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Discussion Measure of snappiness

Kocicak

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After upgrading from 3000 to 5000 Ryzen CPU, I noticed improved snappiness of the system. I would argue that it feels better than 20% more snappy.

Is it just in my head od could it be possible that some for example measured changes of delays of the system/programs responses could be higher than reported improvement of the CPU performance?
 

Hulk

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Interesting topic. Why is my 4770k desktop system so much snappier than my 8250u based Surface Laptop 3 (with all power savings turned off or down)?
I mean things like opening apps and such are such much more responsive on the 4770k. Both have SSD's.
 

ondma

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After upgrading from 3000 to 5000 Ryzen CPU, I noticed improved snappiness of the system. I would argue that it feels better than 20% more snappy.

Is it just in my head od could it be possible that some for example measured changes of delays of the system/programs responses could be higher than reported improvement of the CPU performance?
Did you do a fresh OS install? .
 
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DrMrLordX

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I don't know the reason (could just be some mental placebo effect) but I think that system snappiness ought to be measured in finger snaps so that you can say something like "The Ryzen 5600X is .5 snaps snappier than the 3600X."
This system is well established:

 
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DooKey

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I went from a 3700X to a 5800X and can't tell the difference at the desktop. Games are another matter. Higher lows are nice.
 

krumme

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I generally think all the 3600 in the house is 0.5 snippier in office than my 8700k that even have a 0.5 snappier ssd. The 8700k was 0.2 snappier than the 1700 but became kind of lame with the security mitigations. Still faster for high refresh gaming. Looking forward to the 5600x.
Hopefully its king of snap all over.
 
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thigobr

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I just replaced an old Ryzen 1700 by a 3700X and I can't tell the difference when the system is lightly loaded. Exact same system even memory frequency and timings. Just replaced the CPU.
But I can tell it's much faster when multitasking and a heavy multi thread task is running in background (e.g. compiling under Linux).
 

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