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Russell T.

Russell T.

Joined on 11/23/10

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Fantastic!

AMD Ryzen 7 5700G - Ryzen 7 5000 G-Series Cezanne (Zen 3) 8-Core 3.8 GHz Socket AM4 65W AMD Radeon Graphics Desktop Processor - 100-100000263BOX
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G - Ryzen 7 5000 G-Series Cezanne (Zen 3) 8-Core 3.8 GHz Socket AM4 65W AMD Radeon Graphics Desktop Processor - 100-100000263BOX

Pros: It has been a long, long wait for a modern cpu that don't cost an arm and a leg. I had a Ryzen 7 1800 that went belly up last winter. Finding a replacement cpu was difficult last winter. And very pricey. I ended up with a Ryzen 3 2200G to get by on. It works OK, but is slower. It wasn't cheap either. Last week I read an article, and it had a link to buy a Ryzen 7 5700G. I jumped on it. While I have a video card, I wanted the option for the built in Vega graphics. Just in case. I haven't tested the performance of the GPU part of this processor since I just swapped it out for the Ryzen 3 2200G. I had some issues getting past the bios screen. I have a MSI x470 Gaming Plus MB, and was happy to see the 5700G on the white list. But the bios was as far as I could get when I rebooted. I found out the fix via forums, in the advanced settings in the bios, change UEFI to CSM, that will change the boot from UEFI to UEFI LEGACY mode. After that the cpu booted into windows 10 properly. Once I got the fans running the way I wanted, I tried a game, Civ 6. I was quite impressed on how fast the game loaded, and cycled through the turns. This was a huge leap over what I had. I tried the Game boost mode via the MSI MB, the clock went from 3800 mhz to 4600 mhz, it was running a bit hot. But it's good up to 95 C, and I was at 72 c. I decided the normal mode was fast enough since it automatically jumps to 4.6 ghz on it's own. The temperatures stays at 35 at idle, hitting up to 61 C playing Doom Eternal. Game play was fluid with the 570rx video card. Overall, I'm very satisfied with the performance and the flexibility of having the option to not have a video card, they can fail. It's a lousy time to do diy pc building/repair. I was happy to get what I got when I could!

Cons: No cons, but for the minor bios settings I had to muster up, once changed all was well.

Overall Review: A good flexible fast processor that can do as a graphics card too. A bit pricey, but also an up to date part. This will do me for quite some time, it runs anything I throw at it well.

Finally, a video card to buy!

MSI Mech Radeon RX 6600 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Video Card RX 6600 MECH 2X 8G
MSI Mech Radeon RX 6600 8GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Video Card RX 6600 MECH 2X 8G

Pros: A price, while still high, is the best thing I've seen in two years. Runs all games at high settings very well for 1080p. No issues so far.

Cons: No cons, but for a somewhat high price, still.

Overall Review: Two years ago my RX 480 died. And I could not find a vid card. I ended up buying a used rx 570 from a kid down the block. And I have had issues with lockups since. And for a long time, daily reboots were the norm. Finally, I see the RX 6600 for sale on Newegg for a "reasonable" price, and bought one. The shipping was very fast, I like that. And so far, all is good. No hiccups or issues, my computer is rock solid. The games I play are Doom Eternal, Minecraft 18.10, and Civ 6, all run at high settings with no screen tearing or other artifacts. And a high FPS too, Doom runs at 75 fps. For my needs, this video card is good for me.