Hello all, been lurking a while as I’ve been fairly busy.
BLUF- What AMD GPU manufacturers to AVOID or try to get?
- Anyone’s input on AMD features such as AMD Infinity Cache, AMD Smart Access
Memory or other AMD Features.
-I have a 3900XT, upgrade to a 5000 series worth it for a ALL AMD system built ONLY
for gaming? If so, just go 5600x, 5800x or 5800X3D? I say 5800X3D because I plan a
entire AMD system and hope to get the most out of the features listed above.
So, in more detail…
I am getting ready to buy my first AMD GPU (waiting for 7000 series)… I’ve been team green for ages and I am making an ENTIRE AMD system. I am looking for more information on manufacturers of aftermarket cards/AMD cards to see if there are manufacturers to avoid or try to buy that are worth it. I have been a MSI shill for ages and I have a MSI 2080ti I love (was a sea hawk, but I ditched the AIO and went back to a custom loop because the cooler was cheap and no longer made by Corsair like the 1070 I had prior). So I’m leaning that direction, but I have never owned a NON-aftermarket card. So I was hoping to get some input from people with AMD experience.
Especially if you have a AMD processor as well as a AMD GPU to see how you like AMDs features such as AMD Infinity Cache and AMD Smart Access Memory. I’ve read all the white sheets and it all looks good on paper, but I want to see real live experience’s of people.
Because of these features I was considering a upgrade on my CPU from the Ryzen 9 3900XT to a 5000 series. The issue I am having is I don’t want to limit the effects of Infinity Cache and Smart Access Memory by going with a 5600X or 5800X which limits the L3 cache by half… I am considering the 5800X3D because it has 1/3 more L3 cache than my 3900XT. I don’t know if 5000 series utilizes this feature better due to the new architecture (which while more performant isn’t really all that different from what I’ve seen) or not.
Lastly, I’ve been looking at memory speeds… I have a few different sets of ram. I have a 4 dimm Corsair Vengeance 32GB 3200 C14 (actual 14, 14-14-14-36), or a 2 dimm G.Skills Neo 32GB 3600 C16 (Not really its 16-19-19-39). They seem to be really close and I’m not sure what’s best.
So basically, I’m looking from a more technical perspective BUT also experience would be great to hear from anyone.
YES, I should have waited for the new socket, but I plan to keep the X570 Unify board for a while yet. Least a few years. I know AMD has been much better, but I remember a lot of the newer things they came out with had driver issues and you had to constantly update to fix issues… I still have that fear…lol
Here’s the system as it is now.
MSI X570 Unify
Ryzen 9 3900XT (I got on sale as it had damaged pins which I fixed)
32GB Corsair Vengeance 3200 C14 (14-14-14-36)
MSI 2080ti Sea Hawk