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Hardware AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Dogbert666, 11 Apr 2017.

  1. Yadda

    Yadda Well-Known Member

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    Sure. "Horses for courses" as they say.

    If I used my PC predominantly for tasks which benefit from that many cores & threads then I'd be all over them.

    I don't though, so buying one of the 8c/16t offerings would be a poor choice: higher cost and poorer performance (for what I do).

    It'd be like buying a tractor for touring. Sure, the torque is impressive but, ya know... :lol:
     
  2. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Another car analogy - I'd love a fast 2 seater roadster, and I probably spend more time in the car by myself, but having 4 extra seats there for when I DO need them is handy, and they don't exactly slow me down drastically even when I don't :lol:
     
  3. Yadda

    Yadda Well-Known Member

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    The tractor easily carries 4 people and you never know, I might want to pull a plough one day.

    Edit: before the analogies get out of hand :), I suppose what I'm saying in essence is: why sacrifice performance you will use today for extra capacity that sits idle until you may use it in the future, and pay more for the privellage? :lol:
     
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  4. somidiot

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    I can see myself getting one of these, or the vanilla 1600, as a handbrake box that sits in the corner.
     
  5. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    I've got a feeling that like the 1700 the 1600 is going to be the one to have.
     
  6. Harlequin

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    aye it seems to be the part of choice - the non x (1700, 1600 and 1500)
     
  7. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    £218 on OCUK. Please don't do this to me lol.
     
  8. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Spoil yourself, you've earned it, join the Ryzen club, spoil yourself, you've earned it, join the Ryzen club, spoil yourself, you've earned it, join the Ryzen club:D
     
  9. jon

    jon Chief Phrenologist

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    True, dat. My wife's a photographer. I'm building her a new system. Would love to see Photoshop or (cheaper, also used widely by photographers for initial imports / edits) Lightroom.

    Probably go Kaby 7600k for her, but considering she's coming off an old i3 2100, anything faster than a mouse on its exercise wheel will be faster. :)

    -J
     
  10. Dr. Coin

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    Since last fall I have been transcoding my optical library for Plex... A cheap work horse or tracker, if you prefer Yadda, is very tempting.
     
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