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   7 months back

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    • Son Of Troy
      Son Of Troy  2 months back

      Hey LTT, I’m in the process of building my very first PC but out here in central California their are no computer hardware stores in my area that can supply the build I want, I even went to Best Buy and they don’t carry high-end pc build parts, I’m left with the option of ordering online... if you were going to buy very high-end parts for a pc build online, who would you buy from? Or where do you go to get all your pc build parts...

    • 2nde06 BOUNAJMA Mehdi
      2nde06 BOUNAJMA Mehdi  2 months back

      amd is fucking intel simply

    • Lovro Mačič Kotnik
      Lovro Mačič Kotnik  3 months back

      Hi linus i started you watching last year when i started to get really into computers i watched every your video and i love your channel and everyone on this channel i just wanna make sure that you know how much your channel do to me

    • Hop Pine Cliff
      Hop Pine Cliff  3 months back

      I just got a brand new laptop do you have a video on what I should do to it?

    • Ben R.
      Ben R.  3 months back

      Yes, that's what I always say too. People just don't know how bad they are getting screwed when buying all these Taiwanese semiconductor parts. All of it is based from there and is so cheaply designed and made. Any real technical person in the field can or that works in a fab can tell you how cheap these damn products are. These monopolies all rip people off with these price fixing products. Who puts the value on the products? The monopolies do. Like real estate. Same damn thing. It's because there is no free market any longer just monopolies that buy every competitor or price them out of business like Amazon. Corsair, Thermaltake, Gigabyte, MSI, Zotac, Biostar, all these cheap Taiwanese based companies use the same damn parts in everything cheaply designed and put together without any real engineering thought that goes in it. Cheap controllers, PWM, VRM, Caps, switches, everything is so damn cheap in every part yet most people don't give a shit as long as it works. The failure rate is at it's highest today with these parts being at the highest cost it has ever been. AMD might be the underdog but who's to say that they wouldn't be Intel today and vice versa. Fanboys. Monopolies have killed the free market along with good products that used to exist 30 years ago.

  • Henry Metzger
    Henry Metzger  1 days back

    "Slowlier" lol

    • Bryan Austin
      Bryan Austin  2 days back

      "Look closlier" 7:17 Linus inventing new words again.
      "Core i7 9700K" oopsie 12:13

      • Robert Toms, III
        Robert Toms, III  2 days back

        great scripting and acting

        • Vlad Snape
          Vlad Snape  2 days back

          Even Intel fanboys and fangirls should be happy about the competition from AMD - it means that Intel needs to pull their finger out and offer better pricing, which they will not do without such competition.

          • The Postal Gril
            The Postal Gril  2 days back

            i'm really impressed with amd. they were in a dark hole and pulled themself out. even if you're an intel fanboi/gal you gotta respect amd for their huge comeback from the abyss.

            • Tuzz Nation
              Tuzz Nation  2 days back

              AMD: MOE POWA BAAAABY

              • Robert Elliott
                Robert Elliott  2 days back

                LOOK CLOSLIER GUYS!

                • cosmo
                  cosmo  3 days back

                  I really enjoyed the little bit of acting at the beginning , it made me laugh at 1 am in the morning

                  • Marco Arias
                    Marco Arias  4 days back

                    2005 calling, AMD Chip/Radeon card was the best, Intel/Nvidia was for the poor....Facts.

                    • Jake Galvez
                      Jake Galvez  4 days back

                      i see i9 9700k

                      • Greg Hakes
                        Greg Hakes  5 days back

                        Until today i had given up on you !!!

                        • Excaliber
                          Excaliber  5 days back

                          And just wait until most games go multi-thread.. Most new ones are being coded for that. Intel is in Trouble... and were at the beginning of the year AMD is sure to drop the next-gen before the end of the year.

                          • Dipto Sarker
                            Dipto Sarker  5 days back

                            Press *F* to pay respect to Intel. It was nice knowing you.

                            • Lunix
                              Lunix  5 days back

                              I was always an intel user and hated AMD. I now have a Ryzen CPU. But AMD graphics cards still suck imo

                              • Dirty Pool
                                Dirty Pool  7 days back

                                When I build a new PC, I will go either Intel or AMD. Which ever I choose, will be the better performing CPU. No loyalties, just whomever is offering the best bang for the buck at the time. Ryzen 9 3900x is my new CPU. Linus is 100% correct. Healthy competition between manufacturers gets us new and exciting products, at better prices!

