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Pros: - Better than my previous i5-8400
- Now I can watch youtube on the side while gaming and not lag :)
Cons: - Probably Out of Stock
- Kind of in a niche spot. If you can, just go for ryzen 5 5600x or pony up and go for ryzen 9 5900x
Overall Review: It's my first AMD cpu after using a Toshiba laptop APU 10+ years ago, and it's going great.
Screw those scalpers :(.
I wish everyone who's still trying to get new PC hardware the best of luck.
- Support MSI B450 Tomahawk Non Max
-SAM is enable on B450
Cons: -Not delivered by Lisa Su herself
Overall Review: I upgraded from a 2600 with MSI B450 Tomahawk non Max. Flash the new Bios and it work perfectly out of the box. SAM was added into the bios feature so anyone with a B450/470 don't need to spend extra $$ on a new motherboard. The most impressive feature about this chip is their PBO 2 which undervolt and overclock as good as manually overclocking. The PBO that is feature in the Ryzen 5000 series are a lot better than the 3000 series according to various sources in google search lol. Highly recommend for anyone with older Zen and are looking to upgrade.
Pros: After swapping from a 1600x, around 60/70% improvement
Cons: Nothing so far
Overall Review: If you are below a 3000 series, go for it
Overall Review: For those lucky enough to snag an AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPU right now at MSRP please check your bios version on your motherboard before first boot. First time I booted this up the motherboard wouldnt recognize the cpu. Luckily I had a 3600 to test the motherboard. It worked fine so I figured the bios hadnt been updated. I have the MSI X570 Unify for those that are curious and the bios version was from August of this year. Once I updated the bios everything ran fine. Hope this helps.
Pros: This is an amazing upgrade from my previous i7 3930k k build.16 Cores and 32 Threads of Awesome.Lighting fast boot time and handles everything you can throw at it with ease.
Cons: One of the more expensive options even at MSRP
Overall Review: 5950x is a high end processor with a lot of power. Loads and runs any application with ease. Load times are a thing of the past. Going from an old i7 to this monster 5950x was like going from a dial-up modem to 500 GB cable. Do you really need a 16 core 32 thread processor? Probably not.Do you want one, YES, YES YOU DO.
AMD making that CPU game strong
Cons: Broken keyboard from that constant F5 and bot battle.
Overall Review: Solid win for AMD. Intel better step their game up and their prices down or it's gonna be a long 2021 for them.
Pros: Boosts to 4.85ghz
Improved frame times over 6700k in gaming
Cons: Runs a little warm, but was expected, idle between 35-40c with ambient 22c, using a large air cooler
Hits 77-80c under load
Overall Review: Upgrading from a 6700k, this was a great upgrade, would recommend.
Pros: High clock speeds
Comes with a very decent cooler in the box
Cons: Must have updated BIOS on motherboard if you bought the mobo before, say, August of 2020.
No other cons
Overall Review: I would absolutely recommend this chip to anyone for gaming or productivity. I do run a lot of games (Star Citizen, Battlefield 5, bunch of others) that all benefit from good CPU and GPU combos. I've seen anywhere between 20% - 50% FPS improvement from my 2700x (which is still a great chip). Also, rendering a movie for a wedding I shot took 90 minutes on the 2700x, and only 48 minutes on the 5600x. All other system specs remained the same, so purely from upgrading the CPU.
On top of that, the lower TDP means less power consumption / heat than my previous chip. Over all, I'm extremely happy with it.
While there is no drawback to the chip itself, I must encourage people who buy it to ensure they upgrade their BIOS *first* ... I updated mine in October, but it was faulty, so when I first put in this chip it failed to boot. Went back and found a newer process / BIOS that was verified, and once installed, the 5600x had no issues.
Combined w/ the H100i AIO cooler I'm running, my idle speeds are around 30C and 65C under load. Fantastic!
Awesome chip, can't recommend it enough. Unless you're doing some very heavy lifting in the process load area, there's no reason to go up to the 5900 series (and forget the 5800's, they're a waste). This chip is the only one you need. For now. :)