Your CPU progression

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let see if my memory is horrible or not :)

Intel 386 33mhz
Intel 386x2 66mhz
AMD 386x4 100mhz
Cyrix 6X86 P166+
AMD Athlon 800mhz (the Hershey bar era from AMD and Intel)
AMD Semperon 2400+
AMD FX-4100
Intel i7-3970x
Intel i7-6950x

Does not include ANY prebuilts (laptops, desktops etc)
 

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486
pentium 2 350mhz
pentiulm 3 tulatin 1ghz
pentium 4 with rdram
core 2 duo
core i7 nehalem 920
core i7 3930k
core i7? 5930k
AMD 5900x
 

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MOS 6502 (Commodore Vic-20 and then Atari 800XL)
Motorola 6809 (Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer 2 and then 3 -- OS/9 FTW!!)
AMD 80286-12MHz (My first 'PC' build, yay summer job $$$)
Cyrix 486-DX2/66 (my first computer where the CPU required a heatsink)
AMD 5x86-133P75 (glorified 486 CPU, my first computer where the CPU required a heatsink AND a fan)
Intel Pentium 133 (Socket 7)
AMD K6/200
AMD K6-2/266
AMD K6-3/450 (Super Socket 7)
AMD Athlon 600 (Slot A)
AMD Athlon 1400+ (Socket A Thunderchicken!! THIS is the CPU that got me into watercooling because the Delta fan on it drove me out of the room)
AMD Athlon XP 2400+
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+
AMD Phenom II X4 940
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
AMD FX-8320 (Socket AM3+)
AMD Ryzen 1700 (Socket AM4)
AMD Ryzen 2700X
AMD Ryzen 3900X
AMD Ryzen 3950X
AMD Ryzen 5950X
 

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Even though I am in my 40s, I was late to the computer game.

Celeron 333
Celeron 500
Pentium 3 733
Pentium 3 1ghz
AMD Athlon 1600+
AMD Athlon 2500+
Pentium 4 2.5ghz
Pentium 4 2.8ghz
Pentium 4 3ghz
Intel E8400
(New PC Build Hiatus)
Intel Core I7 3770k
Intel G3240 (Monsterous Overclock 4.9ghz)
Intel Core I7 8700K
Intel I7 12700K
 
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deaedius

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MOS 6502 (Commodore Vic-20 and then Atari 800XL)
Motorola 6809 (Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer 2 and then 3 -- OS/9 FTW!!)
AMD 80286-12MHz (My first 'PC' build, yay summer job $$$)
Cyrix 486-DX2/66 (my first computer where the CPU required a heatsink)
AMD 5x86-133P75 (glorified 486 CPU, my first computer where the CPU required a heatsink AND a fan)
Intel Pentium 133 (Socket 7)
AMD K6/200
AMD K6-2/266
AMD K6-3/450 (Super Socket 7)
AMD Athlon 600 (Slot A)
AMD Athlon 1400+ (Socket A Thunderchicken!! THIS is the CPU that got me into watercooling because the Delta fan on it drove me out of the room)
AMD Athlon XP 2400+
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+
AMD Phenom II X4 940
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
AMD FX-8320 (Socket AM3+)
AMD Ryzen 1700 (Socket AM4)
AMD Ryzen 2700X
AMD Ryzen 3900X
AMD Ryzen 3950X
AMD Ryzen 5950X
My 1600+ was a reason why I went Water Cooling as well. lol
 

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Pentium 133 Mhz - First family PC
Pentium II 450 Mhz Slot 1 - First system I parted together from savaged parts)
Athlon Thunderbird 1 Ghz - My first built gaming PC (For Unreal Tournament/Starcraft) :LOL:
Athlon XP 2500+ Barton Core
Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego
Intel Core 2 E6600
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Intel i7 930
Intel i5 6600K
Intel i7 9700K
Intel i9 - 10900K
Intel i7 - 13700K - Upcoming build.
 

lRaphl

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Intel 486 SX 25
Intel Pentium 120
Ciryx MII 233
AMD K6-2 350 (first water cooling, was homemade. Never used air cooler since)
AMD Duron 750 (water cooling + peltier, was running at 9C idle and 23C full load. Fun experiment)
AMD Athlon 1333
Intel P4 Prescott 3GHz
Intel i7 2600K
New build next year I think. AMD or Intel? Don't know yet!
 

