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Question If you have bought a CPU in the last 3 years or so (since Ryzen came out) What was it ?

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What CPU did you get ? choose one. You can select 3 choices. ** updated first post with %'s **

  • Ryzen 1xxx series

    Votes: 48 31.6%
  • Ryzen 2xxx series

    Votes: 49 32.2%
  • Ryzen 3xxx series

    Votes: 80 52.6%
  • Threadripper 1xxx, 2xxx or 3xxx

    Votes: 12 7.9%
  • Intel quad core

    Votes: 14 9.2%
  • Intel hex core

    Votes: 14 9.2%
  • Intel 8 core

    Votes: 14 9.2%
  • AMD other

    Votes: 6 3.9%
  • Intel other ( Including Xeon)

    Votes: 17 11.2%
  • EPYC

    Votes: 2 1.3%

  • Total voters
    152

cellarnoise

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Mar 22, 2017
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My small group used laptops for remote audio recording work and then we started including video work on the side.

My 4700mq laptop with integrated video was then struggling, but still does a good job with just audio out in the field.

The three of us now use a 1700x and a 1950x that followed 6 months later for audio / video editing for the past few years.

I plan on getting a Zen3 12+ core and motherboard soon after release. Wish we could justify a threadripper again. We shall see.

Love the multi-thread power AMD has brought to the table the past 3 year with Zen.

I have an Athlon 1.2 ghz tower back in the basement. It was last overclocked to 1.33 ghz with a solid copper air cooler and an 80mm fan adaptor! Used that thing for years! Wonder if it would still fire up with the 17 inch fishbowl monitor?
 

chimaxi83

Diamond Member
May 18, 2003
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I bought a 3700X to update my 8 year old 3770K. I also just bought a cheap 9900K to update my son's system. I haven't purchased anything else since my old 3770K.
 

Gideon

Senior member
Nov 27, 2007
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1700X, 3700X

I've also recommended (and helped built) at least 6 additional Ryzen rigs since then.
 

pututu

Member
Jul 1, 2017
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I've have several xeon rigs (2670, 2695v2, 2697v3, 4669v3) running DC over the past few years and my last purchase was 3950x early this year. Love it for its power efficiency as I live in a state with very high electricity cost.
 

Elfear

Diamond Member
May 30, 2004
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1700 on release
2700X from Craigslist for a smoking deal
3900X
3600 (got in trade for the 3900X + cash)
 

eek2121

Senior member
Aug 2, 2005
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Why did you have to return the 10900k ?
It was on loan. I wanted to do some benchmarking, but I barely had time to do anything with it because of other projects. I have been on the fence about buying one, but stock has been an issue. I will probably wait for Zen 3 and Rocket Lake to launch, then pick up one of each.
 

lightmanek

Member
Feb 19, 2017
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My list for home devices:
1. Ryzen 7 1700
2. Ryzen 5 1600
3. Ryzen 7 2700X
4. Athlon 3000G
5. Threadripper 1920X
6. Ryzen 7 3750H
7. Ryzen 5 3600
8. Ryzen 9 3900XT

In semi chronological order haha! Obviously some are now sold and replaced with newer ones, but I still run on 1,4,6 and 8 at home. That's last 3 years for you.

On Intel side I bought:
1. i5 7300HQ
2. i5 2400s (recent purchase)

But had or have access and played with many Intel laptops, including the IceLake i7 10somethingG7
 

thigobr

Member
Sep 4, 2016
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My list goes as:
Ryzen 7 1700 (launch)
Ryzen 7 1700 (couple months later)
Intel i9 9900 non-K (running as a "homelab virtualization server")

Planning to get a Zen3 by December!
 

Jimzz

Diamond Member
Oct 23, 2012
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Bought a 2700x. I was going to buy a 3600 but microcenter had the 2700x for $130 with $30 off with board.
 

anthrax

Senior member
Feb 8, 2000
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2
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I built my current PC in Q3 - 2017. The choices then where.

AMD Ryzen 1xxx series
AMD Threadripper 1900x series.
Intel Kaby Lake 7xxx
Intel Skylake-X

I went for the Skylake-X 7900 on x299 and do not regret it at all. If I went with the other options, I likely would have to have re-built it.

AMD Ryzen 1xxx and Threadripper have poor game performance. While it has got better, the chiplet design ultimately traded higher core counts for higher memory latency.
Intel Katy lake only had 4 cores , which isn’t really enough today.

The Skylake-x on x299 was a good platform, and there were ways to extract good gaming performance from it, unlike the AMD 1st gen AMD Ryzen platform.
 
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Shivansps

Diamond Member
Sep 11, 2013
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In the last 3 years?

-Ryzen 7 1700
-Ryzen 3 2200G
-Ryzen 3 3200G
-Ryzen 5 3600
-Ryzen 5 2400G


On my main pc it was 1700->2200G-3200G->3600

The 2400G i got it cheap for a ITX home server because it has a broken pin and only one channel of memory works.
 
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misuspita

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Jul 15, 2006
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I've got a Ryzen 1600 since January 2018 but plan on upgrading it maybe next spring with a 3600XT or 3800XT. Also just bought a laptop with 4500u and another in summer with 3500u, all work flawlessly.

Performance jumped very much since I was looking at what's on the table, at end of 2016 when I considered getting something new. The rise of Ryzen (ahem) was just what doctor ordered :)
 
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Avalon

Diamond Member
Jul 16, 2001
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Got an AMD Ryzen 5 1600 for myself back at launch and a year down the road some Intel Core i3 7000 series something or other for the lady that was on sale. Looking forward to Zen 3, itching for an upgrade!
 

Markfw

CPU Moderator, VC&G Moderator, Elite Member
Super Moderator
May 16, 2002
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Still waiting for a worthy successor to an i7 4770.
Just curious... What makes a worthy successor ? AMD and Intel both have far superior CPUs to that. Intel for gaming, and AMD for everything else.
 
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cytg111

Lifer
Mar 17, 2008
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Just curious... What makes a worthy successor ? AMD and Intel both have far superior CPUs to that. Intel for gaming, and AMD for everything else.
I am thinking singlethreaded performance. I am struggling to find the app that really uses more than 4 cores/8 threads... maybe some some lazy game ports, so yea a ~50% uplift in single-threaded would be nice and added cores as a bonus. Might be a Zen3.
 

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