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    QOTW: AMD Ryzen or Intel Core for your next PC?

    And why would you choose one over the other?
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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen or Intel Core for your next PC?

    Ryzen seem to get me the best value for the money on all platforms currently, so AMD, Intel seem to expensive compared to what you get and if it all comes down to that this or that game is at 150 and 162 FPS depending on what CPU then uhm... I wont be able to see the difference anyway haha

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen or Intel Core for your next PC?

    Personally I'd go Ryzen as I think Intel don't deserve my cash (Hyperthread security, late to the 7nm/8+ core party) however I've no ideal when I can afford to replace my still very well working OC'd 3570k... (The joys of parenthood expenses)

    I also really like AMD commitment to forward/backwards socket support.
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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen or Intel Core for your next PC?

    I'm a PCIe hog, so whatever provides good value-for-money in the HEDT arena. Which looks like currently:
    * Ryzen Threadripper 2920X: 12 core Zen+ from Oct 2018 12nm.
    * Core i9-10900X: 10-core Cascade-Lake-X from like, now ish (can't see it for sale), 14nm.

    As I can't find anybody selling the Intel chip yet, going on RRP, $649 for AMD vs $599 for Intel.

    Boils down to whether I think an extra $50 for 2 more cores on an already insane amount is worth the money. The Intel 12-core variant is $50 more again, that seems like a silly purchase, but saving $50 is not to be sniffed at.

    Probably the rest of the platform would be the deciding factor, i.e. what the chipsets provide, motherboard options and their respective costs.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen or Intel Core for your next PC?

    I have a spare 2200G kicking around, so probably Ryzen next time some box needs an upgrade. But even if it is one of the family machines, I suspect a 3600 would be the way to go.

    Edit: Oh and the 2600X is under £120. Hardest part I think is choosing the right motherboard.
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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen or Intel Core for your next PC?

    until Intel finally sort out the mess of their Spectre infested chips (and thats looking to be 2022 at earliest as Ice Lake is only partially patched in hardware and the recommendation is to disable HT completely) I'm firmly in the AMD camp. Throw on top of that if you DO use Intel chips you are looking at 20% hit in performance if you do use them with mitigation's in place (Intel benchmark with mitigation's OFF fyi).

    Now if only OEMs would do a decent non throttling Ryzen laptop i'd be happy. oh and stop trying to run laptops "apple" silent. Or at least have an alternate fan profile so you can run flatout without the chip throttling cos the fan doesnt feel like making it self heard.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen or Intel Core for your next PC?

    Of these two choices, definitely AMD Ryzen. Ever since Intel moved the memory controller on-chip and chose to artificially limit ECC support to Xeons no "Core" processor has found its way into my PC.

    But even if the choice had been between AMD Ryzen and Intel Xeon the answer would've been the same. It's just the all-around better deal.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen or Intel Core for your next PC?

    I'll let you know in 9 years time..

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen or Intel Core for your next PC?

    If I was to update Threadripper when it gets updated if I'm being totally honest. But then I also know there's likely another update next year so might even hold off for that instead.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen or Intel Core for your next PC?

    Ryzen ftw

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen or Intel Core for your next PC?

    Built a new one a couple of months ago its rocking an Intel i9 9900k.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen or Intel Core for your next PC?

    Ryzen. I have a 1600x currently so won't be upgrading anytime soon though.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen or Intel Core for your next PC?

    If my current PC were to fail I would replace it with an AMD solution. Ryzen or Threadripper.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen or Intel Core for your next PC?

    I don't know if my next PC build will be the upcoming upgrade to my HTPC or refreshing my main rig when my research grant comes in next year, but I'll be going with AMD regardless. When they are either so close as to make no difference, tied with or faster than Intel's offerings while offering more cores, better platform longevity, and with the company not being completely horrible (to the degree any corporation can be anything but, of course) again unlike Intel - I see no reason to not go AMD all the way. HTPC will be whatever is the fastest APU available (Renoir would be nice), while the main PC will likely get a 3900X and a "5800 XT" (or whatever it ends up being called). Time to replace the Fury X too.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen or Intel Core for your next PC?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I have a spare 2200G kicking around, so probably Ryzen next time some box needs an upgrade. But even if it is one of the family machines, I suspect a 3600 would be the way to go.

    Edit: Oh and the 2600X is under £120. Hardest part I think is choosing the right motherboard.
    I'm in the market now to replace my haswell i5. Hoping the 2600 comes down to under £100 in the black Friday nonsense. MSI Tomahawk is what I've seen recommended as a midrange board.

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    Re: QOTW: AMD Ryzen or Intel Core for your next PC?

    I cant say as i am on a new build with a 1920X threadripper inside, and this computer will probably have to last me at least 3 years.
    But unless they have become too big i hope i will be able to build a all AMD machine again next time.

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