i5-8600k or an AMD Ryzen 1600 or AMD ryzen 2600

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i5-8600k or an AMD Ryzen 1600 or AMD ryzen 2600

Postby Jackaroo » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:51 pm

Hello, I noticed recently my current rig (laptop) can run p3d around 15-60 fps depending on what i'm flying where and when puts a taxing load on my CPU but barely on my RAM. My Laptop's i7-7700hq (using affinity mask 82 or 84, i forget) just suffers. In fact, it suffers so much and has to use a lot of power, in order for my power supply to not overheat, i have to literally put a fan full blast literally right on top of it. So, i'm thinking about building a new rig as my first custom built one. I recently got a pcpartpicker email (Daily price drops) showing that 2 Ryzens (1600 and 2600) are around $160-$180 while the cpu I want to use is an i5-8600k. They are all 6 core processors but does Clock speed matter? Also, can someone recommend me a GPU? Thanks!



(Also, my monitoring software on my laptop (CAM) is showing my gpu is at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, does that mean something is wrong? It was showing temps before until now. Thanks!)

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Re: i5-8600k or an AMD Ryzen 1600 or AMD ryzen 2600

Postby downscc » Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:57 pm

CPU speed really does matter. I think the sweet spot today for best performance for the dollar is the i7-8700K. The popular video card series based on the GTX-1080Ti is a solid choice too. Intel has released a special anniversary product the i7-8086K (in homage to their old 8086 chip from the 1980s) that I will pick for my next build when their prices cool off a little.
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Re: i5-8600k or an AMD Ryzen 1600 or AMD ryzen 2600

Postby Jackaroo » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:21 pm

Okay, what is the recommended speed then? Do i need a quad core or will 6 core be better?

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Re: i5-8600k or an AMD Ryzen 1600 or AMD ryzen 2600

Postby downscc » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:17 pm

Okay, what is the recommended speed then? Do i need a quad core or will 6 core be better?
The LM recommended CPU is a quad core running 3.5 GHz: https://www.prepar3d.com/system-requirements/

My recommendation is to balance your expectations and budget. You ask if speed counts and the answer is yes, how much speed and number of cores depends on your budget. I gave you a recommendation for what I consider to be the best performance for dollar, it is a six core 4 GHz processor, so I'm not sure what you are asking.
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Re: i5-8600k or an AMD Ryzen 1600 or AMD ryzen 2600

Postby BRADRCFII » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:00 pm

I just built a 8700K and loaded Prepar3d V4 and a lot of ORBX. I used two Samsung 970 Pro SSD's.Frame rates are in the 40's flying PMDG. Finally, we have hardware that can run flight sims.


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