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    Default Thinking on getting a Ryzen 7 2700x, 32GB ram and keep my GTX 1060 card

    Hiya.

    My gaming pc now has a i5 4690K processor, 32GB DDR3 ram and a GTX 1060 card and it stuggle to 5-man play. GPU and ram are fine. I use 30% on the GPU and 50-55% of the ram.

    But the CPU really has a hard time. From I startup to I close the 5 programs it rarely goes below 100%. 90-95% on taxi but that is it. So I am thinking about the 2700X with 8 threads. Of course I have to upgrade the ram and motherboard too but that is to be expected with a 4+ year old system.

    Does any of you have expericence with AMD setup and is it fine value for money. Personally I find Intel processors to expensive compared to what you get.
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    Wow only really uses 2 cores primarly and the better you can cool it and overclock it, the more fps you will get. If you can get a newer i7 10 core/20 threads cpu, you will pretty much get the best performance/instructions per clock you can get per game for your 5 man. And "futureproof". Ofc if the price for amd is a lot cheaper and you dont need absolute pinnacle fps values, i would give amd a go for sure.

    Keep your 4690k, why not make a htpc out of it, and if you later on want to add another 5 (6 even) slaveaccounts with settings 1 and 1080p, it will do the trick.
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    I would guess that the 2700X is going to suit your needs more than just fine.
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    The 2700x is actually a pretty decent CPU. I have some of the newer AMD chips at work and I've done some basic multi-boxing testing with them. Price to performance is on-point, even moreso with the 2700x price drop (I think Amazon and Newegg reflect that drop already-- some other online stores not yet).

    My only complaint with the CPU is that it's not very easy to overclock.. and when you do? You don't get the 'amazing' performance boost you would if you overclocked an intel chip.

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    The 2700x is about $15US cheaper (on amazon) than an i7-6700K, ~$50 cheaper than a 7700k, or ~$70 cheaper than an 8700k. And that's with 8c/16t vs 4-6c/8-12t on the i7s. Makes me wonder why, if it theoretically has 50-100% more processing power, and it includes a fan/cooler. The rough equivalent in cores/threads is the 2600X, which at $209 is cheaper even than the i7-6600k. I really don't understand their business model relative to Intel at the moment.

    Looking at this analysis, you have to go way back to a 6600k before normies value the 2700X as a better buy, probably because even the aged 6600k is faster than the 2700x until you start utilizing more than 4 cores. Now, for us, 8c/16t vs 4c/8t is a yuuuge step up (on its face) as it's effectively double the distributed processing power. So why isn't every multiboxer drooling over the cheaper, more powerful AMDs? I'm probably getting off in the weeds here but there are some aspects of this that just don't make sense to me, perhaps because I'm missing data.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparvath View Post
    Hiya.

    My gaming pc now has a i5 4690K processor, 32GB DDR3 ram and a GTX 1060 card and it stuggle to 5-man play. GPU and ram are fine. I use 30% on the GPU and 50-55% of the ram.

    But the CPU really has a hard time. From I startup to I close the 5 programs it rarely goes below 100%. 90-95% on taxi but that is it. So I am thinking about the 2700X with 8 threads. Of course I have to upgrade the ram and motherboard too but that is to be expected with a 4+ year old system.

    Does any of you have expericence with AMD setup and is it fine value for money. Personally I find Intel processors to expensive compared to what you get.
    I am boxing 14 on a 1800x which I believe is cheaper then the 2700x if you are gonna go that route might as well get the 10C threadripper. Granted I run my guys on potato mode but it is almost 3 times the accounts you are using.

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