AMD Ryzen 3rd gen. ZEN 2 processors for audio PC

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KVRian
1403 posts since 24 Mar, 2015 from Toronto, Canada

Post Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:12 am

VitaminD wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:46 am
Article is behind a paywall but the heading and first sentence say it all:
Intel to slash desktop processor prices by up to 15%
Monica Chen, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES
Friday 21 June 2019

Intel is planning to cut prices of its eighth- and ninth-generation desktop processors by 10-15% and has already notified its downstream PC and motherboard partners, according to sources from motherboard players.
https://www.digitimes.com/news/a20190621PD205.html

Competition appears to have a pleasant side effect for the consumer...
my guess is this is preping the retail landscape for back to school pricing. so just take another 10 to 15% over the current summer deals to get an idea of whether is worth your while to wait until august to upgrade.
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KVRist
322 posts since 9 Mar, 2001

Re: AMD Ryzen 3rd gen. ZEN 2 processors for audio PC

Post Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:40 am

I will go for Ryzen 3900X probably. OR 3950X if I dont have the time to buy until september. First time I go for AMD since like 20 years (remember the high temp Athlon).

A close friend of mine bought a AMD TR 2950X 6 months ago and it is amazingly good working as a DAW. Kicks ass. Didnt think I would go for AMD again for main DAW, but comparing with Intels 9900, which is really good, AMD is simply leading the race now. 9900 is quite hot, and hard to get quite, from what I have read from other DAW users.

Will be really interesting to see Daw benchmarks in 2 weeks.
INTEL has misused their position, not opening up and releasing Thunderbolt is just one shamer for them. Although Thunderbolt is not something I use or have the need for myself.

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KVRist
296 posts since 21 Aug, 2017 from Brasil

Re: AMD Ryzen 3rd gen. ZEN 2 processors for audio PC

Post Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:01 am

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU Benchmarks Surface
https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/amd-r ... faces.html


AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Glides Past Intel Core i9-9900K In Leaked Geekbench Numbers
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-r ... 39691.html


AMD X570 chipset fan (It's in German and if I understood correctly, no problem for normal use) https://www.tomshw.de/2019/06/12/laut-o ... -exklusiv/

https://youtu.be/A5bXKwJQxBU


ASRock Taichi X570 has good VRM + 12k Japanese capacitors, T-topology(optimized
for 4 dims) RAM slots + Thunderbolt header.
For RAM speed AMD has stated 3600C16 is the "sweet spot" and that after 3733MHz
the infinity fabric changes from 1:1 ratio to 2:1.
https://youtu.be/OUtvsAmD3Ws

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KVRist
322 posts since 9 Mar, 2001

Re: AMD Ryzen 3rd gen. ZEN 2 processors for audio PC

Post Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:33 am

Pictus wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:01 am
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Glides Past Intel Core i9-9900K In Leaked Geekbench Numbers
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-r ... 39691.html
Nice, and that is the 3800x. I wonder what the 3900x will be like, which is in the Intel i9-9900K price range. Intel has made really bad things during their history, making it harder for competitors with some ugly methods. I will be glad if this goes well for AMD.

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KVRist
296 posts since 21 Aug, 2017 from Brasil

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Post Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:53 pm


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KVRAF
2598 posts since 4 Jan, 2005

Re: AMD Ryzen 3rd gen. ZEN 2 processors for audio PC

Post Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:18 pm

Sounds like the 3600 at $199 is gonna be good enough for me . Lol ....

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KVRian
902 posts since 5 Nov, 2014

Re: AMD Ryzen 3rd gen. ZEN 2 processors for audio PC

Post Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:41 pm

fedexnman wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:18 pm
Sounds like the 3600 at $199 is gonna be good enough for me . Lol ....
+1

I can upgrade my PC (new mobo, CPU, RAM) for the price of the i9-9900k, even save up few bucks too, it's crazy.
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VitaminD
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8802 posts since 12 Mar, 2002 from a state of confusion

Re: AMD Ryzen 3rd gen. ZEN 2 processors for audio PC

Post Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:26 pm

I doubt that score is accurate. The 3700x listed below on the chart is clocked the same on regular clockspeed and higher on turbo. And it scored lower than the 3600.

My guess is that 3600 score is a highly overclocked value, or the cpu just hit the passmark test in the right way (the cpu may just excel at it, but not be the real world performance in real apps). But we'll see shortly...
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KVRist
322 posts since 9 Mar, 2001

Re: AMD Ryzen 3rd gen. ZEN 2 processors for audio PC

Post Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:19 pm

Some of the new motherboards, X570, will have Thunderbolt 3. :)
No reason not to get AMD Ryzen 3000 for DAW usage now.

ASRock will release a few versions with TB3:
https://www.pcbuildersclub.com/en/2019/ ... herboards/

Edit: sorry, this was already posted in this thread

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KVRist
246 posts since 9 Aug, 2018

Re: AMD Ryzen 3rd gen. ZEN 2 processors for audio PC

Post Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:45 pm

Oh lordy. That 3700 though, at that price ...

I feel an upgrade on the way soon.

Warms my heart to see AMD smashing face. :hihi:

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KVRian
1196 posts since 6 Nov, 2012

Re: AMD Ryzen 3rd gen. ZEN 2 processors for audio PC

Post Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:16 am

Some benchmark shows 3900x performs better than Threadripper. I'm looking forward to see zen2 dawbench.

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KVRist
223 posts since 8 May, 2008

Re: AMD Ryzen 3rd gen. ZEN 2 processors for audio PC

Post Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:57 am

I guess the wait was worth it. For me this is a great time to upgrade, coming from a 2009 desktop that has the computing power of a toaster, this upgrade is going be the CPU equivalent of going from a tatty old banger to a top-of-the-range Beemer :party:
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KVRist
223 posts since 8 May, 2008

Re: AMD Ryzen 3rd gen. ZEN 2 processors for audio PC

Post Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:59 am

(double post)

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Pick Me Pick me!
8802 posts since 12 Mar, 2002 from a state of confusion

Re: AMD Ryzen 3rd gen. ZEN 2 processors for audio PC

Post Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:11 am

Scoox wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:57 am
I guess the wait was worth it. For me this is a great time to upgrade, coming from a 2009 desktop that has the computing power of a toaster, this upgrade is going be the CPU equivalent of going from a tatty old banger to a top-of-the-range Beemer :party:
Wow that is a serious upgrade.

I think there is one more gen of Ryzen on this socket type before it is retired. 4000 series coming around this time next year supposedly. With another 15 or so pct IPC upgrade. As soon as you buy, it's already outdated haha.

Still looking forward to more benchmarks.. specifically on the 3600x
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KVRian
1196 posts since 6 Nov, 2012

Re: AMD Ryzen 3rd gen. ZEN 2 processors for audio PC

Post Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:35 am

Not dawbench but...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3aEv3EzMyQ
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