AMD Ryzen 9 7900X down to $439.99 for CyberMonday

Peter_Brosdahl

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I held off, but because I've really become aware of the value of cache. I've retired my old 2600K last year because it's obvious that 4c/8t, no matter how overclocked, is dead for high-end gaming. However, I've connected the 4930K rig in my sig to various displays and while using RT and DLSS I'm seeing serious bottlenecks trying to go beyond 60 FPS with demanding games now. That leads me to the 3700X that I replaced with the 5800X3D. While 8c/16t may not be a minimum it is apparent, to me, that cache values have a significant role to play for CPU-intensive tasks regarding ray tracing and other modern gaming features.

That being said, I think that by the time the X3D 7000 variant finally comes out, the X670 boards may have begun to drop in price, although the 650s are not bad for those happy with the feature sets. I'm looking at a long-term game with my next build as it could be my last if it lasts 10 years or more (I'll be well into my 60s).
 

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That being said, I think that by the time the X3D 7000 variant finally comes out, the X670 boards may have begun to drop in price, although the 650s are not bad for those happy with the feature sets.
I'd say they're even reasonable. Aside from USB4 (aka TB4) and >2.5Gbit networking, I can't find much I couldn't do without on the decent X650 boards.
 

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and now they're including Jedi Survivor as part of a promotion. Soo tempting but I'm going to hold out for the X3D stuff.
 
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