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Poll: Upgrade or replace? Unique situation for me.

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Replace or Upgrade?

  • Switch over to team red with a R7-2700x (8c/16t)?

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Senior Member
Dec 18, 2000
I've had Zen, Zen+, and i7-8700K setups over the past several years. While all were/are fine, the 5 GHz 6C/12T i7-8700K was the best performer for me as 8C/16T is overkill for my needs and the 6C/12T Ryzens are close to 1 GHz slower with similar IPC. Zen 2 is almost here, but since it's a significant architecture change you just have to hope AMD doesn't fumble the launch with early adopter issues. It took about 6 months for the original Ryzen CPUs and motherboards to get sorted out.


Benching Team Leader
Jan 2, 2005
I would go for a Zen2 but the iTX format is typically released later than sooner so you might be waiting 2-3 months. Or just get a real board LoL

I know that ASRock will release 3 X570 mobos just after premiere. 2x full ATX and 1x ITX. I guess there won't be any delay as I know that samples were already delivered to marketing departments around the world but all wait on the CPU premiere.


Uber Folding Senior
Jul 17, 2003
ITX? I assume you're putting it in a small case then. More reason to upgrade from the 3600x to the 3700x or downgrade to the 3600. The 3600 and 3700x have a lower TDP.


"That Backfired" Senior Member
Jun 5, 2013
Go Blue!
Yes, If I go with Ryzen Gen 2 it would be the R5 3600x. Core count, price, and TDP are ideal.

EDIT: More cores/threads than the i7-8700k with better(projected) IPC, lower price and same TDP.


New Member
Dec 4, 2011
Satan's Colon, US
I think Tech Jesus at Gamers Nexus mentioned that ITX boards won't be suffering the delay previous AM4 chipsets did. Apparently the mobo manufacturers have reached a point of confidence in sales projections and will be treating it like an Intel in that regard. I believe it was one of the videos he did from Computex.