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BobbyPdue

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  1. I'm sure I'm going to get crap for saying this again, but the information given by AMD at CES isn't enough to make any buying decisions. It's not enough for me to form an opinion on whether it's going to be good or not either. Right now an AMD 2700X is just fine for gaming especially at 1440p, but if you want the highest possible frame rates, for now, intel has an edge. This is based not on opinion, but on objective data from many reviews. Unfortunately intel performance CPU's are more expensive than AMD's.
  2. Get a 2700X it's the best available AMD CPU and it's a great choice especially for the price. It will be a good CPU for 5 to 7 years. I have a X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI and I really like it. Some say the bios isn't the best, but after setting it up I never needed to access it again.
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    Intel 9400F hits Amazon

    I don't agree with this sentiment. I don't think adding another CPU to their portfolio hurts anyone and no one's being forced to buy it. If it didn't exist intel wouldn't have a 9th Gen CPU at the $200 price point. That being said there is no stock on Amazon it either sold out or hasn't been in stock yet.
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    Gaming Motherboards

    For a while now intel generally requires a new motherboard every third generation. This next generation should require a new motherboard, but who knows what the future will hold.
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    Ryzen 2 or Coffee Lake for a RTX 2080 TI?

    How does the 8700K compare? It seems odd to match a mid level CPU with a top tier video card especially one that costs over $1000. I would go with an i7 or i9 or a Ryzen 2700X. If you have to go with an i5 I agree with Taf the Ghost the 9600K is the one to go with.
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    GTX 1080

    I recently got a bad motherboard from MSI and their customer service has been terrible. The motherboard ruined the RAM modules placed in it and MSI's only response is to send me a used refurbished motherboard after I ship my new, but non-functioning, motherboard at my cost. They refused to replace the RAM modules.
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    Intel 9400F hits Amazon

    At $208 it doesn't make any sense to me unless it performs better than a 9400 w/igp. If I had to pick an i5 9000 series CPU I would just spend another $56 and get a 9600K, though none of them are that attractive to me without hyper threading.
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    Recommended Upgrade

    I wouldn't buy anything until the new CPU's from Intel and AMD are fully announced and benchmarked by third parties. It's way too early to pick a CPU. The cost is substantial, but the performance is quite good, but I think it was rushed by intel and isn't as good as it could have been. If you can wait I would it would suck to buy a $550 - $600 CPU that's overshadowed by a equally priced or cheaper priced CPU from AMD or intel. There is no telling is the wait will be worth it. I think there might be a CPU performance competition starting and hopefully the consumer will be the winner.
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    I want a gaming pc

    PCPARTPICKER is a good place to start. For now AMD is the value leader and intel is the pricey but performance leader, thing could change later this year when new CPU's are released, but there isn't any solid information about what's going to be released and what the improvements will be over the current generation of CPUs. 2700X and the 8700K are both good top tier CPU's and those are the two I would recommend since both will last for a good 5 - 7 years before needing to be replaced unless GPU's or software advance at a much faster rate than before. The 1st gen Ryzen CPU's if they at still in stock where you live might still be at bargain prices. I would start by reading up on the two major brands of CPU and then decided what fit into your budget using PCPARTPICKER. I would use an X470 motherboard for Ryzen and a Z390 board for Intel, again, because you'll have it for several years.
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    Ryzen 3000 Chiplet Socket

    How am I being biased? I'm against speculation taken as fact. If these CPU's turn out to be as great as people are speculating that's awesome, but I'm not going to get my hopes up based on unrealistic specs and prices until they are official.
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    Ryzen 3000 Chiplet Socket

    I didn't do any typing I just quoted from your post. I try to avoid quoting an entire post of quotes to avoid these types of mistakes. I don't know why you would think I'm biased toward one CPU manufacturer since the entire point of my post was "don't get excited until there is an official release and third party benchmarks" my posts are against blindly believing rumors and speculation.
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    Ryzen 3000 Chiplet Socket

    I don't think anyone is denying that. All I'm saying is there isn't anything concrete enough to get excited about a $199 8/16 CPU that outperforms intel's i9 9900k in every single scenario.
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    Ryzen 3000 Chiplet Socket

