Ryzen 9 3900X - Happy with it?

Hi @LTS_Tom,

What spec system was you running before jumping to the 3900X? Do you notice any major differences? Currently running an i7 3770 with 32GB RAM and a Samsung EVO SSD which tends to run fine for whatI do (trying to figure out what I do) - system is getting quite old (2012 maybe?)

I do some video encoding for the YouTube stuff but generally don’t sit watching it encode anyway, don’t really run any VMs as I have dedicated kit for that.

Trying to get encouragement to upgrade to 3900X, other than the age of the i7 3770. The wife is getting on a bit but I haven’t looked at changing her yet, she pretty much okay for most of the things I use her for too.

Have heard some issues about heat, you experience any heat issues (with the CPU not the wife)? Probably not in that huge ass case you have?

Glad you went with the upgrade?

You might be okay with a ryzen 7 3700x if you find a good deal on it. Do you need 12 cores for anything?

12 cores? Probably not. Actually trying to think of any point in an upgrade or just wait till the i7 dies and replace it :stuck_out_tongue: Even looking at the graphics is a GTX1050 which is probably overkill for what I use.

I had I7- 4790k till couple of week ago, and upgraded to 3900x.

I really dont see major differences I day to day tasks.

The only reason I upgraded, needed more power for work staff.

My point, if you dont feel the need dont upgrade now, and wait for Ryzen 3rd gen. might as well, but good luck waiting for CPU to die.

I upgraded from a 3570K to a 3800X with an RX 570 at 4K. I was surprised and how much a difference it made in gaming. Some games showed little difference but most games had upwards of 20% average fps gain and my stutters and dips drastically improved. I still wouldn’t recommend an RX 570 for 4K on linux but it gets me by.

If you’re worried about productivity workloads the benchmarks in reviews are pretty indicative of the performance you’d see.