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Ryzen 5 1600 (4 GHz OC) or Intel i5 8400?

Should I get Ryzen 1600 (4GHz OC) or Intel i5 8400?

Both are for same price..

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Just now, ARikozuM said:

What are you doing with the PC?

Some Gaming and some Programming

 

And everyday normal use

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Just now, raj800 said:

Some Gaming and some Programming

And everyday normal use

I'd go with the 8400. It should provide all the performance you'll need. 

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Both CPUs might be for the same price but motherboards aren't. I would buy Ryzen because AM4 socket won't die as soon as 1151 will.

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2 minutes ago, frozeNNN said:

Both CPUs might be for the same price but motherboards aren't. I would buy Ryzen because AM4 socket won't die as soon as 1151 will.

Means?

You mean upgradibility?

 

I am not really bothered about cpu upgrade for atleast 3 to 4 yrs

 

and Yeah the lga motherboards are costlier

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This video will answer your question:

But TL;DW : In real life, getting an R5 1600 gives you the same gaming experience as getting an i5-8400 while being better in productivity so until lower-end Intel chipsets release in 2018 - just go Ryzen for the time being

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB GDDR6 Motherboard: MSI PRESTIGE X570 CREATION
AIO: Corsair H150i Pro RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32GB 3800MHz DDR4 Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic PSU: Corsair RM850x White

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I'd go with the Ryzen.  Wouldn't even think twice about it.

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If you are planning to use Linux for programming, I recommend to check out a few topics regarding the "segfault problem".

Otherwise you could have a bad surprise.

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Right now I'd lean Ryzen but only because there's only Z370 boards. Once other boards are available, 8400.

 

8400 is a safer gaming bet if you ever want refresh rates above 100hz but otherwise Ryzen wins several productivity battles or comes close otherwise. Also I wouldn't really shoot for 4.0ghz on a 1600: It's doable but you'd be putting some extra money on cooling and better motherboard vs 3.7ghz that gets you within less than 5% performance difference and it's doable on the stock cooler and cheaper B350 boards.

 

But if you're not looking for deals or tweaking, 8400. It's a far better choice for people that just want to build something and be done. 8400, add other components and you're done, performs great.

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get the 1600 and the asus strix b350 board, something, profit

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Depends on the games, if you are going to be playing VERY CPU intensive games like Arma, you wanna go with the blue team no question, I would also go blue team, if I'm running lower resolutions or higher refresh monitors, while I would go with Ryzen if I was playing on 4k, and not a crazy CPU intensive games. Seeing as Arma 3 is one of my favorite teams, the blue team is looking to become my new team....

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Unless you're playing at 720p, R5 1600 is better choice. Titles made by studios with working brains can utilize more cores/threads.

R5 1600 overclocked to 3.9 (easy max for most chips, i managed 3.975 lol) will have roughly the same pure singlecore performance as 8400 but better multicore.

Performance is better on AMD side but most programs are made with smaller multithreaded use, bcoz intel and their customer-fucking 4c/8t on mainstream is there for a helluva long time.

 

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3 hours ago, RAM555789 said:

Depends on the games, if you are going to be playing VERY CPU intensive games like Arma, you wanna go with the blue team no question, I would also go blue team, if I'm running lower resolutions or higher refresh monitors, while I would go with Ryzen if I was playing on 4k, and not a crazy CPU intensive games. Seeing as Arma 3 is one of my favorite teams, the blue team is looking to become my new team....

ryzen can do cpu intensive games at 60fps just fine, it's high refresh rates where it lags behind

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The reason I say the blue team with Arma, is because the game is so unoptimized, but it does like faster cores, rather than more cores. Performance has improved quite a bit ever since they got out 64-bit.

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Ryzen 1600 seems to be a strong contender,

So, I'll go with Ryzen 1600

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I would also say that going with the Ryzen setup as a couple of benefits. One its on an AM4 socket, AMD will be supporting the AM4 for some time. 2 newer processors. If you have seen AMD's latest announcement concerning Zen+, and later Zen 2. You will see the AM4 platform has the saying power.

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