AMD Ryzen price reductions last until December 2nd

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Last Monday we reported about massive price reductions on Ryzen processors, up-to 30% discounts. Example, you can purchase an 8-core flagship Ryzen 7 1800X processor (normally €499) for roug...

    AMD Ryzen price reductions last until December 2nd
     
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    I bagged a 1600 for £136 on amazon (150 euros for perspective), I wasn't going to touch ryzen (summit ridge at least) but at that price makes it a nice little stop gap until the next zen revisions.
     
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    36% off here to/ Wow that's a good deal...

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    Just ordered 2 Ryzen 5 1600's one for myself and one for a customer for 230$cad each or 180$us, I was going to hold off on buying one for myself but at that price i couldn't resist.
     

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    They are probably clearing inventory before zen+ arrives,but man what a deals if somebody at the start of this year told me that before the year ends you could buy 8c/16t processor for 300$,i would have think he is on a good road to loonie house:):):)
     
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    R7 1700 is 260US$ on amazon..
     
  7. MikeMK

    MikeMK Ancient Guru

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    Well, I just jumped on a threadripper 1950x - cant wait to see what it can do, it my first AMD chip since Athlon 64 days :)
     
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    Just bought the 1700x as well when i saw the prices. Didn't know there was a price reduction.

    I aimed for a 1700 this month, not sure if the 1700x is much faster though.
     
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    extremely clever marketing by bringing Europe into the "black friday" sales. thereby getting more folks into the AMD camp...
    the very big plus is that all the new AM4 mobo's are forward compatible, meaning upgrades for the new folks are going to be very reasonable... that shiny new rig can just have that latest Ryzen+ (or 2...whatever) popped right in without worry.
     
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    If the rumors of an early refresh are true, I might just replace my 1600x and use it for an SFF build. Not that I need it, but I want to get some experience building SFF. I'll either give it away or use it as a media center later on.
     

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    I think the same. Excellent prices getting more people onto the AM4 platform and therefore an easy upgrade path, even a couple of years down the line.
     
  12. AsiJu

    AsiJu Ancient Guru

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    Yeah if AMD keeps their pricing at this level (meaning the usual pricing) I see myself switching to Ryzen+ / Ryzen 2.0 and thereafter if they're enough of a performance bump vs. Ryzen.
     
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    You know I *was* going to build a Ryzen system to replace my ancient X58 Intel motherboard/CPU, but then I saw youtube videos where reviewer said he was having all sort of bugs and errors and crashes until he completely re-installed a fresh Windows installation from his previous Intel based Windows install.

    Well there is NO way I am going to reinstall Windows and all programs/utilities and all their updates I have ever used again, so no way I can buy Ryzen system. Much easier to upgrade to 8700K or similar and Intel motherboard and keep all my Windows software as is without having to start from scratch.

    And I did really want a Threadripper system and the guaranteed re-use of motherboards that AMD promise for a few years... unlike Intel changing and making motherboard obsolete every year...
     
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    IMHO: even though modern Windows is able to run when the MB+CPU changes, I would still recommend a fresh install. Even when upgrading within the same brand/ecosystem. You can't know what kind of low-level stuff OS configures during installation, that is impossible to re-configure later during runtime or start-up.

    For me it is also kind of a "cleansing" experience, especially if I ran the same system for several years. Various mess and one-off utilities pile up over time and it feels good to just throw it out completely and install only what I need and use regularly. I can always install whatever I want when I need it.
     
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    Yes i have done this myself a few times over the years when upgrading Windows or when C drive fails... but it is a total pain in the ass if you haven't got the time for it... or are not building a new machine from scratch.

    It also "tricks" you into thinking your new machine is faster than the old because of your new hardware, when a lot of the time Windows is just faster because it is fresh and doesn't have all that stuff Windows builds up on every app install or upgrade (the massive inefficient hidden folder of millions of versions of old files for compatibility and registry). Windows *appears to be designed* to slow down over time to trick people into buying new hardware/software.
     

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    That's why these days i use the portable version of an app when available. The registry might have been a good idea on paper but in practice it ****. I use portable apps and put then on a secondary drive and backup them on an external drive. This way when i have to reinstall windows i have to reinstall just a couple of apps like Visual Studio and Office. For the other apps i just restore my E: drive. I also save settings/saves in the cloud when possible. I love Steam it's so easy to recover backuped games with it. Just copy the Steam folder and these days pretty much all games support cloud saves.
     
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    Eh? I thought it was established practice to reinstall Windows after a mobo upgrade - it doesn't matter if it's Intel to Intel, you still need to do this. I recently swapped out my ASRock X370 board for a MSI X370 board, but I still reinstalled Windows on it since it was a new board. Using an old Windows installation with a new board is just asking for trouble.
     
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    @geogan
    hope your joking, as a full install of win7/10 from a usb stick takes about 5 maybe 10min max (to an ssd).

    besides that, im not the only one that will be refusing any help/support for that system/user,
    if the board was changed (different one, no matter intel/amd or brand), and windows not clean installed.

    anyone to lazy to the bare minimum (clean install and newest drivers), deserves to have trouble getting it to run...

    sidenote: a clean install of windows after it was used for more than 8-12 month, gains usually around 25-50% in overall "performance", beating any "system cleaner" you can find.
     
  19. AsiJu

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    Agree a clean install is mandatory after a mobo swap even if keeping processor brand.
    Takes literally 10 mins from USB, ofc you need to download the image and backup everything, which can take hours if there's lots of stuff. But of course you keep and make backups anyway, right?

    To my surprise when I switched from Intel to AMD (Ryzen) Windows did boot up successfully, but I clean installed right away. I missed the timing for Boot Menu in BIOS so accidentally booted from the old Windows installation the first time.
     
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    fresh install after mobo upgrade is common sense, sure, everything MIGHT work without it but if you have 0 tolerance for weird things happening and system crashing then you gotta do it, no way around that

    since i built my p67 2500k 7 years ago i have not had a single system crash that i couldnt track down to me thinkering and messing stuff up, its highly OC'd too but 1000% stable (the extra zero is not a typo, its rock solid :D)... if you want that kind of experience you gotta do fresh install...
     

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