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Help me chose AMD Processor

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  • 3 months ago

I'm very confused by the ryzen 7 and 5. I understand the 7 is older but has more cores? I can buy a 7 2700x or a 5 3400g for similar money. what is more important in the 5 or 7 the clock speed or cores ? thanks

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

What is your budget, and what is your purpose?

There's a few things to note here.

  • The "G" series have integrated graphics, but are a process behind on the CPU side. So the 3400G uses Zen+, not Zen 2 for its CPU.

  • The distinctions like "Ryzen 7" are just branding. 7s are 8 core parts, while 5s have fluctuated from 4 core parts to 6 cores, including some models with integrated graphics. Since multiple generations are on the market, it's important to look at the model number.

  • The 2700x is a fantastic deal. It's a generation old but pricing has plummeted. If you are going to use a discrete GPU, then the 2700x is leagues ahead of the 3400G.

  • Clock speed isn't an accurate way to compare CPUs unless IPC is the same. In this case, the 3400G and 2700x should have similar IPC due to being Zen+ parts, although differences in cache and the fun differences in the 3400G's design due to the integrated graphics make it a bit more imprecise.

  • For a new build, the question should be more about what you are planning to do with it and what your budget is. The 3600 for example is a bit better for exclusively gaming, but costs more than the 2700x and comes with a worse cooler. If you are on an very tight budget and don't have a discrete card, then you need a G series processor as most of the Ryzen lineup does not have integrated graphics.

Hopefully that clears a few things up for you.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If your going to use a video card the 2700x or the 2600x might let you buy a better card.

If no video card then the 3400 or 2400.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I can buy a 7 2700x or a 5 3400g for similar money.

With the above in mind your choice is pretty clear.

The 2700X.

There isn't a single task that the 3400G excels over an 2700X.

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