I had given up on AMD… until today Here's the deal (Ryzen 3900X, 1 week ago   14:31

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AMD is launching ALL of their third-gen Ryzen CPUs today – We’ve got our hands on two of the best to see if they really can take the fight to Intel’s doorstep: Gaming.

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AirMigs88 FPV
question here,, why is the 3700x faster than 3900x in some games? anyone care to investigate
Soular Project
I hope you can take a few seconds to review the below:

I have taken on the challenge to build my PC for my new YouTube channel. For editing, I have opted for Davinci Resolve,

which I understand uses more GPU than does Adobe Premier. I have watched many many YouTubes from Tech Deals, Paul's

Hardware, Hardware Unboxed, PC World, Linus Tech Tips, etc. SUPER info if I was a gamer, but my interest is only in video editing. So I have tried to absorb as much as I can. My primary uncertainty is my graphics card and CPU (marked with ??)

I currently shoot with a Canon 80D, so I don't shoot 4K (yet) but want to come close to that capacity in my build, so that in case I move in that direction, I am close. Here is my potential system.

CPU ??: Ryzen 7 2700 (x or not x)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING
RAM: G.Skill - Ripjaws V 32GB 2 x 16GB DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-32G - Black
Case: Cooler Master - MasterCase H500 RGB
Power Supply: PowerSpec - 750 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Semi-Modular
Video Card ??: Sapphire Technology - Pulse Radeon RX-580 Overclocked Dual-Fan 8GB
OR MSI - Gaming X GeForce GTX 1660 Overclocked Double-Fan 6GB
SSD: Samsung - 860 QVO 2TB
SSD M.2: Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD

Any advice you can offer will be MUCH appreciated.

Craig Wolfe
Geoffrey Zoref
So with my year old 2600/x470 mb, should I upgrade to 3600 or 3800?
Christine Giannino
7:17 “closlier” -Linus
For those who play games you gonna see in patch logs " Fixed AMD BUG... FIXED BUG WITH AMD USERS.. BLABLA" like always. :P
so someone sum it up for me, is buying the ryzen 9 worth it?
Vipul Chauhan
When these cpu will come into laptops
Asus Rog Strix B450-F, AMD AM4 gaming "BIOS 2406", kills mouse support in the bios its self please help us Linus Tech Tips. Just wanted a new CPU from the 3000 series Asus support will not help me I've contacted the CEO. 😞
Hamil Patel
looks good, can't waif for ryzen 5 and 3 3rd gens.
banshou tenin
bye bye intel. Gonna throw my i7 4790k into the bin and buy the 3900x
Jack Xiao
Genevieve Hennacy
I see you. 🤍
Nake Fame
Hahaha... nice segue into the ad (1:22) .
Juzu Juzu
Ryzen is SO MUCH FASTER in Linux than Intel. So expect Ryzen to be much faster in Windows after they roll out the updates. For example, the latency between two cores can be up to 140% longer compared to between two that has the least latency. So schedulers will make HUGE impact on latency sensitive loads like gaming.

Also better optimization for Ryzen is evident, and with PS5 and Xbox both having Zen2 CPU and NAVI GPU, games will be completely optimized for AMD. Last gen consoles had AMD inside, but those cores were very different compared to PC CPUs. Now they are virtually identical. With better compilers, better optimization, better Windows scheduling and microcode updates, it doesn't take long for AMD to be much faster than it's now. However Intel is already maxed out on all of those aspects.

And in case of Navi, better drivers will help tremendously. Nvidia's secret is their closed drivers that optimize heavily, reducing image quality at the same time. It's like comparing High quality settings with AMD's Ultra settings. AMD drivers will be better with Ryzen CPUs, so the benefits accumulate. And games will be made to support Navi's hardware capabilities because of PS5 and Xbox.

So things will change dramatically. And that is great for consumers and for innovations and evolution of technology. While Intel will be in trouble for years, they will come back eventually. They have way too much money and access to unlimited funding to make their comeback. Nvidia is also big enough to come back, though they are most likely getting screwed with the bigger full RDNA Navi (most likely with HMB2 memory) next year. AMD's matured drivers will be ready then to extract the full power of those GPUs. Nvidia still is itself much bigger corporation than AMD, so they will have the money/funding for comeback.

Lets hope that Intel and Nvidia will be more consumer friendly, open, honest and not resorting to dirty tactics of their past when they eventually come back. Lets hope for a true race of innovations and technology. While it's great for us consumers, it's much more important for science etc. research.
Aryan Saldanha
Intel execs: All we had to do was be better at Gaming CJ.
Matt Fuel
Should I buy amd ryzen 9 3900x or 9 3950x
cause 9 3900x has more ghz but 9 3950x has more cores and threads
Meteor Media
All that bs talk and the Intel chips are still faster in gaming. lmao.
Satorr Channell
Top dog Intel loosing it ground AMD
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