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Pros: - Better than my previous i5-8400
- Now I can watch youtube on the side while gaming and not lag :)
Cons: - Probably Out of Stock
- Kind of in a niche spot. If you can, just go for ryzen 5 5600x or pony up and go for ryzen 9 5900x
Overall Review: It's my first AMD cpu after using a Toshiba laptop APU 10+ years ago, and it's going great.
Screw those scalpers :(.
I wish everyone who's still trying to get new PC hardware the best of luck.
Pros: After swapping from a 1600x, around 60/70% improvement
Cons: Nothing so far
Overall Review: If you are below a 3000 series, go for it
- Support MSI B450 Tomahawk Non Max
-SAM is enable on B450
Cons: -Not delivered by Lisa Su herself
Overall Review: I upgraded from a 2600 with MSI B450 Tomahawk non Max. Flash the new Bios and it work perfectly out of the box. SAM was added into the bios feature so anyone with a B450/470 don't need to spend extra $$ on a new motherboard. The most impressive feature about this chip is their PBO 2 which undervolt and overclock as good as manually overclocking. The PBO that is feature in the Ryzen 5000 series are a lot better than the 3000 series according to various sources in google search lol. Highly recommend for anyone with older Zen and are looking to upgrade.
Overall Review: For those lucky enough to snag an AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPU right now at MSRP please check your bios version on your motherboard before first boot. First time I booted this up the motherboard wouldnt recognize the cpu. Luckily I had a 3600 to test the motherboard. It worked fine so I figured the bios hadnt been updated. I have the MSI X570 Unify for those that are curious and the bios version was from August of this year. Once I updated the bios everything ran fine. Hope this helps.
Pros: Best cpu in existence so far. (Of it's type of course)
Out of box Ryzen Master auto OC to 4.9 GHz all cores???!
Cons: Early bios issues with some boards. Didn't play nice with 3600 ram with MSI X570 Unify.
Expensive high performance low latency ram stuck at 3200 and c18 timings
Overall Review: Huge and noticeable upgrade even over previous 3800x
Worth the price in my books to finally be faster than Intel for gaming.
Update your mobo bios (x500 series) to the latest including SAM resizable BAR and chuck your 6800 XT in there for a noticeable improvement. Compared to Asus Strix 3080 - Asus Strix 6800 XT LC with SAM enabled gave me a 10% boost in FPS in Assassin's Creed Valhalla in 3440x1440p, with the card at stock settings. So once overclocked, I'm expecting another 5-10%. Team RED FTW!!
AMD making that CPU game strong
Cons: Broken keyboard from that constant F5 and bot battle.
Overall Review: Solid win for AMD. Intel better step their game up and their prices down or it's gonna be a long 2021 for them.
Pros: This is an amazing upgrade from my previous i7 3930k k build.16 Cores and 32 Threads of Awesome.Lighting fast boot time and handles everything you can throw at it with ease.
Cons: One of the more expensive options even at MSRP
Overall Review: 5950x is a high end processor with a lot of power. Loads and runs any application with ease. Load times are a thing of the past. Going from an old i7 to this monster 5950x was like going from a dial-up modem to 500 GB cable. Do you really need a 16 core 32 thread processor? Probably not.Do you want one, YES, YES YOU DO.
Pros: - Great multithreaded performance
- Exceptional single threaded performance
- Was able to secure an x570 motherboard well in advance thanks to backwards compatibility
- Hugely customizable and user friendly when using Ryzen Master for testing configs
Cons: - Runs HOT - after first installation it idled at 50-60*, cranking to 90* and capping when under mild use, barely even load. That being said - it is in a 7L ITX case (Lazer LZ7) - but the reality was that IT didn't know that, so it tried to give me all the power it could not knowing it was relying on a lightweight air cooler (Noctua L9a stock). In my case, undervolting and lowering the clock a touch resolved the issue, and 4.4GHz with a higher IPC is still a major improvement over my previous overclock to reach 3.6GHz.
- This is less of a con of the processor, but more of a warning to future upgraders; I bought the mobo a month or so before R 5000's launch, only to find that the bios did not support the CPU out of the box. I had to make a table top setup with my 2700 installed to update the bios (this mobo was ITX and didn't have a flash), then disassemble the whole thing only to install the 5800X. So unless you're reading this well into 2021 when mobos have the bios updated from factory, make sure you update it yourself so you don't have to disassemble the system 3 times!
Overall Review: I would definitely recommend this product to someone - despite the temperature issues I faced, the average user likely would have no issues in a midsize.
I will say that it was a tad pricey compared to the value of the 5600X, but I couldn't afford the jump to 5900X (glad I didn't now especially considering the heat kickoff from that thing in 7L would not have gone well).
Finally, sort of a niche statement, if you are a heavy Adobe Illustrator user on AMD that has sluggish slow performance while designing with your current system - and you have the cash laying around for an upgrade - it is SO WORTH IT. The single threaded boost makes it super responsive.