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Old 2020-07-25, 08:07   #1
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"Luke Richards"
Jan 2018
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Default AMD Ryzen 7 3700X?

Hi all,

So for reasons unbeknown to me, I've started binge watching Linus Tech Tips on YouTube. (I had no intention of building a new PC, although Linus may have given me the big a bit).

Anyhoo, he's been raving a lot recently about how AMD are having a revival and finally overtaking Intel in terms of gaming performance.

The frustrating thing for me when I hear these reviews is that I'm not interested in gaming performance. If I were to build a PC (and I'm not in the marking right now but I might be in 12 months) then my main focus from the CPU would be Prime95 performance. P95, as we all know, is heavily Intel optimised.

So out of curiosity I went over to the CPU benchmarks section of the Mersenne.org website and was somewhat surprised by what I found.

AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700X - £261 on Amazon UK
https://www.mersenne.org/report_benc...ic_cpu=4384178

Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-10920X - £690 on Amazon UK
https://www.mersenne.org/report_benc...ic_cpu=4384796

Intel Core i9-9900K - £450 on Amazon UK
https://www.mersenne.org/report_benc...ic_cpu=4382946



So the Ryzen is clearly up there with these high end Intel CPUs.

What gives? Is there something I've missed here?
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