Question Thinking of buying a Ryzen 5 2600, and I have a few questions

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Hi everyone,

I recently purchased a Vega 56 (set to arrive this Friday), and I'm trying to slowly upgrade my PC. I've done some poking around, and the Ryzen 5 2600 seems to be a good CPU to pair with this card. I do see that it's clocked at 3.6 Ghz, though, and I currently have an AMD FX-8350 4.0 Ghz. I know the Ryzen is considered better/faster (and I also know I'll need a motherboard upgrade in order to use the Ryzen), but I'm wondering what makes the Ryzen better; the FX has more cores, and a higher clock speed. I'm just curious.

Also, I've located a Ryzen for sale on this site: https://breakingxstore.com/product/amd-ryzen-5-2600-processor-with-wraith-stealth-cooler-yd2600bbafbox-2/?wcct_clear_cache=yes

I'm wondering if anyone has any experience buying from here. It's a great deal, but I've also never heard of this store, and I'm hesitant.
 

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As Rob already mentioned, Ryzen is a far superior architecture, about 50% faster clock-for-clock. The FX8350 may have more cores but Ryzen has multi-threading which increases its raw throughput by another 30-40% on top of 50% already mentioned. You'd need to push your FX-8350 to about 5.5GHz to match the Ryzen 2600 at stock 3.6GHz.

This is similar (backwards) to how Intel needed a 2GHz Willamette P4 to beat its own 1.3GHz Tualatin P3 nearly 20 years ago.
 
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As Rob already mentioned, Ryzen is a far superior architecture, about 50% faster clock-for-clock. The FX8350 may have more cores but Ryzen has multi-threading which increases its raw throughput by another 30-40% on top of 50% already mentioned. You'd need to push your FX-8350 to about 5.5GHz to match the Ryzen 2600 at stock 3.6GHz.

This is similar (backwards) to how Intel needed a 2GHz Willamette P4 to beat its own 1.3GHz Tualatin P3 nearly 20 years ago.
Oh man, that brings back memories. I bought a 1.7Ghz P4 back then, that was a low point for intel, the Athlons were way better.
 

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Oh man, that brings back memories. I bought a 1.7Ghz P4 back then, that was a low point for intel, the Athlons were way better.
I still have a working 3GHz Northwood P4/HT which I'm keeping around to run my scanner and other stuff that doesn't have drivers for anything beyond XP. Also have a couple of hardware-locked academic licenses tied to it which are handy to keep around for reviewing purposes.
 
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Basically you can't directly compare frequency between CPUs that don't use the same architecture. So you can't directly compare AMD clock speeds to Intel frequencies, and you can't directly compare the clock speeds of new CPUs to old CPUs.
 
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The Breakingxstore.com website is a complete scam! DO NOT BY FROM THIS SITE! They will charge your card and never send you anything! You have been warned! Please do your research. This is a new site as of 2-2019.
 

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The Breakingxstore.com website is a complete scam! DO NOT BY FROM THIS SITE! They will charge your card and never send you anything! You have been warned! Please do your research. This is a new site as of 2-2019.
Thank you for letting me know this. You're right, I should have done more research on it, but I suppose I was hoping for a quick confirmation because it seemed like a great deal. I'll have to poke around for more credible places to buy a CPU from. Thank you.
 

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I don't know what country you are in but,
Amazon US has the Ryzen 5 2600 for $163.

And just FYI,
I get anywhere from 85 to 120+ fps in current games set to ultra with my OC'd Ryzen 5 2600 rig.
 
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