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SOLLERHOLLER1
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Default 05-11-2017, 17:04 | posts: 14 | Location: Cape Town South Africa

Dude that's a tough choice... I would go with Ryzen option because it simply offering more for the price.
   
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Default 05-18-2017, 22:14 | posts: 3,612 | Location: Germany

I went with Ryzen, the only "big" thing I do is game now and then or edit photos & videos.
So far, I'm really happy with the upgrade.

Why did I choose Ryzen? Rather simple.

I had a 2600k before, I had it for at least 5 years. Before that? Another i7, -860 I think.
When my first motherboard died, I bought a 4770k. No real speed improvement, nothing at all. Bought a new "old" board and kept using my 2600k.
Then, the second board died. Bought a 4790k. Again, no speed improvement.
So I kept the 2600k again.
Now, as my third board died for the second time, I wanted to get something different.
First I bought a X99 system, but then Ryzen came out and I thought "why not get those two extra cores at no extra charge?" And that's what I did.
Speed is great, power consumption just like my old 2600k (less than X99), so I'm really happy with that.
Performance in games is very good, haven't had any hiccups so far.
   
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Default 05-27-2017, 12:59 | posts: 3,719 | Location: Poland

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This graph actually isn't that far off from the truth .
   
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Default 06-10-2017, 09:24 | posts: 1,390 | Location: Washington State

It would appear that most of the results I have seen show that as soon as you jump to 1440p and higher, all produce the same results. You happen to have a 1440p monitor. I personally would not be comfortable buying anything less than 6 cores, preferably 8 right now. You will get the same performance with the advantage of having more cores in the future and potentially more performance with future updates/bios etc.

A bit of a risk, but worth the gamble?
   
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Default 06-11-2017, 05:29 | posts: 19,942 | Location: US East Coast

I'm trying to hold out for Zen+....but I may ditch my 6600K for an Ryzen 5 1600X later in the summer when I have the funds available. If I don't upgrade one of my media centers anyway. Depends on when AMD releases the Zen based APUs...


   
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Default 06-11-2017, 17:23 | posts: 8,318 | Location: FLA,USA

Right now it would be folly to grab a 7700k over a 1600x. Seriously about $125 less and it's on par with a 6800k.

1600/1600x is THE CPU to get at the moment.
   
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Default 06-11-2017, 17:41 | posts: 2,262 | Location: Tennessee

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Right now it would be folly to grab a 7700k over a 1600x. Seriously about $125 less and it's on par with a 6800k.

1600/1600x is THE CPU to get at the moment.
My buddy just got a 1600, running it stock with 16GB 2400, and it wipes the floor vs his old cpu. i7 3820 @ 4.5.

Its even beating my 3930k @ 4.1 quite handily while the 1600 is stock.

Wish I had the scratch to build a 1600x rig.
   
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Default 06-11-2017, 18:35 | posts: 1,668 | Location: Willowbrook ill.

Only thing I do not like about (Ryzen) is its not able to clock any higher then 4.1Ghz - If they made that puppy hit close to 5ghz right now it would of been a Major win for Amd and all of us.
   
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Default 06-11-2017, 19:26 | posts: 3,612 | Location: Germany

True, but it doesn't. And not every Intel chip will hit it either.

I, personally, had quite some issues overclocking a 4770k and a 6800k. In conparison, Ryzen was as easy to clock as my old 2600k and previous chips.
It'll be faster here and a little slower there. That's fine for me.
   
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Default 06-11-2017, 19:33 | posts: 19,942 | Location: US East Coast

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Only thing I do not like about (Ryzen) is its not able to clock any higher then 4.1Ghz - If they made that puppy hit close to 5ghz right now it would of been a Major win for Amd and all of us.
Higher clocks don't always mean better performance....


   
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Default 06-11-2017, 19:49 | posts: 701 | Location: Kosovo/Pristina

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Higher clocks don't always mean better performance....

They mean in prehistoric single/dual core app/games for example fallout 4 it has ancient engine crappy multithread engine and uses 2/4HT cores even they say it uses more so when you play it with 7700K@4.5-5GHz it will get 10-35% more fps and will achieve more or less playable frame rates 55-75Fps even in most crappy situations so at the moment it's more suited for recent or 99% of today games and when one day games start to use DX12+Vulcan with 4-32 cores cpu frequency will not be issue anymore but until that day ie 2020-2025 stick with ****ty 5GHz intel quads..
   
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Default 06-21-2017, 23:39 | posts: 19,942 | Location: US East Coast

Well, after trying to run VMWare Player on my 6600K, I had to make the decision between i7 7700K and Ryzen. My new Ryzen 1600 will be here tomorrow and hopefully the install kit for my waterblock will show up tomorrow as well. Would be nice to be able to assemble everything tomorrow evening.

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Im using a 7700k on an asus heroe viii z170 oced to 5055mhz and i have no problem running ddr4 oced at 3600 from a 3200 kits with samsung e-die, i think its a great cpu for gaming most of my games dont even use all the threads and i personnaly think that this cpu will be good easily 3-4 years for gaming which is what i do with my rig. I think the 7700k is the way to go for gaming right now, z170 and z270 handles ddr 4 much better than ryzen with way better latemcy as well
Ryzen is steadily improving, whereas i7 7700K is performing the best it's going to. There is still a lot of room for Ryzen to get better as well.


   
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