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[Newegg] AMD Ryzen 7 - 1700 $294.99 w/ free shipping [Canada]

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[Newegg] AMD Ryzen 7 - 1700 $294.99 w/ free shipping [Canada]

AMD Ryzen 7 - 1700 (8 cores/16 threads) CPU w/Wraith Spire Cooler for 33% off - $294.99 canadian.

According to PCPARTPicker, this is an ALL-TIME LOW. (this price not updated on the site)

I am using this CPU as I type and I love it. Easily overclocked on MSI Tomahawk MB.

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redflagdealsguy wrote:
Jul 9th, 2018 7:54 am
I've expressed displeasure with the 1700 when the 2600X, which beats it in many benchmarks, is priced for less.

Sure, in certain processing tasks the 1700 wins decisively, but for most users it won't matter.

Evidence:
http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AM ... 3917vs3956
No. You're comparing a six core processor against an eight core one. The 1700 is a much better CPU. The new models might clock 200mhz faster but that's pretty much their only advantage unless you care about 1% higher IPC.
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SickBeast wrote:
Jul 9th, 2018 8:55 am
No. You're comparing a six core processor against an eight core one. The 1700 is a much better CPU. The new models might clock 200mhz faster but that's pretty much their only advantage unless you care about 1% higher IPC.
It's a valid criticism, many applications don't utilize enough threads that having those 2 extra cores makes a difference. Per-thread performance still matters quite a lot. If the most processing-intensive thing you typically do is gaming, like many home users, the 2600x is a better choice. This is a good deal, but only if you have the right use case.
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SickBeast wrote:
Jul 9th, 2018 8:55 am
No. You're comparing a six core processor against an eight core one. The 1700 is a much better CPU. The new models might clock 200mhz faster but that's pretty much their only advantage unless you care about 1% higher IPC.
Show me some evidence of this benefit in some benchmark or real-world test. Something. I already conceded that the 1700 is faster in certain select processing tasks, but generally, the 2600X is the better choice.

Other benchmarks:
2600X - https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cp ... 0X&id=3235
1700 - https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cp ... 00&id=2970

Single and multi-threaded performance is better on the 2600X, this does not cover all use-permutations, but its a reasonable indication of performance.
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redflagdealsguy wrote:
Jul 9th, 2018 9:04 am
Show me some evidence of this benefit in some benchmark or real-world test. Something. I already conceded that the 1700 is faster in certain select processing tasks, but generally, the 2600X is the better choice.

Other benchmarks:
2600X - https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cp ... 0X&id=3235
1700 - https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cp ... 00&id=2970

Single and multi-threaded performance is better on the 2600X, this does not cover all use-permutations, but its a reasonable indication of performance.
Just do some research. The 1700 will easily clock to 3.9ghz. At that speed it will be faster than the 2600X no matter how high you can overclock it. It might lose by a tiny bit in single threaded workloads but for multithreaded stuff there will be no comparison.
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Flunk wrote:
Jul 9th, 2018 9:04 am
It's a valid criticism, many applications don't utilize enough threads that having those 2 extra cores makes a difference. Per-thread performance still matters quite a lot. If the most processing-intensive thing you typically do is gaming, like many home users, the 2600x is a better choice. This is a good deal, but only if you have the right use case.
If that is your logic you should be buying an Intel 8700K.

Overclocking the 2700 to 3.9ghz is trivial and it would blow any six core processor out of the water at that speed.
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SickBeast wrote:
Jul 9th, 2018 9:12 am
Just do some research. The 1700 will easily clock to 3.9ghz. At that speed it will be faster than the 2600X no matter how high you can overclock it. It might lose by a tiny bit in single threaded workloads but for multithreaded stuff there will be no comparison.
Yes, at 3.9Ghz, its a better option, but we are changing the goal post by introducing overclocking and not everyone is comfortable OCing their chip.

This makes this purchase niche to those looking for OC performance, and for that, the 1700 is good value.

To the average guy, he can buy:
2600X for $269.99 -- https://www.ebay.ca/i/183178368268?chn=ps&dispItem=1
1700 for $294.99 -- OP Link

My proposition is that this average guy should go with the 2600X for better performance-per-dollar out of the box.
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Very good deal, but waiting for the 2700X to drop in price.
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redflagdealsguy wrote:
Jul 9th, 2018 9:19 am
Yes, at 3.9Ghz, its a better option, but we are changing the goal post by introducing overclocking and not everyone is comfortable OCing their chip.

This makes this purchase niche to those looking for OC performance, and for that, the 1700 is good value.

To the average guy, he can buy:
2600X for $269.99 -- https://www.ebay.ca/i/183178368268?chn=ps&dispItem=1
1700 for $294.99 -- OP Link

My proposition is that this average guy should go with the 2600X for better performance-per-dollar out of the box.
I am running the CPU at 3900 mhz, and I would not consider myself an OC/er. It was easy to do and rock solid, like it came that way. I know it will go higher but it's not worth the chase (for me).

I also want to point out the value in the AWESOME stock fan, wraith spire with awesome RGB light control in a LED ropelight style stock cooler. It has a value of it's own worth considering when making your decision.

Thanks everyone for your input.

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will i notice any difference between the 2600 and 2600x? mainly just gaming, i find sometimes while playing fortnite, my cpu runs pretty hard, over 90% sometimes in the high 90s.. would i be better off with the 1700 or 2600?

right now running

980ti
7th Generation Core-i5 7500 Processor
Gigabyte LGA1151 Intel B250 Micro ATX DDR4 Motherboard GA-B250M-DS3H

last question would this mobo be good enough?

GIGABYTE GA-AB350-Gaming AMD RYZEN AM4 B350 SMART FAN 5 HDMI M.2 SATA USB 3.1 Type-A ATX DDR4 Motherboard
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meatwagon wrote:
Jul 9th, 2018 3:37 pm
will i notice any difference between the 2600 and 2600x? mainly just gaming, i find sometimes while playing fortnite, my cpu runs pretty hard, over 90% sometimes in the high 90s.. would i be better off with the 1700 or 2600?

right now running

980ti
7th Generation Core-i5 7500 Processor
Gigabyte LGA1151 Intel B250 Micro ATX DDR4 Motherboard GA-B250M-DS3H

last question would this mobo be good enough?

GIGABYTE GA-AB350-Gaming AMD RYZEN AM4 B350 SMART FAN 5 HDMI M.2 SATA USB 3.1 Type-A ATX DDR4 Motherboard
For gaming, either is fine, if you can wait for a 15 or 20% off coupon, pickup the 2600X otherwise the 2600 is suitable IMO.

If you're serious, and plan to get a GTX 1080, then I would go 2600X or 2700X. Otherwise, my above advice stands.
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redflagdealsguy wrote:
Jul 9th, 2018 3:54 pm
For gaming, either is fine, if you can wait for a 15 or 20% off coupon, pickup the 2600X otherwise the 2600 is suitable IMO.

If you're serious, and plan to get a GTX 1080, then I would go 2600X or 2700X. Otherwise, my above advice stands.
I do not plan of getting a new GPU. not even sure if ill get a new cpu/mobo. but thanks for the input!
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the 1700 comes with a better stock cooler than the 2600/2600x
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