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 weeks back

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    • joblow tor
      joblow tor  5 days back

      Paid shill.

    • Nicolas Edwards
      Nicolas Edwards  1 weeks back


    • Robert Tarr
      Robert Tarr  1 weeks back

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    • Jarno Fret
      Jarno Fret  2 weeks back

      Hey à good video idea would be switching from Intel to ryzen do you have to do any windows updates or anything like that

  • Jack Chandler
    Jack Chandler  52 minutes back

    AMD all the way.

    • depth386
      depth386  1 hours back

      I love the 3600 and 3900x as products. Amazing performance for the $.

      The fan on x570 is freaking unacceptable. If I built a system with x570 I would remove the fan on the chipset jank-dank a heat pipe over it leading to some random heatsink somewhere out of the way.

      If I were to build a ryzen 3000’s system it would be on one of those x470 boards with updated bios once they get the bugs out.

      • Tellz
        Tellz  1 hours back

        Me: I don’t see anything there
        My friend: 7:17

        • Honest Lee
          Honest Lee  1 hours back

          is it a waste of money for me to get ryzen 9, for my 2080 super, if i only use it for gaming?

          • Failedsuccessfully
            Failedsuccessfully  3 hours back

            7:17 closlier

            • ViscosityAE
              ViscosityAE  6 hours back

              that intro though hahahah im dead. Sorry AMD, that's great you're finally on board but still gonna buy Intel. ayyyyyyyyyy lmaoooo

              • Krasi
                Krasi  10 hours back

                Hell yeah. Go AMD. We need more competition. I want to see more companies in the CPU market going head to head and innovating, not just dragging their feet and eating our hard earned money.

                • No One
                  No One  11 hours back

                  I had same reaction Linus

                  • Mr. Potatoes Head
                    Mr. Potatoes Head  12 hours back

                    i felt attacked in the first 15 seconds of the video

                    • Pyro
                      Pyro  14 hours back

                      I couldn't believe it, but I bought a Ryzen 3700x and now have to wait for it to arrive. I never thought I would go back to team red, but you can't deny the beast that is Zen2

                      • AmstradExin
                        AmstradExin  14 hours back

                        So how long is it until L3 cache will be the main memory?

                        • TheBobberland
                          TheBobberland  14 hours back

                          Poggers. A ad spot transition that almost worked!

                          • Banana rama
                            Banana rama  15 hours back

                            Intel bois I need your help https://zrzutka.pl/xtrema

                            • Paul Cook
                              Paul Cook  15 hours back

                              Can someone make one of these videos in English?

                              • Richard Metje
                                Richard Metje  15 hours back

                                Top Ten Anime Comebacks

                                • Brett Strydom
                                  Brett Strydom  17 hours back

                                  AWESOME video but i just could help but pick up on the latest word LOL... CLOSLIER ... Call Oxford, they need to know their dictionary is missing a work ;-) hehe! 7:16

                                  • M. H.
                                    M. H.  17 hours back

                                    Try to overclock AMD vs Intel. Bye Bye AMD

                                    • Alexandrite Lucky
                                      Alexandrite Lucky  19 hours back

                                      3900x ? meh, i'm waiting for 3950x, noob!

                                      • Rem Mue
                                        Rem Mue  19 hours back

                                        Linus you ever sell your home made gaming rigs?

                                        • Pablo Tarkowski
                                          Pablo Tarkowski  20 hours back

                                          AMD uses anabolic steroids!
                                          It's super effective!
                                          Intel is now confused.
                                          Intel hurt itself in it's confusion.

                                          • Thomas Normann Wernersson

                                            I wanna see this cpu with several gaming rigs, 1 tower :D

                                            • Abid ahammed
                                              Abid ahammed  1 days back

                                              is there any integrated graphics in Ryzen 3600 for normal computing???

                                              • Abid ahammed
                                                Abid ahammed  18 hours back

                                                @Pablo Tarkowski stupidity atlist they should provide little amount of graphics just for OS.

                                              • Pablo Tarkowski
                                                Pablo Tarkowski  20 hours back

                                                If I'm not mistaken only the ryzen "g's" have integrated graphics

                                            • Arch Dornan
                                              Arch Dornan  1 days back

                                              So 3700x is winner overall

                                              • Conqwiztadore22
                                                Conqwiztadore22  1 days back

                                                I have 1600. I fkin hate amd ryzen can't believe i fell for the hype

                                              • Justin Tara
                                                Justin Tara  1 days back

                                                my 5960x is aging, and while at 4.5ghz it still holds up decently 3900x is looking good especially at that price. Might wait to see what their higher-end model chip will be since it will still be affordable.

                                                • BannedForSkills3
                                                  BannedForSkills3  1 days back

                                                  Yo seeing all these cool pc videos and how they look so cool makes me want a better pc lol

                                                  • jerry smith
                                                    jerry smith  1 days back

                                                    I have an Aorus b450 motherboard and have the app center so I used to run a ryzen 3 2200 at 3.7 ghz for the rec boost that it suggested, but I upgraded to a ryzen 7 2700 with a rec boost of 3.4 ghz. I run 16 gbs of ram clocked at 2400 mhz with an evga gtx 770 sc. I honestly love the price for the processors and how well they work since I'm running most games at max settings 1080p around 50-80 fps. Before I had just been using a toshiba sattelite with an i5 4200 U and 8 gbs of ram lmaoo

                                                    • Shane O'Neal
                                                      Shane O'Neal  2 days back

                                                      Why is it impossible to find the 3900X, right now? AMD isn't meeting the demand.

