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Wondering What the current cpu landscape is these days haven't really built a new computer since ryzen 1 release.

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6 minutes ago, PeachyUwUSenpai said:

Does Intel still have the fastest consumer CPU?

depends

6 minutes ago, PeachyUwUSenpai said:

Are Ryzen bugs pretty much gone at this point?

yep

6 minutes ago, PeachyUwUSenpai said:

For gaming, what's the best CPU, price-to-performance-wise?

7800x3d

7 minutes ago, PeachyUwUSenpai said:

Does i9 actually matter for gaming, or is i7 the furthest most use these days?

7800x3d crushes both the 14700k and 14900k whilst drawing less power though it will lose out in games or programs that dont use the cache

I'll be helping a friend build a new computer in a few days, but I'm pretty disconnected from the hardware scene these days. The last time I built one, Intel was still the fastest you could buy (if you sold a kidney), and AMD was kind of the best bang for your buck. Though, back in the Ryzen 1 days, there were some downsides and growing pains.

I guess my main questions are:

  • Does Intel still have the fastest consumer CPU?
  • Are Ryzen bugs pretty much gone at this point?
  • For gaming, what's the best CPU, price-to-performance-wise? (The best, no matter the price, might be interesting too.)
  • Does i9 actually matter for gaming, or is i7 the furthest most use these days? (i9 didn't even exist when I last built a computer.)
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6 minutes ago, PeachyUwUSenpai said:

Does Intel still have the fastest consumer CPU?

depends

6 minutes ago, PeachyUwUSenpai said:

Are Ryzen bugs pretty much gone at this point?

yep

6 minutes ago, PeachyUwUSenpai said:

For gaming, what's the best CPU, price-to-performance-wise?

7800x3d

7 minutes ago, PeachyUwUSenpai said:

Does i9 actually matter for gaming, or is i7 the furthest most use these days?

7800x3d crushes both the 14700k and 14900k whilst drawing less power though it will lose out in games or programs that dont use the cache

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You can game, stream, edit and encode videos on a 7800x3D, all while sipping power. A 14900k will do the last part faster but you'll spend more to cool it and whats a few extra minutes in the grand scheme of things. 

 

3D V-Cache really threw a monkey wrench into things. Now you no longer look at the most expensive chips for the best gaming performance. 

 

36 minutes ago, PeachyUwUSenpai said:

For gaming, what's the best CPU, price-to-performance-wise?

7800x3D

 

36 minutes ago, PeachyUwUSenpai said:

(The best, no matter the price, might be interesting too.)

Gaming? Also 7800x3D

 

Multicore aware prosumer/workstation tasks? Probably a 14900k / 7950x tossup. At that point the difference is essentially meaningless. 

 

There is also 7950x3D but I have a hard time justifying the usefulness of that thing, at least personally. Normal people can do all the same things on a 7800x3D, just your encodes, once again, will take a little longer. 

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