I had given up on AMD… until today - Ryzen 9 3900X & Ryzen 7 3700X Review

  • Published: 07 July 2019
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    AMD is launching ALL of their third-gen Ryzen CPUs today – We’ve got our hands on two of the best to see if they really can take the fight to Intel’s doorstep: Gaming.

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  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   2 months back

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    • Hogan McDade
      Hogan McDade  5 days back

      11:20 i want to watch this video so bad. Fingers crossed you feel like making it

    • Intel & Nvidia SUXXZZZ!!!
      Intel & Nvidia SUXXZZZ!!!  7 days back

      Intel has a i9 9700K? I've never heard of that

    • JD Ward
      JD Ward  1 weeks back

      Linus claiming "AMD always has been, and always will be 2nd choice! For poor people!"...... Must not have been into computing in 2005 when AMD released the Athlon 64 X2 3800+ CPU..... The first dual core that blew Intel out of the charts and shook the computing world to its core! Intel was not ready to compete and resulted in scandals, blackmail and bribery (Intel was heavily sued for it and had to pay AMD in the region of $1.5 billion for their anticompetetive and illegal tactics) That was doubled when smaller companies sued Intel also for their losses as they were unable to sell AMD products without losing their Intel discounts. Intel caught up in 2006 with their first (but rushed and crappy) dual core CPU..... I had Both and my AMD x2 4200+ blew my Intel core 2 duo E6320 to bits! But the AMD x2 was brand new when I used it, the Intel E6320 was outdated by the time I got it in used condition. The x2 was a overclocking beast back in its day compared to the always locked Intel's! Only their server chips could compete at huge cost premium! So, for over a year AMD dominated Intel with a iron fist! Intel showed that if fights very dirty when it is the underdog! I never have been able to afford a new Intel! My Intel Even my Intel Pentium 133 (yes, 133MHz) was a used computer repair shop buy, they were £1,500 with a dead cheap 8 bit Graphics or £2500 for the new 32 bit GPU..... I kept my first ever CPU (intel i960) from my acorn PC....... Still, AMD has always dominated the budget market and Intel never really competed the low end users until recently. AMD, I believe they offer better high end CPU than Intel (thanks to the thread ripper) but Intel does dominate the market in terms of performance! But AMD always has given better value and more performance for your money, which is Why I have always been a AMD buyer since the dual core days! But a lack of progress from AMD put me to the i5 3330. After 4 years, my i5 setup died, and the amazing value of a new Ryzen 5 2600x being better performing than any used intel i7 at the same price and the Ryzen containing 16Gb RAM vs the intel i7 without RAM (I wanted to go beyond a 3rd gen i5 to a i7 4th gen or newer). So in my opinion, AMD is the top dog at the moment since they offer amazing value for the power, competing with the current Intel line for a fraction of the cost.But in 2005, AMD was the Intel killing superking that left a trail of chaos that cost Intel billions further down the road! Maybe you can cover the Intel scandal in one of your videos and decide if Intel has learned from their multi billion dollar lawsuits or if they will do it all over again with the pending Ryzen 9 and new threadrippers line set to dominate the Intel flagships yet again. Problem is that the mainstream CPU market is a 2 horse race lol

    • Will Cookson
      Will Cookson  2 weeks back

      Another dodgy result table is the Adobe sample 4K export where for some reason the 3700x out performs the ryzen 3900x like what? That's a 8 core 16 thread cpu beating it's 12 core higher up cpu... really these results seem stupid and at best in accurate. My God linus doesn't even talk about the lack of mother board support which AMD said they was gonna do. Oh and many early adopters are reporting black screens, crashes and VERY HOT temps due to AMD having the voltage way over what it should be and in turn the CPU is already overclocked out the box just to hit the base line figures like this 3000series launch is so dodgy it makes AMD look like they ain't consumer friendly.

    SUPERMASTER  1 hours back

    WHY AMD IS CRAP 2019:

    • Nick Hiles
      Nick Hiles  3 hours back


      • Minh-Khoi NguyenLe
        Minh-Khoi NguyenLe  3 hours back

        Mobo monoblock???? Please

        • Scott Longhofer
          Scott Longhofer  5 hours back

          AMD is still a second choice, only fit for poor people or for people on a steep budget. Real world benchmarks Intel always wins.

