I had given up on AMD… until today - Ryzen 9 3900X & Ryzen 7 3700X Review

  • Published: 07 July 2019
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    AMD is launching ALL of their third-gen Ryzen CPUs today – We’ve got our hands on two of the best to see if they really can take the fight to Intel’s doorstep: Gaming.

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  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   5 months back

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    • Son Of Troy
      Son Of Troy  4 weeks back

      Hey LTT, I’m in the process of building my very first PC but out here in central California their are no computer hardware stores in my area that can supply the build I want, I even went to Best Buy and they don’t carry high-end pc build parts, I’m left with the option of ordering online... if you were going to buy very high-end parts for a pc build online, who would you buy from? Or where do you go to get all your pc build parts...

    • 2nde06 BOUNAJMA Mehdi
      2nde06 BOUNAJMA Mehdi  1 months back

      amd is fucking intel simply

    • Lovro Mačič Kotnik
      Lovro Mačič Kotnik  2 months back

      Hi linus i started you watching last year when i started to get really into computers i watched every your video and i love your channel and everyone on this channel i just wanna make sure that you know how much your channel do to me

    • Hop Pine Cliff
      Hop Pine Cliff  2 months back

      I just got a brand new laptop do you have a video on what I should do to it?

    • Ben R.
      Ben R.  2 months back

      Yes, that's what I always say too. People just don't know how bad they are getting screwed when buying all these Taiwanese semiconductor parts. All of it is based from there and is so cheaply designed and made. Any real technical person in the field can or that works in a fab can tell you how cheap these damn products are. These monopolies all rip people off with these price fixing products. Who puts the value on the products? The monopolies do. Like real estate. Same damn thing. It's because there is no free market any longer just monopolies that buy every competitor or price them out of business like Amazon. Corsair, Thermaltake, Gigabyte, MSI, Zotac, Biostar, all these cheap Taiwanese based companies use the same damn parts in everything cheaply designed and put together without any real engineering thought that goes in it. Cheap controllers, PWM, VRM, Caps, switches, everything is so damn cheap in every part yet most people don't give a shit as long as it works. The failure rate is at it's highest today with these parts being at the highest cost it has ever been. AMD might be the underdog but who's to say that they wouldn't be Intel today and vice versa. Fanboys. Monopolies have killed the free market along with good products that used to exist 30 years ago.

  • Ravi Peiris
    Ravi Peiris  33 minutes back

    I love AMD. Moving forward, don't mess it up AMD.

    • hiteck007
      hiteck007  4 hours back

      I coughed up the Big Bucks for the AMD 3900. Hope your right as I always liked the AMD over INTEL because of their introduction of control Spyware in their Core Firmware ID.

      This is the first BIG MUTHA Computer I've built in some time and already run into a Drama with fitting in a BOX. I think I'll have to order another one with a double width graphics slot which this one I have doesn't have ( the idiots)

      • Fateh Ait Hammi
        Fateh Ait Hammi  16 hours back

        what about the security vulnerability which affects performance

        • Dr. Zippy Mcscoots
          Dr. Zippy Mcscoots  17 hours back

          I had an Amd ryzen 7 1800x with and MSI B450 tomahawk. Had 64GB ddr4 2800 ram. I upgraded to a the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, 64gb ddr4 3200 and an Asus x570 TUF Gaming plus. The Ryzen 1800x was a solid cpu but this is a whole different level. For those of you balking at the cost your right it is expensive. But your getting 12 cores, 24 threads and pci 4.0. Shits off the hook. Get it if you can.

          • Pixels
            Pixels  2 days back

            Not as picky you say? My PC can't even post at 3200 MHz. Only at max 2666Mhz with LOTS of experimenting, researching and updating everything I can find.
            RAM is 3200 MHz Corsair Vengeance LPX
            Mobo is Asus Prime B450-Plus

            • Pixels
              Pixels  2 days back

              CPU is R5 3600
              BIOS is latest 2008
              (12 Dec 2019)

          • criz nittle
            criz nittle  2 days back

            I get anxious anytime Linus says "speaking of" anticipating an ad

            • InsaneDark
              InsaneDark  2 days back

              But you are all forgetting 1 crucial thing. If you are currently running Intel and you want to switch to AMD (because hey now at the moment AMD is better, but who knows what will happen in next 2 years and if you do the switch you might wanna switch back if Intel comes ahead again) you'll need to buy new motherboard meaning you'll be paying more for AMD structure than Intel. So the real question that none of you tech gurus are answering is how much of a real difference is for an average user in different situations.