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Intel 80286
AMD 486 dx4 100MHz
Intel Pentium MMX 200 MHz
Intel Pentium 2 400 MHz
Intel Pentium 3 Tualatin 1 GHz
AMD Athlon Thunderbird 1.2 GHz
AMD Athlon XP Palomino 2100+ 1.33 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
AMD Phenom x4 945
Intel Core 2 Quad QX 9770
Intel Core i3 4170
Intel Core i7 6700k
 
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LaCuNa

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Hello all! :D

Hope everyone's having a good day!

Anyways, my chip progression IIRC is/was:

Intel 486
Pentium 1
Pentium 2(I think)
Pentium 3
Pentium 4
Core 2 Duo
Core 2 Quad(Q6600). What a strong, memorable chip.
i7 950 Gen 1
Xeon W3690. Cheapest best bang-for-the-buck upgrade for the x58 platform that i'll probably always remember even on my death bed LOL
i9 8950HK(Laptop chip)
i9 12900H(Laptop chip)


Currently sitting with the 12900H in my laptop paired with a 3080ti and i'm a happy camper. Switched to Gaming laptops because I kind of got sick of the mini workouts it took to move heavy tower PC's.
 
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Currently sitting with the 12900H in my laptop paired with a 3080ti and i'm a happy camper. Switched to Gaming laptops because I kind of got sick of the mini workouts it took to move heavy tower PC's.
Did you have any trade-offs gaming on laptop compared to desktop ie loud fan?

80086
16Mhz 80286
33MHz 80386
1.4Ghz AMD Athlon
2.4Ghz Intel E6750 C2D
OC to 4.0GHz Intel i5-2500K
3.4-3.9Ghz Intel i7-4770
Currently failing to justify an upgrade for office and web surfing activities. Convince me (with your CPU progression post).
 
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LaCuNa

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Did you have any trade-offs gaming on laptop compared to desktop ie loud fan?

80086
80286
80386
AMD Athlon 1.4Ghz
Intel E6750 C2D
Intel i5-2500K
Intel i7-4770
Currently failing to justify an upgrade for office and web surfing activities. Convince me (with your CPU progression post).

The only trade off so far that is noticeable is the increased fan noise, but i've kinda gotten used to it over time. I'm using a very good, but loud laptop cooler.
 

rhkcommander959

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I used a lot more than I've owned over the years but here goes:

Celeron 300 or 333 slot 1, eventually OCed then got a slotket for pentium 3s. Added sdr ram and an agp card. Used for ~6 years.

Teacher took pity on me and gave me a socket A setup in highschool with an Athlon 1700, pcchips motherboard had 2 slots for sdr and 2 for ddr, huge upgrade over old pc. Was obsolete then but huge over the slot 1 rig. Overclocked it via gold fingers with a pencil and exacto knife, running about 1.7ghz stable, stock was 1.4 I believe. Eventually got a green sempron 2400 or whatever, never got a Barton core but those 333 semprons were fast! That board wasn't great for ocing though.

Eventually hopped onto socket 939, DFI baby! Pretty much jumped straight to an Opteron 165, 3ghz all the way. Had a few boards, a few 165s, and a 3800x2. The 2x1mb cache was nice on the 165s but I could run stable at 3.2 with the 3800x2. Had a peltier and water kit I got for $20 at a garage sale, guy nuked his s462 cpu and the reservoirs leaked badly. I had to adapt it; the cold plate was for socket A/462 so it had an offset hump i had to sand through. Loved 939. Still have most or all of the stuff from back then.

Tried phenom with the dfi am2 board. Returned both after finding out how big of a flop it was. My 939 gamed harder.

Hopped on socket 775, q6600 at 4ghz. Abit ip35-pro. Great combo. Then q9450, the p35 could still OC it well enough, I also ended up with x38 motherboards from gigabyte.

Got lga1366, had an i7 920 that clocked very well, then jumped to the xeons. Still use this system - was an unlocked xeon w3370 or something, then got an x5650, then I believe I swapped to x5670 but whichever has been doing 4.2ghz daily forever.

Had/have a 2600k, 3770k, 4770k, 6700k, 7700k,8700k, 9600k for a second system while I had the 8700k, skipped 10 and 11 and got a 12700kf. Still use the 8700K almost daily along with the x56x0 system above.

