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Intel's Core i5 8400 is THE gaming Coffee Lake, ignore those K-series' 5GHz+ OC numbersIntel's Core i5 8400 is THE gaming Coffee Lake, ignore those K-series' 5GHz+ OC numbers
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I really don't get your logic, you didn't test with the stock cooler, which makes your temperature chart completely irrelevant. I also don't see where you're measuring your power draw.

As far as being the best gaming chip, the Ryzen chips are keeping up pretty well at a lower price point, and that's not to mention the platform should last longer than intel's platform, and you're giving up a good amount of multi-threaded performance, for a bit higher fps in some games. Which doesn't make any sense to me.

And this will change soon enough, but for right now you can buy an R5 1600 with a $70 ish motherboard and be pretty set. It also might have been nice to see your Ryzen chip OC'd a bit to near 4ghz as you can get. Should have also tested the R5 1400.

And why not replace Total War Atila with Total Warhammer 1 or 2?Reply
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We tested with our test rig's standard cooler to give comparative results, which are more important than a standalone figure that doesn't relate to anything.


And we used Attila as it's an incredibly intensive DX11 benchmark, while the DX12 Warhammer test was incredibly flaky for a long while.


As for the 8-thread Ryzen 5 chips, they perform significantly worse than the Coffee Lake hexcore in both gaming and multi-threaded tests.

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Intel Coffee Lake reviews, news, performance, and availabilityIntel Coffee Lake reviews, news, performance, and availability
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Your temperature chart is completely pointless since you didn't test it with the stock cooler. I also don't think I saw how you're measuring your power draw.

Not sure how you can really recommend it over Ryzen, you do get slightly more fps in some games yes, at the cost of not having a 6c/12t chip at the same price point, currently even cheaper because Ryzen can work and even OC on $70 motherboards, meaning you can close that gap a bit, and still maintain the far better multi-threaded performance, and possibly longer lasting platform.

Should have also likely included the R5 1400.

May be a double post.
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MSI's Trident 3 is a future-proof, upgradeable console-killerMSI's Trident 3 is a future-proof, upgradeable console-killer
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How can you call it "future proof" When it has an H110 motherboard and a locked i7, instead of say a B350 board with an R5 1600? Since intel is abandoning that socket, and AM4 is supposed to be supported until 2020.

Especially with your UK options being a 3GB 1060, which is just too limiting for the money IMO, not that we have any real options between $150 and $500 USD right now for GPUs.Reply
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I do agree that Ryzen would make for the more future-proof option in the long run with AMD's plans for AM4 support.


However, for just gaming, the four-core/eight-thread 7700 should be plenty for quite a few years, really the graphics card will be a worse bottleneck long before the CPU.


Since the option for a GPU upgrade is there with the Trident, I think this makes it more future-proof compared to other pre-builts with more proprietary parts.

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Gotta update the shadowplay bit with AMD's ReLive competing now

Also given the results here I'd have to give it to the 480, Mostly on the back of Free-sync, but also for DX12/Vulkan in the future, and the fact that you can crossfire if you happen to have some spare cash and get a really good deal on a 480 or even a 470

Driver updates have put it on par in DX11 with the 1060, plus you get a bit of Extra VRAM which is just nice to have.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s12S74umruY

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Personally I'd say just don't go AM3+ if you're buying fresh at all. It's a dead-end with new AMD chips coming in a few months.


And you're right about the budget boards; it's why I recommended the H170 as a decent option for those not looking to overclock their processors or needing high-performance memory.

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AM4 is taking far too long, but I think as far as new parts go an FX 8300 + ASrock 970A board that has USB 3.1 is pretty cheap for pure multi-threaded performance, or it's alright for certain kinds of servers

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Don't go AM3+ if you aren't getting an 8 core CPU, in addition you forgot about how the i7 6700 lets you get a more budget motherboard compared to an overclocking i5 + Z170 boardReply
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Personally I'd say just don't go AM3+ if you're buying fresh at all. It's a dead-end with new AMD chips coming in a few months.


And you're right about the budget boards; it's why I recommended the H170 as a decent option for those not looking to overclock their processors or needing high-performance memory.

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Zoe Quinn is making a game with the author of “Gaygent Brontosaurus: The Butt Is Not Enough”Zoe Quinn is making a game with the author of “Gaygent Brontosaurus: The Butt Is Not Enough”
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If I remember right she had an undisclosed relationship to a press employee that covered her game, and then the press was discovered to be collaborating together as they tried to destroy the "gamer" identity

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Streetguru commented on
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Pay to win: from chump to champion with a pro League of Legends coach - final reportPay to win: from chump to champion with a pro League of Legends coach - final report
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Now do the same with Dota, you can pay @Purgegamers for lessons

Seriously though paying to learn a game is just silly, LoL is dead simple for the most part, min max damage and position yourself well. Next you'll be telling me you need coaching for hearthstone
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1 Year ago
WoW Legion release time: When World of Warcraft's next expansion unlocks for your serverWoW Legion release time: When World of Warcraft's next expansion unlocks for your server
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If anyone has a spare key, id give it a couple of months. But, WoW isnt on my games to buy.
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It's free up to level 20, otherwise it's $19.99 for the base game


Or I think you could do the public test realm for totally free, but that wouldn't be worth it really

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