Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 11 May 2018.
It blows my mind a bit that we now have six and eight core systems, hooked up to a top end GPU, that need less than 300watts to run themselves when under load and overclocked.
That's less than my 7970 used to need by itself, just as well with the way electricity bills go.
Even now the GPU probably accounts for most of it...
You guys seem to rate this a hell of a lot more than the other tech reviewers...the majority of whom seem think the 2600X is a much better purchase.
I think because the XFR boost actually does something cleevr these days it is worth paying the extra for the X chips and not bothering with OC'ing at all as they will run at generally high clocks and stable.
It depends on your point of view. We're of the mind that our readers will be up for some overclocking and if so, like we said in the review the 2600 is excellent. If you want to run at stock speed then the 2600X is probably a better bet thanks to higher all-core and boost frequencies which do make a difference making the extra £30-40 worth it.
On the flip side, we'd recommend the 2700X over the 2700 as the price gap in percentage terms is much smaller and it also overclocked further plus has those massive stock speed boost frequencies.
Look at what each one of those two CPUs has for competition from Intel at the same price:
The 2600 goes up against the i3-8350k and i5-8400
The 2600x goes up against the i5-8600k
So if you compare the two against similarly priced Intel CPUs the 2600 looks much better than the 2600x since the 2600 is far more competitive against the i3-8350k and i5-8400 than the 2600x is against the i5-8600k.
But if you compare the 2600 and 2600x against each other, then depending on XFR / OC it can sway in favour of the 2600x.
Why wasn't the R5 1600 included? It seems like an obvious choice to show improvements in the 2x00 series.
I've done some testing of my own and can answer that @David - I'll drop you a PM
Not going to share with the class?
Tut sigh, it uses the CPC benchmark suite as it's readily available for download and is comparable to data in the April edition of the afore mentioned publication...
Oh, the Doge also has mail
Wonder if I could photoshop doge onto clippy?
As has been cleared by the Doge, my findings...
I picked up the April edition of CPC as it has the 26/2700X reviews and more importantly their benchmark suite scores.
Sooooo, here's what mine scored -
That's a system score of 171,014 for me (my specs are in my signature)
2700X OC'd 206,878
2600X OC'd to 4.2GHz (across all cores) 173,971
I7-8600K OC'd 173,321
1600X OC'd 161,140
So mine is just 2957 points behind the overclocked 2600X in the scheme of things and urinates on a 1600X
It's a hefty 35,864 points behind the 2700X though (a good thing for sure).
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