                                                      • Calculated Risk
                                                        Calculated Risk  1 days back

                                                        They had a lot of supply, but demand was far more than they anticipated. Best Buy was sold out within 1 hour of the CPUs launching.

                                                    • GamingReality '81
                                                      GamingReality '81  2 days back

                                                      I bought Ryzen 5 3600X !!! With RX 580 8GB +Nitro it can do anything you want in gaming on 1440p !!!!

                                                      • FABIANSfabian
                                                        FABIANSfabian  2 days back

                                                        I dont cair intel still better😑😑😐😐🙄

                                                        • Tyler Marshall
                                                          Tyler Marshall  2 days back

                                                          Can someone explain to me how it is the case that the Ryzen 7 is out performing the Ryzen 9? Is it just because the Ryzen 9 has a lot more overhead?

                                                          • Morpheas
                                                            Morpheas  2 days back

                                                            Its about time that Intel started feeling the heat. Its the only way we (the consumers) can stop getting taken advantage of by these big tech companies.

                                                            400 dollar CPU and you dont even enable Hyper-Threading?? REALLY INTEL?
                                                            You still refuse to unlock your CPU's and charge a premium for it?
                                                            You still wont support backwards compatibility and try to force us to get a new motherboard every god damn CPU series launch?

                                                            FUCK YOU Intel.

                                                            Now that AMD is hitting you where it hurts, maybe you'll stop being so goddamn greedy.

                                                            • MrBroly10000
                                                              MrBroly10000  2 days back

                                                              One more thing... have you checked if the Intel compiler CPU despatcher is still using the slowest runtimes for non-Intel CPUs? I will be checking my games and benchmarks with this


                                                              • Nair G
                                                                Nair G  2 days back

                                                                Jalan-jalan ke channel aku yaa,salam dari indonesia.tolong di bantu subscribet yaaa.

                                                                • spootieho
                                                                  spootieho  2 days back

                                                                  Confused: Picture says i7 9700, chart says i9 9700.

                                                                  • GhoSTHunT3R
                                                                    GhoSTHunT3R  2 days back

                                                                    time to switch from Intel then...

                                                                    • ASDDASADSS ASDASDDASASDD

                                                                      *Intel is cool*
                                                                      *AMD is lame.*

                                                                      *End of review.*

                                                                      • Brett Dent
                                                                        Brett Dent  2 days back

                                                                        Every single gaming PC I have ever built has been an AMD. That being said, that decision was based on loyalty and cost. It is nice to know that Intel has some solid gaming competition now which will hopefully translate to better value per dollar for us consumers. I intend to upgrade my 1700X to a 3700X/3900X in the next 3-6 months, so I'm sticking with AMD :)

                                                                        • Calculated Risk
                                                                          Calculated Risk  1 days back

                                                                          Hopefully your board supports just swapping CPUs. That would be epic.

                                                                      • Angel Kirilov
                                                                        Angel Kirilov  2 days back

                                                                        Cancer clickbait titles.

                                                                        • Steven R
                                                                          Steven R  2 days back

                                                                          i pre orderd on the morning of the 7th and im still waiting with no delivery date in sight amds world wide release date is a big joke wish i hadnt pre orderd now

                                                                          • FPS Test
                                                                            FPS Test  2 days back

                                                                            Ryzen 3200g can oc to 1800mhz.its great

                                                                            • Things That Need To Be Fixed

                                                                              Linus! Could you do a "switch to Ryzen CPU and Motherbaord without reinstalling Windows 10" video?

                                                                              • Barry Cole
                                                                                Barry Cole  2 days back

                                                                                "look closelier" hehe

                                                                                • Sebastian Rogers
                                                                                  Sebastian Rogers  2 days back

                                                                                  Really fellow Sebastian you do anything for money such a shame..

                                                                                  • Danton Barnes
                                                                                    Danton Barnes  2 days back

                                                                                    Waiting patiently for a 6 core 12 thread apu that isn’t ridiculously over priced

                                                                                    • xBunea
                                                                                      xBunea  2 days back

                                                                                      Im keeping my 2700x two more years

                                                                                      • Buck bex
                                                                                        Buck bex  2 days back

                                                                                        Would it hurt to add 1440p benchmarks, who pays 4 or 500 bucks for a cpu to play 1080p

                                                                                        • Buck bex
                                                                                          Buck bex  2 days back


                                                                                          Thanks ! I just thought these high end cpus are a little overkill for 1080p gaming

                                                                                        • Xerazal
                                                                                          Xerazal  2 days back

                                                                                          They do 1080p benchmarks because lower resolutions show more cpu workload than GPU workload. These chips will all perform very similarly at 4k for example, because the gpu is being bottlenecked. But at 1080p, the cpu is going to be the bottleneck, so it shows actual performance of the cpu and how they compare with one another.