Another "Time to upgrade" - 12900 vs 5950 and motherboards

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kelpdiver Veteran Member • Posts: 5,216
Re: Another "Time to upgrade" - 12900 vs 5950 and motherboards

dperez wrote:

I went over to Puget Systems, and they're very impressed with the I7-12900 compared to the AMD 5950X. I don't have a HUGE preference, but in general I'd be more likely to put together an Intel system unless there are advantages to the AMD.

I'm a bit surprised that their review didn't address the power draw delta.  PS made their initial mark selling truly quiet workstations, and having to deal with an extra 150W of heat will compromise that.

The other real concern is the 1.0 version motherboards, and waiting on DDR5 and PCIE5 to enter the market.   I'll be waiting till mid 2022, after AMD's response (which may drop into my existing 3900X MB), and for the intel side to settle.

It's also unfortunate that the current market is brutal for DIY builds.   If you're going with a VAR, then the scarcity tax, esp for GPU, is not that bad.   And if you go intel, you do have the option of getting a GPU later.

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