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Posted 4/11/17 , edited 4/11/17
i got an email today from Newegg

Ryzen 5 is finally out..

performance wise.. would you use Ryzen CPUs for your gaming PCs ?

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Posted 4/12/17 , edited 4/12/17
If I didn't have to replace my motherboard I'd at least try out Ryzen. Performance on the 1700 and 1800 have been pretty good, so the only thing keeping me from switching is the socket.
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Posted 4/12/17 , edited 4/12/17
i recommend the 1500x, 50$ cheaper than the equivalent i5, about the same performance [plus or minus 7% max performance difference compare to equivalent i5], if u wanted to buy an i5 for gaming, use ryzen instead[it come with a sweet wraith spire.
but remember, use at least a ddr4 2800mhz ram. and use a single dimm only for the best performance out of ryzen cpu.
and if u planing to use the 4 core 8t ryzen, made sure u r gaming on a 60fps, if u want more than that, get a i7 or a R7.

still waiting for u to post your finish rig yo! XD
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Posted 4/12/17 , edited 4/13/17
Here's a tidbit off the Steam forums in the Bayonetta section . Turn off HPET in the bios . It lowers fps in games for the AMD Cpu .
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Posted 4/15/17 , edited 4/15/17

SirGorilla wrote:

Here's a tidbit off the Steam forums in the Bayonetta section . Turn off HPET in the bios . It lowers fps in games for the AMD Cpu .


Bios?

i guess Ryzen cpus are not optimized for gaming..

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Posted 4/15/17 , edited 4/15/17
Always issues when a completly new product drops . It'll get ironed out eventually .
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Posted 4/15/17 , edited 4/16/17
I tend to favor Intel in my PC builds, but I'm actually quite pleased that the early reports for the Ryzen lines have them looking competitive. It's about damn time someone lit a fire under Intel's ass, as they've been getting quite complacent over the last several years. The competition should do them (and the market) good.

Rumor has it that Intel's already shaking up their release schedule since AMD's looking like they're actually in the game again.

I plan to wait a while before making any upgrades to my gaming rig because I want to see how this competition pans out.
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Posted 6/20/17 , edited 6/20/17
the price is dropping fast...

wal-mart is selling CPUs now too ? there's even a store pick up discount!

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Posted 6/23/17 , edited 6/24/17
It depends on what other workloads you are running apart from games.

The benchmarks from Toms Hardware and Anandtech indicate it is competitive, provided you overclock it to within an inch of it's life.

If I was building a new rig today I would choose a Ryzen CPU, but I would pair it with after market cooling and crank it up to the redline.

YMMV...
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Posted 6/23/17 , edited 6/24/17
They're alright chips but not that great in comparison to the Intel chips. You can get a i7-7700K for a decent price that does better than the Ryzen 7 1800X.

The only thing Ryzen chips really do better than intel chips is handling multicore processing better than Intel chips, but that's mostly because of intel's focus on either single core processing or quad. If you plan on using a Ryzen Core for video processing where you're needing to tweak how many cores are set to what resources, then sure it's a good buy, but anything else really runs on either single core functionality with hyperthreading, or more and more popular now-a-days being full quad core functionality.
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