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  1. You probably want to wait until mid-August to buy one of these:
  2. Yeah, its unclear to me that 3800X is "worth it" or not. Certainly not from a price/performance aspect, but possibly from a "performance at not that much more" aspect. Its going to be faster than the 3700X, obviously, its stock clocks are higher. But will it be much faster than the 3900X? The chiplet design doesn't seem to have any real drawbacks from what I've read, so that fear seems to be unfounded. I found the 3800X in stock a few days ago, hopefully some review sites bought it and are in the process of reviewing it. Right now we have little more than a couple anecdotes. Then there's the whole overclocking aspect, which is still a complete unknown. I wish HardOCP was still in business, they'd have all this done by now, and if not, they'd be transparent without being asked about what was holding them up.
  3. 3800X is in stock at Newegg: https://www.newegg.com/amd-ryzen-7-3800x/p/N82E16819113104 Hopefully there's reviews of it soon.
  4. And the reviews are popping up on the web. Here's Anandtech's: https://www.anandtech.com/show/14605/the-and-ryzen-3700x-3900x-review-raising-the-bar Now why didn't Anandtech review the 3800X instead of the 3700X? The 3700X is the downclocked version and the 3800X was the one I thought was most interesting, but they didn't review it (yet?). Still it went exactly as I predicted. If you're a gamer, the already-existing i7 and i9 are better, albeit only slightly. But they're also no more expensive. You can certainly make a case for AMD though for other tasks, like video encoding. In fact, if you software encode your gaming sessions on one PC instead of using NVEnc/Shadowplay or using a 2-PC setup, the 3900X is a clear winner. I don't plan to spring for these, I'm sticking with my i7-4770k and am waiting for Intel's long-delayed process node shrink. Intel better not wait too long, because at this rate I'll be getting AMD's 4th Gen Ryzens, if they come out first.
  5. If you want to shame Beijing, get people in inflatable boats and try to sail to Taiwan like people in Libya who try to sail to Europe. Symbolically it'll be huge.
  6. Nvidia is refreshing their lineup to screw over AMD's new GPU releases on the July 7th: https://www.anandtech.com/show/14586/geforce-rtx-2070-super-rtx-2060-super-review This is what the RTX series should have looked like from the start (or maybe not even, but its closer to it). The problem is that its now almost a year later. Looks like I was pretty close to the mark on that one, just not on the 2080 Ti (yet?).
  7. Here we go: Its been a wait, hasn't it? Looks great though.
  8. They previously made this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJOC033pp8I lol
  9. So Crytek's options are what? Not putting up the cash, and getting a summary judgement against them, or putting up the cash, and losing their case and losing the money? Wonder which they'll choose.
  10. I know its easier when you have 550 employees but... Star Citizen is doing an excellent job lately of knowing when to listen to its fans/backers and when to ignore them. This time they listened.
  11. The 3000 series' 16 Core Ryzen 9 is revealed: https://www.anandtech.com/show/14516/amd-16-core-ryzen-9-3950x-up-to-4-7-ghz-105w-coming-september Compared to the rumor mill's 16 core CPU, this one matches the lower end model pretty close instead of the higher end one listed. Still 16 cores / 32 threads, but base clock is 3.5GHz instead of 3.9 or 4.3 GHz, boost clock is 4.7GHz instead of 5.1GHz, and price is a whopping $749 instead of $449 or $499. Its also a chiplet design, like the 12 core. And it won't be sold until September. I can't think of a good reason to get this $749 16 core instead of one of the 12 core chips that are significantly cheaper. Unless you're live streaming 4K video, you don't need it. Or unless you're not into price/performance, but if that's the case, just go Intel. And like the 12-core Ryzen 3000s, I think this chip will be significantly worse for gaming than one of the 8 core or 6 core Ryzen 3000s.
  12. No settlement. Win outright, have the result published publicly, and make them pay CIG's legal fees.
  13. Would Skadden have been able to lay claim to part of that bond if Crytek decided not to pay them, after any costs to CIG were paid? Maybe Crytek was determined not to put up the bond and Skadden saw that as a sign they weren't going to get paid themselves.
  14. No more inaccurate rumor mills. The real info is out and its simply not as good as some of you thought. https://www.anandtech.com/show/14407/amd-ryzen-3000-announced-five-cpus-12-cores-for-499-up-to-46-ghz-pcie-40-coming-77 The Ryzen 9 (3900X) has 12 cores at 4.6GHz instead of 16 cores at 4.7GHz and costs $499 instead of $449 There is no 16 core version, nothing goes to even 4.7GHz, let alone 5.0 or 5.1 GHz. Maybe there's a 16 core version at a later date though. The Ryzen 7 (3800X) has 8 cores at 4.5GHz instead of 12 cores at 5.0GHz, and costs $399 instead of $329 The Ryzen 5 (3600X) has 6 cores at 4.4GHz instead of 8 cores at 4.8GHz, and costs $249 instead of $229 The IPC is purportedly significantly better, but they still only beat the equivalent Intel chip by 1% in single thread in one benchmark cherry-picked by AMD under unknown circumstances. A beat is still a beat, but will it still beat Intel in all or even the majority of benchmarks, let alone gaming, when AMD doesn't get to cherry-pick? History suggests, not a chance. Still, competition is good, and some of you are going to pre-order these because you're AMD fanbois. If this applies to you, I suggest you get either: The Ryzen 7 3800X @ $399. It has eight cores at a higher base clock than the 3900X and its boost clock is only off that one's by .1GHz. The Ryzen 5 3600X @ $249. It has six cores at the same base clock as the 3900X and its boost clock is only off that one's by .2Ghz Avoid the Ryzen 9 3900X, at least until it shown there is no penalty for its chiplet design. I suspect there will be a penalty though, or else all these chips would have chiplets. Avoid the Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 5 3600, these two are down-clocked versions that will be significantly worse for gaming than either the 3600X or 3800X. Above all, I urge you all to avoid the hype and wait for reviews and gaming benchmarks before ordering. Pre-ordering is bad. The release date is July 7th, that's barely more than a month away, You can wait. If these are legit, I'll be getting one myself. But I have significant doubts.
  15. Boildown

