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Feb 22, 2019
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I am faced with a bit of a problem I’m not sure wether to wait for the Ryzen 3000 series or get the 2000 series(since I have had my pc for 5+ years and it is slowing down on mundane tasks). Also should I get , if I do go for the 2000 series, the 2600 or 2600X? Not planning on over clocking. Will any of the CPUs bottleneck the GPU?

This was my original build idea but now I’m not to sure:
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
ASRock B450 Pro4
(2x8GB) 2933MHz RAM
256GB Intel 760p M.2
650W Gigabyte P650B 80Plus Bronze PSU
Sahara P15 Case
GTX 1070 8GB Palit
 

Barty1884

Titan
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Ultimately, if you're in need of an update now, then it doesn't matter how close the 3000 series launch may be.

The 2600X will boost a little better out of the box, but it's fairly negligible, honestly. For $10-$20 more, it's probably "worth it". Much beyond that, and the 2600 non X is likely the better option.

A 2600 or 2600X would pair nicely with a 1070 and, while the slightly weaker IPC would give the performance edge to Intel, it's not a "bottleneck", no.
 

WildCard999

Titan
Herald
I'd change the 2600X to the 2600 (XFR2 will boost the speed up to 2600X speeds). Use the money saved to get 3200mhz memory (it makes a difference with AMD Ryzen). For most games the 2600/1070 @1080P would be fine but your better off with a larger resolution such as 1440P as that will force more of the gaming load to the GPU.
 

Barty1884

Titan
Moderator
Ultimately, if you're in need of an update now, then it doesn't matter how close the 3000 series launch may be.

The 2600X will boost a little better out of the box, but it's fairly negligible, honestly. For $10-$20 more, it's probably "worth it". Much beyond that, and the 2600 non X is likely the better option.

A 2600 or 2600X would pair nicely with a 1070 and, while the slightly weaker IPC would give the performance edge to Intel, it's not a "bottleneck", no.
 
Feb 22, 2019
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Let me change my question. No I’m not in need of an upgrade now but should I wait for the 3000 series? I also think that if I wait for the 3000 when that come out I’ll be waiting for the 4000 and be stuck in a loop
 

Barty1884

Titan
Moderator
If you have no need to upgrade right now, then there's no harm in waiting. Best case, the 3000 series is a great option for you.... Worst case, the 2000 series will likely see some price reductions.

3000 series should see a decent jump in IPC and clock speed, but until the products are out and can be independently verified, the exact specifics are unknown.

While typically yes, always waiting would see you never upgrade, you're looking at the first true 'refresh' of the Ryzen architecture - and this is probably something I, personally would wait around for if I had no need to upgrade.
Ryzen 1st Gen was a long-time work in progress (hence FX was stretched out sooooooo long), and groundbreaking.
The 2000 series was a slight refresh (improved memory compatibility, slightly improved clocks). Think of it comparably to Intel's tick-tock approach of old - the 3000 series should be a solid improvement and, if you're in no rush, there's no harm waiting to see what happens.
 

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