              • Nicholas Martinez
                Nicholas Martinez  2 days back

                3:44 - I thought he was going to bring up another sponsor

                • shaolinskunks88
                  shaolinskunks88  2 days back

                  I’m still chugging along on my pc from 2012 wanna upgrade every time I consider it something new comes out so I wait. I have gtx630 16gb ram i7 3770k use it to stream consoles. Dare I step into pc gaming I’m looking for a monitor with hdmi output

                  • Mitch
                    Mitch  3 days back

                    AMD still has 5nm coming up

                    • creator Space
                      creator Space  3 days back

                      That's a good one.

                      • niel mananquil
                        niel mananquil  3 days back

                        Do i need to upgrade my A8 7650K? Or should i upgrade my wallet first?

                        • Nikolay Klimchuk
                          Nikolay Klimchuk  3 days back

                          Imagine what 3950X would do!

                          • J P
                            J P  3 days back

                            AMD Ryzen 9 3900X build with MSI Meg Ace, MSI Frozer XL, gskills neo 3600mhz 32gb, GTX 980ti, 2 970 plus m.2 (2tb), meshify S2.

                            • shawnless
                              shawnless  3 days back

                              what about 3800x? i would like to buy it instead of the 9700k, someone help me pls, sorry for bad english t.t

                              • Sam EM
                                Sam EM  4 days back

                                "Look Closlier"

                                • TMX SPM
                                  TMX SPM  4 days back

                                  Like and subscribe... Talking of subscription.... *Tunnelbear*

                                  • Flexico
                                    Flexico  4 days back

                                    So is this worth upgrading to in december?? I've got an I7 6700k and cant decide if i want to upgrade to a 9900k or go AMD :/

                                    • Alan Walker
                                      Alan Walker  4 days back

                                      wait, i7 9700k an run MORE FPS than ryzen 9 and 7 and i9-9900k you can check https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8_OLaiHgzY&t=350s

                                      plz reply

                                      • Brett Ross
                                        Brett Ross  4 days back

                                        So glad I stuck with amd all these years I only just upgraded my 200ge to ryzen 3 3200g now I will upgrade to ryzen 7 3700x I'm still using my rx580 and I'll upgrade that when the next amd cards come out

                                        • jory henwood
                                          jory henwood  5 days back

                                          Really like your channel here. Just subscribed. You make it easy for me to learn and love your humor too, reminds me a lot of Michel from vsause with your intros. Keep up the good work

                                          • Ooh Snap
                                            Ooh Snap  5 days back

                                            Why is the ryzen 7 3800x not in the review, is something wrong with it ?

                                            • Robin Hugli
                                              Robin Hugli  5 days back

                                              Amd please take my wallet

                                              • wolfmanjacksaid
                                                wolfmanjacksaid  5 days back

                                                given up? hello? 2700X??

                                                • carlos casiano
                                                  carlos casiano  5 days back

                                                  AMD is good in Price and performance intel have the performance but to expensive.. comprende..

                                                  • carlos casiano
                                                    carlos casiano  5 days back

                                                    Intel fan boys , Amd start all the shit with games.... Amd all the way...😆

                                                    • Gaming Kap -Youssef
                                                      Gaming Kap -Youssef  5 days back

                                                      Today i geht my baby Ryzen 3600 and it like so Sexy :D

                                                      • jonathan lankford
                                                        jonathan lankford  5 days back

                                                        so you think ......... closelyer is a word I know I know I am one of the millions of people that seen this but yea....... While I am writing this my Grammarly is yelling "AT ME" Linus do you have a reading disability too.

                                                        • H2V PRO Eternal
                                                          H2V PRO Eternal  5 days back

                                                          The day Linus went back to AMD

                                                          • Dan Santoso
                                                            Dan Santoso  6 days back

                                                            For gaming Intel is better. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8_OLaiHgzY

                                                            • Tom Driver
                                                              Tom Driver  6 days back

                                                              I like AMD.

                                                              • Nyarlathotep
                                                                Nyarlathotep  6 days back

                                                                I knew my loyalty to AMD would pay off someday.... Even if they loyalty came from the fact that prior to now I could really afford high end intel chips lmao.

