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QuestionCan i replace my ryzen 7 3700x with this on a b450 mobo in my cyber power gaming pc with coolrmaster cooler and a rtx 3070 gpu with 16 GB of ram, and will i see an improvement in fps?
- Answer Is it compatible? On paper yes it is. All B450 motherboards are or will be working on Ryzen 5000s CPUs. You don't have the motherboard listed so it's hard to check if it has the BIOS update to work with the 5800x. But you won't be taking advantage of ALL the features. B450 boards do not have Gen 4 PCIE, which means the newer graphics cards that are impossible to buy right now, will work but at an optimal capacity, If you're gaming at 1440p or higher you may see a slight bump in FPS and latency will diminish. TL/DR: Yes you can swap it out if the BIOS is updated, and you will see some improvement. But is it worth over $400 to see FPS improvements of maybe 10-12 FPS at most? (AMD claims that this generation is up to 20% better than last gen (3000 series Ryzen and so far that claim is accurate but depends on title.) Hope this helps
- Answer While I don't have a B550 MB (bit the bullet for an X570 when I made the switch to AMD), I will suggest that it's always a good idea to check for updates frequently.
- Answer Depends on your application. For the most part Asus ROG Strix B550-F, it has everything you need and then some. Notable features are Flashback making it easy to upgrade firmware and do NOT require you to have a gen 2 CPU to upgrade, as other do. The best part is it the B550-F has a lot of features that make upgrading in the future possible. This puts you at the $200 mark. If you want something a bit cheaper go with their TUF series at $150. You lose some ports and features, but you keep the quality. Somethings to look for is RBG ( if you're into that), WiFi 6, NVMe 4.0 support, headers if your case has front ports, and how well the motherboard handles heat. These are just some of the big ones. If you plan on transitioning into a small form factor, I'd go with B550-I as it has all the features the B550-F has in a smaller size. BTW, the B550-F is currently at a very good price.
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- Answer Best Buy restocks every other week on Tuesday so the next time it will restock is the 19th after that you will need to wait a week but the week after on Tuesday will be another restocking and on and on, plus the more they restock the easier it will be to get one as people get these new processors everyday so he chances of getting one is extremely high on restocking day hope this helps.
- Answer Yes. It’s very much worth it. Just have a really good cooling solution ready, and good paste helps too.
QuestionWhy is the item listed as available in 4 days if it is not actually available anywhere ever for months?
- Answer Best Buy tends to put in orders for re-stock very often even ahead of time, they're pretty in touch with the gaming community and its demands.
- Answer There is a general overall shortage. Your best bet is to just follow your store of choice closely for incoming stock. I personally used a stock alert bot someone setup to get a notification. The product alerts built into places like Amazon trigger too slowly, but the time you get the email it's already out of stock. You either need to watch closely to compete with the scalpers and bots, or wait a month or two for things to settle down.
QuestionI have a 3080 FE and I am not sure if i should get this or the ryzen 9 5900x. I do plan to stream and edit videos along with playing games such as Val, cyberpunk 2077, etc.
- Answer For streaming and editing get the 5900x. Yes it is $100 more, but it'll handle the streaming and editing much more efficiently than the 5800x.
- Answer These go in and out of stock so fast the auto-notifier sometimes doesn’t even have time to figure it out. It’s best just to check every week on Tuesday’s and Fridays during the morning hours .
QuestionWhat's the TDP? Seems like pretty important information that should be included in your specs section if you want people to be able to cool their CPUs.
- Answer TDP is 142w. The Zen 3 chips run hotter than Zen 2 and team blue chips, so you'll definitely want to get a solid cooler. I paired this with a Noctua NH-U14S and it's been running great.
- Answer Maybe because it's an advanced piece of technology and without it you wouldn't be able to run anything in your computer at all? processors are the literal work-horse of every computer. not to mention this one in particular is pretty strong for gaming.
Questionhow does this compare to an Intel I-9? Better? Same? I have a 10900K paired with a RTX 3080, and another I-9 9900K also paired with a RTX 3080 (can't get a 3090) Timespy benches 15,750 and 16,500/9th gen??
- Answer In general they are all fairly even. The 5800X is slightly faster than the 9900k and about even with the 10900k in gaming. The 10900k has a slight lead in productivity due to the extra 2c/4t. The biggest benefits to the 5800X over the i9s right now are 1. Power consumption (by like 100W compared to the 10th gen) and 2. Smart Access Memory when paired with an AMD graphics card. Basically what I'm saying is in your scenario you'd probably have next to 0 performance uplift, but you would reduce power draw if that matters to you.
QuestionWhen was the last time this was on stock, and how come it has been almost a week since it was in stock?
- Answer It’s one of those high demand items and has been for months. I would expect it to be this way until after the summer. They are making them as fast as they can and resources are low.