Originally Posted by SavantStrike
See above. The victory takes place in single threaded applications and some multi threaded applications.
Which is the overwhelming majority of the software that exists today.
I'll bet money that outside of benchmarks, you can't name 50 different software programs that are used by millions that run better on Ryzen. And that's out of the tens of thousands of different software programs on the market.
It's not a sweeping victory and that's an important distinction.
It's a sweeping victory and you're in denial if you think otherwise. It's not an absolute, 100% total victory in every form of software on the market, but it's a 99.999% victory, and you can't name enough software where Ryzen dominates to prove otherwise.
Those who can take advantage of Ryzen should do so - it costs less and helps bolster competition.
RYZEN DOES NOT COST LESS.
Get that silly nonsense out of your head. A 1700X is only $20 cheaper than an 8700k as far as the processor goes. The motherboard and RAM are for all intents and purposes equal in cost.
To get the most out of Ryzen you need very high speed RAM. You can get GSkill DDR4 2666 speed RAM for the 8700k for just $178, but if you want to make Ryzen shine you'll need a MINIMUM of 3200 speed Samsung B-die RAM which is going to run you $200 or more. Want to really push that speed then going for 3866 or faster RAM can get cost over $250, about $70 more in RAM than the 8700K will cost you.
So much for that $20 in savings. In fact you now could afford to put a 140mm AIO on that 8700K and do some overclocking while still staying under the cost of Ryzen.
And speaking of overclocking, the 8700K is a beast. Check some of the threads here. 5.1GHZ is not at all unusual, and some people are hitting 5.3GHZ without needing any exotic cooling. My 8700K is humming along at a nice 5.1GHZ with just 1.31V and only hitting 65C under full load during stress testing using a $90 AIO for cooling.
And since you like those Anand benchmarks so much, what's the score of the $450 1800X Ryzen CPU here:
Compared to my (overpriced) $380 8700K here:Edited by moustang - 11/17/17 at 9:26pm