Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
eb2k

2700x vs 1700x

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello, with the generation 3 Ryzen processors coming along, I have been finding great deals on the past gen CPU's. I am building a computer primarily for gaming, with some light coding on the side. I have all of my parts except the CPU, so waiting for generation 3 doesn't seem like an option; not to mention I am on a budget. Just wanted to know if the 2700x is worth the extra bucks over the 1700x. From my browsing, they both seem like monsters for gaming, although many people say the upgrade is not worth it. Thank you

Link to post
Share on other sites

How much is the price difference actually? 


Gaming HTPC:

R7 1700X@stock - Cryorig C7 - Asus ROG B350-i - Asus GTX 1080 Strix - 16gb G.Skill Ripjaws V 3333mhz - Silverstone SX500-LG - 500gb 960 EVO - Fractal Design Node 202 - Samsung 60KS7090 - Logitech G502 - Thrustmaster T500RS - Noblechairs Icon


Desktop PC:
i7 2600k @stock - H100i GTX - Asus P8Z77-i Deluxe - Asus GTX 1050Ti Strix - 16gb HyperX Fury 1866mhz - EVGA 750G2 - 250gb 840 EVO - 6TB WD My Book Duo (Reds) - Enthoo Evolv ITX - Dell U3415W - Benq XL2411T - Qpad MK-85 Brown - Logitech MX518 - Blue Yeti Platinum - Noblechairs Icon 


Boss-NAS [Build Log]:
R5 2400G - Noctua NH-D14 - Asus Prime X370-Pro - 16gb G.Skill Aegis 3000mhz - Seasonic Focus Platinum 550W - Fractal Design R5* - 
250gb 970 Evo - 2x500gb 860 Evo (Raid0) - 6x4TB WD Red (RaidZ2)

 

Audio Gear:

Hifiman HE-400i - Kennerton Magister - Beyerdynamic DT880 250Ohm - AKG K7XX - Fostex TH-X00 - O2 Amp/DAC Combo - 
Klipsch RP280F - Klipsch RP160M - Klipsch RP440C - Yamaha RX-V479

 

Reviews and Stuff:

GTX 780 DCU2 // 8600GTS // Hifiman HE-400i // Kennerton Magister
Folding all the Proteins! // Boincerino

Useful Links:
Do you need an AMP/DAC? // Recommended Audio Gear // PSU Tier List 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, FloRolf said:

How much is the price difference actually? 

Well in best case scenarios, its around 100$. Which makes quite a difference to me tbh.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, eb2k said:

Well in best case scenarios, its around 100$. Which makes quite a difference to me tbh.

In that case I'd go for the cheaper one. 

Though the 2700 is faster, 100€ or so isn't really worth it (Assuming you're not talking in Down Under or Maple Dollars)

 

The 3600 is, allegedly, faster or close to the 2700 in multi core applications and the MSRP is 199 USD...

 

Anyway, for gaming, I'd wait for the 3000 series and get one of them over all last gen Ryzen.


"Hell is full of good meanings, but Heaven is full of good works"

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, Stefan Payne said:

In that case I'd go for the cheaper one. 

Though the 2700 is faster, 100€ or so isn't really worth it (Assuming you're not talking in Down Under or Maple Dollars)

 

The 3600 is, allegedly, faster or close to the 2700 in multi core applications and the MSRP is 199 USD...

 

Anyway, for gaming, I'd wait for the 3000 series and get one of them over all last gen Ryzen.

think I'm gonna go for the 1700x as the price difference is quite large. If there happens to be a 2700x for around the price, ofc I will snag it. As for the 3000 series, as much as I would love to, my wallet just won't let me. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, eb2k said:

think I'm gonna go for the 1700x as the price difference is quite large. If there happens to be a 2700x for around the price, ofc I will snag it. As for the 3000 series, as much as I would love to, my wallet just won't let me. 

You should seriously wait anyways. 

Even if it turns out they are too pricey (although the smaller 6core might be faster than the 1st Gen 8core) you could see if more dramatic price drops on both first and second Gen. 

