Midrange gaming, Intel or AMD?

Icy006

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I have an i5 4590s with a 1070, thinking it's time for an upgrade. Haven't kept up with things. What's the best route these days for a midrange upgrade?
 

Axman

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And if you plan on replacing more than your video card, AM5 will be the way to go, even with a base model Ryzen 7600X. Later on you can upgrade to a 3D-stacked chip or something else when they do the 7K refresh.
 

Icy006

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Guess it's time for me to read up on team red again! Haven't done AMD since the Athlon 64 days. Thanks!
 
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LukeTbk

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These days could be quite different really soon (new AMD release coming up) which could be the best option, if they release something priced at the mid range which I am not sure because of DDR5.

Otherwise, today-today, probably a 12400 or 12600k:
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cpu-hierarchy,4312.html
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Icy006

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Good stuff. I think I'm going to see what shakes out in November, and hope that it trickles down to even cheaper previous-gen and used stuff :)
 
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