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Tuesday, November 21, 2023
1. Top notch for gaming. 2. Not a lot of heat. 3. Easily air cooled. 4. 85W with OC Expo ram. 55w with ram not OC. This was on a mini-ITX board.
1. Intel beats this chip when it comes to well rounded use. If you game and do other things, I'd be looking at a 13700k or a 13900k. 2. Intel just works, AMD is a bit more fuss. I had some Indy game less optimized, which give it trouble with OC software - just on, not even overclocked. 3. Bios needs to be updated so 1.3Vdc and under is maintained. Early boards had issue with chips melting.
As a Gaming CPU, this is 5/5. It has some fuss but its worth it. For multipurpose I'd say 3.5/5. I got this to upgrade my CPU to use with an RTX 3080. With my old 8700k and a 3080 I would hit around 530 - 540 watts on demanding triple A games ( with a single SSD / mini itx board build). With my new board, this CPU and the 3080 I can't go above 480 watts - if I don't OC ram it's around 450 watts. The low power needed is mind blowingly good. BF2042: I improved my 1% lows by about 10-15% and overall fps by about 10-15 at 3440x1440 resolution. Not a lot but it runs much nicer. Hell Let Loose (indie game, CPU processing not well optimized) I improved my 1% lows by about 125% and my average fps by about 55%. Bottom line, a lot of smaller titles and indie games are poorly optimized. This chip will really help those rough 1% lows and make your GPU feel like it's getting full value. Triple A games will see an improvement from a few gens back but the older 5800X3D or 11700 / 12700 Intels aren't worth it for systems unless you have 4090 or 7900 xtx money. I think enough of the bios issues and driver compatibility issues have been sorted. If you are a gamer, I would recommend this product. If you work or edit, I'd probably stick with Intel.
Monday, September 25, 2023
By: C Diewold
For the price point when it comes to gaming there’s not better processor.
After the initial release and its problems it needed a bios update.
Great processor that really has no competition when it comes to gaming at the price point it has.
Monday, August 21, 2023
By: Evgeny Badalov