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    Hot damn. I noticed I said 3700X when I was talking about my upgrade, then I realized that was wrong because I bought a 3600X which was $100 cheaper.

    But then I remembered I replaced the Ryzen 5 sticker on my case with a Ryzen 7 sticker...

    Check CPU-Z and it's identifying the chip as a 3700X. Go dig up the box, yep, the serial sticker says 3700X. Receipt says 3600X even though it includes the serial for a 3700X on it. Just got a $100 upgrade for free. Someone either screwed up when bundling my order or did me a huge favor.

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    I'm going with screwed up the bundle. When I bought my 2700X a few weeks back they sent me to the front with a slip for a 3600. Honest mistakes really, but big grats on the big free upgrade!!

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    Going to have to see if I stay error free overnight but the new BIOS and 3700x have my RAM running 3600c16 without an error on memtest.

    The base clock was 3600c19 and I was on 3200c14 before on Ryzen 2600.

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    So the new RAM timing is stable.

    Installed the new Vega 56 from Kalmaldo. Undervolting was an... experience. AMD recently changed their drivers last month to Adrenalin 2020 which integrated GPU tuning into the tuning settings rather than having it on Wattman. In doing so they changed some of the functionality. Rather than getting to set a fan RPM I had to play with PWM percentages. Also it removed the ability to lock the card into state 6 for testing.

    However I eventually managed to get the card clocked to a p6 1582Mhz/1025mV and p7 1650Mhz/1060mV on +50% Power Limit. That's a mild max overclock boost with a pretty substantial undervolt. Bumped the memory up to 920MHz compared to 800 base. Temps maxing at 69C for the core and 72C for the memory with the fan at 3200 RPM which is not noticeable with my headphones playing music.

    Using Firestrike for testing stability on the GPU so I can report that the CPU, RAM, and GPU upgrades/overclocks have boosted me about 3k in bench score from 16500 to 19995. Real world metric, my FPS is up about 40~ from 125 max to 165 in Overwatch (1080p ultra). After selling off my 2600 and hopefully my 980Ti the cost of the upgrades will be about $100 total (thx Microcenter error on the 3700x instead of 3600x)

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    My time using Adrenaline was short lived, but in that time it wasn't the most pleasant. I've championed AMD video cards for a long time now because they are (and still are) the price to performance kings. During the 7000 series thru Vega I never experienced driver issues other than random stuff which I've had happen with Nvidia cards too because it's random. AMD is still moving forward instead of backward because of Ryzen and the 5700(XT) gives stupid performance for the cost, but, the 5700 series and these Adrenaline drivers DO NOT get along and I wasn't interested in seeing if it would be random for me this time around. I do hope that AMD can figure out a way to get into the upper crust of the GPU market. Competition is good and right now Nvidia's prices are so bad.

    Gred, if you have the time and would like to do this, try to seek out some benchmarks of current games and compare them to anything you have. I never went for an overclock with that card. As we discussed I used undervolting for lowering the fan. I'm very curious with your OC how it is vs the new crop of AMD cards and of course Nvidia's equivalent.

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    I hardly play AAA except years after when they go on deep discount, and only inbetween Dota sessions really. The most modern games I have are Witcher 3, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and Assassin's Creed Syndicate if you are interested in those

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    Tomb Raider absolutely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalmado View Post
    Tomb Raider absolutely.
    On Highest presets (ultra textures, 8x anisotropic, all other settings high) getting 75~85 hunting near San Juan.

    On High presets (high textures, 4x anisotropic, normal for all other settings) getting 88-110.

    All of this is 1080p (monitor is Alienware 25 240Hz with FreeSync on)

    Card was hovering around 1400 clock the entire time which is p3/p4 for me. 2200 RPM on the fan.

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    Seeing a lot of talk on twitter of this new NZXT case:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gredival View Post
    On Highest presets (ultra textures, 8x anisotropic, all other settings high) getting 75~85 hunting near San Juan.

    On High presets (high textures, 4x anisotropic, normal for all other settings) getting 88-110.

    All of this is 1080p (monitor is Alienware 25 240Hz with FreeSync on)

    Card was hovering around 1400 clock the entire time which is p3/p4 for me. 2200 RPM on the fan.
    I checked out some benchmarks for the 3700X but most are coupled with a 2080 or TI. Tomb Raider seemed to be if I had to guess 20% more FPS roughly but duh when comparing Vega anything to a 2080 or TI. I'd still think that's pretty great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaslo View Post
    Seeing a lot of talk on twitter of this new NZXT case:

    I hate it. But I want all the hard drives installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalmado View Post
    I checked out some benchmarks for the 3700X but most are coupled with a 2080 or TI. Tomb Raider seemed to be if I had to guess 20% more FPS roughly but duh when comparing Vega anything to a 2080 or TI. I'd still think that's pretty great.
    Yeah I mean I don't need AAA titles in 165FPS. If I was serious about those games I'd probably go to a 1440p IPS that is capped at 60Hz anyway.

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