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[Canada Computers] Ryzen Processors Sale 2600 $189.00 2600x $199.00 2700 $279.00 2700x $339.99 Threadripper 2920x $549.00

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redflagdealsguy wrote:
Jul 5th, 2019 7:14 am
That X means the world, thank you.
base 3200 with 4100 boost vs base 3700 with 4300 boost. Yes it does.
Unless you overclock, then it really does not matter :) , but you would need much better mobo and RAM, hence more money.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I think the non X version overclock better than the X versions.
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govas19 wrote:
Jul 5th, 2019 7:21 am
base 3200 with 4100 boost vs base 3700 with 4300 boost. Yes it does.
Unless you overclock, then it really does not matter :)
No sarcasm, I agree.

Apparently, X gonna give it to ya.
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redflagdealsguy wrote:
Jul 5th, 2019 7:23 am
No sarcasm, I agree.

Apparently, X gonna give it to ya.
It is a matter of money, to get the same performance you would need to overclock and will need higher quality mobo and RAM.
Like I said.
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I'm building for a video editing machine; no gaming. Will 2600x/2700x be sufficient? Or should I hold out for the 3000 series? These last gen prices are way too tempting...
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omar613 wrote:
Jul 5th, 2019 9:54 am
I'm building for a video editing machine; no gaming. Will 2600x/2700x be sufficient? Or should I hold out for the 3000 series? These last gen prices are way too tempting...
Video editing is a tough one. I'd go Ryzen 3000.

3600X minimum, preferably 3700X.

Get yourself 32GB of RAM minimum. If you're alright with 3200Mhz CL16, I trust the guy below.
amazon-ca-xpg-gammix-d10-3200mhz-cl16-p ... n-2292647/
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Grunchy wrote:
Jul 4th, 2019 3:57 pm
I have the 1800x and MSI B350, what's my best upgrade if I don't want to change the motherboard?
I think you maxed it out already, 2800 won't be much of an improvement. If you really want, then sell the cpu/mobo and get new combo.
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ZipSpeed wrote:
Jul 5th, 2019 1:37 am
I'm using ASRock B450M PRO4 paired with a Ryzen 1700.
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07FVY ... EEQB&psc=1

The XPG Gammix D10 DDR4 seems to be a popular choice.
https://www.amazon.ca/XPG-Gammix-D10-32 ... ics&sr=1-4

EDIT: I like the Team Group RAM kits and currently using with the Ryzen 1700.

https://www.newegg.ca/p/pl?N=100006520% ... rder=PRICE
I used that same motherboard w a 2600 build I since sold long ago, I ran it with some Team 2666 ddr4 overclocked to 3000.

Currently running a 1700 w Team Dark Pro 3200 bdie on a Asrock B450ac mitx. Very solid combo the ram made a big difference, it was pricey but worth it imho if you are into overclocking

https://www.newegg.com/team-16gb-288-pi ... 6820313712

Since paid 189 for a 2600 back in Nov the current prices are not compelling enough for me to replace the 1700 I have at 4ghz. The performance increase for me would only be worthwhile moving right up to the 3700x if anything. Will hold off for a while for sure.
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I don't think 10% performance matters to me very often when I'm using a computer.

Anecdote: I once overclocked a computer 60% and the user didn't notice. The CPU wasn't the bottleneck. This was a long time ago; the computer was a Kaypro II; I overclocked the Z80 processor from 2.5MHz to 4MHz. Since then I've only overclocked when it made a large difference (eg. Celeron 300a overclocked to 450MHz).

The usefulness of a computer is somehow proportional to the logarithm of the speed. I guess I'm spoiled by Moore's Law.

On the other hand, I feel that the energy used, especially at rest, is significant. I pay for that in dollars (and in battery runtime) proportional to the energy. Idle power especially matters. That's where Sandy Bridge has been improved upon. But to the same point, I'm pretty content with my Haswell desktops and notebook.

Another thing. I was talking to a Mozilla developer about the "rr" debugger they distribute (https://rr-project.org/ -- amazing). I was surprised to learn from him that it will not work on AMD because the performance counter traps are not precise enough. He wondered if this is fixed in Zen 2.

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