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Ryzen 5 2nd gen vs Ryzen 7 1st gen

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I've been running a FX-8320 for years now, and have been putting off upgrading because I will have to upgrade my whole platform, and ram was suddenly the most expensive part of a build. 

 

So im looking to upgrade soon, and noticed the Ryzen 7 1700x is 8c/16t, and comparable in every benchmark ive seen, to the 2600x. 

 

But its also almost 50$ cheaper. I guess what im asking is, is there any reason you'd go for a 2600x? Or even a 1800x? The 1700x is $185 on amazon, and seems all around like a better option, minus very slightly less single core performance.

Im a huge mutitasker and have always favored having more cores. So to me it looks like a no brainer.

 

Is there something Im missing or what?

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not really. only some mistakes with some controllers and the single core optimalisation were things of second gen ryzen.

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Zen 1 had it's quirks... I'd go for the 2600 and OC it as opposed to the 2600X. Just make sure you get RAM that's at least 2666 MHz. 2933-3200 is better (for all Ryzen chips).

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I would go with the 1700x over the 2600x anyday

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i would recommend 1700x because as you said  they are about the same clock speed wise they are equivalent and the 1700X has 2 more cores. Another thing is it has 2 more cores which you maybe will be able to use soon.

other note if your planning to overclock definitely go for the 1700 over the 1700x

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1 minute ago, grimreeper132 said:

i would recommend 1700x because as you said  they are about the same clock speed wise they are equivalent and the 1700X has 2 more cores. Another thing is it has 2 more cores which you maybe will be able to use soon.

other note if your planning to overclock definitely go for the 1700 over the 1700x

The 1700 for some reason is actually $25 more for some reason

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2 minutes ago, 8BitLoser said:

The 1700 for some reason is actually $25 more for some reason

well uuum don't know why that's happened, but still (it's £10 cheaper for me)

 

it's possible that they are planning to put it on sale for black friday so put the price up slightly so the deal they offer looks even better (I wouldn't be surprised if they did this it's pretty common)

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Just now, grimreeper132 said:

well uuum don't know why that's happened, but still (it's £10 cheaper for me)

 

it's possible that they are planning to put it on sale for black friday so put the price up slightly so the deal they offer looks even better (I wouldn't be surprised if they did this it's pretty common)

Definitely could be. Ill keep that in mind and check back when black friday sales start

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I actually upgraded to the Ryzen 5 2600 from the Ryzen 7 1700. The Ryzen 5 2600 is a great price with higher clock speeds than the 1700. I am a gamer so I preferred the lower core count with the higher clocks as games usually favor this. Zen was great, Zen+ is even better. The 2600x has a higher out of the box clock speed than the 1700x and will likely be a better overclocker however, the 1700x has more cores. So it really depends on what you plan to use your PC for.

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