen3 support for B450 & X470 chipsets...

Post by crosscourt » Thu May 21, 2020 8:00 pm

Right now the Ryzen 5 3600 is one of the hottest selling cpus, as reported by Amazon and companies like Newegg. Id certainly like to be able to use it down the road.
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Re: Change of plans...AMD announces Zen3 support for B450 & X470 chipsets...

Post by tlmiller » Fri May 22, 2020 1:04 am

Yeah, although Amazon actually has the 3600x as it's top seller. Either one delivers some pretty impressive performance for the price. The 3600x is faster frequency than my 3700x, 6 core, 12 thread. While the upcoming i5-10500 (I think) matches it and even surpasses it's boost frequency, it also does so while drawing (real world) SIGNIFICANTLY more power, therefore requiring a significantly better cooling solution than the 3600x can get away with. And in a turn of tide, it's the Ryzen's that now have the IPC advantage compared to SkyLake++++++++++++++++++ (I might have went a LITTLE overboard on the plusses, but at this point I've forgotten how many refreshes SkyLake has had now).

The 3600 is a mere 65-watt chip, producing (comparitively) little heat, and matches the 'x' version with 6 cores and 12 threads, although not surprisingly has NOWHERE near as high a frequency since it's 65-watt vs. 105-watt.

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Post by crosscourt » Fri May 22, 2020 1:22 am

.Actually when I looked the 3600 and the 3600x were the top sellers at Amazon. I want to be able to use my present power supply and dont want to use additional cooling so the 3600 will work just fine. Now I have to wait and see if Dell will allow me to use it.
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Re: Change of plans...AMD announces Zen3 support for B450 & X470 chipsets...

Post by tlmiller » Fri May 22, 2020 9:31 pm

That was my reasoning for wanting a 3700x instead of the 3800x. 65-watt vs. 105-watt.

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Re: Change of plans...AMD announces Zen3 support for B450 & X470 chipsets...

Post by crosscourt » Sat May 23, 2020 4:59 pm

Im really happy with how quiet and cool my system is and I want to keep it that way.
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Re: Change of plans...AMD announces Zen3 support for B450 & X470 chipsets...

Post by tlmiller » Sat May 23, 2020 7:47 pm

I REALLY wish AMD would release the 3900 to retail. IT's a 12-core, 24-thread 65-watt OEM chip. I don't want the 105-watt 3900x, but I definitely would be interested in the 3900.

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