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Do I go Ryzen 3700 or Intel

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by numanoid, 20 Sep 2019.

  1. numanoid

    numanoid Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys
    I'm getting the final pieces (motherboard cpu and memory) to my gaming rig, do I go ryzen 3600 or get an i7 8700k based system, I have a gtx 1070.. thanks
     
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  2. sandys

    sandys Well-Known Member

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    8700 is the better gaming chip.
     
  3. numanoid

    numanoid Well-Known Member

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    Thanks buddy
     
  4. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    8700K is (up to) twice the price, mind...
     
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  5. numanoid

    numanoid Well-Known Member

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    Cheers buddy, saves all the hassle of updating the bios for the ryzen chip..thanks
     
  6. SuperHans123

    SuperHans123 Well-Known Member

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    £170 difference for 4fps.
    I know what I'd get. (and did)
     
  7. Tech Cave

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    go ryzen, newer chip, lower price and almost same gaming performance with better multithread
     
  8. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    Nice necrobump.
     
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  9. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    I'd be going Ryzen just to support AMD, personally.
     
  10. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

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    This is the age of Ryzen, no good reasoning for shintel at the moment.
     
  11. gilljoy

    gilljoy Well-Known Member

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    Get a Ryzen CPU and motherboard and save the money for a more beefier GPU is what I'd suggest
     
  12. Gian

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    In resolution 4k is =
     
  13. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    3840x2160, if you mean pixel count...
     
  14. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    I think he's saying, albeit cryptically, that if you are gaming at 4K then you'll be GPU-limited rather than CPU-limited, so you'll get identical gaming performance between Ryzen and Intel's equivalent.

    I could be wrong, mind :D
     
  15. Jeff Hine

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    I just guessed at 'the bleedin' obvious' with no quote to work with... wouldn't be the first time I've been wrong, either.
     
  16. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Moved to hardware
     
  17. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    The only reason I will is I hate ZIF sockets and want the mto be put in the bin of history! Otherwise I totally would go AMD!
     
  18. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    It's actually possible to quite easily repair a snapped CPU pin yet nigh on impossible to repair a CPU socket pin.

    I literally got sweaty when I opened up my X399 socket.
     
  19. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    But its also far far harder to damage a socket, motherboards tend to cost less and LGA sockets have glfar better cooler retention systems usually!
     
  20. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

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    Not using a CPU that will last years and use the socket for about 10 seconds in 5+ years is a little silly.
    But you do you man lol.
     

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