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AM4 for Zen 2?

Hey everyone,

 

I have been deciding between a 9900k but I have slowly been settling on maybe getting a 2700x.  Now I know Zen 2 is coming out in 2019 on 7nm and that AMD said that all Zen chips would be on AM4 until around 2020.  I was thinking instead of getting a 9900k, settling with a 2700x and then upgrading the CPU to Zen 2 when that arrives, but I am worried about missing features that would come with Zen 2.  Ive tried to find any official information, but are there any major features that are arriving on Zen 2 that an old board would miss out on or will features be supported (I doubt it) by just plug and play.

 

 

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I doubt it, but we really don't know 

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23 minutes ago, Clydfrog said:

Hey everyone,

 

I have been deciding between a 9900k but I have slowly been settling on maybe getting a 2700x.  Now I know Zen 2 is coming out in 2019 on 7nm and that AMD said that all Zen chips would be on AM4 until around 2020.  I was thinking instead of getting a 9900k, settling with a 2700x and then upgrading the CPU to Zen 2 when that arrives, but I am worried about missing features that would come with Zen 2.  Ive tried to find any official information, but are there any major features that are arriving on Zen 2 that an old board would miss out on or will features be supported (I doubt it) by just plug and play.

 

 

Save a bit of money and get a 2600. Unless ypu absolutely need the cores. One more thing 7nm theoretically should be less power hungry or equivalent to current gen. I read somewhere it will handle higher clockspeeds with same power draw. But that is with my very basic understanding of electrical engineering.

 

If this question persists next semester I may have more to say.

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If you can spend $800-900 on a 9900k + mb purchase now, then two AM4 setups would be possible for the same if you sold the used parts.  You can go with a system now and sell the parts for upgrades next year if the updates warrant the purchase. 

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1 hour ago, Wwadsworth said:

Save a bit of money and get a 2600. Unless ypu absolutely need the cores. One more thing 7nm theoretically should be less power hungry or equivalent to current gen. I read somewhere it will handle higher clockspeeds with same power draw. But that is with my very basic understanding of electrical engineering.

 

If this question persists next semester I may have more to say.

I will need the 8 cores. I currently use a 3930k (4.4ghz) :(

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1 hour ago, Xplo1t said:

If you can spend $800-900 on a 9900k + mb purchase now, then two AM4 setups would be possible for the same if you sold the used parts.  You can go with a system now and sell the parts for upgrades next year if the updates warrant the purchase. 

I doubt the 9900k will command a big sale because Ryzen will be neck and neck in performance, or better.  The reason I am now thinking of going 2700x over 9900k was because I also have a mini itx PC that I use for lans, and its in dire need of an upgrade as well. So I could just rotate the 2700x out of the main PC and put it in the mini ITX when im done with it.

 

I really like the 9900k, but I feel its massively old architecture will hold it back.  It also isnt much of an overclocker and it runs incredibly hot. I was holding out for it for over a year thinking it would easily reach 5.2 when it was announced. But I heard it can struggle to hit 5.0 on all cores without huge temperature increases.

 

I just feel like intel is so far behind in chip design atm.  But I think getting Ryzen on my main PC and then putting the 2700x into the mini itx is the better way to go.  Not really sure though.

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