                                                                • Gabriel
                                                                  Gabriel  15 hours back

                                                                  I think u mean couldn't

                                                              • Toad The Theorist
                                                                Toad The Theorist  7 days back

                                                                Ryzen 9 3900X + Nvidia rtx 2060 super = my dream pc

                                                                • Khola
                                                                  Khola  7 days back

                                                                  Finally thinking of upgrading from my trusty 4770K. Still doing great in Games with a 1080Ti but is a little lacking for my 3D hobby work (Blender, Zbrush, DAZ etc)

                                                                  I'm looking at the 3900X very, very closely but something is still making me lean toward a 9900K or a 10900X/K once more benchmarks arrive (9900K seemed to beat 10900X in a lot of Games and Gaming is still very important to me as I also mess with UE4 and Unity as a hobby (who knows in future!).

                                                                  Someone just bloody decide for me? (budget ~£550 for CPU, £200+ for board, £150+ RAM, high speed low latency B-die for Ryzen)

                                                                  • Ronin
                                                                    Ronin  4 days back

                                                                    @Khola Ebay is your friend. The CPU was also almost new. :)

                                                                  • Khola
                                                                    Khola  6 days back

                                                                    £340? Can I ask where? That would be a clincher at that price and I'd prob buy it immediately :D

                                                                    Maybe I'll check out some board & chip bundles, too.

                                                                  • Khola
                                                                    Khola  6 days back

                                                                    £340? Can I ask where? That would be a clincher at that price and I'd prob buy it immediately :D

                                                                  • Ronin
                                                                    Ronin  6 days back

                                                                    I think the i9 9900K is still the king IF you can find it for £100 less than what it is currently selling for which is £450. But the NEXT AMD CPU will mean serious trouble if Intel doesn't change their pricing. I would say for now get the 9900k if you can find it at a good price. I just did it myself and was also contemplating getting the 3900X before that. I got my 9900k for £340 so its a very good price.

                                                                • Oscar Oscar
                                                                  Oscar Oscar  1 weeks back

                                                                  I enjoyed the introduction.

                                                                  • David Holland
                                                                    David Holland  1 weeks back

                                                                    I dont understand the bit around 10mins in. Do you have to buy one of those motherboards/chipsets to use an AMD Ryzen 3rd gen processor? Id like to just not have that in my build and use either a separate better fan or do away with it entirely

                                                                    • Shane Rogers
                                                                      Shane Rogers  1 weeks back

                                                                      real work to do on your computer? lulw

                                                                      • Cam
                                                                        Cam  1 weeks back

                                                                        I'm happy with my 9700k... stop giving me upgrade fever!

                                                                        • Michael Vestergaard
                                                                          Michael Vestergaard  1 weeks back

                                                                          Would it be possible to see how it would handle with SMT turned off when it comes to gaming? Or is there already a video where you have tried that?

                                                                          • FordSierraIS
                                                                            FordSierraIS  1 weeks back

                                                                            amd was better back in the days with the athlon 64 for gaming if i remember correctly. lower hz but better performing. so they called the cpus 3200 etc to show it was as fast ast intel 3200mhz counterpart

                                                                            • bluryz
                                                                              bluryz  1 weeks back

                                                                              So which is better? The Ryzen 9 3900X or the Intel i-9 9700k?

                                                                              • swifty1969
                                                                                swifty1969  2 weeks back

                                                                                yep! I also jumped the sinking full of security prone Intel ship after 4 1/2 years for a 3700X/x570 aorus Elite Wifi. Best of all if I decide to go with Ryzen 4000 in a couple of years, I don't have to change my mobo.

                                                                                • ice bread
                                                                                  ice bread  2 weeks back

                                                                                  speaking of deeper: insert a yomama joke here

                                                                                  • Brandon Dusk
                                                                                    Brandon Dusk  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Pshhh. Been AMD for life since the beginning. I like money too much.

                                                                                    • Nikos video pro.
                                                                                      Nikos video pro.  2 weeks back

                                                                                      1:20 that's what she said. Okay I will give you 7.5/10 for acting. You both have a little room for improvement.

                                                                                      • momo
                                                                                        momo  2 weeks back

                                                                                        No you had not given up on AMD, false misleading statement.

                                                                                        • Marco VChB
                                                                                          Marco VChB  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Every time I watch this vid, it cracks me up!