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Poll: Poll: Will you be ditching 3900X/3950X for 4900X/4950X

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by easyrider, 12 May 2020.

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Will you be ditching 3900X/3950x for 4900X/4950X?

  1. Yes

    40.1%
  2. No

    59.9%
  1. NinjaCool

    Hitman

    Joined: 27 Mar 2010

    Posts: 759

    Location: Denmark

    Well you should be fine according to MSI ;)
     
  2. Firestar_3x

    Caporegime

    Joined: 11 Mar 2005

    Posts: 30,512

    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    Got a 3900x, will see what the 4900 / 4950 looks like then move the 3900x into the VR rig and 3600x into a server.
     
  3. Trig

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,522

    Location: Leicestershire

    Depends on what my board does, Steel Legend B450M...
     
  4. Temi_D

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Jul 2009

    Posts: 2,167

    Location: 127.0.0.1

    I'll go from my 3600 to a 4950X or whatever
     
  5. Minstadave

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jan 2004

    Posts: 28,102

    Location: Rutland

    Probably, don’t need the performance but if there’s a big jump in SC performance I’ll go to the 4950X from my 3900X.
     
  6. Panos

    Perma Banned

    Joined: 22 Nov 2009

    Posts: 13,199

    Location: Under the hot sun.

    Next system upgrade is Zen 4 & RDNA3 2021-22. I see no reason except if can find someone to sell the 3900X for at least the money of the 4800X.
     
  7. Gerard

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 34,960

    Location: Ireland

    Dunno, was considering a 3900x or waiting to the 4k series, that was before the bios shenanigans. Might still snag a 3900x at some point.
     
  8. marcus_667

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Mar 2006

    Posts: 1,673

    Location: wakefield

    if ipc increase is there yep
     
  9. [email protected]

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Nov 2008

    Posts: 27,727

    Probably not, though I might if there is a marked increase in core speed/improvements with latency.
     
  10. Grim5

    Soldato

    Joined: 6 Feb 2019

    Posts: 6,675

    The fomo is strong but it will be hard to justify unless there is solid gaming performance gains at 1440p and 4K
     
  11. TonTom

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Apr 2018

    Posts: 1,048

    No, I do t even use the full potential of my 3900x.
     
  12. d_brennen

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Jan 2009

    Posts: 16,259

    Location: Aquilonem Londinensi

    Might pick up a used 3900/3950X some time down the line but can hold out for DDR5/AM5
     
  13. Panos

    Perma Banned

    Joined: 22 Nov 2009

    Posts: 13,199

    Location: Under the hot sun.

    Tuned 3900X is pretty solid tbh. Going from 3800C16 to 3800C14 the performance jumped almost 5% higher (from 3600C16 to 3800C14 is like a new CPU).

    Have a look here what I am saying.
     
  14. beany_bot

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Nov 2015

    Posts: 4,745

    Location: Glasgow Area

    May go from 3700x to 4900x. 4 more cores. Will keep the X570 taichi.
     
  15. Grim5

    Soldato

    Joined: 6 Feb 2019

    Posts: 6,675


    My rig is already there I've left little on the table. I'm using 32gb of 3600 cl14 wig manually tuned timings - in aida64 it shows bandwidth of 58GB/s and 63ns latency. From the benchmarks I've seen my ram should be right at the top for zen 2 performance benefits. I have seen gkill are selling 3800 cl14 kits now and that might be even a little better with manually tuned timings.
     
  16. Joxeon

    Mobster

    Joined: 15 Oct 2019

    Posts: 4,755

    Location: Uk

    I was planning to get the 4900x but due to AMD no longer supporting the board will either get a 10700k as I would need a new board anyway and since I mostly game or wait till AM5.
     
  17. wookiee87

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Aug 2017

    Posts: 1,714

    Location: united kingdom, shropshire

    I'm not sure, if the next gen provides a decent uplift then possibly, i too have a couple of sets of 3600mhz cl14 ddr4 (samsung b-die) on the way so if i gain anymore performance with my 3900x i may stick, need to find out what next gen offers before doing anything, but having a x570 mobo does help if i decide to drop in a 4th gen :)
     
  18. Panos

    Perma Banned

    Joined: 22 Nov 2009

    Posts: 13,199

    Location: Under the hot sun.

    So to understand. You plan to buy an LGA1200 motherboard knowing full well that LGA1700 motherboard will be out next year, instead of waiting few months to see what would happen with your current motherboard?

    Words hypocrisy, fan something, even shilling come to mind. Logic not :p
     
  19. wookiee87

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Aug 2017

    Posts: 1,714

    Location: united kingdom, shropshire

    it'd be incredibly foolish to move platforms if your already on ryzen, why don't you pick up a cheapish b550 on release and use your chip until next gen drop, you'd rather give up power efficiency from ryzen to go all out with a nuclear reactor thats going to need some serious cooling from Intel? :p if you feel Intel is the best move, best of luck, rather you than me :)
     
  20. CuriousTomCat

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Nov 2018

    Posts: 1,664

    So you're going to sacrifice gaming performance by getting a slower Intel CPU just to get your revenge on AMD. Makes sense.