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Ryzen 5 or I7 4790?

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Hello everyone,

Currently, I have an 4th gen i3 and a GTX 1060 so the CPU needs to be upgraded.

The price for the cheapest Ryzen 5 + Motherboard + DDR4 RAM is somewhat the same as an I7-4790

So, budged-wise, should I go for the I7 or Ryzen system?

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5 minutes ago, tommy2712 said:

Hello everyone,

Currently, I have an 4th gen i3 and a GTX 1060 so the CPU needs to be upgraded.

The price for the cheapest Ryzen 5 + Motherboard + DDR4 RAM is somewhat the same as an I7-4790

So, budged-wise, should I go for the I7 or Ryzen system?

Wait till Ryzen 5 Release date and then compare the benchmarks, Game fps and other things with I7 and then make your decision its only few days away. Ryzen 5 Releases on April 11. We can't estimate its performance so waiting for it is recommended.

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8 minutes ago, M.A.P said:

Wait till Ryzen 5 Release date and then compare the benchmarks, Game fps and other things with I7 and then make your decision its only few days away. Ryzen 5 Releases on April 11. We can't estimate its performance so waiting for it is recommended.

 

 

12 minutes ago, tommy2712 said:

Hello everyone,

Currently, I have an 4th gen i3 and a GTX 1060 so the CPU needs to be upgraded.

The price for the cheapest Ryzen 5 + Motherboard + DDR4 RAM is somewhat the same as an I7-4790

So, budged-wise, should I go for the I7 or Ryzen system?

April 11th is when Ryzen 5 will be released. 


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Just now, Abdul201588 said:

 

 

April 11th is when Ryzen 5 will be released. 

I already mentioned it in my post.

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It's just a cut down R7 so gaming will be very similar. Budget wise, I'd go for the R5 6-core.

 

You can see this review here with the R7 running with disabled cores ...

http://www.zolkorn.com/reviews/amd-ryzen-7-1800x-vs-intel-core-i7-7700k-mhz-by-mhz-core-by-core/view-all/


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Just wait for benchmarks. Unfortunately, we aren't magical wizards who can predict Passmark scores (Which would be fairly useless anyway XD)


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i7 > ryzen

 

lower tier is where it will get interesting. 

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Something also to keep in mind: compared to the 4790k the Ryzen 5 will be much more efficient due to technology that is 3 years newer alone. I would definitely compare the benchmarks but unless you are getting a used 4790k the Ryzen 5 line will be more cost efficient as well. What you intend to play will also make a huge difference as well. Many games still prefer a high clock speed and IPC to more cores. Unfortunately for the Ryzen lineup the CPU scaling just hasn't seemed to be there for a lot of games.

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