Upgraded from a 5930k to a 3700x.. My thoughts
Well I went from the following two systems:
Intel 5930k Oced to 4.5ghz
Asrock X99 OC Formula
4x8GB Crucial 2400mhz Ram (My memory controller was a lemon and couldn't overclock it whatsoever)
Multiple of SSDs
AMD 3700x (Was hunting for a 3900x but gave up and happy I did)
Gigabyte X570 Ultra
2x16GB Crucial Ballstix 3200mhz CL16 (Was clocked to CL14 same 3200mhz)
1x1TB Corsair NVME PCIE4.0
Everything else is the same.
What I have noticed after a couple of weeks of playing with it:
1- Initial bios gave me SLI issues. Once I updated to F4i everything just clicked and GPUs started working like before.
2- Memory overclocking was not possible until I updated to F4i.
3- Even without the overclocking the memory, the system was super responsive (Previous system had an M.2 Crucial 500gb so it was not due to the changing the main OS drive).
I am not talking about FPS.. I am not talking about productivity... I am talking about general system things... opening a tab, a word document... I threw it to the fact that it's a fresh install.. but even after 3 weeks of heavy work it is still responsive as hell.
4- The OC factor is gone. Before we used to go into bios and try to squeeze some performance. Now? just plug it and let it do its work. Kudos to AMD... I am getting too old to OC and play for hours to squeeze some more performance.
5- Once I updated to F4i... Downloaded Ryzen Dram Calculator and just plugged in the first 5 numbers. The board took it from there.
I said the system was responsive... Now it's like a crack addict on SPEED.
6- Gaming wise. Felt no difference whatsoever. Hell my minimums went up and the gameplay felt "smoother" and I game on a 144hz screen. Can't post numbers since I tore down my old system before running them but I am actually enjoying gaming now.
7- General Issues? None. Nada. I fired up everything and worked fine. Only issues was with the SLI and those were sorted after a couple of bios updates.
8- Productivity... I am normal engineer... so when you fire solidworks and run a couple of programs in the background with no "sudden" system hiccups... thats a big pro for me.
If this is a mid range 3700x doing all of that... BEGONE O'FILTHY DEMON OF LUST I SHALL WAIT FOR ZEN 3 (Which is plug and play take out the old CPU and smack in the new... no need to buy a new motherboard... in your face intel).
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Asrock X79 Fataility Champion
3xInno3d GTX 780 with Full Nickel EK Waterblocks
2xSamsung 830 256gb
Seasonic 1250 watt
Custom H2O - 3x XSPC RX360 with EK Blocks
Danger Den Double Wide 21
Cooler Master Trigger Red Caps
Roccat Kave 5.1 Headphones
Creative ZX (Incoming)
Asus Extreme Black Edition
Gskil TridentX 2400mhz
Samsung 830 256GB
Samsung 840 500GB
2x Seasonic 1250watt
BenQ 3201 32in 4k IPS
Qnix 32in 1440 MVA
Qnix 32in 1440 MVA
Coolermaster Storm Trigger
Gigabyte Aorus Ultra
Ballistix Sport LT 32GB
EVGA G2 1600w
Win 10 Pro
Acer 144hz G-Sync
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