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   3 months back

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    • Kiwi YT
      Kiwi YT  8 hours back


    • el blunto instrumento
      el blunto instrumento  3 weeks back

      what cooler /liquid cooler would you recommend for a 3700x, for gaming,movie watching and Googling ?... is the wraith prism enought for 1080p, and its noise levels?

    • Preetham Tha
      Preetham Tha  3 weeks back

      Sir please make a video about UEFI 3 implementation , it's not allowing certain laptops to install windows 7 on complete uefi mode (we can use bios mode but can't use gpt partition) and there no CSM support on these laptops . There is problem with video(Intel onboard ) drivers that are messing with it . By this Microsoft and Intel forcing us either use wind 10 or stay in stone age . First check yourself with pure uefi 3 implemented laptop with no CSM support . Hurry because I heard Intel drooping bios support from 2020 .

    • Hogan McDade
      Hogan McDade  1 months back

      11:20 i want to watch this video so bad. Fingers crossed you feel like making it

    • Intel & Nvidia SUXXZZZ!!!
      Intel & Nvidia SUXXZZZ!!!  1 months back

      Intel has a i9 9700K? I've never heard of that

  • Zupez
    Zupez  8 hours back

    I've just ordered the components for a new build ( RX 5700 XT, R5 3700X, 16GB RAM, B450 Aorus Elite MOBO) Just wondering what are people's thoughts on using the Wraith Spire cooler with this build or shall I upgrade the CPU cooler?

    • Kiwi YT
      Kiwi YT  8 hours back

      Yeet lol

      • Grant Barclay
        Grant Barclay  8 hours back

        Is 'closlier' at 7:16 an in-joke on this channel or are you trying to make that a thing? xD

        • Defender2516
          Defender2516  13 hours back

          "Speaking of deeper.. " ever say that to your wife Linus? xD I'm gonna try it on mine now. See what happens.

          • Joshua Collins
            Joshua Collins  13 hours back

            Good. Anything to break Intel's stranglehold on gaming CPUs. Now if only there was a decent Nvidia competitor.

            • Phoenix Do
              Phoenix Do  15 hours back

              Linus question, what is your take on the new alienware aurora r9?

              • pyronmasters
                pyronmasters  22 hours back

                Can you do an update of "Powerline vs Wireless vs Ethernet"?

                • Conner Morphew
                  Conner Morphew  1 days back

                  "we are going to have to take a deeper look into this..." *SPEAKING OF D E E P E R*

                  • nii-san!
                    nii-san!  1 days back

                    look closlier

                    • Entity Music
                      Entity Music  1 days back

                      14:28 *Linus' balls drop*

                      • MarvelExtra
                        MarvelExtra  1 days back

                        It is your duty as a gentleman and a lover to always go deeper, as deep as you can. :D

                        • Naga zhimomi
                          Naga zhimomi  1 days back

                          I only watch high end pc on YouTube. Linus I'm ready to accept a PC from you as a gift. xD

                          • Faldegast
                            Faldegast  1 days back

                            The purchase cost of such system is less then a month of POWER costs. A discrete GPU alone use about 300W which is about 30 times more than what a good Intel GPU grabs.

                            When people come to me with financial problems the first thing I do is replace their system with the a V1605B based system. 25W for CPU and GPU. About $2000 purchase cost but you save that in a few months on the power bill. If course I buy an industrial system with 5 years of warranty. Best choice for the 99%. Well the top 1% of the 99%, about 50% has no access to Internet at all.

                            • PR TechGuy
                              PR TechGuy  2 days back

                              Please do a follow up without Intel's balls in your mouth... Love your content... Nite... BTW, AMD Never left...

                              • J-Cutta
                                J-Cutta  2 days back

                                By the time I can afford to upgrade new components get released and I want that new shit instead so I need more money...

                                • Mckhee Macob
                                  Mckhee Macob  2 days back

                                  Can you suggest what is more OKAY,
                                  MSI A320M PRO-M2 V2 or ASUS Prime A320M-K ??? just planning to assemble new unit with limited budget so i just wanna know if you can pick between the two. I hope you'll reply.... thanks.

                                  • FTVG inc
                                    FTVG inc  3 days back

                                    The beginning was awesome dad

                                    • ANGRY GAMER KID
                                      ANGRY GAMER KID  3 days back


                                      • Federico Perez
                                        Federico Perez  3 days back

                                        Intel has been busy fixing it's vulnerabilities probably.

                                        • Jesse James
                                          Jesse James  3 days back

                                          I'm doing my part!

                                          • babattaja
                                            babattaja  3 days back

                                            Battlefield V, Lower 99th and 95 when NOT streaming, but while streaming AMDs 95 and 99th percentile get higher. How is this plausible?

                                            • Schmelvid
                                              Schmelvid  3 days back

                                              Bought the kit.
                                              Nice price mate!
                                              Needed that!

