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Pros: Saved $185 with the Ryzen build and by far a better system over my other i5 7600k build.
Ryzen 5 1500x, Gigabyte GA-AB350 Gaming, 8GB Hyperfury 2133, EVGA 1060 6GB, Samsung Evo 850 500
Nova Bench score 2151 vs 2000.
Superposition Score 9191 vs 7707
The CPU score on Novabench was 1013 on the 1500x as compared to 682 on the i5.
The Ryzen System only has 8GB of Ram 2133 and the intel system has 16GB of DDR4 3200. I'm not sure we need more than 8GB for what we do.
So I saved $185 on this build and it really does perform better. I built this for my 11 year-old son and its better than mine. Kinda bummed!
Cons: Stock cooler is just ok ...but free. Not really a con
Overall Review: We play BF1 just about every night and his looks just a bit smoother than mine. He has a 60hz monitor and i have 144 hz.
I bet i could have bought a lower version of this processor and it would have worked just as well for him.
Save some cash. This is definitely a better value in my opinion. I would take some of that extra money and get a slightly better motherboard...or the next level up on on a graphics card would be nice too.
Pros: It's priced great, It runs fast,Does everything I need it to and does it well. What more can you ask for?
The Gaming seems fine to me. Smoother is what it feels like. Better Frame rates Not as many lower dips. No big swings.
I think this chip is the sweet spot.
No overclocking yet. Waiting for my Noctua NH-U12S SE.
Cons: A Rushed launch. I believe is on the motherboard MFG. No one believed AMD was gonna pull it off!
Overall Review: I would like to thank AMD for creating something not just for the $$. This really helps people that can't afford insane prices from the other guys. I'm AMD all the way now.
-no buyers remorse
-all my games run great
be quiet! PURE ROCK CPU Cooler - 150W TDP
EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC GAMING
ASRock AB350 Pro4 AM4 AMD Promontory
Acer KG series KG221Q 21.5" 1ms
G.SKILL NT Series 8GB 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4
SanDisk SSD PLUS 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC
Cons: -None so far
Overall Review: -Game changer, I'm glad I waited a few months for this CPU to come out, I almost went for a G4560 due to $$$ but the cores per performance was too good to pass on.
Pros: 6 core, 12 threads, it overclocks right out of the box. The stock cooler is quiet and seems to work well. B350 motherboards are pretty inexpensive.
Cons: The whole ecosystem is new, so whatever motherboard you get, you'll want to update the bios.
Overall Review: You can build a killer system at a price that won't kill you :-)
Pros: -Fast CPU, low temps (Corsair H110i)
-Huge upgrade from my i5 750
-Very affordable 6 core 12 thread beast
-Bethesda is going to optimize for ryzen
-Same clock speeds as the 1800X
Cons: -Not a lot of OC room. :/ Though I knew that going into my purchase.
Overall Review: I have the corsair H110i which keeps my temps at ~26° idle and ~40 under load.
Pros: Easy setup.
Comes with thermal paste pre-applicated.
Cons: It's horribly underrated...
Overall Review: Though everyone seems to talk about the Ryzen 5 1600X, I think there is much to be said for the 1500X. 4 cores(8 logical) and a range of 3.5 to 3.7ghz, for the person not looking to drop a fortune on an awesome PC, this is your processor. Thrilled to death with the performance and have yet to run across anything that trips it up.
Pros: -extremely fast for the clock and pwr consumption
-Easy overclock at 3.9 on air cooling
-beat a fx-8370-e oc at 4.4
Cons: -price range between 1400 and 1600 shouldn't be so high compared to MSRP
Pros: I was running an intel 4820k and I had to overclock it to 4.5ghz to get smooth frames. That was alright, but it was a very high TDP of around 160watts almost constantly. I get this bad boy, and it is beating my overclocked 4820k at it's stock clocks. It was amazing to see that the TDP is also less than half of what I was typically getting too. Six cores and a little bit of wiggle room for overclocking too. I usually have mine at 3.8 ghz, but I can set it to 4 ghz, it just has a really high Vcore of around 1.45 volts.
Cons: Only that the Vcore is pretty freaking high once I overclock past 3.8ghz, but it is still kicking trash and taking names at 3.8.
Overall Review: Six cores is the sweet spot right now. If you are a gamer, most games cannot utilize more than four cores, and when they do start utilizing more you will be set. 8 core isn't a bad way to go either, but that is the price you will pay but I look at it like this, six cores will last me an easy 4 to 8 years, and an 8 core would last maybe another two, but by that time I will just upgrade to a cheap 40 core processor, because it's the future now. This is dirt cheap for performance similar to intel Skylake series (I know intel still beats these, but it is close). Less cost, almost same performance, yeah just take my money already.