                                • Mirthumos
                                  Mirthumos  1 weeks back

                                  I had always bought intel cpus but i'm happy amd has finally caught up and even beaten intel. I've just built my very 1st amd pc :) Happy for Amd.

                                  • One TURBOWPOWER
                                    One TURBOWPOWER  1 weeks back

                                    Ahh yes. Now I just need to hop on the bandwagon now

                                    • Derrick Johnson
                                      Derrick Johnson  1 weeks back

                                      Guys don't believe the hype on either CPU!!! Buy what works for you. At this point they are both great CPUs.....Let your wallet guide you....mine (poor person over here) Ryzen all the way ;)

                                      • Eli Percival
                                        Eli Percival  1 weeks back

                                        How about you do a video without overclocking anything because all that does is destroy most peoples computers that do not have proper cooling and stop telling people that it is cool to do when they do not.

                                        • spikey 27
                                          spikey 27  1 weeks back

                                          Gigabyte's X570 Aorus Extreme has NO CHIPSET FAN. Pricey, absolutely. But there will surely be others down the pike, at more reasonable prices.

                                          BTW, here's a cute way to overcome any shortcoming:


                                          • Mr Chill
                                            Mr Chill  1 weeks back

                                            Omg, I already had a 8700k please dont make me get the 3900x
                                            AMAZON: Package has shipped

                                            • q8_vip2
                                              q8_vip2  1 weeks back

                                              Linus i remember video you said use only lupid cooler but for Ryzen 7 3700x or ?

                                              • Zane Meyer
                                                Zane Meyer  2 weeks back

                                                I’m a little bit sad that my cpu (2700x) is always at the bottom of those graphs

                                                • Ra awesome
                                                  Ra awesome  1 weeks back

                                                  Well, it is under 200 dollars in some countries

                                              • Zane Meyer
                                                Zane Meyer  2 weeks back

                                                I’m gonna be honest, I like amd because it’s what I have

                                                • Dustin Haus
                                                  Dustin Haus  2 weeks back

                                                  The last Intel chip i used in my main PC was a 233 MMX. Was replaced by a K6, then an XP, then a soc 939, then an FM2. and probably soon an AM4.

                                                  • TheHypedDude
                                                    TheHypedDude  2 weeks back

                                                    I only need 60fps, not 6000 fps.
                                                    Intel: *No*
                                                    AMD: *Fuck it, take my processor.*

                                                    • theory8sf
                                                      theory8sf  2 weeks back

                                                      I've stood with AMD since the Athlon 64 days and it nice that AMD has finally caught up with Intel. I'm also glad I've bought some AMD stock when it was around $2! Now I can afford there new next gen cpu and gpu!!! I also wish i got into bit coin around that time too! I knew about it but I didn't think gaining a few bit coins a month wasn't worth the money. Boy I was wrong and would've made a good chuck of change! :(

                                                      • Panean
                                                        Panean  2 weeks back

                                                        intel is canceled

                                                        • Todd Stuller
                                                          Todd Stuller  2 weeks back

                                                          Why does everyone hate AMD!!

                                                          • Ian Crawford
                                                            Ian Crawford  2 weeks back

                                                            I just installed the 3900x and used the stock cooler. I am getting some pretty scary temperatures like peaking at 70c just siting there doing nothing. Is the stock cooler trash or does this processor just get really hot for some reason?

                                                            • Harry Peterson
                                                              Harry Peterson  2 weeks back

                                                              A lot of the time you'll find that fans only kicks in after the CPU is already starting to get too hot, this is to prioritize quietness over cooling.

                                                              For future reference. You can buy a high performance replacement fan and set it up to run at max RPM full time, it will be louder but it's often an effective and cheap fix.

                                                            • Ian Crawford
                                                              Ian Crawford  2 weeks back

                                                              @Harry Peterson I've got a AIO water cooler from Corsair in the mail. But yeah I used a highly rated thermal paste. ARCTIC COOLING MX 4 20g 2019. There is plenty on it and the heat sink is locked down. It runs usualy at 45c. But CPUID Hardware Monitor has shown it peak at very high temps. The fan just doesn't seem to be spinning fast. 2900 RPM usually.

                                                            • Harry Peterson
                                                              Harry Peterson  2 weeks back

                                                              70C at idle isn't normal. Did you use a good thermal paste and properly torque the cooler?
                                                              How are your case temps? Obviously the lower the air temp inside the case the cooler your processor will run, I've seen where a bit of extra case ventilation dropped peak CPU temps by about 10C when running long benchmarks.

