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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-10-2019, 09:41 AM - Thread Starter
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Worth upgrading from i7 4770K ?

Hey folks, been away from tech scene for a while now but i figured the best place to ask any tech related question would be here with all you fine peoples

Im currently using a 4770K with 16Gb of RAM and a GTX1080, whilst the whole system works quite well for the most part there are occasional signs its showing its age. I have been taking a look around at the various new cpu's and tbh its all become very confusing ( im getting old ), however im quite taken with the performance/value of the Ryzen 2600X and according to my limited research it would seem to be a better cpu than my current 4770k.

As a guide for usage i use the PC for gaming @ 4K, video production/editing, photo work, and general office use. Gaming wise the PC works very well and no real problems with the fps in games, office work is much the same, however video editing/rendering feels slower ( or im just getting more impatient ).

So my questions would be >

1) Is it worth the upgrade to a AMD 2600X + 16Gb DDR4 ?

And the stupid question i think i already know the answer to >

2) Will changing the hardware require clean install of Win 10 and programs ?


The last AMD cpu i used was an FX 8350 but ive been with the blue team a while now and it seems on paper the 2600X has a lot to give for the money.

Your thoughts as always appreciated

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-10-2019, 09:45 AM
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Not worth at all and it most likely will require system reinstal.

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No worth it imo. The 2600X is nice, but personally, I would hold out until Zen 2 (3000 series) comes out (or if whatever intel releases next is good, that should be considered too). Your 4770K is honestly still a pretty solid CPU (and should not have much issue lasting you a few more months). If you really want to upgrade now, I think the 2700X (if you don't mind having to OC manually) would be a better performer depending on what kind of video/photo work you do.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-10-2019, 06:17 PM
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X does not have to be overclocked manually. They have PBO, which is auto overclock within temperature limits. Regarding 2600X, sure two more cores will boost multithreaded workload, but 2700X (or 2700 manual overclock) is better.
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Nope. Maybe when Zen 2 comes out.

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Definitely not worth it. I went from a 3770K to a 7700K and it makes about 0% difference in 4K for every games I've tried, and I play some newer more demanding games.

If you want to upgrade, sell your 1080 and get a faster GPU. I find the 1080Ti is really perfect for 4K. Anything more would be overkill considering you cant go past 60hz in 4K.

Sell your 1080 for $250 and buy a used 1080Ti for $500. That would give you about 20% more FPS across the board. A CPU upgrade wont do that.

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At 4K you won't notice much, if you were doing 144Hz then yeah it would be worth it.

I'd wait for Zen 2 before doing anything though, looks to be a monster.

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Zen2 would be same as Intel. 2 256 bit FMA units instead of 4 128 bit ones and 256 bit write to memory instead of 128 bit. 7nm will bring some power savings. I expect performance like Intel, which is 10-20% more then Zen1.
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agreed, hold off and see what comes. The 3600x looks to be a pretty solid performer for cost.

 
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Well thanks for the replies, it seems after reading up on the yet to come AMD cpus ( Zen 2 ) there may be an even better choice to be had, quite surprised how far AMD has come just this past few years ( almost on par with Intel ).

I forgot to mention that power consumption was of interest, i like to have a very efficient and cool running pc, the 4770K is no monster but looking at the newer cpus they seem less thirsty which is a big plus. Overclocking is not a big deal breaker for me, id like it to be capable but it must perform well even without it, the new 3XXX series is looking very promising.

The GTX1080 i have is the water cooled EVGA version and it runs super cool ( 21c idle - 43c load i think ) and no noise at all, performance in games i play ( at max settings ) has been flawless, id love a 1080Ti but in honesty this 1080 runs so well i see no benefits. The newer GTX series has more sway due again using less power, but im in no rush given the pricing.


Your opinions have made a big difference, im gonna wait for the new AMD cpus to come out and probably plan a new build around one of them. Learning from last upgrade mistake i will also opt for a 1TB ssd rather than 500gb, i soon ran out of space

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