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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-09-2019, 04:32 PM - Thread Starter
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No one knows the answer to that, but it's looking hopeful. The ES shown off a few months ago was able to match the performance of a 9900K at ~15% less power. Nobody knows specifics on the chips but assuming it was stock vs stock then that's pretty neat.

I only jumped ship off Skylake due to hardware death, or else I'd still be rocking my 6700 waiting for the 7nm Ryzen chips.

Unless your current PC is failing/not able to do the things you need to do, then wait.
Well, I know it's an old thread but figured I'd update it. Yeah I'm glad I waited. 98% chance I'm going 3700X or 3900X. The only potential wrench is that I know someone at Intel that could likely hook me up with a 9900K through their employee purchase program. I kinda feel like Ryzen 3xxx chips on an X570 board sets me up better for the future though especially since my understanding is 1-2 more gens of Ryzen will potentially be able to fit in it, and Z390 is likely dead after the 9xxx series.

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"Future Proofing" is all well and good if you can swing it with judicious choices but is certainly not something to dedicate large amounts of money to achieve unless you are addicted to upgrading and tweaking.

More often than not people invest time and effort to make sure there new PC is upgrade-able in the future only to never use the extra ram slots or swap out the processor.

As far as motherboards go AMD have a better rap for being able to accept newer processors with a minor BIOS upgrade so they may be a better bet however there is no guarantee.
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