Obviously I can’t go wrong by going as expensive as possible with the Ryzen 7950X3D. But I don’t feel like spending $800 on 16 cores when I’m only running 4-5 chains, and half as many cores will do fine. Wondering what the best balance is between price and performance.
The high cache thing is particularly interesting. After seeing that cache made no difference at all in the Chromium code compile benchmarks I thought it wouldn’t matter here either .I guess I should go for AMD’s latest round of X3D chips then.
Same. I’d also like to know how much of a role RAM speed and latency plays; in one Hardware Unboxed video I saw recently, having faster RAM (6000 MHz DDR5) gave between modest and substantial performance uplifts in gaming, depending on the game, for Ryzen 7000 chips.
Shame there’s no real benchmarks I can find anywhere. The suggestion just seems to be “get the fastest, most expensive thing with all the cores, most cache, and highest boost clocks.” Would love to know where the best performance per dollar ends up though…having a hard time justifying $800 for 7950X3D over the cheaper 7900X3D with no data.