                                              • Patrick
                                                Patrick  4 days back

                                                you are so wrong man, amd is not only for poor people, but people who want value. not every pc buyer is a gamer that wants the best of the best. so its not how poor they are but what they want. linus logic is so flawed here - if people dont buy the most expensive and best then they must be poor is what hes saying. even a rich man could see the value of amd, but not linus' who clearly favors intel

                                                • Ohmyfkn GAWD
                                                  Ohmyfkn GAWD  4 days back

                                                  dude, i like your videos but when you try to sell me shit, it totally turns me off... *has to hold back from unsubscribing*

                                                  • turbojoe2
                                                    turbojoe2  4 days back

                                                    I've always liked the appeal of the AMD's since the K series. I remember the adds in computer magazines. I never wanted to spend all that money on Intel... But the Celerons did it for me back in the day. Coming from an ex VooDooPC guy that ran a Cyrix 585 to play doom in '97. Still have the board lol. Now all my PC's are AMD except for my surveilance PC.

                                                    • A Well Dressed Male Papaya

                                                      Guess who's back (back) (back), back again (gain) (gain)

                                                      • Pekka
                                                        Pekka  4 days back

                                                        Everybody always been saying intel is better, and always refuse to tell how intel CPU is better than AMD CPU with same specs?

                                                        • Pekka
                                                          Pekka  4 days back

                                                          Always gone to same category with apple fans "apple is best, never tried any other, but still best"

                                                      • Aewx
                                                        Aewx  4 days back

                                                        7:16 closlyier?

                                                        • Odemus
                                                          Odemus  4 days back

                                                          so if you have no budget, should I buy AMD CPU and Nvidia GPU?

                                                        • 7Grand-Dad
                                                          7Grand-Dad  4 days back

                                                          As someone who built his first computer with an AMD CPU, and still uses one to this day, I’m glad they’re gonna kick Intel’s ass 😈

                                                          • mailtaz
                                                            mailtaz  4 days back

                                                            But boy, those 570x motherboard prices kind of ruins the value.

                                                          • Gambado Games
                                                            Gambado Games  4 days back

                                                            I'm a complete buffoon for buying the 9900k Frick

                                                            • qusai al tair
                                                              qusai al tair  4 days back


                                                              • Molnar Peterjozsef
                                                                Molnar Peterjozsef  4 days back

                                                                "second choice for poor people " xD or maybe smart people? ryzen 5 is half the price almost the same performance like I7 .... and know new ryzen is still half price and even better than I.9 . lol. its not about just money its about brain...

                                                                • Karl Rhodes
                                                                  Karl Rhodes  5 days back

                                                                  7:15 "look Closlier"

                                                                  • Nah
                                                                    Nah  5 days back

                                                                    I never got the intel hype. AMD's processor's were ALWAYS almost similar in specs, albeit a hair behind Intel's similar processor, and usually a hundred bucks or more cheaper. I'll take that hundred bucks and put it into my GPU, thanks very much.

                                                                    • Jamez0117
                                                                      Jamez0117  5 days back

                                                                      "AMD is nothing but a second choice for poor people" -Linus 2019
                                                                      "You are annoying and a sellout" - Me 2019

                                                                      I like that big guy. He's funny and should be in more videos.

                                                                      • Aries
                                                                        Aries  5 days back

                                                                        1:20 "speaking of deeper" *hmmmmm*

                                                                        • chacachaca13
                                                                          chacachaca13  5 days back

                                                                          after watching this and reading fanboy comments, I bought a $300 nib i7-9700k. Thanks everyone. miller lite/coors lite

                                                                          • mova kalin
                                                                            mova kalin  5 days back

                                                                            So Amd is good for Photography editing, exporting? I mean Luminar usage?

                                                                            • cwli1
                                                                              cwli1  4 days back

                                                                              I do photo editing on an old AMD 4-core processor without any problems.

                                                                          • Pauls Rave
                                                                            Pauls Rave  5 days back

                                                                            Had i5,amd fx 8350, amd ryzen 1800x and now did a build with 2700x + sapphyre rx 590 nitro + and i regret nothing.

                                                                            • Jade El
                                                                              Jade El  3 days back

                                                                              whats your motherboard? should I buy a new pcie 4 motherboard for 3700x or 470 pcie 3 is enough?

                                                                          • amir zain
                                                                            amir zain  5 days back

                                                                            According to FCC laws you should disclose that you are sponsored by AMD, otherwise you will get a lawsuit, and I already reported this video

                                                                            • AR M
                                                                              AR M  5 days back

                                                                              I love linus. can we all take a moment to appreciate his beautiful soul.

                                                                              • Volt -
                                                                                Volt -  6 days back

                                                                                hmm 3600x is good enough

                                                                                • Texas Roads Inc
                                                                                  Texas Roads Inc  6 days back

                                                                                  Damn Hardcore opening.

                                                                                  • Eduardo B. R.
                                                                                    Eduardo B. R.  6 days back

                                                                                    I buy what makes more sense, i have both intel and AMD devices, in laptops and pcs. I don't care about the fanboy war, i am happy this is happening to shake up the market and make things progress. Intel was competing only with itself and it was ridiculous :-\ i hope AMD is capable of push the fight to Nvidia as well but i am not sure they will make it happen, i am watching tho :D

                                                                                    • Apoorva Mishra
                                                                                      Apoorva Mishra  7 days back

                                                                                      What about vr gaming??