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Would you build a pc now or would you wait for ddr5 cpus, mobos and ram?

Would you build now or wait for ddr5 tech?

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Depends on whether I'd need a new PC now or in ~2 years.

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DDR5 is still a pretty long way off. If I was planning a PC right now, I'd wait a few months for for Ryzen Zen 3 and Big Navi, but not for DDR5. 

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7 minutes ago, IAEInferno said:

Would you build now or wait for ddr5 tech?

There has been literally zero indication that DDR5 CPUs and mobos are coming anytime soon.

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some ltt thread in the near future: "would you build a pc on ddr5 now or wait for ddr6?"

 

you gotta build sometime, but every day you wait, pc parts get more advanced. if you want/need a pc now, get one now, and if you can wait then wait. i'm going for the "always upgrading" path by buying the best bang for the buck that i can find so that i can upgrade every generation or two at little cost to myself. each new revision of ddrX is really expensive upon release, itll probably be a few months to a year before prices on ddr5 and such are reasonable. still a long ways out though lol

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2 minutes ago, WereCatf said:

There has been literally zero indication that DDR5 CPUs and mobos are coming anytime soon.

well it is confirmed for intel's 12th gen which is expected q3 2021

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7 minutes ago, WereCatf said:

There has been literally zero indication that DDR5 CPUs and mobos are coming anytime soon.

its pretty much comfirmed that zen 4?ryzen... 6000? will have ddr5 support.\, as well as am4+/am5, depending on what they call it.

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3 minutes ago, HelpfulTechWizard said:

its pretty much comfirmed that zen 4?ryzen... 6000? will have ddr5 support.\, as well as am4+/am5, depending on what they call it.

That doesn't change what I said, Ryzen 6000 or whatever won't be coming anytime soon.

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Neither myself, though it could conceivably happen.  The standing rule is keep your system until it no longer can do what you need it to do. The issue is there will always be something better just around the corner.  If you wait till ddr5 there is the temptation to wait for better ddr5, etc..  I do think there is going to be a sea change when ray tracing gets sufficiently advanced that shaders no longer need to be used.  I think it may change video games to a similar degree that premixed tube paint changed painting.  Determining when that will be though is difficult.  My current suspicion is 5 years but may happen sooner. 
 

My current plan is to upgrade no sooner than the current crop of new consoles is released.  I think it may be possible to build a PC that can do everything they do out of the gate in which case it will play games as long as those consoles are current. 

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If your current computer is no longer performing as well as you need it to, you should wait for Zen 3 and new AMD cards, and then upgrade.

 

If your computer works fine now and you don't really have a pressing need to upgrade, you may as well wait a couple years for DDR5. 

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Im next planning to build in 2025 unless my current PC breaks.

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-> Moved to CPUs, Motherboards and Memory

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The world's first DDR5 DRAM chip was officially launched by SK Hynix on October 6th, 2020

We'll probably see DDR5 on desktop within the next year or two.

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