View Full Version : AMD Ryzen 5 2600X or the Ryzen 5 2700X for my new rig?

18-08-2018, 09:06 PM
Hi, I am about to finish building my new rig and only need the CPU. I am buying an AMD Ryzen 5 and I am wondering if The NZ$200 difference in price between the 6 Core Ryzen 5 2600X and the 8 Core Ryzen 7 2700X is worth it for the extra 2 Cores, 4 Threads and 100Mhz Base clock and Boosted clock speeds gained in buying the 8 Core 2700X?
I realize that most of the decision is governed by the purpose of what I wish to do with the computer. BAsically, play some games which I believe only use 1 core anyway but a lot of the use I will be making of the computer will be in Digital movie editing: Encoding Real Time from Camcorders or VHS to DVD format or from Digital mini-HD, microDVD, internal flash memory/SD cards and transcoding from BlueRay DVD to smaller DVD 5 or DVD9 or to .H264/H265 format having a file size between 1.5GB to 2.5GB using VidCoder. The AMD Athlon II X4 630 2.8GHz Quadcore and 8GB of Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR 3 has served me well but the CPU I have had since 2010 and the current Mobo/Ram is 18 months old so I am going to step up a notch.
The Gear I have already for my new rig comprises: Gigabyte GA-AB350M-DSH, Corsair CMK16GX4M2A2666C16 Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-2666 CL16, EVGA GeForce GTX1060 3GB GDDR5 SC Edition, and SilverStone Strider Series ST75F-PT 750W 80Plus Platinum Full-modular PSU.
Now for the final part...I am leaning toward the 6 Core Ryzen 5 2600X for $350.00.... there is a first generation AMD Ryzen 7 1700X, 8 Cores, 16 Threads, 3.4Ghz/3.8Ghz, 20MB Cache, Socket AM4, No Cooler [FREE NOCTUA NH-U12S SE-AM4] available for $399.95 but perhaps it's best to get the 2nd Gen 6 core.

A bit of a tricky question really and please its too late for any Intel Fanboys to be suggesting I get a such n such Intel :D same goes for suggestions I get the new 1080 Graphics card with 8-11GB Memory :D

Thanks in advance

error in Thread title...should be Ryzen 7 2700X

19-08-2018, 07:44 PM
I don't need the power but I went with the 2700X anyway, my reasoning being I plan to keep this machine at least 2-3 years and well, I just wanted to.

However with a GTX 1060 you are never going to notice the difference in games regardless of what you get so it comes down to whether the extra transcoding performance is worth $200 to you.
Of course if you use the cuda cores on your graphics card to do the work that won't matter either:devil