Question Choosing processor

Feb 12, 2019
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Barty1884

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Any of the 3 will serve you well - but it depends where your priorities sit.

The 2600X has the higher clocks and, being second Gen has an improved IPC vs the 1000 series - so for gaming, the 2600X would be the best of the bunch.
The 2600 can be overclocked to near a 'stock' 2600X, so it's a bit of a toss-up if you're prepared to OC. Manually tuning an X isn't going to net you much more at all. Pricing-wise, the 2600X vs 2600 is a $50 difference that I see:
I do not feel the relatively small gains of the X vs non warrant a 33% increase in price, personally.

Depends on the scope of your editing/production though, if you'll benefit substantially from the additional 2c/4t of the 1700X, then it's a good call.
 
Feb 12, 2019
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Any of the 3 will serve you well - but it depends where your priorities sit.

The 2600X has the higher clocks and, being second Gen has an improved IPC vs the 1000 series - so for gaming, the 2600X would be the best of the bunch.
The 2600 can be overclocked to near a 'stock' 2600X, so it's a bit of a toss-up if you're prepared to OC. Manually tuning an X isn't going to net you much more at all. Pricing-wise, the 2600X vs 2600 is a $50 difference that I see:
I do not feel the relatively small gains of the X vs non warrant a 33% increase in price, personally.

Depends on the scope of your editing/production though, if you'll benefit substantially from the additional 2c/4t of the 1700X, then it's a good call.
So would it be worth to pay the extra for 2600X instead of the non-x version?
 

Barty1884

Titan
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As I mentioned:
I do not feel the relatively small gains of the X vs non warrant a 33% increase in price, personally.
I wouldn't, no. Not at that kind of price difference especially. +$15 / 10%, I'd say go for it.... but at +$50 / 33%, it's a tough one to justify.


As a side note, the 1700X is ~$250. The 2700 is also in the same pricepoint. If opting for a R7, I'd look to the 2700 over the 1700X OR the 1700, which trades off clock speed, but is $170.
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3kPzK8/amd-ryzen-7-1700-30ghz-8-core-processor-yd1700bbaebox
 

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