Thinking of making the move to Ryzen

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by jlbenedict, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. jlbenedict

    jlbenedict [H]ard|Gawd

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    Currently still gaming an FX-8350 , AM3+ based rig and really considering the option of picking up the R5 2600 + B450 combo.

    I know the benchmarks speak for themselves as the move would be worth it. One other primary concern is how is the power consumption compared to the 125W based FX-8350?

    I know when I game with the FX-8350 and previously an FX-6300 in the summer you can really feel the effects of the heat generation in the room.

    Is power consumption great enough factor to make the move? I'd possibly be carrying over an RX 570 as well to the potential new system.

    ** edit **
    Only reason I had thought to research on if power consumption / heat output would be a factor is based on:
    -- I work from home a lot.. so my computer is potentially on for 12+ hours a day
     
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  2. Master_shake_

    Master_shake_ Little Bitch

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    power consumption? no.

    performance. uh yeah.

     
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  3. fullvietFX

    fullvietFX [H]ard|Gawd

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    Ryzen will definitely put out a lot less heat than the old FX.
     
  4. blkt

    blkt Gawd

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    Wait four months for 3rd generation, you can do it!
     
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  5. jlbenedict

    jlbenedict [H]ard|Gawd

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    lol I don't play the waiting game .. This isn't like it was back in the 90's.. Today, there will always be something around the corner that is better, or next-gen...
    with that said.. I'm making the move...
    ASRock B450M PRO4 + R5 2600 ready to build this weekend. Even splurged for my first ever SSD (yeah.. a little late to the party)
    I'll be carrying over only one piece from my previous rig... an MSI RX 570 Gaming 4gb gpu..
     
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  6. Westwood Arrakis

    Westwood Arrakis Limp Gawd

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    I'll be jumping on Team Red before long myself.
     
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    fullvietFX [H]ard|Gawd

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    You’re in for one hell of a ride if it’s your first SSD too. Enjoy the new system!
     
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  8. blkt

    blkt Gawd

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    Your B450M will be ready for a drop-in cpu upgrade in 4 months!

    you-can-do-it-174374.jpg
     
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  9. daglesj

    daglesj [H]ardness Supreme

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    My take is just wait for the revised/2nd gen of any new branch of CPU/GPU etc. The bugs are ironed out and its a more mature product. I then always wait about a year till I go 2nd gen so I have a good chance of getting a mature chip too for better OCs.

    I can wait as I no longer have to upgrade my CPU every 6-8 months Like I did 12-20 years ago. I now go 8-9 years between updates.
     
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  10. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj [H]ard as it Gets

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    I think the 65W part is a good choice if you're concerned about heat generation. They aren't too gimped compared to their 95W/105W brethren. Probably wouldn't notice a big difference in real life.
     
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  11. Kajun614

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    Isn't it always wait. something bigger and better around the corner.
     
  12. blkt

    blkt Gawd

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    I totally get what you are saying, but everything has been so very incremental the past 6-8 years. For AMD it's taken 12 years to reach this point of being competitive again.

    2017 Ryzen totally got my attention, but single core IPC wasn't quite there yet (I know, not important for some people) however the multicore performance totally put them back in the ballpark. The 2018 incremental refresh Zen+ was to be expected. I have high hopes for this year. Although 2019's Zen 2 is considered third generation, it's really the second major generation I've been waiting for (and finally ditched GF in favor of TSMC) and has the most potential to catch up on IPC.

    I know lack of benchmarks and just rumors are leaving me with nothing to back my hopes or suggestion, but really if you've been waiting this long (six years) what's another four months? I have a feeling the 65W parts will be great too, but we'll find out soon (but not soon enough).

    Building right now isn't a bad choice at all, just saying prices should soon get better including ram, storage and gpu (edit I am looking at deals right now, it's looking fair).
     
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  13. jlbenedict

    jlbenedict [H]ard|Gawd

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    Ram pricing is very good. I'm not sure what the low point was.. but right now 16GB kits I've noticed are around $79 or so..(-edit- $84 for a DDR4 3000 set currently on the 'Egg)
    That is very fair and shouldn't be a showstopper in holding out
     
  14. Kajun614

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    I didn't mean to wait. it's just eventually you have to pull the trigger and be happy with it.
    I used to agonize over that but anymore if im ready I just do it. I myself am close to upgrading again. It's been 6 years with my current cpu, motherboard and ram.
     
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    I'm impressed so far. Stays decently cool shoved in a Thermaltake Versa H17 m-atx cased. (knew that going in.. so it's filled to the max with some Arctic F12's)
    Wildlands runs so much smoother compared to the previous FX rig.