Another which Ryzen to buy

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards AMD' started by germz1986, May 27, 2017.

  1. germz1986

    germz1986 Member

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    Hey all, I had an older intel system.
    Xeon X5670 @ 4.4ghz
    DDR3 @ 1600 7-8-7
    GTX 970

    I am wanting to go Ryzen, but I am undecided on whether to buy a 1600x or a 1700/x.

    I have a new 4k monitor, and use the pc for:
    Netflix/Hulu/Youtubes
    Browsing
    Gaming (Diablo3, Forza Horizon 3, and some others,) FH3 is the most demanding game i play currently

    I multitask a bit, always have a browser open with couple of tabs on 2nd monitor while gaming.

    The 6 core xeon was usually enough for this, except for FH3, and honestly the 970 doesnt cut it for that game @4k either. But gfx upgrade will wait until Pascal2

    So....Which Ryzen do I buy, I will likely hold onto the system 4+ years.
    I WILL be ocing the cpu, I have an open loop with a tripple 120 rad and a MCP655 pump. Will be buying an EK supremacy EVO for the AMD chip.
     
  2. sverek

    sverek Ancient Guru

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    1700 and good cooler. OC it if more power needed. 8 cores should be minimum for your upgrade.

    AMD will release Ryzen 9 soon with even more cores.

    I would strongly recommend to wait and see how ryzen 9 plays out. 10 / 12 cores might be more appealing for you.
     
  3. germz1986

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    Reporting Back,

    I ended up getting the 1600x, waifu said since shes going to need a new pc next year I should get the 1600x. I'll pass that onto her and get Ryzen 2.

    I am quite surprised how fast this machine is compared to my x5670 @ 4.4ghz, considering I havent oc'd the ryzen yet.

    While playing D3 @ 4k. My FPS is far more stable than with the aging xeon.

    It handles all the multi-tasking that I do w/o issue.

    I wish AMD had waited a quarter to release ryzen though. Teething issues....
    The mainboard is slower to post than my X58 would, also unable to install windows on Raid 0 setup. Had to leave my ssd's in ahci to install windows. Hopefully that will get sorted out soon.
     
  4. thatguy91

    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    For performance mode RAID at least, it would make more sense to use M2 NVME SSD now. Theere is a major update coming shortly bios wise (all Ryzen bioses), hopefully it will boot quicker for you with it, as well as being able (hopefully) to edge more performance.
     

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