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Processor Choice Amd V Intel

Discussion in 'PC Discussion' started by nberneck99, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. nberneck99

    nberneck99 Active Member

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    Would you guys choose an Amd ryzen 5 3500 or an Intel i5-9400? Coupled with a GTX 1650 for both options.
     
  2. fanta1682002

    fanta1682002 Well-Known Member

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    Intel i5-9400
     
  3. Tomas9970

    Tomas9970 Well-Known Member

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    Out of these two, I would pick a Ryzen 5 3500 but you should really go for a Ryzen 5 3600 instead or wait for Ryzen 5 5600.

    I5-9400F looks really bad compared to these.

    Also you want some fast memory when running a Ryzen CPU, preferably dual-channel with 3200 MHz.
     
  4. michael hooley

    michael hooley Well-Known Member

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    I no nothing about tec, but my computer club tutor tells me that the gap between AMD and INTEL has been narrowing over the years, and very soon AMD will be the best choice.

    Mike
     
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  5. BinaryRun

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    Definitely the Ryzen 5 3600.
     
  6. Callum B.

    Callum B. Well-Known Member

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    Definitely the 3600, but not the 3500.
     
  7. davidh0501

    davidh0501 Well-Known Member

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    I'm sticking with intel as I suspect most of the devs run intel machines.
    Never had any problems with drivers for it or nvidia cards.
    The only problems seem to be with the Amd crowd, but hopefully the drivers will become more stable.

    Anyway my Macmini is the next for an upgrade...
     
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  8. michael hooley

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    New mac Mini with Apple chip, the money for one is burning a hole in my Computer Club pocket David, but we are not meeting for the forseable future, be interesting to see Apple join the big two.
     
  9. hightower

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    FWIW I’ve got an AMD CPU (3900x) & an Nvidia GPU and have never had an issue with TSW2.

    It’s bizarre so many people have had.

    As to the original poster, for these games it’s all about clock speed under load. If Train Sim is all you want it for than that must be a primary consideration.
     
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  10. JJTimothy

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    Intel has been taking a hiding from AMD recently. For creative uses AMD has had the upper hand for a while with more cores and more efficient power use. Intel, being unused to competition for the last decade or so, has apparently been caught napping and unable to match this so far but has managed to keep raising clock speeds so the cores their CPUs do have work better. If you're only interested in games that does give Intel a bit of an edge for now although it looks as if the newest generation of Ryzen chips has the measure of Intel's even in individual core performance.

    Pound for pound AMD has a comfortable lead and not just in terms of the initial investment- future upgrades may also be a consideration. I could take the second generation Ryzen chip out of my system and replace it with the latest one and the only other change I'd have to make would be a BIOS update. Intel socket designs change every couple of generations so trying the same thing would require a new motherboard. (Of course a new motherboard would bring other advantages but the same is true for AMD and it would be a choice not a necessity.)

    In the end though either will serve you well.
     
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  11. heyitspopcorn

    heyitspopcorn Well-Known Member

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    I’m running an AMD RyZen 7 3700X with an RTX 2070-Super. Haven’t manually overclocked either yet. It generally runs at a pretty stable 45-55FPS at 2K resolution (2560x1440).
     
  12. tubefan1973

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    get an AMD R5 5600 as it is new and better
     
  13. Schnauzahpowahz

    Schnauzahpowahz Well-Known Member

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    Considering the lack of looking in-to about plaguing issues or support for amd hardware those of us have...
    Def intel if you want to play tsw with out crashes ev 5mins
     
  14. Tomas9970

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    What are you talking about. I'm running a Ryzen 5 3600 with an RX 550 and didn't have a single random crash as far as I remember.
     
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    intel is very good cpu
     
  16. Winzarten

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    Definitely Ryzen, atleast with a B450 chipset. That will allow you to update to the 5000 series Ryzens later, which now seem to be the best gaming CPUs.
     
  17. tubefan1973

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    I would say B550 Chipset
     
  18. Tomas9970

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    B550 is definetly more futureproof. Even though his GTX 1650 won't benefit from the PCIe 4.0 support, some card in the future surely will.
     
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  19. tubefan1973

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    yeah you are right, but RTX 3000 is out and I reckon QUITE A FEW GTX 16xx owners will be looking at 3070s
     
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    I'm still grumpy I upgraded from GTX 970 to 2060 Super at the beginning of 2020 :D
     
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    TSW2 utilizes max 25% of my Ryzen 5 1600. That means it use 3 cores max. I suppose R5 3500 (6 cores) is enough. Single core speed very good, so gameplay 3500 will be very good.
     
  22. Tomas9970

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    Total CPU utilisation is not a good indication of number of cores being used simply because they don't have to be maxed out. The game can nicely split it's load between all of my 12 threads so Ryzen 5 3600 is miles better. Other than that, It's a big step-up for a bit of extra money so definetly something to go for.
     

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