I’m looking for a high core processor with a budget of £500 (820 USD) any recommendations?

1 : Anonymous2021/10/05 16:57 ID: q20n9e
I’m looking for a high core processor with a budget of £500 (820 USD) any recommendations?
2 : Anonymous2021/10/05 17:26 ID: hfi3jb5

For £500 hands down the best CPU is the 5900X

Yo the people recommending 5950X's seem to ignore the fact that different countries have different prices.

3 : Anonymous2021/10/05 17:31 ID: hfi48he

Pretty simple, either one of the following: 3950x or 5900x. (At similar prices I'd go for the 5900x)

That way you can stay on AM4 as wished and should fit the budget.

ID: hfioo1v

I have a b450 mobo, should I swap This out?

ID: hfivqeq

You can use it, if you don’t need the features on newer chipsets, there’s no point in upgrading. But, I wouldn’t put an $800 cpu in a cheap ass motherboard. Make sure it’s a good quality mobo

4 : Anonymous2021/10/05 17:11 ID: hfi1awj

For what do you wan to use your processor? Do you prefer Intel or AMD? Does Single Core performance matter for you? Do you need support for PCIe 4.0?

I need to now these things, before I can help you

ID: hfioujo

Processor will be used for blender,photoshop and 4k gaming. Currently rocking a rog strix b450f and looking at 3950x as higher core count is more important for me. Im a long time AMD fan, even before they were on top so I want to stick with them.

ID: hfiu29j

In games at 4K, the 3950X and 5900X will be the same.

In Blender and other rendering apps, the 3950X will be slightly ahead. In productivity tasks which depend heavily on single-threaded performance, like Photoshop, the 5900X will be ahead.

I guess the shortest answer is that in tasks involving you actually using the computer actively, the 5900X will be as good or better. Only in tasks where you're letting the computer do its thing, like rendering, will the 3950X be faster, and it will only be by a small amount.

In your position, I'd go with the 5900X over the 3950X.

ID: hfj57vp

5900x is the best answer.

It's great at all of the above.

The 5900x is almost as good as the 3950x in terms of intense multithreaded tasks that happily use 16 cores +.

However any task that uses 12 cores or less, the 5900x will be faster. And for gaming, the 5900x will be slightly better, due to IPC improvements between generations.

ID: hfjf7ze

personally I don't think the higher core count is worth it since the cache layout is much worse than zen 3. lose about 20% low thread burst performance for 15% multithread, and only if all threads are running near 100% on a 3950x. Meanwhile if CPU demands increase in the next few years that's more opportunity for the 3950x's cache bottleneck to show up.

I'd wait a month or two, though. Unless alderlake is really bad, AMD will probably drop prices to put pressure on intel before they ship zen with vcache.

5 : Anonymous2021/10/05 18:30 ID: hficv4w

Intel 12900k looks really promising.

I am a long time user of Intel (because it was the only choice for about a decade) and was really looking forward to jumping on the ryzen 5000 bandwagon but seems like Intel is pulling a miracle.

As much as I hate to stay with Intel because of what they have done, seems like they'll soon be on the front foot again... Hopefully it's a new Intel

ID: hfihnkq

If you could wait, you could always look at how AMD respond.

One would hope that new Intel chip would be better than older AMD chip... Otherwise you would have to question them.

But you needs windows 11 and DDR5 to maximize Intel new Chip, which makes it extremely expensive

ID: hfit4qg

I sorely hope AMD have a response, competition is crucial. However, it's still very much David and Goliath unfortunately.

Intel have so much cash reserve to plough into R&D, plus just poach all of the AMD staff, which they have been doing. It's shit, but that's the darker side to capitalism. Now that Intel have shown a possible response people will be more hesitant to switch.

6 : Anonymous2021/10/05 17:00 ID: hfhzsd7

Any top tier Ryzen 9 or core i9. Depending on what your doing.

ID: hfi01dd

Honestly anything but intel lol. Any ryzen CPUs you’d reccomend? I have a 6900xt, what can I match with that?

ID: hfi09vj

R9 5950X will do.

ID: hfianvs

Imagine being this narrow minded..

7 : Anonymous2021/10/05 17:11 ID: hfi1dli

I got a Ryzen 1920x I'm putting up for sale soon if you're in the UK. Performance-wise its not as good as the more recent Ryzens though, but if you just want a high core count it definitely has that.

ID: hfi1s99

Are you sure it will match with a 6900xt? Also do you have a motherboard to match it? Thanks.

ID: hfi4q02

Tbh I think it would be a bottle neck for a 6900xt, its not really a gaming cpu. Doing video or image editing it's great for though. The motherboard I had for it died, hence why the CPU is for sale. I just changed out my whole system.

8 : Anonymous2021/10/05 17:29 ID: hfi40he

5950x $799 USD

ID: hfip6ec

I’m in the uk where they’re like a grand

ID: hfiwcvh

I'd stick to the 5900X, honestly it gets great performance and the 5950X is fairly useless for most people, even the 5900X is overkill for most people to be honest.

ID: hfitkkb

Damn that sucks.

Try 5900x then ? Great single core boost, good multicore boost. Very good IPC

9 : Anonymous2021/10/05 17:56 ID: hfi7rje

Second hand 1dt or 2nd gen epyc or threadripper, I have seen 32 cores available for around that money in the uk

10 : Anonymous2021/10/05 18:10 ID: hfi9p1n

5900x 12c24t

11 : Anonymous2021/10/05 18:21 ID: hfibdve

5900x will be the better choice unless you reaaaally need more cores

12 : Anonymous2021/10/05 18:39 ID: hfie2ki

5900X 12c get it from UK Overcloockers.

13 : Anonymous2021/10/05 19:42 ID: hfin0gc


14 : Anonymous2021/10/05 20:54 ID: hfix4vi

Nine 1600AF's.

15 : Anonymous2021/10/05 22:18 ID: hfj8hmz

If you had a low budget I would suggest an lga 2011 xeon, but seening you have a high budget, go with the 3950x or 5900x.

16 : Anonymous2021/10/05 22:41 ID: hfjbeyh


17 : Anonymous2021/10/05 23:35 ID: hfji88q

lmao am5 coming soon so idk

18 : Anonymous2021/10/05 23:51 ID: hfjk7fs

5900X is the logical choice

19 : Anonymous2021/10/05 17:50 ID: hfi6tw2

I’m running an old 1900x threadripper and it’s still a monster at only eight cores.

Might be able to find a good deal on some used or new old stock hardware.


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