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Prices aren't as low as I'd like. 8 core pricing seems about on par with i7-9700K at about the same clock speed, albeit with hyperthreading added. No idea how they stack up in performance, though.
Either the whole PC scene buys so much or the PC scene has serious stock issues. GPU's, RAM, and CPU mainly. Sucks.
Well Intel have been having issues even manufacturing 10nm CPUs at a decent speed and AMD meanwhile is making their CPUs with a hybrid design where only some parts of it are 7nm, in order to speed up manufacturing. Clearly not by enough if they ran out this quickly. Either that or they just misjudged how many they would have to make. But I'm sure they'll have stock under control soon.
I might actually just get a 2700x instead. They’re balls cheap right now
I also think that a lot of people were holding off on upgrading for this exact moment, so I'm not surprised they sold out quickly.
@Paolosworld Probably OK but keep in mind they are worse for gaming (compared to Intel as well). Not a lot of performance per core. If you don't have a high end GPU, it's probably fine, and AMD keeps the same socket for a long time, so you have upgrade options later on.
Meanwhile I still have an i7 4790K paired with a 1070 and wondering if the CPU or DDR3 would bottleneck. But so far it's been super fine.
DDR3 will bottleneck but you can get decently fast DDR3. I meanwhile have 1333mhz DDR3 which is not exactly great. Probably not a huge deal in games though. I just replaced my i7 920 with a 980X so I can hopefully keep this rig going a couple more years, already noticing some performance improvements in ARK and Atlas.
ARK runs decently now (40-50 FPS, sometimes higher, whereas before it seemed capped at 40 ish) while Atlas is far more playable but still kinda runs like shit (22-30 FPS @900p occasionally gets close to 40 when not a lot is happening, before I got like 17-23 FPS @768p - 1080p is still not playable).
Gonna do some OCing soon, it's a decent overclocker so I might be able to get ARK to 50-60 and Atlas to a more stable 30+ FPS, hopefully. I only have a GTX 970, so with some OC hopefully the CPU won't be the bottleneck anymore. Atlas is just a poorly optimized game. Looks pretty though.
What about 1600mhz? Still far off DDR4 though.
You can get DDR3 comparable to DDR4 speeds, apparently there are 3200Mhz DDR3 sticks you can get, 2133 is way more common though and 2400 I think is also relatively common. Not worth investing much money in such an old PC though since you'll be throwing all of it out (or alternatively letting it collect dust) when you get a newer mobo that needs DDR4 anyway.