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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:44 PM

I was lucky enough to be gifted 16GB of DDR4 2400 ram. So that has me thinking about upgrading one of my systems in my sig (probably the 2600k system as its the oldest).

The question is, do I stay with Intel and go with a Coffee Lake i5 build, or look at a Ryzen build. From what I have seen, it will make very little difference - higher average and minimum framerates with Ryzen and higher overall framerates with Intel. Is this still the case? Bear in mind there is nothing done in terms of productivity, our systems are for gaming and internet/media consumption.

Any advice would be great.
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 12:08 PM

I'd say they're probably pretty similar framerates, possibly with a slight advantage to Intel. I doubt Ryzen minimums will be any better.

 

To be honest, unless it comes down to price, I'd go with Intel. They've still got better single-threaded performance which is always beneficial, and similar multi-threaded performance depending on CPU choice.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 02:35 PM

I always said if AMD got truly competitive again I'd jump back on board. And now we are here, I just don't know haha. 


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 05:19 PM

When i re-jigged my gaming station/media station in January this year i was faced with the same problem. AMD with its Ryzen series has definitely improved, but as Linuxuser said it was the single threaded CPU performance that i chose to go with. After 3 or 4 months of running my i5 8600-k i can vouch for the Intel side as it is a bloody good processor. I'm seriously impressed with multitasking as i have 1 monitor, so alt-tabbing is seriously quick.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:46 PM

The best part about this scenario is either way you get an absolute powerhouse gaming machine 8-)

 

I'd go intel too, you'll have no regrets with intel.



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:23 PM

After much thought, I've decided to go the Ryzen route. I know Intel performs well, but AMD was my first ever system way back when, and am keen to try again after so long with Intel. If it lasts half as long as what my Sandybridge system has, I'll be happy enough. I'm going to go with the 2600x methinks.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:20 AM

The question is, do you keep the i7 2600K or the i5 4670K for the hand me down rig?


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:03 AM

I know right. Pretty sure I'll keep the i5 system. The 2600k is basically at the end of what I can do to make it better, whereas the i5 could be upgraded and is still the newer system overall.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:44 PM

Yeah, I think that's the way to do it. The i7 has higher multithreaded performance for some software, but that's not particularly important – especially as it is largely due to Hyperthreading, and is therefore highly variable.


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