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    7800X3D will be an utter failure of a CPU

    I've had my 7800X3d/4090FE system up for about 10 days now. Needless to say, coming from a 4790K/1080Ti it is a massive, gargantuan difference. Cpu seems to max out temp wise at around mid 60's give or take. Hits 5050mhz without a problem on a cheapo air cooler (deep cool AK400 dark plus)...
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    Moving from 5800X3D to an Intel 13900K build. Worth it?

    I would have a hard time choosing intel for an entire new rig at this point… just doesn’t seem to be a compelling reason to do so. Even if you call performance a washout, which I think is generally fair…ish, the platform advantages and efficiency advantages are significant enough where I ask...
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    Does anyone use Armoury Crate on their ASUS motherboard desktop?

    Is there a consensus strategy on what to use to control various vendor components? i am looking at an asus motherboard, lian li fans and a Corsair aio with lcd display. Is signalrgb the path here? iCue? Or is the reality that I will need a mix of software?
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    Who else is waiting on Zen 4 x3D before upgrading?

    Again the parked CCD is not disabled. I mean you CAN physically disable one CCD for a small bump in some games (as shown by HUB) but its a small gain and only apparent in some titles, and of course that will definitely have an impact if you are running enough additional software alongside your...
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    Who else is waiting on Zen 4 x3D before upgrading?

    Oh for sure. Realistically there are no efficiency differences between the 7950X and 7950X3D. You can def tune the 7950X to a similar level, of course that does mean forgoing a tiny amount of performance too.
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    Who else is waiting on Zen 4 x3D before upgrading?

    I have a different take. I'm actually quite pleased because I actively do want a 'best of both worlds' cpu. I do use my personal machine for work occasionally (software development), but even when gaming I have an inordinate number of other apps, browser tabs, videos going on another monitor...
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    X670E motherboard with four 6000mhz DIMMS? Impossible right?

    This is nuts to me that its vitually impossible to run 4 6000mhz dimms in a high end X670E motherboard. How do the MB makers get a pass on this?
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    Who else is waiting on Zen 4 x3D before upgrading?

    Was probably hoping to see a little more punch there, because a 13900k with 7200mhz ram will be ~3% faster yet essentially putting them both at par (speaking in general terms). So if (gaming) performance is more or less a wash then the arguments for the 7950x3d would be: - cooler/less power -...
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    7950X vs 7950X3D, which one and why?

    7950x vs 7950x3d should be an easy decision really. Both are capable gaming and productivity cpus, you just pick which aspect you dont want to compromise on. If you want a workhorse first with a side of good gaming performance get the 7950X. If you want top level gaming performance first but...
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    Anyone actually have a 650 or 650E Board yet?

    My feelings are that NVME 5.0 is about as relevantly useful as PCIE x16 5.0. ie Not. The only difference for me (and why I prioritize PCIE x16 5.0) is that over the lifespan of the motherboard there is a realistic chance that I upgrade the video card 2 to 3 generations from now (5-6 years)
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    Using DDR5 with XMP profiles on AM5?

    Going to tag on here since its right in the wheelhouse of a question I had.... Is there a consensus as to which kit would be better (both EXPO kits from G.SKILL).... 64GB CL32-38-38-96 or 64GB CL30-40-40-96
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    Which RTX 4090 card are you planning or consider to get?

    Ideally a FE, but realistically I am looking at either a Gigabyte Windforce or an MSI Suprim X which have much better (but not good) availability.
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    Who else is waiting on Zen 4 x3D before upgrading?

    Just start socking away $50 a month...:p
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    Who else is waiting on Zen 4 x3D before upgrading?

    By and large, no. There may be an application or two that benefits from the massive cache but they would be few and far between. In fact, in general these processors will very likely trail the non 3D parts, just like last gen, for productivity apps.
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    4000 Series Shortage?

    i have to ask... why do you want a 4080 class card for 1080P?
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    4000 Series Shortage?

    guessing you’re in Europe? 4090’s are non-existant in Canada and not much better in the USA and it’s rather frustrating.
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    AMD 7900 GPU series reviews are up.

    A little disappointed if I am being honest. Was hoping/expecting it would distinguish itself by pulling a little further away from the 4080 and more firmly entrenching itself between the 4080 and 4090 in raster. As it stands its basically 4080 tier raster (faster in a couple of outliers...
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    Are there likely going to be new AM5 mobos released when Zen X3D releases?

    Cheaper and better is a thing of the past my friend. Pick one.
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    Which RTX 4090 card are you planning or consider to get?

    haha dont look at the new unreal engine 5.1 benchmarks... fortnite bringing a 4090 to 60fps... (granted it looks amazing)
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    42" OLED MASTER THREAD The pinned sticky at the top is probably what you are after
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    Has anyone checked out the new season 4 of Fortnite? Insane with an RTX 4090...

    Kind of mind boggling how this game can eat a 4090. As a prospective buyer of a 4090 i kind of now find myself stepping back and maybe considering a cheaper/stop gap card if UE5 games are going to make me want a faster(?!!) gpu in a couple of years. Or maybe the problem is I shouldnt buy a 4K...
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    Anybody plan on grabbing one of the new RX7xxx Navi cards on launch?

