AMD RYZEN 7 3800X $329.99

Discussion in '[H]ot|DEALS' started by fightingfi, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. fightingfi

    fightingfi Look at Me! I need the attention.

    Messages:
    2,714
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
  2. jfreund

    jfreund Gawd

    Messages:
    958
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2006
    Same price as the 3700X @ Newegg.
     
  3. fightingfi

    fightingfi Look at Me! I need the attention.

    Messages:
    2,714
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    3800x is Faster by 200 mhz FYI
     
  4. Jim Kim

    Jim Kim 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    3,593
    Joined:
    May 24, 2012
    Frequency means nothing. Read the reviews on the 3800x, it was DOA, uses more power and provides a minuscule increase in speed that no one would ever notice in the real world.
     
  5. M76

    M76 [H]ardForum Junkie

    Messages:
    9,774
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2012
    2x memory writes also, the 3700x is nerfed in the memory controller.
     
    jmilcher likes this.
  6. Jim Kim

    Jim Kim 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    3,593
    Joined:
    May 24, 2012
    Source?
     
  7. M76

    M76 [H]ardForum Junkie

    Messages:
    9,774
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2012
    It's not exactly a secret, just look up any memory benchmark. Memory writes are half on the 3700x.

    9051_190_amd-ryzen-3900x-3700x-zen2-review.png
     
    jmilcher likes this.
  8. Jim Kim

    Jim Kim 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    3,593
    Joined:
    May 24, 2012
  9. thesmokingman

    thesmokingman [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    5,332
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008
    I'm pretty darn sure the 3800x is a single CCD Complex that suffers the SAME fate as the other two chips. MEANING all 3 are nerfed.

    eab7d3d2-6ea7-4daf-b1f8-07b7ce99e874.png
     
  10. M76

    M76 [H]ardForum Junkie

    Messages:
    9,774
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2012
    My bad, I thought only the 3700x had the slower memory. I never actually seen a 3800x in a test, I mean it is so not worth it, that it's not even included in any benchmarks usually.
     
  11. thesmokingman

    thesmokingman [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    5,332
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008
    It doesn't matter much as in general computing/gaming nerfed writes are not the end of the world.
     
    Jim Kim likes this.
  12. sirmonkey1985

    sirmonkey1985 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - July 2010

    Messages:
    21,627
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2008
    at msrp 100% agree there's zero reason to buy it but at the same price as the 3700x(unless you can find the 3700x for more than 4 dollars less) there's no reason not to grab it if some one was planning on getting the 3700x anyways.
     
  13. Jim Kim

    Jim Kim 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    3,593
    Joined:
    May 24, 2012
  14. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj [H]ard as it Gets

    Messages:
    24,925
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    If you're into the game packages, you get TWO games vs ONE game if you buy the 3800x over the 3700x.

    Personally, I'm more interested in the memory controller. My Hynix CJR will run at 3600/Cas 16 on a 3900x, but only at 3600/Cas 18 on a 3600(x). I never used the 3700x, but I'd think that the 3800x is just better binned. To me, it's worth the extra $30 for the better binning and the extra game (Market value ~$20). At MSRP, it isn't worth an extra $50-60.
     
  15. sabrewolf732

    sabrewolf732 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    4,040
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2004
    Friend is scooping this with a Asus tuf x570, 16GB Corsair 3200, and a pcie 4 nvme 1TB inland drive for under $700. Crazy.