                                                          • Saveliy Baranov
                                                            Saveliy Baranov  2 weeks back

                                                            AMD: CORREEESSSSS

                                                            • Jamie Owns
                                                              Jamie Owns  2 weeks back

                                                              I honestly disagree I feel AMD has always been for gamers. Look at their tech they give out for free. Honestly, gaming would be better if we went AMD. Intel and Nvidia want cash that's it they don't care about gaming they want cash. They make you pay for it. If we all supported AMD. We would have cheaper and better products. That's just a fact. So kinda just have Intel Nvidia fans for hyping up the price of this stuff for no reason at all. The more cash for AMD R&D the better gaming will be.

                                                              • IAN 4000
                                                                IAN 4000  2 weeks back

                                                                Lol. I love Linus’s corny scripted asides.

                                                                • GOLDENSPARROW MOBILE
                                                                  GOLDENSPARROW MOBILE  2 weeks back

                                                                  Hey Linus Which is better. For rendring 3d elements or using cinema 4d and other graphics work is 2700x is ok for me because my budget is 20000 for processor only and with 16gb of ram and 4gb graphics combination is ok,?

                                                                  • Carl Skaggs
                                                                    Carl Skaggs  2 weeks back

                                                                    Aww, dang it. I guess it's time to upgrade from my x6 1090t.

                                                                    • pham tung
                                                                      pham tung  2 weeks back

                                                                      When I chose my AMD K6 233Mhz over the Intel Pentium 233 Mhz, I know AMD would be a keeper.

                                                                      • Commander Shepard
                                                                        Commander Shepard  2 weeks back

                                                                        Rip Intel

                                                                        • LootPoint
                                                                          LootPoint  2 weeks back

                                                                          Honestly if you have a 144 hz monitor then it’s sooo much more worth to buy the 3700x even if you still want to game at ultra settings your fine, you see the largest difference in battlefield 5 about a 15 FPS difference on average 150fps 3700x 165 9700k are we all forgetting that’s 150 FPS average on all ultra is far more then enough? not to mention if you want to record or stream the 3700x is gonna win in that field so JUST BUY A 3700x and save some money

                                                                          • Antoni Gates
                                                                            Antoni Gates  2 weeks back

                                                                            High production value, top-end equipment, beautiful sets and teams of writers and editors. Combine that with decades of combined experience.. and the acting is as shit as ever 😂

                                                                            As someone who's watched you since way back, unboxing hardware while the wind hammered the audio into pitiful submission, I applaud you.

                                                                            Never change mate, and you'll have my sub for life. 😂

                                                                            • Zavier
                                                                              Zavier  2 weeks back

                                                                              I like that little skit

                                                                              • Svezi Mimzovi
                                                                                Svezi Mimzovi  3 weeks back

                                                                                ,Speaking of performance"
                                                                                *skips 3 videos*

                                                                                • Ian Valenzuela
                                                                                  Ian Valenzuela  3 weeks back

                                                                                  I’m doing a build right now and I got the B450 gaming pro mother board and I am thinking of putting either 3900X or 3800X with GeForce RTX 2060. I haven’t seen anyone really pair this board with either or of those processor and I was wondering if I should change my board. Would love some help, thank you!

                                                                                  • Kaitensatsuma
                                                                                    Kaitensatsuma  3 weeks back

                                                                                    I mean most affordable gaming builds are still referencing the R 5 2600 as a budget go-to that can be overclocked something niiiice.

                                                                                    I'm not regretting the choice, my wallet is also thanking me.

                                                                                    • LOLHMMMZZZZ
                                                                                      LOLHMMMZZZZ  3 weeks back

                                                                                      "Second choice for poor people" xD i chuckled then :I wait what. makes scene as im eating noddles

                                                                                      • Matey InUSA
                                                                                        Matey InUSA  3 weeks back

                                                                                        AMD Always admitted when they put out a defective CPU/device. Intel always Denies and will not admit to their lemons!?

                                                                                        • reflex is best
                                                                                          reflex is best  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Bruh. I only get $20 per month and i only got $2 in my wallet.

                                                                                          • Dani
                                                                                            Dani  3 weeks back

                                                                                            @1:02 When you've just gotten back to your desk after a fire sauce soaked taco bell extravaganza fueled trip to the restroom.