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Posted 06 September 2017 - 09:37 PM

Hey guys I was just wondering if anyone know whether or not the rx 580s from amd work better with a 1600x cpu or a 6700k cpu.



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Posted 07 September 2017 - 08:40 AM

If you were building a new system, if money was no object and you wanted straight up performance for gaming only, I'd get the i7. If you wanted better bang for buck, and was using the CPU for some multitasking stuff, I'd get Ryzen. Tough question overall, but if I were in your shoes and the system was for gaming only(?) I'd personally buy the i7. (But only just I think).


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Posted 07 September 2017 - 09:32 AM

I wouldn't say that any graphics card works better with a particular CPU, rather they all work just fine with any CPU. However, some graphics cards are powerful enough (or have drivers written badly enough – not much of a problem on Windows though) and some games are demanding enough that CPU performance does make some difference. For instance, check out http://www.anandtech...ct/1861?vs=1543 – across four GPUs (1080, 1060, Fury, 480) the 1600X has an advantage in Civilization 6, but other than that they're pretty even.

 

I see that you're talking about Crossfire in the title, which that comparison doesn't show. However, looking at a comparison of the 580 and the 1080, I doubt 580s in Crossfire will be massively faster than the 1080. That being the case, I doubt the CPU will make much more difference than with the 1080.

 

Will the build be just for gaming, or something else as well? I'd strongly recommend adding an i5 to your list of potential CPUs.


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Posted 07 September 2017 - 05:05 PM

The margins between the cpu's as gamers are so small that I would buy the Ryzen . Its cheaper and it is much more powerful everywhere else .
Even the mb will be cheaper


You'd also have a platform that will last longer with possible chip upgrades in the future .

How they fare in multi GPU set ups ... no idea , but there is no reason one or the other should have an advantage by virtue of the different architectures


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Posted 07 September 2017 - 06:30 PM

I wouldn't make potential future CPU upgrades a factor when purchasing. CPU-only upgrades are generally not worthwhile, unless you're doing plenty of CPU-intensive work. By the time CPU performance has increased enough to warrant an upgrade (probably 5+ years), you'll very likely need or want a new mobo. Besides, there's no guarantee that they'll happen.


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 09:24 AM

A couple of things, I'm curious as to why the OP mentioned a 6700K instead of a 7700K. Considering a $20 price difference between the 2, surely you'd get the newer CPU? This made me think that the OP maybe has a 6700K now, and is thinking about going to Ryzen from that? Just a thought. If that was the case, I don't think that would be worth the effort, considering RX580s in crossfire implies a gaming system.

 

Also Linux is right, CPUs nowadays do last for a lot of years for general use and gaming. Check my sig, both CPUs (more specifically the 2600K) are still doing more than enough for our gaming needs. I would love to be where I was a few years ago where I would of just upgraded to a DDR4 platform just because it exists, but adult life happens and I've had to be a bit smarter with money lately. I am pretty confident that the 2600K will still be viable in a few years from now too, and that there will some other factor (motherboard failure maybe?) that will determine an upgrade from that platform as opposed to lack of performance.

 

I got a little off track there, but all in all I do agree with Linux, buy the best value and most suitable CPU AT THE TIME THAT YOU NEED IT as regardless of which you buy, it will still generally still do a pretty good job for a good number of years. 


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