          • SUPERMASTER
            SUPERMASTER  1 hours back

            WHY AMD IS CRAP 2019:

          • OnyxTech
            OnyxTech  2 hours back

            Whatever helps you sleep at night

        • ween0
          ween0  6 hours back

          What does Linus have against poor people?.. What a douche

          • Tasos Vagianos
            Tasos Vagianos  7 hours back

            AMD: HOLD MY BEERS.
            INTEL: ok...

            • Odai Raed
              Odai Raed  7 hours back

              Noooooooooooo intel is always no.1

              • Jack Le
                Jack Le  9 hours back

                look closelier

                • Yianni Trakas
                  Yianni Trakas  10 hours back

                  How do you get 10 gigs out of your provider

                  • DrZeldaGlitch
                    DrZeldaGlitch  13 hours back

                    what if we combine all CPU's in one?

                    • KrazyBean14
                      KrazyBean14  14 hours back

                      Intel Gen 10 looks shit. I'm swapping to Team Red.

                      • noah james
                        noah james  19 hours back

                        Gg on the random duo win:D

                        • The_Fallen_Pagesus MCR
                          The_Fallen_Pagesus MCR  24 hours back

                          Linus i really need your help my monitor is a 144hz Acer KG1 series and i have a 1070ti, i used to be able to select 144hz for my monitor now im only limited to 120hz and i was hitting 144fps in Rainbow six siege now im having 90-120fps idk what to do to fix this issue please help :)

                          • Relvi Vazquez
                            Relvi Vazquez  1 days back

                            hello my name is relvis I am a super fan of your channel I do not miss a single chapter although I do not see them on youtube because here in Cuba the internet is crap I get it somehow and I see it every week .... well I would like I asked for something I would like to put together my own PC Gamin but the feet here are very difficult to obtain because there are no PC parts stores so I propose you a negotiation you arm me a PC and I tattoo the logo of ty channel ...... ..haha ... is it really..jjj ... I dream of an

                            • Potato
                              Potato  1 days back

                              Intel consider price as a big booster to a cpu spec lmao.

                              • JAMES ROACH
                                JAMES ROACH  1 days back

                                This Chanel’s shit don’t watch it

                                • Marco Schwanenberger
                                  Marco Schwanenberger  2 days back

                                  'I'm waiting since over 1,5 months for the 3900x to be available again, but oh boy, its gonna be worth the wait

                                  • Mr Cat
                                    Mr Cat  17 hours back

                                    Im going with the 3950 Saved up 800€

                                • Ventsi Dimitrov
                                  Ventsi Dimitrov  2 days back

                                  Ohhhh man i love that intro :D no matter how many times i am watching it !

                                  • TheNickFloShow
                                    TheNickFloShow  2 days back

                                    So happy to rub this I to my BIAS Intel friends. I literally had an evil smile watching this video. TAKE THAT ERIC!!!!!!!! AMD BABY!

                                    • Short Giraffe
                                      Short Giraffe  2 days back

                                      wtf do u mean poor people

                                      • chakra
                                        chakra  2 days back

                                        soo for a full gaming rig and potentially streaming (i plan to but idk when i will) should i go for ryzen 9 or even wait for intel's 10th gen?

                                      • Sapostropheez
                                        Sapostropheez  2 days back

                                        Speaking of deeper...

                                        • Tan Hong Meng
                                          Tan Hong Meng  2 days back

                                          Mine is intel core m3

                                          • OverlordHB
                                            OverlordHB  2 days back

                                            Now if the BIOS and Motherboard manufactorers would make the voltage go down so the 3900X doesn´t idle at 60 degrees celsius... I would be more interested.

                                            • OverlordHB
                                              OverlordHB  1 days back

                                              @Rich Racing Did they release this bios this week? since last week it wasn´t helping to have the latest bios.

                                            • Rich Racing
                                              Rich Racing  2 days back

                                              They release new bios that fix this

                                          • TrashMutt Reviews
                                            TrashMutt Reviews  2 days back

                                            Linus is kind of an Intel suck off

                                            • Randall Flores
                                              Randall Flores  3 days back

                                              7:17 did he say "look closely-er"?

                                              • Bobby Lock
                                                Bobby Lock  3 days back

                                                I remember the Athlon days, it was amazing! I had so much fun pushing them to 1000Mhz! I am glad to see them back on top for once.