Also got into x299, loved the platform but the cpu performance never grew. Had an ES 7640x but it died very fast, first board liked defaulting voltage to 1.6V. Got a new board, got a 7940X and 8x8gb of rgb ram, felt like a king! Too bad alderlake is something like 50% faster c2c. Couldn't justify a 10980xe or anything else over the 7940x, not much changed between generations anyway...

On the modern AMD side I have a 3800X, and had an x2 5000 that I was trying to unlock into a quad core but gave up on. Had a few x4 phenom 2s too. And an fx-8350 from a friend.

For mobile I overclocked pentium M mostly, took my Dell from a banias-celeron 1ghz to a pentium m 735 that I got to 2.1ghz with smartfsb. The chipset could handle 533fsb but the cpu was at 400, so plenty of room to play around. My new laptop has a 10 series, 10700h or something. I haven't oced the cpu yet, just the gpu. I'm itching to do the ram, 2933 but it should easily handle 3200.

That about sums it up.
 
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My CPU progression:

1 Mhz MOS 6510
10 Mhz Intel 286
33 Mhz Intel 386
75 Mhz Intel Pentium
300 Mhz Intel Pentium II
700 Mhz AMD Athlon
2.53 GHz Intel Pentium 4
2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 6420
3.9 GHz Intel Core i7 3770
4.3 (ish) GHz AMD Ryzen 3700X
 

Azphira

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Pentium 60
Pentium 133
Pentium 200 mmx
Pentium II 300
Pentium III 500
Pentium III 733
AMD Athlon 1333
AMD Athlon 64
Intel Core 2 Duo
Intel Core i7 920
Intel Core i7 2700k
Intel Core i7 5820k
Intel Core i7 6950x
Intel Core i9 7960x
AMD Ryzen 9 3950x
AMD Ryzen 9 5950x
Intel Core i9 13900k
 
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Pentium 75 o/c'd to 100mhz.
AMD K-5
Celeron 300A o/c'd to 450
AMD Athlon something
Pentium 4 mabye a couple of versions don't remember
Core 2 Quad 6600 o/c'd to 3.0ghz
Core I5-2500k
Core I5-6600
Core i5-13600kf
 
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Captain Newmackwa

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Update:

Intel Pentium 100Mhz
Intel Pentium III 500Mhz
AMD AthlonXP 2000+
AMD AthlonXP 2500+
AMD Athlon64 3000+
AMD Athlon64 X2 4200+
AMD Athlon X2 5000+
AMD Phenom II X4 945
Intel Core i5 2500K
Intel Core i5 4590
Intel Core i7 4790K
Intel Core i7 8700K
Intel Pentium G4560
Intel Core i9 9900K
Intel Core i7 12700K
Intel Core i7 13700K
 

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  • AMD 386SX25@33MHz - it was a beast :D And yes it could run Doom... but I could not feel like I am runinng in Doom... strange
  • Pentium 166MHz - biggest jump in performance. Like going from head crab to full blown alien
  • Celeron 667MHz@750MHz - not much to say except it was golden era of 440BX + Voodoo 2/3 era of gaming
  • Celeron 1.8GHz@2.2GHz - it was super cheap used stuff bargain, mmm'kay?
  • AMD K5 100MHz - flashed round bios to square EEPROM and had to use it for a while. Learned ANSI C out of boredom though =)
  • Athlon XP 1700+ JIUHB @ 2.266MHz - now we are getting somewhere...
  • Athlon XP 2500+ @ 2.266MHz - and we went nowhere with this change XD
  • Pentium D 2.6GHz@3.8GHz - for a while it was one of these rare sights to have two PCs in one PC. Could extract RAR and play games at the same time!
  • Pentium Dual-Core E2160 1.6GHz@3.166GHz - and this one was the highest OC I ever had and one of the cheapest CPU's I had, especially new and last real improvement in performance I ever felt. One issue though: at this point way more people had dual cores so it wasn't as fascinating =(
  • Pentium Dual-Core E7200@3.85GHz - I got to >500MHz FSB eventually =D
  • Core i3 540 3.06GHz@4.6GHz - This thing with SSD and Vista was fast. I really didn't feel much difference in desktop performance after that...
  • Core i7 860 @4GHz - base clock lost its meaning. More like a side grade and it killed my mobo XD
  • Core i5 3570K @4.8GHz - de-lidded it the next day then used it for few years and I could still use it just fine
  • Core i9 9900K StOCK - this thing is HOT... and overpowered imho so I do not bother to overclocking it. Especially with RTX 2070 and 4K monitor =)
  • Core i5 13600KF @ 5.2/4.2GHz
So far best single thread performance uplift since changing Pentium D@3.8 to Pentium DC@3.16GHz. Every upgrade since then was providing little enough improvement that it was not very clear programs started any faster. Not so much with 9900K to 13600K which is actually big enough improvement system feels snappier. I did not do such silly things as reinstall OS just because I changed mobo and CPU
 
