Ryzen Vs Intel Skylakes

Hello Everybody!

I've been a long time user of AMD since there budget friendly and overall OK. Yes, they run hotter and run a bit more in power but that's besides the point.

However, about 8 months ago I purchased a i3-6100 Sky lake Processor. Which to my liking is pretty good, however it's a dual core w/ hyper threading.

My main question is I just saw on a few websites that Ryzen is releasing there '1400' which is $169 w/ 4 cores 8-threads. Should I change to the new AM4 line-up w/ the ryzen cpu's? I rock the EVGA 1050ti 4GB SSC GPU, how are nvidia graphic cards w/ the new AM4 boards?

Would having the ryzen line-up be more beneficial or just sticking with purchasing a i5-6400 be better?

Thanks!
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  1. I5 6400 would be much cheaper as you don't need the new mainboard. And I suspect the 6400 would outperform the 1400, we won't know for sure until they are released.
    Reply to gillhooley
  2. Since you already have an up-to-date Intel motherboard, I would recommend upgrading your current CPU to another that's compatible with your current board. Also, the i5 6400 is in a weird price point. The i5 6500 offers an extra 500MHz for not even $20 more and uses no more power than its little brother.

    Compare i5 6400, i5 6500 on PCPartPicker.
    Reply to weberdarren97
  3. unless you're a crazy AMD fanboi there is no reason to waste money on a complete platform change just for ryzen. it would be better to just upgrade that I3 to an 6th gen I5/I7 CPU. or update the BIOS on your mobo and go for a kaby lake
    Reply to captaincharisma
  4. As above, wait till the 1400 reviews then compare what you'll get (and require to buy...new motherboard etc) with an Intel CPU upgrade for your existing setup. Almost certainly it'll be best to upgrade CPU for your current motherboard.
    Reply to Jim90
  5. Our local computer store told me the main difference between intel and AMD is that intel cpu' s have more cache ; and remember cpu cache is a very expensive material ; what aMD does it that they offer you less cache but instead more speed , cores , threads and everything else for a similar price
    Reply to jimmyEatWord
  6. jimmyEatWord said:
    Our local computer store told me the main difference between intel and AMD is that intel cpu' s have more cache ; and remember cpu cache is a very expensive material ; what aMD does it that they offer you less cache but instead more speed , cores , threads and everything else for a similar price


    You're right, Ryzen's cache setup is a mess. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30YH5BI27L8
    Reply to weberdarren97
  7. weberdarren97 said:
    jimmyEatWord said:
    Our local computer store told me the main difference between intel and AMD is that intel cpu' s have more cache ; and remember cpu cache is a very expensive material ; what aMD does it that they offer you less cache but instead more speed , cores , threads and everything else for a similar price


    You're right, Ryzen's cache setup is a mess. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30YH5BI27L8


    i bet the AMD cpu's get so hot just because of the cache business ..
    Reply to jimmyEatWord
  8. jimmyEatWord said:
    weberdarren97 said:
    jimmyEatWord said:
    Our local computer store told me the main difference between intel and AMD is that intel cpu' s have more cache ; and remember cpu cache is a very expensive material ; what aMD does it that they offer you less cache but instead more speed , cores , threads and everything else for a similar price


    You're right, Ryzen's cache setup is a mess. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30YH5BI27L8


    i bet the AMD cpu's get so hot just because of the cache business ..


    They get hot because AMD doesn't have access to patented Intel technologies for controlling power delivery. Cache plays a part, yes, but it's known that power delivery is better controlled on Intel systems than on AMD systems.
    Reply to weberdarren97
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