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

By bl00dborne · 34 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 Enthusiast Posts: 44   +12

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

    Verrm TS Member Posts: 39   +18

    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 Enthusiast Posts: 44   +12

    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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  5. DiJonKariz

    DiJonKariz TS Enthusiast

    Would the 1060 3GB model be okay? I was planning on building a Ryzen 5 1400 rig with it, but I am quite unsure of whether to go with it, or go with a 1050ti. However, I do plan to try on more of AAA Games, but am not worried of frame drops to 35FPS or 40s.
    The budget stretching from 600£ - 750£.
  6. msroadkill612

    msroadkill612 TS Enthusiast Posts: 44   +12

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  7. delrey

    delrey TS Booster Posts: 141   +41

    What games are you playing? 1080p? I have a 1060 3GB and it's a sweet card. On some games (Ghost Recon Wildlands for example) you can run out of VRAM. However, games like BF1 work very well with the 1060 3GB. I'd recommend it over the 1050ti any day if your budget allows it.
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  8. DiJonKariz

    DiJonKariz TS Enthusiast

    Games like Watchdogs 2 and Resident Evil 7, plus the new The Evil Within 2, (I love the horror genre). I was planning on pairing the Ryzen 5 1400 with the 1060 3GB or 1050 Ti, but wanted to play at 1080p with at least medium settings.
  9. delrey

    delrey TS Booster Posts: 141   +41

    Based on your last sentence, the 1060 3GB will suffice and exceed those expectations depending on the game. I saved up the extra $60 and I'm glad I did.

    Take a look at and see the performance gap between the two cards. That is quite a difference for not that much more money. That's just one example but most games see a dramatic difference.
    DiJonKariz likes this.
  10. DiJonKariz

    DiJonKariz TS Enthusiast

    Thanks for the advice.

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