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I'm just going to count my primary PC desktops here, because if I factored in my retrocomputing hobby into this, you'd see some weird regressions along the line, stuff like 25 and 33 MHz 68040s, dual 1.42 GHz PowerPC 7455s (G4s), dual 1.015 GHz UltraSPARC-IIIs and 400 MHz R12000s.

  • AMD K6-2 350 (cultivated many of my DOS/Win98SE gaming memories on that thing)
  • AMD Athlon XP 1800+ (Palomino, stuck in the parents' crappy Compaq and used long past its prime)
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (3.2 GHz overclock, first time I could multitask!)
  • Intel Core i7-4770K (4.5 GHz overclock, bought mostly because of a $200 Micro Center sale and because it was clear the Q6600 had become a CPU bottleneck in certain games)
  • Intel Core i7-7700K (Got it for free a few months back, threw it into a $100-ish Maximus IX Formula, got some cheap DDR4-3600 CL16 open box from Micro Center, pushed it to 4.9 GHz and used it as a stopgap upgrade

  • Intel Core i7-12700K ($350 Micro Center bundle too good to pass up, first real CPU upgrade since the Q6600 if you ask me)
Yeah, I'm putting a gap to emphasize that last one because even though I've only had it for about a week, it feels like I finally have the single-threaded CPU performance I was hoping the 4770K would net me back in 2013, on top of the significant jump in core count.

You may notice that I tend to run for a good 6 to 9 years between CPU upgrades; this wouldn't have been possible at the breakneck pace of the '90s and early 2000s (when I was too young to be buying my own computers anyway), but ever since things slowed down for a while, especially during the malaise of eternal Skylake (6th through 11th gen Core), I could generally manage on the same CPU for a while, just with newer GPUs along the way.

The 7700K stopgap upgrade was more of a platform update than a real CPU performance increase, mostly because the 4770K was built on a Z87 board and thus doesn't have native NVMe boot support without some UEFI modding that I couldn't be bothered with, and also because Haswell was painfully limited on PCIe lanes to a greater degree.

Alder Lake/Z690 feels like HEDT by comparison with all the PCIe lanes on offer, and not just for the M.2 slots! There's still enough PCIe slots for me to consider things like higher-end video capture cards (often requiring 4x slots) and 10GbE NICs down the line, as well as the same ol' X-Fi Titanium HD I've been using for at least a decade.
 
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I'm just going to count my primary PC desktops here, because if I factored in my retrocomputing hobby into this, you'd see some weird regressions along the line, stuff like 25 and 33 MHz 68040s, dual 1.42 GHz PowerPC 7455s (G4s), dual 1.015 GHz UltraSPARC-IIIs and 400 MHz R12000s.

  • AMD K6-2 350 (cultivated many of my DOS/Win98SE gaming memories on that thing)
  • AMD Athlon XP 1800+ (Palomino, stuck in the parents' crappy Compaq and used long past its prime)
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (3.2 GHz overclock, first time I could multitask!)
  • Intel Core i7-4770K (4.5 GHz overclock, bought mostly because of a $200 Micro Center sale and because it was clear the Q6600 had become a CPU bottleneck in certain games)
  • Intel Core i7-7700K (Got it for free a few months back, threw it into a $100-ish Maximus IX Formula, got some cheap DDR4-3600 CL16 open box from Micro Center, pushed it to 4.9 GHz and used it as a stopgap upgrade

  • Intel Core i7-12700K ($350 Micro Center bundle too good to pass up, first real CPU upgrade since the Q6600 if you ask me)
Yeah, I'm putting a gap to emphasize that last one because even though I've only had it for about a week, it feels like I finally have the single-threaded CPU performance I was hoping the 4770K would net me back in 2013, on top of the significant jump in core count.