 

Just wait two weeks mate :)

 


Gaming HTPC:

R7 1700X@stock - Cryorig C7 - Asus ROG B350-i - Asus GTX 1080 Strix - 16gb G.Skill Ripjaws V 3333mhz - Silverstone SX500-LG - 500gb 960 EVO - Fractal Design Node 202 - Samsung 60KS7090 - Logitech G502 - Thrustmaster T500RS - Noblechairs Icon


Desktop PC:
i7 2600k @stock - H100i GTX - Asus P8Z77-i Deluxe - Asus GTX 1050Ti Strix - 16gb HyperX Fury 1866mhz - EVGA 750G2 - 250gb 840 EVO - 6TB WD My Book Duo (Reds) - Enthoo Evolv ITX - Dell U3415W - Benq XL2411T - Qpad MK-85 Brown - Logitech MX518 - Blue Yeti Platinum - Noblechairs Icon 


Boss-NAS [Build Log]:
R5 2400G - Noctua NH-D14 - Asus Prime X370-Pro - 16gb G.Skill Aegis 3000mhz - Seasonic Focus Platinum 550W - Fractal Design R5* - 
250gb 970 Evo - 2x500gb 860 Evo (Raid0) - 6x4TB WD Red (RaidZ2)

 

Audio Gear:

Hifiman HE-400i - Kennerton Magister - Beyerdynamic DT880 250Ohm - AKG K7XX - Fostex TH-X00 - O2 Amp/DAC Combo - 
Klipsch RP280F - Klipsch RP160M - Klipsch RP440C - Yamaha RX-V479

 

Reviews and Stuff:

GTX 780 DCU2 // 8600GTS // Hifiman HE-400i // Kennerton Magister
Folding all the Proteins! // Boincerino

Useful Links:
Do you need an AMP/DAC? // Recommended Audio Gear // PSU Tier List 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd also agree that you should wait and see, for gaming the 3rd gen 6 core SHOULD beat out the previous gens 8 cores in most things IMO, especially gaming. If you have a b450 board or better you should be OK for 3rd gen for some mid-level OCs I think personally.


Please quote my post, or put @paddy-stone if you want me to respond to you.

https://www.dictionary.com/  is good for helping with spelling, if you care.

 

Spoiler
  • PCs:-
  • Main PC build  https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/GZWxgJ
  • ASUS x53e  - i7 2670QM / Sony BD writer x8 / Win 10, Elemetary OS, Ubuntu/ Samsung 830 SSD
  • Lenovo G50 - 8Gb RAM - Samsung 860 Evo 250GB SSD - DVD writer
  • Displays:-
  • Philips 55 OLED 754 model
  • Panasonic 55" 4k TV
  • LG 29" Ultrawide
  • Philips 24" 1080p monitor as backup
  • Storage/NAS/Servers:-
  • ESXI/test build  https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4wyR9G
  • Main Server https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/3Qftyk
  • Backup server - HP Proliant Gen 8 4 bay NAS running FreeNAS ZFS striped 3x3TiB WD reds
  • HP ProLiant G6 Server SE316M1 Twin Hex Core Intel Xeon E5645 2.40GHz 48GB RAM
  • Gaming/Tablets etc:-
  • Xbox One S 500GB + 2TB HDD
  • PS4
  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • Xiaomi/Pocafone F1 128GB 6GB RAM
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
  • Lenovo k3 note
  • Windows tablet
  • Unused Hardware currently :-
  • i7 6700K  b250 mobo - Thermaltake Core V21-  EVGA Supernova G2 650W Gold PSU
  • AMD phenom II 1055t / 8GB RAM / DVD writer
  • Zotac GTX 1060 6GB Amp! edition x2
  • Zotac GTX 1050 mini
  • Nvidia Shield K1 tablet

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

U should wait for the lowest model of the 3xxx series 6 core and oc it 

it will have same/ better performance than a 8700k which is around the same as 1700x multi thread owed but much better single core performance which will be a lot better for gaming and no cost to production

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
16 hours ago, paddy-stone said:

I'd also agree that you should wait and see, for gaming the 3rd gen 6 core SHOULD beat out the previous gens 8 cores in most things IMO, especially gaming. If you have a b450 board or better you should be OK for 3rd gen for some mid-level OCs I think personally.

Totally forgot that the new CPU's will be compatible with my x470 motherboard. In that case, I will wait and see if I can afford the newer 3000 series, if not, then I will just purchase a 2nd gen for hopefully cheaper. Thank you for your input!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×