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Build Advice I7-4790K -> Equivalent Ryzen?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Impatience, 6 Jun 2019.

  1. Impatience

    Impatience Active Member

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    Hi all, motherboard has died on my Haswell rig, by the looks of it.. :( Looking at taking the plunge and going for a Ryzen upgrade, but don’t have a shedload of money to throw at the upgrade!

    Used for 1080p gaming and some video/photo editing, currently on 16GB DDR3 and a SATA SSD.. I’m not wanting to LOSE performance, So im wondering what the equivalent Ryzen chip to my current CPU would be.?
     
  2. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Did you mean 4790K with or without overclock ? At stock, Ryzen 5 2400G would come close, but lose a bit. Ryzen 5 2600 would beat 4790K.
    If you overclocked the 4790K, then that might bring it close to stock Ryzen 5 2600.

    On other side, Ryzen 5 3600 launches on July 7, which should give you another 10-15% extra performance; but then Ryzen 5 2600 is pretty cheap right now, Amazon has it for 130 GBP for example.
     
  3. Impatience

    Impatience Active Member

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    Wow, ok. Didn’t realise that the mid-range chips had come along that much in comparison to my i7! Definitely seems like I’ll be making the switch to one of the two if I can’t source a decently priced motherboard/work out what the issue is..
     
  4. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    Here's some side-by-side comparisons of the passmork score on these chips.

    2400G - slightly slower on passmark, 2600 slightly faster on passmark.

    https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compar...i7-4790K-vs-AMD-Ryzen-5-2600/3183vs2275vs3243

    Your secondhand price for a 4790K is going to be £80-£100.

    CEX will buy your 4790K for £106 voucher or £75 cash - and interestingly enough, in fact sell a Ryzen 5 2400G for £105 - so if that helps, you could 1:1 swap your CPU. They also sell the Ryzen 5 2600 for £130 if you wanted to top it up by £24 - which when you put it that way sounds like a bit of a no-brainer.

    If you aim for a x570 motherboard, allowing you to put a 3000 chip in later for the full PCI-E4.0 boost if you do need more speed, then you just need to sort your RAM out. A matched set of 16GB should be £50 or so inc maybe a bit less, which will go a long way towards your DDR4 purchase.

    Might make the initial jump that bit cheaper/easier?
     
  5. Arboreal

    Arboreal Well-Known Member

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    Interesting to hear all this, as my i5 4670K seems to be fine, but I'm looking to move to something newer.

    If you buy a Ryzen 'G' CPU, I think the PCIe lanes to an external GPU are limited compared to a mainstream Ryzen. That said, PCIe 8x vs 16x shows minimal loss in most normal and gaming situations.
    R5 2600 or thereabouts as a hex core look quite tempting.
     
  6. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    This new Ryzen 3600 is faster than the existing 2700x.

    I've also seen hints that it's not so reliant on memory speed either, meaning I may just pop for a 12 core myself. I still don't want to change my RAM. That is what has kept me happily chugging by on Intel tbh.
     
  7. Hardware_Numb3rs

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    The 3600/3600X seems a great chip for a value upgrade, but memories are important, and a good kit should be taken in consideration, if not B-Die the Hynix CJR like the Gskill SniperX 3600 is a nice alternative, or for a more budget one a Hyperx Fury 3200 C18 1.2V can be fine (for the price).
    Regarding the motherboard, if you go for a budget upgrade probably a B450 will do fine for a 3600/3600X and you can save a lot.
    As always, the better thing to do now is to wait the launch and see the reviews and benchmarks :)
     

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