Not sure yet... 2 different companies, both with quantity problems on new hardware. Could be covid related ??? I will reserve judgement for at least 30 days, it happened last year with my 3900x's and there was no covid, but I got them in 30 days.Another paper launch. Maybe next summer us common folk will be able to go to a store and purchase a new gen CPU or GPU. Till then.....
It seems to depend on the model. I could have driven to microcenter for a 5600x or 5800x, but availability seems to be much lower on the 5950x.Another paper launch. Maybe next summer us common folk will be able to go to a store and purchase a new gen CPU or GPU. Till then.....
Tasks that don't stay in L3 take a big performance hit. This tends only to happen when running lots of simultaneous tasks, but there are a few resource hogging apps out there. Many times the penalty can be mitigated my running the tasks in multi-threaded mode on projects that allow it.I am still reading all the reviews, but the higher core count 5950x seems a bit memory bandwidth starved more than the 3950x on several multi-core loads. Performance per core of the 5950x seems to diminish more than the 12 core 5900x over the 8 core?
Maybe this will impact DC threads that can't spend most of their time in the L3?
That kit was the exact one I was looking at. If I back down the speed to 3600, I imagine a 4 stick kit is probably ok tooI agree that 2GB per thread is now 'standard' for DC, and will get you steady performance from all current projects (as long as you aren't running Rosetta alongside Amicable? ((8GB per task)) ). And also agree that more than 2 modules limits your RAM speeds. 3600MHz is not too bad of a compromise though.
edit: Seems 4000 is on the market though, but not sure it is worth 20% more money for only 11% more speed than 3600, which is actually in stock.
I haven’t ever built a home pc with ECC - I’ve read a fair amount of skepticism regarding the need for ECC. Of course that doesn’t stop us from using it for servers, but I haven’t ever seen a metric that states the frequency of ECC correcting a bit.Whenever I built a computer of which CPU + mainboard had ECC support, I put ECC RAM into it. When I built my current main home PC, AMD did not have attractive options, and so I went with a Xeon E3, instead of a Core-i counterpart, in order to have ECC support.