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Ryzen 1600x or 1700

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Curious peoples thoughts, if I could scrape together the extra cash to make the jump to 1700 would it be a better idea? Im not a bright man, but I notice the 1600x is 3.6ghz while the 1700 is only 3.0ghz, does that mean much in gaming terms?

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If you like to overclock go with the 1700.... Overclock it to 3.8 (easy) and be happy.... Dont forget to buy a proper motherboard to do it....

Otherwise the 1600x seems to be the way to go...

Good Luck !

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Thanks, Im not much of an OCer and from the benchmarks I found they look rather similar in performance.
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The best one you can afford.
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If money's no object then the 1700 is the way to go.
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Originally Posted by Chopxsticks View Post

Thanks, Im not much of an OCer and from the benchmarks I found they look rather similar in performance.
I would suggest the 1600X then. I chose it over the 1700 because I didn't want to mess with overclocking this time.
1600X has the same clock speeds as the 1800X for half the price. It will offer better single thread performance than stock 1700 but still have solid multi-thread performance going forward into the DX12/Vulkan future.
To me it's the sweet spot of price/performance without overclocking. The only downside is it doesn't come with a cooler. I had one already so it wasn't an issue for me.
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