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It's big, it's heavy, it's good!
Dar from BC writes:
- Unlocked! Price/ performance ratio is undeniable; six cores and twelve threads speaks for itself. Included cooler is excellent.
- Limited overclock potential; Ryzen hates going higher than 4 GHz. Very fussy about RAM, which rarely runs at stated speeds (check your motherboard's QVL list). IPC (instructions per clock) lags behind Intel.
- Even though the humble Intel Pentium G4400 kicks Ryzen's butt in IPC, a six core twelve thread CPU at this price is a bargain. If you're a gamer, this will serve you well, but if you're into the absolutely highest FPS possible, Intel will likely be your go to, at least as long as games continue to prefer high IPC over high thread count. For productivity, this thing is obviously terrific, and it's tough to beat at the price. Well worth the money, especially when on sale...
Adam from Edmonton writes:
- - 6 cores for video editing and it's related programs, namely Creative Suite - Great for gaming, a massive upgrade from what I was using. Using Just Cause 3 as an unofficial benchmark saw my frames go up by about 20 fps at all times. Before I was lucky to get 60 if the main character was just sitting down - Handled real benchmarking and stress-testing really well - Stock cooler works good, overclocked the CPU to 3.7ghz really easily-- more easily than getting my RAM to run at stock temps
- - Stock cooler isn't too beautiful, lacks the LED that the Ryzen 7 lineup has, but is still whisper quiet - Sometimes Win10 doesn't run as well as my previous Intel chips did, but I'm pretty confident that's because of optimization, not because of an actual hardware flaw. It'll change in time as programs and OS' begin to utilize it's cores and architecture more, probably
- I just wish BIOS manufacturers would pick up the pace. I'm running the Asus Prime x370 Pro, and it's really solid so far, but I have a feeling it'll be better soon. I mean, hopefully.