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  1 days back

      Paid shill.

    • Nicolas Edwards
      Nicolas Edwards  3 days back


    • Robert Tarr
      Robert Tarr  6 days back

      @LinusTechTips Maybe on PCI-4.0 you need something like this for your nvme m.2 .... Air Volume: 23-89 CFM, Noise: 20dBA, RPM 8000?. Let me know what you think?? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07T7VD87G/?coliid=I21PLBLC7025LG&colid=1MP5KEDS7WDX2&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

    • Jarno Fret
      Jarno Fret  1 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

  • Sam Parsons
    Sam Parsons  5 minutes back

    7:17 This man just said closelyer. Its just one of those weird brain moment and I love it. We all do it.

    • J Wallace
      J Wallace  6 minutes back

      See the problem here is that even though AMD is killing it essentially, the AMD motherboard manufacturers are making a killing by over pricing their motherboards to make up the difference in cost vs. Intel.
      Example: (Intel) Asrock Z390 Phantom "gaming" 9 = $250 (AMD) ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Hero $380

      • Jorge Nascimento
        Jorge Nascimento  1 hours back

        Take yourself down the biggest tech scammer on YouTube. The most bias and bad reviews. 1st linus, 2 jayhalfcents...

        • Kay Bürcky
          Kay Bürcky  1 hours back

          Watercooling SSDs YAAY

          • TmH
            TmH  1 hours back

            I disliked cause of the "poor people" at the start. It's not for poor people, It's for people who dont want to pay for the Name...

            • givemeanameman1
              givemeanameman1  2 hours back

              Anyone else expect him to say something completely diffrent when they heard "speaking of deeper"
              I was so expecting a sex product placement I almost blew my tea all over my screen...

              • Shaher Yar khan
                Shaher Yar khan  5 hours back

                upgraded to ryzen 5 3600 gg amd

                • ekoms
                  ekoms  6 hours back

                  Lovin the 18:9 aspect

                  • paulo159
                    paulo159  7 hours back

                    @14:20 shots fired! shots fired !

                    • Jacob Wetzel
                      Jacob Wetzel  8 hours back

                      Did this little bitch just seriously just say we were poor because we use AMD?

                      • Realmantik J
                        Realmantik J  8 hours back

                        AMD is not for poor people it is for thrifty people.

                        • The300ZXGuru
                          The300ZXGuru  8 hours back

                          dude there was a time when AMD was king bro. What is this amateur hour? Ive been building PCs since my 286 days and all the way through my 3900x days and I got to tell you that Athlon slot procs WERE KING. Sorry. There was a time in AMD were they took over gaming and was crushing INTEL. Mind you Intel tried to make rambus the standard witch we know how that all turned out. Still miss 3DFX though. Anyway. AMD is not for poor people it is for thrifty people. lol

                          • 异乡魂Alex Li
                            异乡魂Alex Li  10 hours back

                            AMD YES!!!

                            • Neoshenlong Archivo 2008 - 2011

                              Wait, did you guys see that? According to what you showed at the end, the last time AMD was on top Half Life 2 came out. Could that mean....?

                              • Chris Benn
                                Chris Benn  11 hours back

                                AMD ryzen 9 3900x only supports up to 3200mhz?! But why is a lot of big YouTubers use 3600mhz? in there testing without any problems?!

                                • SteveAkaGoatpile
                                  SteveAkaGoatpile  11 hours back

                                  looks like I will upgrade my PC in 2020. by then the price will have dropped.

                                  • Johan Fredriksson
                                    Johan Fredriksson  12 hours back


                                    • Erin O'Neal
                                      Erin O'Neal  13 hours back

                                      9:55 So if the proprietary fans are the least reliable parts, do you think they'll have any standard for aftermarket fan-forced chipset coolers? I had put one on my first ever build because it had an LED fan on it, but in this application, maybe keep it in standard cooler size to swap the fan out?

                                      • Danny Alexander
                                        Danny Alexander  13 hours back

                                        This man has the smoothest transitions lol

                                        • Erin O'Neal
                                          Erin O'Neal  13 hours back

                                          Linus, you can go deeper into me!

                                          • robert goreas
                                            robert goreas  13 hours back

                                            this opening cracks me up.

                                            • David C
                                              David C  14 hours back

                                              PCIe 4 only uses 1 or 2 more watts on X570 than PCIe 3 (NVMe drive)

                                              • Jeremy Hervieux
                                                Jeremy Hervieux  16 hours back

                                                ordered the 3700x to upgrade from my ryzen 1600, also snagged 16 gb of 3200mhz ram as well. Really impressed with what amd brought to the table this go around.

                                                The 5700xt is really good too but rumors of 5800 and 5900 has me waiting to pull the trigger.

                                                • Bruno Beltrame
                                                  Bruno Beltrame  16 hours back

                                                  Who is Ronaldo Buassali?

                                                  • TheBenchmarkBrothers
                                                    TheBenchmarkBrothers  16 hours back

                                                    "Speaking of deeper", I feel a YOUR MORE joke incoming.

