I am quick to judge the worth of hardware. Get over it.
Written by: StarWarrior00 - 22:27 Apr-18-2017

I remember a few weeks back when the benchmarks for the Ryzen 5 X1600 were published in a front page news article some weeks back which said it is 50% better than a certain Intel processor. Not gonna state any specifics because you can look up the article yourself using the search bar on the site.

I saw the benchmarks and declared it was only 30-something percent better than mine. I was quickly told I was wrong and criticized not only for that but also stating it is not worth my money and not saying I would continue to look into it.

Here we go again.

Look. Not to be rude folks, but I am quick to judge the worth of hardware when it comes to my wallet. It's my money, I decide the worth, so just get over it.

My standard is "at least 100% or it's not worth it" a standard I have adopted 2 years ago avoid spending too much money for too little gain and in my opinion 30% or even 50% is too little to me. I expect 50% for every $100 the GPU or CPU costs. So for $300 I expect at least 150%. I do not find this expectation unreasonable.

But in reality, I would actually be spending a lot more anyway because a Ryzen CPU immediately means new motherboard, and new ram anyway because I doubt any motherboard that supports Ryzen supports DDR3 ram and getting used RAM is a bad idea anyway according to a friend.

I did not mention this before because I did not feel the need to. I was dead wrong.

So yeah, that's that.


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When you're critical of something, you may want to avoid blanket statements like "it's not worth it.", I could see a cheap 6 core 12 thread CPU being worth it to alot of people, myself included… people who do a bit more than gaming, or people who realize that gaming CPU demands are starting to change in favor of high thread count CPUs.

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My opinion..I think anything over 50-60% is a good jump in GPU. For example its still worthy to buy GTX 1060 or RX 480 over my gtx 960 which is around 60% better


For cpu however i consider it should be 100% better as i mostly game i dont need very demanding cpu.


Choice for most people usually depend whether they are satisfied with current hardware if yes no need to upgrade and also mostly their budget.

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The thing is…. the effect on frame rates a CPU has is starting to become more and more profound, compare the frame rates you get with an I3-6100, an I5-6600K, and an I7-6700K over a good variety of games, and you'll notice the overall gaming performance gap has become pretty damned drastic over what we're used to seeing from a few years ago.

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