Recent content by Surly

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    7800X3D will be an utter failure of a CPU

    I've had my 7800X3d/4090FE system up for about 10 days now. Needless to say, coming from a 4790K/1080Ti it is a massive, gargantuan difference. Cpu seems to max out temp wise at around mid 60's give or take. Hits 5050mhz without a problem on a cheapo air cooler (deep cool AK400 dark plus)...
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    Moving from 5800X3D to an Intel 13900K build. Worth it?

    I would have a hard time choosing intel for an entire new rig at this point… just doesn’t seem to be a compelling reason to do so. Even if you call performance a washout, which I think is generally fair…ish, the platform advantages and efficiency advantages are significant enough where I ask...
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    Does anyone use Armoury Crate on their ASUS motherboard desktop?

    Is there a consensus strategy on what to use to control various vendor components? i am looking at an asus motherboard, lian li fans and a Corsair aio with lcd display. Is signalrgb the path here? iCue? Or is the reality that I will need a mix of software?
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    Who else is waiting on Zen 4 x3D before upgrading?

    Again the parked CCD is not disabled. I mean you CAN physically disable one CCD for a small bump in some games (as shown by HUB) but its a small gain and only apparent in some titles, and of course that will definitely have an impact if you are running enough additional software alongside your...
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    Who else is waiting on Zen 4 x3D before upgrading?

    Oh for sure. Realistically there are no efficiency differences between the 7950X and 7950X3D. You can def tune the 7950X to a similar level, of course that does mean forgoing a tiny amount of performance too.
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    Who else is waiting on Zen 4 x3D before upgrading?

    I have a different take. I'm actually quite pleased because I actively do want a 'best of both worlds' cpu. I do use my personal machine for work occasionally (software development), but even when gaming I have an inordinate number of other apps, browser tabs, videos going on another monitor...
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    X670E motherboard with four 6000mhz DIMMS? Impossible right?

    This is nuts to me that its vitually impossible to run 4 6000mhz dimms in a high end X670E motherboard. How do the MB makers get a pass on this?
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    Who else is waiting on Zen 4 x3D before upgrading?

    Was probably hoping to see a little more punch there, because a 13900k with 7200mhz ram will be ~3% faster yet essentially putting them both at par (speaking in general terms). So if (gaming) performance is more or less a wash then the arguments for the 7950x3d would be: - cooler/less power -...
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    7950X vs 7950X3D, which one and why?

    7950x vs 7950x3d should be an easy decision really. Both are capable gaming and productivity cpus, you just pick which aspect you dont want to compromise on. If you want a workhorse first with a side of good gaming performance get the 7950X. If you want top level gaming performance first but...
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    Anyone actually have a 650 or 650E Board yet?

    My feelings are that NVME 5.0 is about as relevantly useful as PCIE x16 5.0. ie Not. The only difference for me (and why I prioritize PCIE x16 5.0) is that over the lifespan of the motherboard there is a realistic chance that I upgrade the video card 2 to 3 generations from now (5-6 years)
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    Using DDR5 with XMP profiles on AM5?

    Going to tag on here since its right in the wheelhouse of a question I had.... Is there a consensus as to which kit would be better (both EXPO kits from G.SKILL).... 64GB CL32-38-38-96 or 64GB CL30-40-40-96
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    Which RTX 4090 card are you planning or consider to get?

    Ideally a FE, but realistically I am looking at either a Gigabyte Windforce or an MSI Suprim X which have much better (but not good) availability.
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    Who else is waiting on Zen 4 x3D before upgrading?

    Just start socking away $50 a month...:p
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    Who else is waiting on Zen 4 x3D before upgrading?

    By and large, no. There may be an application or two that benefits from the massive cache but they would be few and far between. In fact, in general these processors will very likely trail the non 3D parts, just like last gen, for productivity apps.
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    4000 Series Shortage?

    i have to ask... why do you want a 4080 class card for 1080P?