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Looking for CPU/platform recommendations

mjaj

12 days ago

Hi all,

I think the time I upgrade my beloved i7-4790K is looming. Along with this, I'll be upgrading the motherboard and RAM. But the CPU choice will determine those later.

I use my computer mostly for work and productivity as I work remotely (graphic work, video rendering, AdobeCC) and this CPU is starting to feel slow as raw files are getting larger. I do play games occasionally and it's definitely the bottleneck.

Current setup: CPU: i7-4790K Board: MSI Z97 Gaming 5 RAM: HyperX Fury DDR3 4x8GB GPU: EVGA RTX2080ti FTW3 Ultra (will stay)

I'm eyeing the Core i9-9900X at the moment. Any others yall can recommend?

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  • 12 days ago
  • 2 points

Benchmarks on the new Threadripper series should be out soon if AMD doesn't delay again.

Well not cheap it looks to offer uncompromised single and multi core performance unrivaled by anything else currently out.

  • 12 days ago
  • 2 points

Within the next 12 months we will see new DDR5 RAM mainstream and new Intel and AMD chipsets. I imagine you would have quite a choice particularly if Intel up their game.

If this PC is really proving to be a bugbear and you can hardly take it anymore then perhaps X570 motherboard and Ryzen 9 3950X or 3900X would be a fairly logical move. I would avoid the 9900K, a good purchase a year ago, not so much today.

If possible see if you can hold tight. We are at the crossroad where a new generation is moving in to replace the old. While I generally recommend build today worry about tomorrow the problem here is we are not mid-generation but at the end of one.

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

This is exciting. I can definitely wait for that. Thanks for writing!

  • 11 days ago
  • 2 points

9900x is a year old already, that's getting replaced by the 10900x this quarter which looks like it'll be a little cheaper too (~$600), new gen threadripper looks like it's gonna very spendy even for the initial entry level model, 3960x, 24 core for $1400 (lower core models later?), amds mainstream am4 platform is in the mix too, 3900x is 12 core @ $500 and the 3950x should be available this quarter too with 16 core for $750.

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-i7-4790K-vs-Intel-i9-9900X-vs-AMD-Ryzen-9-3900X/2275vs3376vs3493

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

Wow that's great. Team red is killing it lately.

  • 10 days ago
  • 2 points

Yeah the ryzen range (and zen server/hedt chips) has been a huge shot in the arm for them.

FWIW I'm not expecting ddr5 as soon as DrLitch, this micron slide pegs early adoption in sever markets early 2021 so I guess mainstream platforms would be a year or 2 later.

https://www.wepc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Market-sales-DDR4-vs-DDR5.jpg

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

2022 seems like a long wait for me since this is my lively hood lul but the improvements seem promising

Great insights nonetheless. Ty

  • 9 days ago
  • 2 points

You're welcome.

That's just my guess/interpretation, I could totally be wrong.

Reviews for the new gen threadripper cpus and the i9 10980xe are out today btw.

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