Pairing AMD Ryzen 5 1400 with what GPU? Budget...

By bl00dborne ยท 28 replies
May 18, 2017
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  1. bl00dborne

    bl00dborne TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Yeah, it's the UV400. To be honest I'm absolutely fine with that GPU, as I said if it's not doing what I want I'll switch it out after a while. Thanks for the advice on the PSU, I'll be looking for one soon.
     
  2. msroadkill612

    msroadkill612 TS Rookie

    Or a K9 to play catch in the park.
     
  3. Verrm

    Verrm TS Rookie Posts: 21   +13

    Ryzen 1400 is a great CPU for your budget. Do not downgrade to ryzen 3, it is not worth it. Upgrading to better cpu also doesn't make sense as ryzen 1400 can handle every gpu up to geforce 1080 so there is a solid upgrade path in future (also am4 socket will allow for a much more powerful cpus in future).

    As to gpu topic - I think that there 2 "levels" of gaming you can aim here:
    geforce 1050Ti - for solid mid-high settings 1080p gaming
    geforce 1060 6gb OR radeon rx580 8gb - for very high/ultra settings 1080p gaming

    I would choose radeon rx580 8gb if I could, because I feel the 8gb ram and FreeSync technology justifies it being better card overall. While gf 1060 might offer a couple fps better performance I feel that smoother gaming with FreeSync is much more important than a couple more fps. And even if you don't have a FreeSync monitor - you'll have a path to upgrade to and a reason to be excited about upgrading monitor in future.

    Good luck!
     
  4. msroadkill612

    msroadkill612 TS Rookie

    Odd. First thing I thought was, what about the 1500x? Just a feeling really, but its unique with that proportionately huge 16MB of l3 cache.

    Surely some combo of settings tweaks can prosper from it?

    fyi, in theory (even if not currently - its evolving), you may have the best amd chip, for the all important in gaming, latency.

    If, IF, the 4 cores are all on the one ccx (core cluster), then the latency for intercore exchanges is far less than for connects with cores on a separate ccx, as occurs w/ larger ryzens w/ 2x ccxS.

    Whatever, u r doing well. 4c 8t is definitely smart and cheap mainstream, and a 4 core zen is the smartest and cheapest 4c8t. but u r wising up to being flexible enough on cost to avoid false economies.

    In that vein, a bit more on a mobo is money well spent. one or ideally 2x nvme m.2 ssd ports
    (the best thing since sliced bread).

    which leads us to the simple fact, that the biggest favor u can do uself is to boot from ssd, and it may as well be a ~5x+ faster than sata, nvme ssd.

    ssd capacity is not important - speed is - especially so if u must be niggardly with ram. If memory is maxed out, the app/os has no option but to page out to ~glacial storage. Nvme ssd may cost, but it may ease the pain/reduce risk of saving on memory. It would be far less glacial when such memory overflows occur.

    I suggest a 256GB nvme (aka pcie ssd), m.2 format as above as a boot drive. The fastest by far and dearest, is the samsung 960 pro evo 256GB (there are grey market oem versions of it cheaper), but any nvme ssd is very fast relative to sata.

    Capacity is for the slow but cheap sata HDD. Having both is really the cheaper better option, even if it costs more :)

    (NB the expensive ssd nand used, is the same whether used on slower sata or fast nvme ssdS)

    Another gut feeling, is the synergies I feel will flow from having a fully amd platform and ecosystem. That would make me want the architecturally closest affordable thing to latest gen vega, meaning polaris 14nm.

    just my 2c young man. Hope it helps :).
     
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