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Going to purchase a new processor bit confused which one to pick Ryzen 5 2600 or Ryzen 7 1700 (Both of them cost the same).

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I would go for the Ryzen 7, more cores and more overclocking capabilities. All up to you though because the 2600 is newer and does have some other nice features. 

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1700 imo. Worse for gaming, but if you want a gaming chip you should go Intel anyway

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8 minutes ago, Lockdown1636 said:

Going to purchase a new processor bit confused which one to pick Ryzen 5 2600 or Ryzen 7 1700 (Both of them cost the same).

The second gen Ryzen processors come with a few things like Precision Boost 2 and XFR, which helps push the clocks harder for longer, on top of the chip being clocked faster by default over the first gen Ryzen processors.

 

Unless you really need the two extra cores (or four threads), go with the 2600.

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3 minutes ago, Mira Yurizaki said:

The second gen Ryzen processors come with a few things like Precision Boost 2 and XFR, which helps push the clocks harder for longer, on top of the chip being clocked faster by default over the first gen Ryzen processors.

 

Unless you really need the two extra cores (or four threads), go with the 2600.

Better RAM compatibility too, I only got RAM to 2933Mhz on Ryzen 1, my Ryzen 2 (R7 2700X) ran 3200Mhz easily on a 3000Mhz kit (XMP timings and voltages, manually set speed). 

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13 minutes ago, Lockdown1636 said:

Going to purchase a new processor bit confused which one to pick Ryzen 5 2600 or Ryzen 7 1700 (Both of them cost the same).

The Ryzen 7 has more cores and threads, BUT, it is a generation old (almost two, since Ryzen 3rd gen is almost upon us). 

 

The Ryzen 5 2600 has fewer cores (R5 vs R7), but is an entire generation newer.

 

Personally, I'd go with the Ryzen 5 2600. I've built quite a few budget PCs with this CPU, they perform excellently in 1080p gaming; and I think they could handle 1440p 60fps with a good enough GPU. 

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16 minutes ago, Lockdown1636 said:

Going to purchase a new processor bit confused which one to pick Ryzen 5 2600 or Ryzen 7 1700 (Both of them cost the same).

Get the 1700 overclock the CPU, overclock the ram and you are good to go. You will have better performance in most non gaming applications and about 5% worse performance even with a high end gpu and with a mid tier GPU you will have basically no difference. Anyways this difference won't be noticeable unless you have a 144hz monitor.

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I used to have the R7 1700 and switched to the R6 2600 when it released. The reason I upgraded is because I only game and code on my machine, no streaming or content creation here. More cores is not always better, I gained a bit more performance going with a 6 core chip. As far as overclocking, you will not be able to get the 1700 over 3.9 however, I was able to get a stable 4.2 on the 2600.

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