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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-08-2019, 04:31 AM - Thread Starter
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Worth Me Upgrading From 6700k

Hi Guys,

I have been waiting for around 4 years now to decide whether I should upgrade my current setup.

Intel 6700K
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16GB Corsair Vengeance
EVGA 1080 Ti
Noxtua U12

I am considering going back to AMD and most specifically the Ryzen 3900x. I am mostly a gamer but also require to run virtual machines as part of my test labs.

Shall I upgrade now or wait until Ryzen 4000 which is mostly likely to use the same AM4 socket for CPU upgrade.

I am really confused.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-08-2019, 04:44 AM
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upgrade now, if you keep waiting for other new tech to come out, you will never upgrade. the 4000 series is still long away, and the Ryzen 9 3900 will be a huge upgrade for you. Go get it, and enjoy the ryzen side. (This is coming from an intel guy for the last 20 years)....

**EDIT** also keep in mind, ryzen 4000 series will be a drop in upgrade as it will be am4 also... so that makes this choice even easier. Get a quality x570 board

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The 3900X is an awesome chip, it's great at everything I've thrown at it so far.

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No... 6700K through 9900K all have roughly the same IPC. Games are generally pretty happy with 4 core / 8 threads. 3900X is good if you truly need the extra cores, but for games, your FPS would most likely be similar

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Hi,
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Quote: Originally Posted by mulkman View Post
Hi Guys,

I have been waiting for around 4 years now to decide whether I should upgrade my current setup.
I've been running a 6700K @ 4.7ghz for 3 years or so ... I never consider upgrading as it still does everything so well. As soon as I run into an app/game/process that the 6700K is not adequate for is when I'll upgrade. That being said ... the sheer joy of purchasing and building is and has always been just as valid of a reason to upgrade. So have fun ...

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Quote: Originally Posted by mulkman View Post
Hi Guys,

I have been waiting for around 4 years now to decide whether I should upgrade my current setup.

Intel 6700K
Asus Maximus VIII Impact
16GB Corsair Vengeance
EVGA 1080 Ti
Noxtua U12

I am considering going back to AMD and most specifically the Ryzen 3900x. I am mostly a gamer but also require to run virtual machines as part of my test labs.

Shall I upgrade now or wait until Ryzen 4000 which is mostly likely to use the same AM4 socket for CPU upgrade.

I am really confused.

If that CPU is OCed then you don't need a upgrade. You have waited all this time. Whatever you buy is old already as soon as you buy it as new ***** comes out left and right. You have to settle some way or place.

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If that CPU is OCed then you don't need a upgrade. You have waited all this time. Whatever you buy is old already as soon as you buy it as new ***** comes out left and right. You have to settle some way or place.

Says the guy that just spent a $1000 for a gaming cpu.

My Ryzen 2600 beats your chip in many tasks inc memory performance. The 3900X is a big step up.

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What resolution are you gaming at? If it's 1080p, that system should be fine for at least 2 more years. Before you decide, go checkout gaming benchmarks between i7-6700k and 3900x. See if it's worth spending over $800 to upgrade.
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No... 6700K through 9900K all have roughly the same IPC. Games are generally pretty happy with 4 core / 8 threads. 3900X is good if you truly need the extra cores, but for games, your FPS would most likely be similar

Agreed. I upgraded from a 6700K to a 9900K last month and noticed a 10-20 FPS gain on average in most games. I noticed a ~35 FPS gain in Ubisoft titles because they really liked to bottleneck my 2080S and leave it at 70-80% utilization.
I run my games on a 2560x1080 144Hz monitor, if you're not run a low res / high refresh monitor I wouldn't bother. The 3900X may be a hair slower in games compared to a 9700/9900K but it's going to be your best option for an all around chip.

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