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  3 weeks back


    • el blunto instrumento
      el blunto instrumento  1 months 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  2 months 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  2 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!!!  2 months back

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

  • agaragar21
    agaragar21  4 hours back

    YEAH !!!!!!!!!!!!


    • batt3ryac1d
      batt3ryac1d  7 hours back

      My mobo and ram doesnt arrive for another like 5 days I'm so excited.

      • Jack The toilet bowl gamer

        Problem if you are gaming the slight boost in fps on Intel is pointless lol but if you have AMD already you'll save money on a new mobo instead of buying a mobo for Intel.

        • ethan tan
          ethan tan  15 hours back

          I really like the way how Linus butt in sponsors. :)

          • Diego Bahena
            Diego Bahena  16 hours back

            Sometimes the nvme heatsink will RETAIN heat rather than disipating it.

            • Tristex
              Tristex  17 hours back

              What about the ryzen 7 3800X

              • Ace Android emulation
                Ace Android emulation  17 hours back

                Hold up this is what they were complaining about that was going to get put in the PS5 lol.

                • Endoe Kronic
                  Endoe Kronic  18 hours back

                  7:18 Look closely, err ? You mean, Look closer?

                  • Chubby Huang
                    Chubby Huang  19 hours back

                    12:20 It seems like the AMD Ryzen Processors are made for gaming and work while the Intel seems to be only for gaymin

                    • CommanderTaco
                      CommanderTaco  20 hours back

                      Remember when Intel's 6800k was 1000 dollars?

                      • Yellow Orange
                        Yellow Orange  21 hours back

                        Gaming in PC???? haahhah thats a joke.Okay its behind from AMD,but Intel will be always the best single core for applications.There is no company that can disagree with INTEL.Intel is the beginner and the future.Sooo the choice is yours guys.You have to choose from INTEL to AMD,from Electricity bill to Nuclear Bomb,from Real PC to toast.Except that who is gonna buy that new products amd offer here in my country which is the worst with bad weather and........ if something broke or get fried inside who has the money to replace it?????None.

                        • Haunted Driver
                          Haunted Driver  23 hours back

                          I could afford Intel but I'm gonna buy AMD for competition's sake

                          • -_-#囸囲囚团
                            -_-#囸囲囚团  1 days back

                            I got an golden chip. Just yesterday my R7 3700X arrived. Flash the bios on my MSI XPOWER Titanium, plug it in, and immediately the cpu turbo it self to 4.35GHZ. Got in the bios, set cpu voltage to 1.3, overclocked the chip to 4.45 stable. With 1.45V i can do 4.5 but I’m not gonna risk damaging my new beast :)

                            • Ben Lacsina
                              Ben Lacsina  2 days back

                              I need to cop the R7 3700X. The 99th#ile Min is 69. Very nice.

                              • the Law
                                the Law  2 days back

                                when you have 3600 hzm but you have 8gig ram xd lagy games yet 120 fps ree

                                • ROB GAMING
                                  ROB GAMING  2 days back

                                  AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core, 24-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler
                                  Now on Sale @Amazon

                                  • robertox41
                                    robertox41  2 days back

                                    I have heard from many not to buy amd, there this computer everything good besides the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

                                    • N0LifeRada
                                      N0LifeRada  20 hours back

                                      That's because the people telling you that are Intel and nvidia fanboys who are ignorant to the fact that AMD is actually good.

                                  • Xihilus Heping
                                    Xihilus Heping  2 days back

                                    linus: **segways into the first advertisement**

                                    Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlTb0o2XAyg

                                    • Eraazz tech
                                      Eraazz tech  2 days back

                                      I just bought Ryzen 7 2700X just one week before the Ryzen 9 comes. :'(

                                      • Harry Almond
                                        Harry Almond  2 days back

                                        PepeLaugh :point_right: :fire: AMD

                                        • BooMz N BladeZ
                                          BooMz N BladeZ  2 days back

                                          Its the early 2000s all over again. Tool, dave chapelle, and amd beats intel.

                                          • BooMz N BladeZ
                                            BooMz N BladeZ  2 days back

                                            Zen: Raw price to performance
                                            Zen+: optimization of features, chipsets, and utilization
                                            Zen2: drops the f***ing mic

                                          • Brandon Barber
                                            Brandon Barber  2 days back

                                            I can feel the intel guys feeling buyers remorse, I just don't want AMD to go up in price. keep gaming cheap, I like cars to y'know.

                                            • Braeden M
                                              Braeden M  3 days back

                                              Do you guys sell the pcs you make

                                              • BlueRice
                                                BlueRice  3 days back

                                                in school i like math. i hate doing class activity like puzzle or maze. then there's that one kid with the glasses who love doing puzzle. when i think of cpu designer i think who those kids with glasses who love doing puzzle. theyre probably sitting there rearranging transistor and pipping those interconnect street for most efficiency.