                                                • Blutonium 10
                                                  Blutonium 10  3 days back

                                                  oh god, I fell attacked while reading comment section

                                                  • Khuzairi Gaming
                                                    Khuzairi Gaming  3 days back

                                                    1:17 Linus: "We need to go a little bit deeper here folks... Speaking of deeper-"
                                                    Me: *double taps on my phone until the sponsor ends*
                                                    Literally me every time he is about to mention a sponsor

                                                    • HardBaseUnderMySkin
                                                      HardBaseUnderMySkin  3 days back

                                                      dude stop making clickbate titles on your videos it makes me cringe alot.

                                                      • Bernard Tremblay
                                                        Bernard Tremblay  3 days back

                                                        I was snooping for reviews of RX 570 so this is kinda coincidence.
                                                        First time *_evahr_* I bought Intel ... i5 8400. (Again, I'm no millionaire.)

                                                        • Christian Park
                                                          Christian Park  3 days back

                                                          Ryzen Nein and Core i Nein. Which Nein should i get?

                                                          • Christian Park
                                                            Christian Park  1 days back

                                                            @TheNickFloShow And it's cheaper. I'll get it when prices drops on the ryzen 9.

                                                          • TheNickFloShow
                                                            TheNickFloShow  2 days back

                                                            Ryzen. It even sounds cooler ;)

                                                        • The B Family
                                                          The B Family  3 days back


                                                          • pleappleappleap
                                                            pleappleappleap  3 days back

                                                            Gaming sharts?

                                                            • Chris R
                                                              Chris R  3 days back

                                                              where can you get a 3900x? they are out of stock everywhere

                                                              • Алексей Гриднев

                                                                Less that a year ago, I bought a laptop on Intel, as I was afraid of some compatibility issues on Linux. I feel so dumb now :(

                                                                • JAYESH JAIN
                                                                  JAYESH JAIN  3 days back

                                                                  ryzen won't last more than 3 years in terms of longevity of processor.Its useless.

                                                                  • Fredrico Mustache
                                                                    Fredrico Mustache  3 days back

                                                                    Bought a Ryzen 1700 in 2017 (the year it launched). Guess I'll get back to you when the processor is over 3 years old?

                                                                • ONE2FREEE
                                                                  ONE2FREEE  4 days back

                                                                  Can you turn ps3 into computer ,prime os /chrome os? Thanks

                                                                  • 52ndStriker
                                                                    52ndStriker  4 days back

                                                                    Hey linus, i have a question, so, i have my new pc right, the CPU is a I7 8700, sadly, not the K but whatever, now, the damn thing runs at 4.60 ghz, which puts the heat up to 81-82c. i want to know from a pro, is this too much for gaming or is it normal, cause i cant fucking find a clear answer anywhere. i have to cut the power to my CPU from 100% to 92% for it to be stuck at 3.06 and it can go up to like 3.70 if it needs extra power, heat is 55c to 65c. Can i keep the CPU at max power with it running 81c for hours of gaming a day, or should i keep it underpowered.

                                                                    • WinterTech Gaming
                                                                      WinterTech Gaming  4 days back

                                                                      Always supported Amd, even when Intel was absolutely dominating. Amd has always been consumer friendly, considering price/performance over Intel's Brand name performance

                                                                      • Chalupa Batman
                                                                        Chalupa Batman  1 days back

                                                                        WinterTech Gaming this is stupid. You should always go for the best performance. AMD finally has that. They had no choice but to be consumer friendly in the past. Because their CPUs were pretty trash

                                                                    • WinterTech Gaming
                                                                      WinterTech Gaming  4 days back

                                                                      1:19, I wasn't even looking at my screen, but I heard this pause and knew I was in for another promotion.

                                                                      • nEOs1255
                                                                        nEOs1255  4 days back

                                                                        RED Squad Says what?

                                                                        • jazba offer
                                                                          jazba offer  4 days back

                                                                          1 03 in exam my friends ask me teacher didnt taught this 😅😅😅

                                                                          • Charles Lee
                                                                            Charles Lee  4 days back

                                                                            Ryzen 3000 good choice

                                                                            • MeTheMonty
                                                                              MeTheMonty  4 days back


                                                                              • Andreas jørgensen
                                                                                Andreas jørgensen  4 days back

                                                                                I didn't understand a word of what that man said, and I even saw the video twice :D sounds like these are impossible to overclock :D

                                                                                • User
                                                                                  User  4 days back

                                                                                  My next build will feature an x570 board and probably a Ryzen 3700x paired with Navi 23.

                                                                                  • Mr Cat
                                                                                    Mr Cat  17 hours back

                                                                                    Until then 4700 is released