Originally Posted by bluej511
Might be the extra cores and threads, but i watch people posting comparison videos between 7700k and ryzen and i kid you not ryzen looks so much smoother for gameplay, even if it gets slightly lower fps avg and max who cares if its more enjoyable. Id rather have a high min fps then high max.
I agree I'm happy with extra cores with decent FPS and in editing/encoding say a home video the R7 is gonna whoop an i7.
I'll be honest I ran my i5 4690K as an experiment for a year+ @ 4.9GHz just to see if it degrade under my usage condition, which are high due to folding at times. Did I need 4.9GHz for gaming? nope. Games I played pretty much so no difference on FPS between 4.9GHz vs 4.4GHz, seemed more GPU bound than CPU.
Now besides the R7 feeling smoother in games, it has amazed me on how low a fan speed I can use when stability testing. As your aware I've been having that little bug where CPU sensor sticks (even though tCTL hasn't) and fans may not ramp if stuck low. So imagine one of my rans of Y-Cruncher IIRC was at min fans of like ~700RPM. Max it touch was 78C with the 3.8GHz @ ~1.35V actual VCORE.
There was no way in hell the i5 could run a stability test like Y-Cruncher and stay at 75C without fans above 1800RPM (TY-143
). Running f@h is also quieter on the R7.
So yeah R7 not an OC beast, but is "real bang for $".
I implore you not to post photos like that, my bank account has already had a large enough hit!