Originally Posted by miklkit
Good to see you back!
Multithreading is happening more and more. I gave up on my FX when I started seeing gaming loads in the 80-100% range. Ny Ryzen 1700 is holding up well so far but more performance will be needed in the future. This is what a Unity engine based game looked like on my rig 3 days ago. A quad would be saturated.
Ah, things have evolved. 16 threads and even load across all of them! Who would have thought... I guess when Intel moves to more cores, everything starts moving towards there too. But, 6 cores aren''t going to be saturated any time soon. By the time you really need 8, you will be running DDR5 and whatever comes after Zen 3... I 'd buy 8 core Ryzen if i intended to stay with it for 5 or more years. Which i probably should, only now i know i would be kidding myself. I have a 2600 arriving next week and i will probably grab a 65W 8 core in 2020, of whatever Ryzen 4000 will be then. At that point, i should stick with it for many years (and Win7). I was tempted of ordering 1700 now, but the low stock clock together with the lack of will to overclock and the unknown RAM behaviour of 1st gen, made me go for the 2600.
I hope i see a general single thread improvement on desktop operations and some programs, as it's the main excuse i can find to upgrade from the [email protected]
I still play the same few games i used to play 2 years ago (mainly Skyrim and Europa Universalis) and had no real need to change anything. I actually found 2 videos of Ryzen with Skyrim and one seems the same FPS i get after the tweaks i apply (now i am convinced it's a limitation of the game engine that simply drops FPS on specific spots), the other is actually slower than the FX (and imagine i run still with GTX750Ti), because he doesn't apply tweaks. I will probably earn something in Europa Universalis IV, which is very CPU intensive... I found a youtube video and i think it runs a bit faster... Anyway, i try to find various excuses to rationalize my impulsive order, but truth be told, i should have stayed with FX at least until Zen 2 or better yet, until Ryzen 4000. But, upgraditis is a disease, isn't it...
Oh, yeah, i played a more recent game called "Shadow tactics", but the FX was something like 45% loaded across cores. Buttery smooth.