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2nd Gen Ryzen Kicks Much Ass

Postby FlyingPenguin » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:20 pm

Nice to see AMD back in the running. Much as I'm a die-hard Intel guy (because I worry about compatibility and Intel is in bed with Microsoft) I think I'd go Ryzen right now if I was building a new rig.

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Re: 2nd Gen Ryzen Kicks Much Ass

Postby wvjohn » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:34 am

My next build may be one of those. Reviews have been pretty good, and there will be more optimizations.

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Re: 2nd Gen Ryzen Kicks Much Ass

Postby Err » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:33 pm

That Ryzen 5 2600X for $229 would be a killer deal. The bundled Spire Cooler is also very good from what I've heard.

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Postby FlyingPenguin » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:45 pm

I have to say that if I was building a workstation now (mine is only a year and a half old) I'd go Ryzen with 8 cores multi-threaded. I do a lot of video trans-coding with my workstation.

And I have never owned an AMD processor before, but yeah, I think they're that good now.
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Re: 2nd Gen Ryzen Kicks Much Ass

Postby Genom » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:01 pm

I've owned them when they were more hype than not, but I built my NAS on a cheapo 1600 processor and it's been great. When I feel the bug bite hard enough I'll replace my current i7-5820 with some sort of Ryzen build, if only because I multitask a ton on my main system. Although I dont forsee this CPU getting slow on my for a few years :/

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Postby normalicy » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:54 pm

I'm running a 3900x currently. Sadly, I only push it while using Photoshop. But that said, it is snappy. Just be aware that you need a $200 board that can properly support these things (even if a cheapie says they can, they probably can't).

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Postby Genom » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:43 pm

I've started learning Blender and am starting to feel the machine getting pokey. To be fair, it is 5'ish years old now. Was looking at a 3950X build, but with the 4000 series so close (in theory) I just gotta bite the bullet and hold off a bit. But knowing me I'll probably order parts if BTC goes over $9500

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Postby psypher » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:49 pm

I helped my son build his first computer from scratch with a Ryzen 9 3900X with a Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master and that thing is nasty fast. Been running for about a month, no issues.

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Re: 2nd Gen Ryzen Kicks Much Ass

Postby Genom » Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:52 pm

Still debating building out a new 3900xt or wait for the next gen stuff. Decisions decisions

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Postby FlyingPenguin » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:05 pm

Genom, can you post which mobo you used? RAM and NVME too if you have it handy. I'm looking at a similar upgrade later this year, and it'd be nice to have a hardware list that someone else has already found to be stable.

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Postby Pugsley » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:51 pm

Not to be off topic... but this thread for as short as it is has a ton of views on it.

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Re: 2nd Gen Ryzen Kicks Much Ass

Postby Genom » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:38 pm

Psypher is the one that already built one out. I am pretending I am not gonna pull the trigger, but probably will on a 3900xt with a 2080 super. This is the MB I am looking at: https://www.newegg.com/msi-meg-x570-uni ... 6813144273

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Re: 2nd Gen Ryzen Kicks Much Ass

Postby psypher » Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:51 pm

FlyingPenguin wrote:Genom, can you post which mobo you used? RAM and NVME too if you have it handy. I'm looking at a similar upgrade later this year, and it'd be nice to have a hardware list that someone else has already found to be stable.

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Here's the complete build I did for my son.

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor
Gigabyte X570 AORUS MASTER ATX AM4 Motherboard
G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory
Samsung 970 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card (From his old computer)
Corsair HX850i (From his old computer)

The motherboard was a pain in the ass to get. Sold out everywhere, so just had to sit and wait for it. Finally my local Microcenter received like 4-5 of them which lets me buy it online for pickup. By the time I picked it up, all the other ones were sold.

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Re: 2nd Gen Ryzen Kicks Much Ass

Postby FlyingPenguin » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:34 pm

Oops. Sorry for the confusion.

Thanks Psypher! I'll put that in my notes.

Did you have to tweak the timing for the GSkill RAM or use the stock settings?
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Re: 2nd Gen Ryzen Kicks Much Ass

Postby normalicy » Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:03 am

I'm running a 3900X as well at work, though oddly I don't recall my motherboard because it was about a year ago that I did the build. Mine was a Gigabyte x570 of some flavor. It was horribly unstable (along with two other boards I tried initially) until a new BIOS update came out. But I got the processor the month is was released, so the motherboard were playing catch-up. In fact, I do't really remember enough of my system to tell. I'll try to take note when I get back to work. Anyhow, it's been solid for almost a year. And disabling the Spectre & Meltdown mitigations made a notable difference on intensive tasks.


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