You may notice that I tend to run for a good 6 to 9 years between CPU upgrades; this wouldn't have been possible at the breakneck pace of the '90s and early 2000s (when I was too young to be buying my own computers anyway), but ever since things slowed down for a while, especially during the malaise of eternal Skylake (6th through 11th gen Core), I could generally manage on the same CPU for a while, just with newer GPUs along the way.

The 7700K stopgap upgrade was more of a platform update than a real CPU performance increase, mostly because the 4770K was built on a Z87 board and thus doesn't have native NVMe boot support without some UEFI modding that I couldn't be bothered with, and also because Haswell was painfully limited on PCIe lanes to a greater degree.

Alder Lake/Z690 feels like HEDT by comparison with all the PCIe lanes on offer, and not just for the M.2 slots! There's still enough PCIe slots for me to consider things like higher-end video capture cards (often requiring 4x slots) and 10GbE NICs down the line, as well as the same ol' X-Fi Titanium HD I've been using for at least a decade.
I popped in a surplus i7-3770 from i5-2500k and want the upgrade you have. What is your i7-12700K configuration? What single-core apps feel fast? Office and Web browsing snappier? Is M.2 a must? DDR4 or DDR5?
 

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Some CPU's the last 3 years.May have missed some

Ryzen 2600X 4350Mhz run with Cinbench ,AIDA64 Memory test 3466Mhz May 2019

https://studio.youtube.com/video/gBJL1BYLw30/edit

Ryzen 3600X Precision Boost Overdrive Up To 4525Mhz July 2019


AMD 3800X 4700Mhz CCX0 Test Dec 2019


The Golf Club 2020 AMD 3600XT PBO Boost 4700Mhz Sept 2020


Bioshock Remastered 3800X PBO Test 4600Mhz May 2020


RTX 3080 3800XT The Dark Pictures Anthology - Little Hope Nov 2020


5800X Shadow of the Tomb Raider AMD 5150Mhz Dec 2020


Forza Horizon 5 12900K Overclock 5500Mhz Nov 2021


AMD Ryzen 7700X 5700Mhz All Core Overclock Cyberpunk 2077 Oct 2022


RTX 4090 DLSS 3 Frame Generator A Plague Tale Requiem 4K PC Gameplay 12600k Oct 2022


13700KF 5900Mhz 4K HDR PC Gameplay Far Cry 6 RTX 4090 Oct 2022
 

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my first ill have to look back at my build projects since the AMD Clawhammer single core
AMD 3200+ Clawhammer
 

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I will also ignore the side projects and PCs I built for other people.

My introduction was to set up and use a PC in the construction company I worked at. An HP Vectra ES/12 to run Lotus 1-2-3:
80286

That got me going. My PC's:
80386 DX 33MHz
Pentium II 300MHz P6
Pentium 4
Core i7 920
Core i7 3820
Core i7 4790
Core i7 9700K
 
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I popped in a surplus i7-3770 from i5-2500k and want the upgrade you have. What is your i7-12700K configuration? What single-core apps feel fast? Office and Web browsing snappier? Is M.2 a must? DDR4 or DDR5?
I've got the 12700K itself dialed in at 5.1 GHz on the P-cores and 4.0 GHz on the E-cores, no real voltage tweaking there, but to keep thermals in check, I use a custom loop with an XSPC Raystorm Copper block and a HW Labs Black Ice GTX 360 with three Noctua iPPC NF-F12 3000 RPM fans moving air through it. (Turns out I could've gotten away with 2000 RPM fans, but wanted the extra headroom just in case.)

Micro Center bundled the Asus TUF Z690-PLUS WiFi D4 with it, which is a DDR4 mobo - actually a good thing, because I had a 64 GB (4x16 GB) kit of DDR4-3600 CL16-19-19-39, apparently Hynix CJR-based, that I got a really good open-box deal on earlier (again, from Micro Center) for the 7700K setup and just carried that forward instead of having to buy a new kit of DDR5 at currently high prices. (Or, instead, eat the high platform cost of AM5/Ryzen 7000 and get a bundled DDR5-6000 32 GB that way.)