    Don't be so snarky. Did she say "This is our mid range CPU" If she did please quote it. Samsung and Apple both have 7nm consumer products. The Crimson Canyon NUCs models NUC8i3CYSN and NUC8i3CYSM were introduced to the market back at the beginning of December they have 10nm processors. What does that do for consumers? A poster on The Rzyen Reddit page scored 1964 on a Ryzen 7 2700X with air cooling. What performs amazing? What is it? Is 90 more points in Cinebench amazing? Most if not all desktop CPU's consume a less power than a 9900k it's not an optimized CPU it was a quick answer to AMD. An unamed, unspecificed CPU runs Cinebench 90 points better than a 4.3Ghz 2700X, there's no pricing, there's no specs, only speculation. What uses PCIe 4.0? As far as I've read no GPU is maxing out PCIe 3.0 at this time. What does that do for the consumer? What am I supposed to get out of the article you posted? Here is what I got from it: "This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) including the features, functionality, availability, timing, deployment, benefits and expectations of AMD future products and technologies and growth in the industry, which are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are commonly identified by words such as "would," "intends," "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "intends," "plans," "pro forma," "estimates," "anticipates," or the negative of these words and phrases, other variations of these words and phrases or comparable terminology. Investors are cautioned that the forward-looking statements in this document are based on current beliefs, assumptions and expectations, speak only as of the date of this document and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. Such statements are subject to certain known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond AMD's control, that could cause actual results and other future events to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements." Harley Davidson released a new electric motorcycle at CES it supposedly does 0 - 60 in under 3.5 seconds is that worth being excited about?
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    Ryzen 3000 Chiplet Socket

    No information on either test bench was given. None of that is official and one of the posts with specs said Ryzen 3rd gen CPU's with specs and prices would be presented at CES. If AMD beat an i9 9900k with a mid range CPU they would have said it. The entire purpose of the event was to promote AMD and build hype. A Ryzen 5 beating an intel i9 9900k would be all the hype AMD would need to create. The entire event could have been 5 minutes long if that were the case. All of your arguments are based on rumors being a fact and that's my point. How are you getting so excited about something with so little evidence? According to the leaks the entire 3rd Gen Ryzen line up was going to be presented. If this is all true this will be the single largest improvement in desktop CPU's ever and it would have been done in record time. For decades AMD has made marginal CPU's gains and in the last three years they've gone from being a value brand to being the most advanced CPU designer while simultaneously being the value and performance leader. I'm going to stop trying to get you to see my point about not getting excited yet and about looking at the actual facts and waiting until these CPU's are actually released before crowning the CPU king. So don't let me get in the way of your fun. Have at it. I'll even start you off: Maybe the video game they showed during the CPU announcement was actually being played on a 3300G without a discrete GPU.
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    Ryzen 3000 Chiplet Socket

    I'll agree to disagree and add one single benchmark with no specs for either system ran by AMD for an unspecified product they are building hype for with an unspecified price is not enough information for me to form an opinion about Ryzen 3rd Gen. The keynote was specifically to build hype and not to provide objective data just like intel did with the 9900K.
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    8600k vs 9600k upgrade

    I would spend the extra on the 8700K if you won't be upgrading for a few years. It's a great gaming cpu and should last for 5 - 7 years and after a couple of GPU upgrades.
  17. If you have a full Windows license you shouldn't need to do anything to get it to reactivate especially if you use a Microsoft account. You'd just need to remove the old computer from your Microsoft account and disconnect it.
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    Cpu Choice Problem

    I would see what comes out in the summer or fall from AMD and intel unless you need a new system now. If you are going to buy an APU I think the R5 2400G is a slightly better investment over the 2200G, however, just like another poster said the 2600 and 580 are both at amazing prices right now and those two upgrades will be significant and provide an amazing experience over your old computer.
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    Ryzen 3000 Chiplet Socket

    My post wasn't to say the CPU wasn't impressive my point was that there isn't enough information to form an opinion about Ryzen 3rd Gen.
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    Help would it bottleneck

    The problem with getting a better cpu for an older motherboard is older intel CPU's don't seem to drop in price much and spending $350 on a 7700K would be a slight improvement. It would be better to spend more money and get on a new platform with the best CPU you can afford. A 2700X or a 8700K would be a significant and noticeable upgrade and it would last for 5 - 7 or more years before being bottle necked by the latest GPU's.
  21. In my opinion that's a side grade and not enough of a performance improvement to make a significant or noticeable difference. I would either upgrade to a 2700X, or an 8700K, or I would wait and see what Intel and AMD actually releases in the summer or fall. I always think getting the best GPU and motherboard you can afford is the way to go once you've upgraded your video card twice you'll be less likely to have a CPU bottleneck.
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    Ryzen 3000 Chiplet Socket

    I wouldn't be impressed just yet. It's a single test run by AMD without any information about the CPU or the test. If it's awesome, I'll be excited about it, but right now there's nothing to get excited about. I would hope a brand new halo CPU would be better than another halo CPU already out for several months. The price and performance in other applications will prove which way this CPU is going to go. I wouldn't form any opinions until actual products were released and benchmarked by third parties.
  23. We saw the 9900k get slightly beaten in one single benchmark. I would hope a new CPU would be better than an old one. Without an actual product or third party reviews I wouldn't make any claims on what's better. I hope it's good, but it's way too early to form an opinion.
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