Most people buy 16gb kits right now.2. RAM for Ryzen is more expensive than RAM for Intel. Having purchased 64-GB of DDR4 RAM, the added cost of 3600mhz Cl14 RAM that the reviewers were using on AMD builds just was not affordable, let alone available. Intel systems were being tested with 3200Mhz RAM, which was far easier to find at a quad 64GB kit, and much more affordable, so that was the route I took. I went with 64GB @ 3200 CL15 and paid $200 USD, used.
If you do software development and need to build large projects, it's awesome to have a ton of cores. However, most of the time, I'm just doing incremental builds that involve recompiling a fairly small number of files. So, I'd traditionally trade off core count in favor of higher clocks.How many people who buy HEDT need the extra power?
Do you have a source showing that the all core boost of the 3900X is higher than the 12 core boost of the 3950X?Hi guys! I think one should compare this Intel to 3900x ryzen. IT has much higher all core clock than 3950x, so you can get higher performance for situations, where you cant use all 16 cores
The problem I have with this thinking is that you can run a 3600 on $125 board all day long with plenty of choices at that price point. I would hesitate to put a 3950x into the same boards...the ones with suitable VRMs at the low end are few and far between so the reality is that 250$ cpu price difference is more like a $350-400 difference when looking at building a long term reliable system....It's a no brainer. So no, if you are a gamer, the Ryzen 3950x is still the better option. It's only $250 and you have double the headroom for games lasting the next 5+ years...
No, there're not completely different market segments. A lot of people considering a $500 CPU could stretch to a $750 option, if it made sense. It's not like one is a ThreadRipper or Intel Extreme CPU, where you can't even use a mainstream motherboard.This review makes absolutely zero sense. Two completely different CPUs were tested against each other. Not in the same class; enthusiast (3950X) vs mainstream (9900K), not even close to the same price point,
Um, did you maybe fall through a wormhole from... 2007? AMD has been competing against Intel with more cores for more than a decade. You need to get over that.and even the core counts don't match. HUH??
Now you're making some sense.How about comparing the 9900K to the 3900X? At least they have the same price point
It should be available at normal prices within a month. I just checked eBay, and you can currently get it for $919 with no shipping cost so that is a 22.5% premium. More impressively, the 3970x is currently available for $2,172.52 with no shipping cost so that is only an 8.7% premium. And, the 3900x which used to be hard to get, is now available below the suggested retail price on Amazon (with a free cooler!).For now, the 3950x is a ghost chip.
I'd like to know why the review doesn't touch on chip security.Intel - 60 billion unpatchable systemic security flaws. AMD - 16. Winner: AMD
There are no other categories. No one in their right mind should buy Intel CPUs for at least 24 months. Intel has made zero effort to "fix" their chips. Moving hacks from bios into the chip is not a fix. Blocking how one researcher decided to exploit a systemic design flaw is also worthless.
Tired of reading Intel chip reviews that don't note all of the security flaws and whether they've been fixed for each "new" (cough) processor Intel releases.
Reviews that do not contain coverage of these extremely dangerous security flaws are flat out dishonest.
On eBay, the 3970x is currently available for $2,172.52 with no shipping cost so that is only an 8.7% premium.5. I LOVE That AMD has more PCIe lanes available and THREADRIPPER is a beast. --- again, I just wish I could even find one on sale that wasn't price gouging me.
That's still a lot of money. I'm not saying the CPU isn't worth it, but if previous experience can be any guide, AMD will eventually do some fairly aggressive price-cutting.On eBay, the 3970x is currently available for $2,172.52 with no shipping cost so that is only an 8.7% premium.
If you mean instead of the i9-9900K? One thing about the X-series CPUs is that they use a non-mainstream socket, which pushes you into a more expensive motherboard segment.1st
I wish that this article compared to the Intel 10th Gen CPUs.
Intel Core i9-10900X, 10920X Desktop Processor 10 Cores up