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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 04:06 PM - Thread Starter
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upgrade i7 4790 (non-K) to R9 3900X

Hi,

I've checked a number of reviews but wanted to get feedback from anybody that may match my specs and did an upgrade.

Current System

i7 4790 (non-k)
16 GB DDR3 Gskill RAM
Asus Maximus Hero VII z97

Titan X (Pascal)

Samsung 840 EVO 1 TB storage (windows, programs, games)

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Upgrade to:

Ryzen 9 3900X

Gskill Neo 3600 32 GB RAM DDR4

ASrock x570 Taichi

same Titan X (Pascal)

Sabrent PCIe Gen 4 1 TB M.2 storage (windows, programs, games)



Uses: gaming (3440x1440p), web design (Xara Web Designer), possibly music (multi-tracking) with the additional cores/threads. I know that the 3900X might be excessive but it is better binned with the most cache and I could afford it.

Thanks.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 05:35 PM
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Hello,

It seems your computer needs are similar to mine --

Worth a discussion don't you think !!!!

For gaming 3900 X is only slightly less on single threaded from online reports and reviews compared to 9900 K. If you wish to do multi-track audio I'm sure 3900 X wlll be better for low latency recording than prevoius generation Ryzen.

If you're not in a rush prices will drop on the CPU's (I hope) once the hype dies down and any remaining motherboards too will drop in price.

X570 Taichi is very pricey and if you want thunderbolt 3 AsRock AIC it will cost more.

It is worth having one of these when the bugs are sorted out if any exist.

If you intend VSTi use synth plugins etc.... it could be good to keep the 4790 and get more DDR3 to max the board and use VEP Pro for a slave machine though this is an OC forum not music tech forum.

Let us know what you think
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I can wait to buy. Just see my current as aging. Not sure when prices will drop as AMD is currently beating Intel handsomely. I don't mind paying for a solid motherboard. I would be selling the 4790 system to pay back some of the new.

Benchmarks seem to indicate I'd get a 10 or more frames in games than my current setup. It does seem slow using the Xara Web design pro with larger websites and it can lock up when using the widgets for pictures.
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This thread is close: https://www.overclock.net/forum/10-a...-i7-4790k.html

Performance increase depends on your use of course. The 3900x has a great deal of multithreaded performance. Single thread won't be a huge upgrade. If it were a gpu, you would call the gaming performance upgrade a sidegrade. But multithreaded applications should be a few times faster, which is huge for a cpu upgrade.

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Quote: Originally Posted by rluker5 View Post
This thread is close: https://www.overclock.net/forum/10-a...-i7-4790k.html

Performance increase depends on your use of course. The 3900x has a great deal of multithreaded performance. Single thread won't be a huge upgrade. If it were a gpu, you would call the gaming performance upgrade a sidegrade. But multithreaded applications should be a few times faster, which is huge for a cpu upgrade.
Yep, in that thread i posted this vid showing a 4790K @4.8GHz is pretty much as fast as a R5 2600 @ 4.2GHz.


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Hello to all,

But to Techenthused73, prices did drop on Ryzen 1800 X >> 1700 X >> 1700 >>>1800X dropped from £499 on release to £211 now and Ryzen 1700 dropped from £300 on release to £150 at some point.

Sometimes a Google search is needed for Price Spy.....name of the CPU.

If there is no rush its keeping an eye on things for a while, maybe 3 months, 6, 9, 12 etc.....(how long is a piece of string?)__eg__its not certain when__but it will unless they sell out which they will but they will re-stock and then sales will fall when all the FANS have their CPU's ---then 4th GEN will be announced -----but 3rd GEN will be cheaper.

If you do music then it could be good to keep hold of the 1150 setup unless you can get a good price for it in case you wish to do a slave machine then you'll have another machine -----it's worth a mention
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