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AMD Ryzen octa-core CPUs - worth buying?


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#1 PurpleGaga27

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 03:54 AM

The good news with the latest AMD chips, they support Windows 7, despite the fact that Intel doesn't support it with their recent generation and above CPUs: http://www.pcmag.com...pport-windows-7

 

The only octa-core chips available this week are the AMD Ryzen 1700, 1700X and 1800X: http://www.pcworld.c...-the-price.html

 

The real question is, are they worth buying? AMD chips before Ryzen are perfect for budget users.

 

I would like buy an octa-core chip to support both Windows 7 and Windows 10. But I don't know if AMD Ryzen supports full virtualization technology even though I want to run Linux and maybe a Mac OS X 10.12 SIerra as virtual OSs on a virtual machine.


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 08:15 AM

I was under the impression that AMD was on the verge of shutting down in 2012.  I dunno how they managed to last this long, but their stuff is still perfectly fine.


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#3 TheWankBank

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 09:18 AM

Definitely worth it.


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#4 PurpleGaga27

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 06:28 AM

So I read the article reviews. It's good for multitasking, editing, surfing and general purposes but underwhelming for gaming.

http://www.pcgamer.c...-ryzen-7-review

http://pcworld.com/a...md-is-back.html



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Posted 03 March 2017 - 08:20 AM

What it looks like it does is give Intel a reason to give us lower price octa-core chips.


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#6 TheWankBank

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 09:39 AM

Underwhelming for gaming since games are not optimized for AMD cpus, the raw power is amazing.


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#7 PurpleGaga27

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 05:37 AM

Software patches to make the CPU do better? --> not so much: http://www.pcworld.c...get-better.html






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