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Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Gibbo, 9 Oct 2020.

  1. DanzP


    Joined: 13 Jul 2010

    Posts: 64

    Location: Nottingham

    I can either game on my 1440p monitor or hoodnit up to my LG CX which is 4k 120
    Yeah I think I'll 100% go for the 3080, seems to be the sweet spot, it'll mainly be 1440 gaming so think I'll hold out on the 3800xt too
  2. scaza


    Joined: 8 Jun 2008

    Posts: 632

    Location: Stoke-On-Trent

    Suppose its its get to that point now where I should look at upgrading my 2500k Sandybridge.

    For pure gaming at 1080/1440, is the best course of action to get a 5600x over say a 3700x, considering prices are similar?
  3. Joxeon


    Joined: 15 Oct 2019

    Posts: 7,092

    Location: Uk

    For pure gaming the 11400F is better VFM at around 100 quid cheaper than both the above with performance in between.
  4. leetko


    Joined: 13 Nov 2019

    Posts: 9

    Got my 5950x for MSRP, not from ocuk last week, delivery took around 4-5 days.
  5. dave1983


    Joined: 9 Dec 2009

    Posts: 2,617

    Location: Andover

    Just upgraded my CPU from an 2600x to a 5600x really easy setup on the bios flash for the b450 tomahawk max. Definitely runs hotter 70c when Autoclocked to 4.7mhz.
  6. bells


    Joined: 31 Oct 2009

    Posts: 833

    Location: in the tower

    What cooler did you buy for it ?
  7. Minstadave


    Joined: 8 Jan 2004

    Posts: 28,857

    Location: Rutland

    It's normal. Moving from 12nm to 7nm means the heat output is concentrated on a much smaller die so its harder to move it away to the IHS and xooker. Even with the same power usage 7nm CPUs run hotter.
  8. Dirk Diggler


    Joined: 6 Jan 2013

    Posts: 17,273

    Is there a refresh due for these CPUs? I held off buying a 5800x due to the various factors affecting price/availability and now I'm wondering if I should wait?
  9. Oyeee


    Joined: 26 Dec 2020

    Posts: 61

    So I didn't use my PC for around 3 months or so and the R23 benchmarks for multicore are down by 3000 and I think the CPU might be running a tiny bit hotter. Should I redo the thermal paste? Or will it be fine after a couple of days? I have cleaned the intake and outtake fans though to see if they help.
  10. uscool

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Oct 2009

    Posts: 1,706

    Location: Birmingham

    why dont you look at the temps ? also did you not monitor the temps 3 months ago when running benchmarks so you have something to compare to ? dont know where you live but the weather is warmer now I know my CPU temps have increased also you could be running the fan curves the same while the overall temps have increased, and if you installed more stuff and its running in the background can effect scores
    Last edited: 16 Jun 2021
  11. lettuce

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Oct 2007

    Posts: 2,123

    Location: Bedfordshire, UK.

    So what was the RRP for the 5600X?, noticing the prices coming down since March time when they appeared to be at their highest...............are they likely to drop more than the currently £249 its currently at???.

    Noticed that the 3700X is the exact same price with 2 cores more but a slower clock speed, any reason to pick the 3700x over the 5000X??
  12. Oyeee


    Joined: 26 Dec 2020

    Posts: 61

    It's running around 60ish when gaming, 5900x + Arctic 280mm. Don't have anything before hand to compare it with.

    Temp on no usage is around 38 which was 30 before, that's all I remember.
    Last edited: 16 Jun 2021
  13. Journey


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,103

    Location: West Midlands

    The adjusted prices are finally filtering through more now, so ~£240-50 5600X, ~£350-60 5800X, ~£469-80 5900X, and ~£659-70 5950X, you shouldn't see much deviation from these prices unless stock vanishes again.

    The 5800X hitting straight for potential buyers of the 11700K at a similar cost right now.
  14. HangTime

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 29,404

    Location: Hampshire

    Prices on the rise at OcUK, 5900X was £450 less than a week ago, then £480, now £500. I would actually consider buying one at £450 (to give a reasonable upgrade from 2700x), but going up over 10% in less than a week against a backdrop of falling prices overall, no thanks.