To be fair, AMD is just as guilty of ridiculous marketing tactics. They have overhyped every Ryzen release until this one. They were still awesome CPU's but just didn't live up to AMD claims. I think they actually hyped this one appropriately, except for the claims of how high the CPU will boost. That was a bit of a miss.Yeap, count me in. Will go either for the 3950x or one of the new Threadrippers.
Am so sick of Intel and their market abusing tactics and overpriced / under-engineered / security swiss cheese CPUs that run so hot you can literally cook your cheese fondue on them.
Well, the 9900K is about 10% faster than the 3900X in single-threaded. I'd expect the 3950X to remove most/all of that gap. How far will the Threadripper series be from the 3950X?What kind of single-core performance would be expected compared to the i9 9900k?
It looks like it would share the same base frequency: 3.60GHz.
I dunno. I am planning to rebuild in early 2020 and so am following the news (broadly speaking) in the hope that the dust settles with more answers, MB options etc. Perhaps the 3900x will come back down in price by then, perhaps I'll swing a 3950x, 3rd gen Threadripper, or I might just stick with Intel and go for the 9900k or something.Seems like the new Threadripper will be unveiled in October:
That is an impressive mobo. I was more leaning towards the Gigabyte Aorus Master as it has 5x PCIe .. but only 3x M.2. Your Zenith Extreme II has 5x M.2 which is superb. Only 4x PCIe though, that is on the edge for me. Tough choice. We're spoiled either way3960x with ROG Zenith II Extreme ordered... going to be interesting this!