Budget 41-50k Is it worth Upgrading to 5900X from 3900X (silicon lottery chip)?


princeoo7

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I own an AMD 3900x (silicon lottery) which I am running at 4.20Ghz on 1.2V on stock cooler. Will be going to Red team for GPU due to requirements.
So, it it worth upgrading to a 5900X after selling the 3900X or I should just stick to 3900X.

What I do is E-Sports (No Competitive) , Stream at 2k, virtualization, coding, video editing stuff.
Is this worth the upgrade?

Or I should just skip this generation entirely?

Also What would be the best price to sell 3900X if I want to upgrade ?
 

thegr8anand

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Not really. Btw that 4.2 @ 1.2v is great voltage. I have to run mine quite high to run all cores at 4.2. Makes sense as yours is a silicon lottery chip.

Only upgrade if you have a 4k high refresh rate monitor and want to maximize fps for your gaming. Rest of the stuff 3900x should be sufficient.
 

princeoo7

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Not really. Btw that 4.2 @ 1.2v is great voltage. I have to run mine quite high to run all cores at 4.2. Makes sense as yours is a silicon lottery chip.

Only upgrade if you have a 4k high refresh rate monitor and want to maximize fps for your gaming. Rest of the stuff 3900x should be sufficient.
No plan for 4k as I don't know any monitor which is 4k ips 144hz who's price can be found online for India like Lg 27gn950 which is kinda small for 4k. but I will be using a 2k 144hz or 165hz monitor with a 2k 75hz monitor for sure. I have notice that CPU encoding via software is way better then that of GPU for NVIDIA card. hell of a difference in stream quality :eek:
 

princeoo7

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Reviews are such a pain when not out ! for the pricing, Rs. 49,600/- inclusive gst is what we have. I hope we have reviews by tomorrow for the 5900X so that at least I can decide whether I should sale the silicon lottery chip or not o_O
 

TechFrost

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Reviews are such a pain when not out ! for the pricing, Rs. 49,600/- inclusive gst is what we have. I hope we have reviews by tomorrow for the 5900X so that at least I can decide whether I should sale the silicon lottery chip or not o_O
where u got the price? 49k is expensive!!
 

princeoo7

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where u got the price? 49k is expensive!!
Rs.41990 + 18% = Rs.49600 rounded
According to this the competitive scene will be more of an upgrade but I wonder how does it relates to a display with 144hz as I don't even have one at the moment o_O

Can anyone with high refresh rate monitor tell how the frames higher than their limits performs provide an advantage ?

 
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thegr8anand

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All the gaming gains are at 1080p compared to 3xxx series (negligible at 1440p and 4k). So for competitve gamers using 1080p 200+ hz displays its a big jump.
 

princeoo7

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Not really. Btw that 4.2 @ 1.2v is great voltage. I have to run mine quite high to run all cores at 4.2. Makes sense as yours is a silicon lottery chip.

Only upgrade if you have a 4k high refresh rate monitor and want to maximize fps for your gaming. Rest of the stuff 3900x should be sufficient.
what's your current oc ?
I game at 1440p at the moment at 75hz, in future 144hz.
 

thegr8anand

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I used per ccx oc. after much testing and using high voltage found 2 cores on 1 CCD can run 4.4ghz but the other CCD cores can't run above 4.2.

hwinfo1.jpg
 

thegr8anand

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Corsair H115i Platinum RGB AIO. Temps are fine. Only when i continously repeat benchmark like CBr20 does it touch 85+ where all cores are used. No where close in my usage or gaming as not even half are used.

Like yours, can see power saving features are on and effective clocks are way down.
 

burntwingzZz

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stick with 3900x if you use for gaming , if your usage is on workstation side and can recover the money than go for it
 

princeoo7

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stick with 3900x if you use for gaming , if your usage is on workstation side and can recover the money than go for it
yea I am skipping the plan. as Max I can use is the 144hz at 1440p based on new monitor in future. Hope the streaming will not suffer :angelic:
 

princeoo7

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Just conducted small test to measure the stability test on stock cooler. 4.2ghz on 1.2v for 12 hrs straight. temp where 90 deg to 94 deg on stock with no reboot or freeze or any shutter. One thing I am confused of. CPU POWER was below 96W so what does that mean ? this chip is 105W right ?
 

burntwingzZz

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^^^^ not really it means processor would generate 105w of heat under full load your proc would pull around 140 to 145 watts at full load when on stock and around 95 amps
 

burntwingzZz

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so your ppt is 12% of 1000w which is 120 watt at 1.2 v fair ,if you have a better cooler you might even oc higher all core not sure but there is a slight possibility
 

rahul0256

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its not worth upgrading to be honest. Wait for 2 years atleast because AM4 socket Ryzen 5000 series is the last generation.
 

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