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  16. If you're gaming at more than 1080p, in most cases your 8 year old i7-2600K is just as good as the latest and greatest: https://www.anandtech.com/show/14043/upgrading-from-an-intel-core-i7-2600k-testing-sandy-bridge-in-2019

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      Boildown

      Spend your money on a better GPU instead.

      And if you are at 1080p, then single core speed is king, which means Intel is still better than even the best of AMD.

      * for gaming *

  17. Yeah, no. Get Intel: https://www.anandtech.com/show/14256/intel-9th-gen-core-processors-all-the-desktop-and-mobile-45w-cpus-announced i7-9700 KF is the best high-end price performance IMO, and probably the one I'd pick. Star Citizen isn't going to gain from more than 8 full fledged cores, nor is any other game. At least not in the next 10 years. It will gain from Intel's superior IPC and raw clockspeed however, compared to those AMD offerings. Seeing as money is no object (as far as we know), you could go high end with the i9-9900 KF. Its more expensive, but you'll never second guess that you could have bought a better gaming CPU. The other plan is to wait for AMD's next CPUs. That means waiting for the third quarter this year to end (as late as October). There's a lot of hype on these AMD CPUs, and AMD rarely lives up to the hype, so it really depends on how badly you want it now. I would not waste my money on AMD's current CPUs (nor GPUs) for a high-ish-end gaming PC. As of today, either stay on the sidelines or go Intel/Nvidia.
  18. Um... what? Is this a new PC for you to game on (presumably Star Citizen)? Or is this a PC for your wife? And if the latter, what are her requirements?
  19. Going to track this and see about the kickstarter. Looks really cool.
  20. Just checked thanks to this thread. I still have many of my $0 CCUs on my account, including all the precious warden/redeemer/merchantman ones. Doesn't look like any unapplied CCUs that have melt value were removed either, turns out I only had one of those left anyways.
  21. Ended up changing one Redeemer into a Merchantman, kept the other. No more Wardens. Might be the end of my pre-live game purchases.
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