Ryzen 9 3900X vs. Ryzen 9 3950X vs. Core i9 9900KS In Nearly 150 Benchmarks

T4rd

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I've been Intel since 1998, but these Ryzen's are really tempting.
Even during the P4 era when the Athlon 64s were spanking them?

I never got brand loyalty.. have bought hardware from both sides for CPUs and GPUs since I started building PCs in 2004 and haven't been burned yet. Buy whatever works best for your use at the time and what you perceive to be the best value. I got a 2700X around this time last year and have been good since though and had a few Intel rigs before that. The last AMD system I had was actually the AMD 64 4000+ and was in the first rig I built for myself in '05.
 

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Even during the P4 era when the Athlon 64s were spanking them?

I never got brand loyalty.. have bought hardware from both sides for CPUs and GPUs since I started building PCs in 2004 and haven't been burned yet. Buy whatever works best for your use at the time and what you perceive to be the best value. I got a 2700X around this time last year and have been good since though and had a few Intel rigs before that. The last AMD system I had was actually the AMD 64 4000+ and was in the first rig I built for myself in '05.
Yeah, I stuck with the Tualatin server chips at ~1.6Ghz for as long as I could and then jumped to a Northwood at 3.8Ghz. Northwoods weren't too bad and a Tualatin was faster than a Willamette in many cases.
 

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ABSOLUTELY

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The 3950X SHOULD dominate as it is almost double the price.
Did you use a Pentium to calculate that?

Ryzen 9 3900X is $499
Core i9 9900KS is $649
Ryzen 9 3950X is $749
The 3900x (cheaper) beats the 9900ks on more than average too and it's cheaper. Both use less power than hot old 14nm. What next? They should use a higher end cpu? Intel has none on desktop.
HEDT? Even worse dicking and even greater power delta.
Intel is old tech in the weeds, with very few niche case wins and not by much..
 

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This is cool to see but why the hell wasn't 3800X compared? Of course the CPUs with more cores will be faster in productivity workloads the majority of the time.
 

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Looking forward to Zen 3!

Also looking forward to big Navi. Would love to build an all AMD rig this year.
 
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I've been Intel since 1998, but these Ryzen's are really tempting.
I have been using Intel for all my past build for over 20 years, but this time around I went AMD, as Zen 2 is the only choice that excel in all important aspect of a CPU.
I got the 3950X as I've always wanted to build myself a high end PC and 3950X is currently the best game in town for the consumer market.
But for the more sensible users, 3700X offers great value for a gaming build.

Of course, I hope someday Intel will fix their FAB issue, adopts chiplet design, etc and get back in the game, and we can have a proper competition.
Unfortunately for now, they don't have much to offer when it comes to an all round good CPU.
 
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What do you do where you would be single core restrained.
Quite a few programs in both Windows and Linux are still single-threaded, especially updaters and certain compression tools.
They aren't as prevalent as SMP apps at this point, but they do still exist, and can cause bottlenecks on certain tasks.
 

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What do you do where you would be single core restrained.
Honestly, not a lot. I honestly believe that even gaming using newer API's such as Vulkan and DX12 are more threaded than they ever were in the past. Just curious to hear some first hand experience.
 
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