Remember when some of ya'll said that it was too early to decide whether AMD was "back"?

How about now:

PS: Not an "in your face", it's a serious question

Oh heck, the productivity test poor things! I know where I'm putting my money in my next build.

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Ryzen 7 3700X @ $329 is closer to the i9 9900K @ $499

And also consider that the i9 only has 16MB L3 cache while the Ryzen 7 has 36MB.

Like, it's clear when you want better bang for your buck, you'd be going AMD.

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@brandon I’m pumped. Hoping to get some kit at work to play with.


@brandon I’m hoping we can look at some Lenovo ThinkPads as replacements for faculty machines.

@boblmartens oof, not much of a choice when it comes to AMD thinkpads 🤔

@boblmartens I think there was a time when there was NO AMD thinkpads, right?

@brandon Yes. First purchase may be a replacement for my venerable X220 I use for sysadmin duties.

@boblmartens Which ThinkPad(s) are you looking at to replace it?

@brandon A285 and X395 right now. I may go larger as well, need to sit down and do some thinking.

@brandon Looking over things, the T495 looks pretty amazing ... tempted ...

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