AMD’s Next Gen x86 High Performance Core is Code Named “Zen”

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  1. echineon

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    is there any incentive for a 1700 to pair with any of the X470 board? I looked up a few but seems no change in memory overclocking difference (which is I guess where the difference lies). I guess 1700 can't utilise precision boost or XFR 2 either but if anyone can confirm would be great. Might snap an X370 taichi where they finished launching X470 then.
     
  2. Zenskas

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    Nah not really, but it was never really meant to be much an upgrade over first gen...just something new that optimizes performance a little more, gives people that haven't upgraded in a long time an even better reason to now, and also gives some more competition Intel's way. I think Ryzen 2 coming next year will make more sense for an upgrade for Ryzen 1 users. All you'll need is a BIOS update and drop in Ryzen 2 :D

    Personally I would love a Ryzen 2600 to replace my Haswell i5. But for 90% of what I currently use my computer for it wouldn't make a lot of difference and end up costing me a fair chunk of $$$ to get a good all rounder board + RAM + CPU. Next year I'll likely be running more multi threaded stuff off my main PC, so I'll wait for Ryzen 2 and think about buying that (or whatever Intel have if it's better!)
     
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    Memory overclocking is all CPU dependent. Bitwit did a video comparing X370 and X470 with R2600X, and both chipsets overclocked memory the same.
     
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  4. jinny1

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    Hey do you think it's still worth to get samsung B die specifically? Reviews say memory support has gotten better.

    I'm tempted to purchase https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Patriot...MHz-CL16-Memory-Kit-PV416G340C6K/132587650226 and save myself $50+.
     
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    Yeah main reason i'm upgrading is that my Ivy bridge seems to be lacking some firepower these days
     
  9. Jedi Jezz

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    I too have an old Ivy Bridge system that I want to upgrade, use it mainly for gaming these days. Still not sure whether to go intel or amd, zen+ sure is tempting.
     
  10. The OC

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    Honestly for gaming Ivy Bridge to Ryzen isn't really worth it, assuming you are coming from a 3770 or 3770K.

    If you run apps that can make use of the extra threads of Ryzen then sure, it's a substantial upgrade.
     
  11. Jedi Jezz

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    Yeah I have a 3770K @ 4.8GHz, I figured I should look at upgrading since the CPU is starting to become the frame rate limiter.
     
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    that being said, coming from a 4.8Ghz 2500k to the 1600 it just felt snappier allround making the system more fun to use
     
  13. fcyde

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    awesome, so no real need to upgrade from x370
     
  14. The OC

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    I figure you have a pretty powerful GPU and game at high refresh rates for your 3770K to be a bottleneck? A 3770K @ 4.8GHz is still pretty good for gaming, and I doubt a lower clocked Ryzen will bring much, if any, gains for gaming.

    If you want higher gaming performance, it's pretty much a 8700K or bust. Any other CPU won't be enough of an improvement to warrant an upgrade IMO.
     
  15. Jedi Jezz

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    Fair enough good food for thought I am no rush to make a decision. My current GPU is a GTX 1080 and I run a 1440p monitor. I play PUBG a heap and it seems to be pretty poorly CPU optimized. I routinely see fps dips down to 70fps with the GPU at 50% utilization and the CPU maxed out on all cores.
     
  16. The OC

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    You're right PUBG is pretty poorly optimised in general, though the latest updates seem to be an improvement

    Brian from TechYesCity has a look at PUBG performance in his Ryzen 2700X review, all the Ryzen chips do 100fps+ mins but the 8700K gets around 120fps IIRC, he does test at low settings though.
     
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    Got my 2700x today. Will be going in my system tomorrow.

    Pretty excited too see how it clocks.

    On that note 6ghz from D8Bauer - Noice!!!

     
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    From what I've been reading - more than 4.2ghz means some special love. Stock, using XFR+good cooling seems to be the way to go.
     
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    Again, it depends on the resolution. at 1440P+ it's all in the GPU. In fact Ryzen usually gives better minimum frames at higher resolutions.
     
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    UEFI 6004 now up for the Crosshair VI Hero. This is the one with PR support and the bugs ironed out.
     

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