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Is there any reason to buy a Ryzen 2700x instead of a 2700 and overclocking it?

The only difference I can see is the clock speed and the RGB on the stock cooler.

 

Those RGB lights can't be worth 50 euros can they?

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yes, the R7 2700X is binned it's a cleaner piece of sillicon likely comes from the center of a wafer so it is very likely to overclock further while consuming less power...that's why it's worth more money.

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Well, from what I've been gleaning of my search between the 2600X and 2600 (same applies to 2700 vs 2700X):

 

- The X CPU's are guaranteed to hit the boost clock, the non-X you have to OC, and if you are unlucky, you might not hit the same speed. Not all 2600 can hit 4.2 Ghz at reasonable voltage. Silicon Lottery

- The X CPU's are supposedly binned to perform better, might OC better or run cooler at same speed.

- The X CPU's might actually perform better depending on the workload, because it dynamically changes the clock based on the workload with XFR2 and PBO2. The 2600X boosts to 4.2 Ghz on one core, and 4.0 Ghz on all cores. Versus a 2600 OC'd to 4.1 Ghz on all cores, the 2600X would beat it in single core workloads.

- The X CPU's are likely to run cooler / consume less wattage for the same performance. To boost a 2600 to 4.2 Ghz, you will likely have to boost the voltage, and run it at more than the 95W TDP of the 2600X. I have also heard people report that their 2600 OC runs at 4.2 Ghz all the time, so not using the "cool and quiet" technology that takes the CPU clock down when not under load. Not sure if that is true, or a bug on their motherboard.

- You get a better cooler on the X, like you mentioned

 

All in all, to me the 2600X is worth another $20-$30 (on sale here in the US). At 50 EUR, it is a tougher decision. But there ARE definitely  advantages to the X series CPU's. It is not just a marketing gimmick.

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13 minutes ago, Lord Cluttermonkey said:

The only difference I can see is the clock speed and the RGB on the stock cooler.

 

Those RGB lights can't be worth 50 euros can they?

to simplify it, the 2700x is rated at higher tdp which also means its like a cherry picked cpu that can be overclocked higher (better chance than 2700)

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The stock cooler should be a bit better as well. The 2700x might also be binned but at most that might get you .1 ghz or something I doubt it would make a huge impact.

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