                                                • Tristan Scott-Jones
                                                  Tristan Scott-Jones  3 days back

                                                  AMD boiz comment

                                                  Nvidia boiz like

                                                  • Down Right Doing Things

                                                    Wow 3 seconds in and im already being called poor by Linus

                                                    • Scream Scream Scream
                                                      Scream Scream Scream  3 days back

                                                      a CPU is only as Good as your Reflxes

                                                      • Dr. D4nk memes
                                                        Dr. D4nk memes  3 days back

                                                        AMD MASTER RACE!!!

                                                        • Ваня Кудашкин

                                                          Нихуя не понятно, но интересно!!!

                                                          • MarcasswellbMD
                                                            MarcasswellbMD  3 days back

                                                            And The best part about all of this is, you can use these chip's in X370 boards (B350 even) still and you don't have to buy a new window's key because you swapped out the Motherboard!!....

                                                            • Davey Hg
                                                              Davey Hg  3 days back

                                                              Motherboard with a fan, that's a deal killer for me. Intel all the way

                                                              • Davey Hg
                                                                Davey Hg  7 hours back

                                                                @batt3ryac1d I'm going to keep my ryzen killer cpu and wait patiently for Intel who have some rather nice tricks up their sleeves.. Amd will be further behind than before very soon.

                                                              • batt3ryac1d
                                                                batt3ryac1d  7 hours back

                                                                Not every motherboard has one lol theres loads of am4 mobos

                                                            • pioneersaigon
                                                              pioneersaigon  3 days back

                                                              Adware stream of bullshit.

                                                              • Reddblue
                                                                Reddblue  3 days back

                                                                Linus: Speaking of deeper..
                                                                Me: Skips 5x

                                                                • DDRSensei232
                                                                  DDRSensei232  3 days back

                                                                  Ok, I'll admit.. I love watching LTT but in this particular video I have no fucking clue what he is saying 70% of the time XD, can someone tl;dr in laymans terms?

                                                                  • rogerg0834
                                                                    rogerg0834  3 days back

                                                                    currently running a FX-9590 /w 16G ram. I am thinking of waiting for the 3950X but it is really hard. I already have my next system mapped out - Ryzen 3900X OR 3950X
                                                                    GIGABYTE X570 AORUS XTREME
                                                                    GSKILL Trident Z Neo 64GB
                                                                    GIGABYTE AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD 1TB M.2 2280 PCI-Express 4.0 x4

                                                                    I can pull the trigger now but I am waiting for the 3950X to see if it better is ANY, way, shape or form to the 3900X.

                                                                    • Vitor Mascarenhas
                                                                      Vitor Mascarenhas  3 days back

                                                                      Well...well... you know what's funny? There's a tale that reminds me of how the CPU market progressed.
                                                                      "The Hare -INTEL- was soon far out of sight, and to make the Tortoise -AMD- feel very deeply how ridiculous it was for him to try a race with a Hare, he lay down beside the course to take a nap until the Tortoise -AMD- should catch up."

                                                                      I think somebody is oversleeping

                                                                      • Aidan Covey
                                                                        Aidan Covey  3 days back

                                                                        1:06 that's why I was raised on AMD buddy.

                                                                        • brine posterior
                                                                          brine posterior  3 days back

                                                                          7:16 But... Look closlier

                                                                          • dugee81
                                                                            dugee81  4 days back

                                                                            I've had a lot of friends scoff at me for using AMD, but I'm actually okay with it for now. I am running an AMD FX-8120 (circa 2011 lol), overclocked to 4ghz with 16gb ddr3-1600 and a gtx 1080, playing current gen games @ 1080p with around 50-60fps at max settings. I'm okay with this for now, and will be until i start dipping below the standard 30.

                                                                            • Andrew Spencer
                                                                              Andrew Spencer  23 hours back

                                                                              Upgrade the cpu to a Ryzen 5 3600 get some 3000mhz memory and a msi Tomahawk max b450 motherboard and you'll finally let that gpu fly...

                                                                          • NB
                                                                            NB  4 days back

                                                                            Is 300 to 400 dollars really a poor mans CPU though?

                                                                            • Linuxx
                                                                              Linuxx  4 days back

                                                                              na AMD is for people who dont like to get conned or rooked. remember that intel extreme cpu that cost $1000 that got beat out by a $500 threadripper cpu? yeah i do to lol..... intel is for cuks hahaha

                                                                              • Kyle
                                                                                Kyle  4 days back

                                                                                Hell yeah team red

                                                                                • Sean Heeney
                                                                                  Sean Heeney  4 days back

                                                                                  `Great Video , Ive always been AMD. But while the video is very good it doesn't answer the most important question!!!!
                                                                                  Do I buy the Ryzen 7 or Ryzen 9 ???? The price gap is pretty huge but the performance seems very similar , is the 9 worth it ????

                                                                                  • justin lloyd
                                                                                    justin lloyd  5 days back

                                                                                    im loving my 3700x ! purrs like a kitten with my Aorus x570 pro wifi!!!

                                                                                    • Innova fora
                                                                                      Innova fora  5 days back

                                                                                      And i still have AMD Phenom II X6

                                                                                      • Emerald Blaze
                                                                                        Emerald Blaze  5 days back

                                                                                        1:13 When linus realize how much stuff he dropped actually cost