    Just supply and abiliy to resupply. Neither amd nor nvidia have a strong track record of this over the last few years obviously…
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    Anybody plan on grabbing one of the new RX7xxx Navi cards on launch?

    Wonder if the AIB's are going to muck this product launch up. AIB Card costs out of China are putting the XTX within a few hundred of 4090's. Which would be a complete non-starter if that holds true here in NA. If a 7900XTX is going to cost me $250 to $300 under a 4090, I'm just going to get...
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    new glossy monitor like the Dell s2415h? Any exist?

    Short answer: No Slightly longer answer: but not sure if they are actually shipping product yet and the company has a bit of a history with regards to failed promises, constant and significant delays etc.
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    Nvidia's RT performance gains not as expected?

    this is what was said about FSAA in the first 5-7 years it was around too. And I'd say its been something people dont even think about turning off or on for, hmmm, maybe at least 6 years now? More? I definitely stopped thinking about it with the 1080Ti...
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    Who else is waiting on Zen 4 x3D before upgrading?

    I am giving it the ol' best effort. If they truly announce at CES and have availability within 6-8 weeks... ish... I am definitely on board. But if its a CES sneak peak with no availability until summer then I dont know, it could be RPL time. I desperately need a new system, top down.
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    Nvidia's RT performance gains not as expected?

    His whole position is just really perplexing. He is saying that relative to the raster increases gen on gen, the raytracing increases are poor, and by 'poor' meaning only slightly outpacing the raster increases. As if somehow the relative increase to raster is somehow more relevant or more...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    Also, its not about the fan noise today, its about the fan noise 4 years from now.
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    Installing Windows today, Win 10 or 11?

    I would go windows 11 only because I am a very simple user of the OS and that simple functionality is fine in W11. I will also be using an HDR display device and that is one area where W11 is dramatically better tuned than W10.
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DWF 34″ QD-OLED 165Hz FreeSync Premium Pro (3440 x 1440)

    Will be the same as its the same panel and windows is still the same.
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    AW3821DW (Nov 2020) with GSync Ultimate

    No i have a 3 year old LG 34" but would have upgraded to the 38" until all of these OLEDs turned up complicating things. But I am definitely a gigantic 21:9 zealot which is why even though I am eyeballing a C2 it is with definite mixed feelings...
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    Anybody plan on grabbing one of the new RX7xxx Navi cards on launch?

    Im definitely finding myself more and more receptive to the 7900XTX for sure. I think it will ultimately come down to whats available when I pull the trigger on a new cpu (waiiting for Zen4X3D). If the 4090's are readily available I will go that route, but I will not be waiting on...
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    AW3821DW (Nov 2020) with GSync Ultimate

    I said it before and I'll say it again, the 38" 21:9 form factor is absolutely perfect imo. Its a shame that it hasnt taken off at all. 3840x1600 is a fantastic resolution, but i feel the 38" size could also easily handle 5120x2160 too.
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    RTX 4080: Countdown To Second-Best™

    I thought the answer was pretty clear: A 'reasonably' priced 4080 would negatively impact sales of 3070 to 3090 parts which the channel is stuffed with and struggling to clear through. Nvidias position is essentially "please help us clear the channel but if you really really want a 40x0 we're...
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    Odyssey Neo G8 - 4K 240 Hz 32" Quantum Mini LED

    The question is are these issues that should be fixed by Samsung Displays (ther panel maker) or Samsung Electronics (the monitor maker). If the latter, then the hope would be that some other monitor maker who uses the same samsung panel , might have better support. Of course that begets the...
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    AM5 suggestions for 3 full speed NVME 4.0 drives?

    I’m putting together a new system for the first time in 9 years and am looking at a 3x 2TB nvme sticks configuration. I would like a board that supports full speed/full lanes on all of them while still having a 16 lane pcie5 gpu slot. I am assuming this configuration is only going to be...
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    Which RTX 4090 card are you planning or consider to get?

    Zero percent chance of this imo. The 4090 is unassailable right now and nvidia will keep it priced as such (imo). The forthcoming 4080 will be the one to watch to see if nvidia reacts. They *should* because the 7900XTX is going to shit all over it... except in raytracing... for $200 less. I...
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    Anybody plan on grabbing one of the new RX7xxx Navi cards on launch?

    I feel calling it a poor showing is overly critical. And I say this as a pretty much certain 4090 buyer. It would be a poor showing if they priced it a few hundred cheaper than the 4090. It is six hundred dollars cheaper. At a minimum. It's obviously not a slam dunk, but it is fairly likely...
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    Anybody plan on grabbing one of the new RX7xxx Navi cards on launch?

    ahh maybe a bit underwhelmed in actual performance. Was hoping raster would be a bit more competitive... its not bad certainly, but was hoping it would be closer to the 4090 overall. RT performance came in at kind of the worst case scenario. However they certainly priced it VERY aggressively...
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    Zen 4 and memory speeds

    so am i at least correct in that the memory speed support is built into the cpu and not the motherboard/chipset? What im trying to avoid is being limited by the motherboard. The socket longevity is much less valuable if essentially need a new mother board and new memory in 3 or 4 years anyways...