                                                    • Joao Carlos Feliciano Leite

                                                      EHAUHeuAHEuhaUHEUAHEUAHEAU!!!! Nice!!!

                                                      • illuminatillati
                                                        illuminatillati  19 hours back

                                                        Linus just try this key bored https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=4580.

                                                        • Curtis Dammann
                                                          Curtis Dammann  19 hours back

                                                          So... Is there ANY youtube channel that can actually give a straight answer to these new AMD chips? Because this is the fourth "review/shootout" video I've watched today and literally every video showed Intel as still the gaming CPU of choice but now Linus is saying AMD is ahead?

                                                          Is this another case of "AMD is a cunt hair quicker than Intel in SOME aspects and its cheaper-ish, so its better rah rah rah...?"

                                                          The new technology is quite interesting, but I'm not seeing the "ground breaking" difference that would make me claim AMD is on top.... Yet.

                                                          • Firas Mansour
                                                            Firas Mansour  19 hours back

                                                            Linus will have grandchildren before intel gets 7nm

                                                            • tech men
                                                              tech men  20 hours back

                                                              i love amd

                                                              • Stephanie D
                                                                Stephanie D  21 hours back

                                                                Bought a 3700x and couldn't be happier. It uses less power than any CPU I've owned, it is noticeably faster than my 2700x was, plus it's not intel.

                                                                • Brian Todd
                                                                  Brian Todd  21 hours back


                                                                  • Si Yu Chen
                                                                    Si Yu Chen  24 hours back

                                                                    Chinese Meme:
                                                                    (Buildozer Generation)
                                                                    I will NEVER buy anything from AMD til I die!!!!
                                                                    (New Ryzen came out)
                                                                    It smells SOOOOO good

                                                                    • Tom Hsia
                                                                      Tom Hsia  9 hours back

                                                                      I'm Chinese, and I don't get it... That being said, I'm not good with memes. Care to explain?

                                                                  • Mateusz Majerski
                                                                    Mateusz Majerski  24 hours back

                                                                    There is one huge reason to buy intel atm. This reason is ... Love. If you love you dont look at the price or performance, you dont compare to competition, you just pay and feel good with your love.

                                                                    • Icαt
                                                                      Icαt  1 days back

                                                                      Subzero ryzen build plz

                                                                      • Kidrock Han
                                                                        Kidrock Han  1 days back

                                                                        Plain and simple: AMD Yes!

                                                                        • Hannes T
                                                                          Hannes T  1 days back

                                                                          i still cant buy an amd ryzen 3 1200

                                                                          • Brian Nguyen
                                                                            Brian Nguyen  1 days back

                                                                            "Intel has always been the best choice" so we're just going to ignore how Prescott, Pentium D, etc existed?

                                                                            • Norman Wang
                                                                              Norman Wang  13 hours back

                                                                              Brian Nguyen Pentium D. Brings me back.

                                                                          • Lanstrifer
                                                                            Lanstrifer  1 days back

                                                                            Well this poor streamer will finally get an upgrade he can enjoy, thanks Linus Tech Tips!

                                                                            • Nice Guy MaaNii
                                                                              Nice Guy MaaNii  1 days back

                                                                              So ur telling me i should go for amd instead of i9 9900k? Wanting to buy a beastie gaming laptop guys. Help me.

                                                                              • Optimus Vivero
                                                                                Optimus Vivero  1 days back

                                                                                Yeah, its all unicorns and rainbows until Intel releases the next core I whatever and it tears AMD apart.

                                                                                • Jamey Summers
                                                                                  Jamey Summers  18 hours back

                                                                                  Do you mean the already behind architecture of 10nm?

                                                                              • Mc Knight
                                                                                Mc Knight  1 days back

                                                                                Fuck ya'll intel fans, now ya'll jumping on the bandwagon, nah i'm just playing but intel is to blame for sleeping SOOO long.

                                                                                • AVP
                                                                                  AVP  1 days back

                                                                                  Given up on amd? It's pretty obvious in the next few years amd will take over intel.

                                                                                  • Slayre Hesh
                                                                                    Slayre Hesh  1 days back


                                                                                    • darkpsy19
                                                                                      darkpsy19  1 days back

                                                                                      Intel deserves this because of the greedy position they took when AMD just couldn't compete..
                                                                                      Good job AMD.

                                                                                      • Chaunce Dickerson
                                                                                        Chaunce Dickerson  6 hours back

                                                                                        Yup. Greedy bastards. I had a skylake non k, went out and bought the z170 because you could over clock baseclock with amazing results. My 6700 was as good as any 6700k on benchmarks at 4.4. Later intel patches their “mistake” and now it’s a pain in the ass to get my processor to be the same as it was years ago. I bought a ryzen 3600 now, intel lost my money for a long time. Hopefully for ever and they asked for this.

                                                                                      • Erin O'Neal
                                                                                        Erin O'Neal  13 hours back

                                                                                        Hell yeah. All that sandbagging they did. smh

                                                                                    • Ash
                                                                                      Ash  1 days back


                                                                                      - Linus 2019

                                                                                    • For2went
                                                                                      For2went  2 days back

                                                                                      SLI 750i days anyone?