- 15 months ago
Current build listed below. I left room for upgrade particularly the CPU, but was hoping performance would be solid enough that I wouldn't notice any big issues with Plex + office work, and hoped to hold off upgrading for at least several months, if not a year. However, there is definitely a hit in Photoshop performance, Excel spreadsheets (with multilevel index(match(match())) calls), etc. with a browser open and while playing music and, probably most importantly, streaming Plex media to the TVs. I imagine this is likely CPU-limited, but cannot rule out a memory limitation (less likely given low RAM requirements for Plex and limited RAM need for Excel since the spreadsheets, while heavy in calculations, are not particularly large). I also do some limited gaming/3D stuff with my son (Lego Digital Designer, Google Earth, Cities:Skylines) and I play Civ6 and some light FPS and some eSports games just for kicks.
If it's memory, it's easy enough to get 2x8GB DDR-2933/3000 and sell the 2x4GB DDR4-3200 sticks.
Long story short, since I'm not planning on any heavy gaming, the big question is do I upgrade to a 2400G and hope the multithreading helps, do I go ahead and snag a 2600 + GPU + new PSU (GPU being possible overkill for what I do), or do I wait and see what happens with Ryzen 5 3000 series with respect to the Navi APUs in July?