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1600x at $200 or 1700X at $290?

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Headed to my local MC and will be picking up one of these two with a Taichi board. $50 off on 1600x with a board and $100 off on the 1700x with a board.

I'm leaning toward the 1700x for the savings but I really wanted that 1600x lol

What would you do? I suspect the 16 thread chip would be far better a h264 cpu encoding using OBS Studio for gameplay recording. I know I can use the GPU to hardware encode too.
post #2 of 15
1700X, no doubt
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I'm think the same but I'm also consider 7700k, as price of purchase 1700x+mobo is about same as 7700k, and AMD also has more expensive ddr4 if I want clk to 3200mhz.
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If you plan on primarily encoding and productivity work, then the 1700x. For mixed gaming use, the 1600x looks hard to beat for the price! For a pure gaming rig, for today at least, the 7700k is still a great choice...although not nearly as future proof.
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Originally Posted by Puck View Post

If you plan on primarily encoding and productivity work, then the 1700x. For mixed gaming use, the 1600x looks hard to beat for the price! For a pure gaming rig, for today at least, the 7700k is still a great choice...although not nearly as future proof.

my same thought, but I only watch video and game on PC, I'm tempted to get kaby lake, but after watch CPU utilization of i7 vs AMD, it look like AMD has a lot more headroom. I plan to keep the CPU for at least 3-5yr, but not sure if AMD optimization will happen or its just BS.
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Just snagged the 1700x and the Taichi board ☺
post #7 of 15
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...not sure if AMD optimization will happen or its just BS.
AMD optimization has already happened with Ashes of the Singularity and at least one other AAA game. Lots more will follow. Plus new BIOS versions will certainly help -- we aren't anywhere near a mature level with those yet.
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post #8 of 15
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Just snagged the 1700x and the Taichi board ☺

if I don't get a tachi board at MC this weekend, ill know who to blame smile.gif
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if I don't get a tachi board at MC this weekend, ill know who to blame smile.gif

LOL tell me about it! There was three things holding me back on jumping into Ryzen and one of them was the lack of availability of this particular motherboard.
post #10 of 15
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Just snagged the 1700x and the Taichi board ☺

Jealous, my local MC hasn't had any Taichi's since last week. Hoping there's a shipment tomorrow.
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