Dial up the System Agent voltage to 1.1V (or possibly +0.100V offset), and that gets 3600 MT/s stable in Gear 1 (1:1) ratio. Haven't messed with the memory subsystem much beyond that, as it's far more tedious to overclock memory nowadays with all the extra secondary and tertiary timings that didn't exist back in the DDR1 and DDR2 days.

Single-core app-wise, I'm still feeling things out here. Can't truly verify DCS World performance right now because it's GPU-limited pretty hard on a GTX 980, especially in VR, but ArmA 3 feels noticeably smoother even on the same old aged GPU. It's not even a contest. Perhaps I should try Cortex Command with some map-nuking mod weapons next? That really hammers a single CPU core and little else.

Multi-core also needs further testing, but it pretty clearly crushes Cinebench compared to the older 4C/8T designs, which in turn crush a 6C/12T Westmere Xeon (X5650) and an even older 8C/8T Mac Pro 3,1 with the Xeon equivalent of two Penryn 3.2 GHz quads.

RPCS3 should be tested next, but that's where I really wish I had an older 12700K that didn't have AVX-512 fused off, and I would gladly trade mine for one that I could enable it on if it wasn't at too much additional expense. The four E-cores aren't worth losing that and crippling the ring bus/cache clocks to me.

Some of the snappiness may be from a fresh Windows install, but I'm still using PCIe 3.0 SSDs (generally Samsung 970 EVO Plus variants) at the moment, so I can't chalk up any credit there to PCIe 4.0 improvements.

Speaking of M.2, I think those drives have become affordable enough that you might as well get a decent one for $100-ish if budget permits. Got $180-190 for the 2 TB Samsung 980 Pro for PCIe 4.0 speeds? Great! But you can still get the PCIe 3.0-based 970 EVO Plus drives for a given capacity at nearly half the price, and I don't think you'll be really held back by it in the short term while PC games aren't really utilizing that new DirectStorage API. (I expect this to change as more and more games target the PS5 and Xbox Series X as baselines, moreso the former, and by then, the PCIe 4.0 drives will be cheaper per GB.)
 

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1991 : Intel 286 12MHz
1994 : Intel 486DX2 66MHz
1996 : AMD K5PR133 100MHz
1998 : Intel Pentium II 233@290MHz (first oc)
1999 : Intel Celeron 366@566MHz
2000 : Intel Celeron 600@1080MHz (that's a 80% overclock, those were the days)
2001 : Intel Pentium III 800@990MHz
2002 : AMD Athlon XP 1600+ 1400@1540MHz
2003 : AMD Athlon XP 2100+ 1733@1950MHz
2005 : AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 2.0 @2.3GHz
2006 : Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1.83@???GHz
2008 : Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.16 @4.0GHz
2010 : Intel Core I7 930 2.83 @3.33GHz
2013 : Intel Core I7 3820 3.6 @4.5GHz
2016 : Intel Core I7 6800K 3.4 @4.3GHz
2019 : AMD Ryzen 7 3700x 3.6GHz (current)
This is still up to date, and now the 3700+ officially overtook the 286 as my longest serving CPU.
 

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Commodore 64
Pentium 133
Athlon Thunderbird 1400
Athlon XP-M Unlocked Barton 2500+ at 2.5GHz
Intel QX9650 (with a Celeron 420 backup)
Athlon II X4 630 HTPC/Seti rig (garbage)
Core i7 2600K (longest serving rig)
Core i7 8086K Silicon Lottery 5.2GHz, now in wife's ITX rig
Core i9 9900KS, bare die, same board as previous
Core i5 13600K (current tinkering build, not main rig).

Retro and tinkering builds:
Athlon XP 3200+ work in progress
4770K, delidded for LM paste
 

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Accurate to the best of my knowledge on my main rig:

Intel 386sx 12 MHz (16mhz turbo)
AMD K6 233 MHz
AMD K6-2 500 MHz (killed this one overclocking)
AMD Athlon XP 1800+
AMD Athlon XP 1700+ (for better overclocking)
AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Barton
AMD Athlon 64 4000+
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition
Intel Q6600
Intel i7-930
Intel i5-4670k
Intel i7-6700k
Intel i7-9700k (I see this as my worst purchase ever)
AMD Ryzen 5800x3D
 
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