Should YOU Upgrade to Ryzen?

The Ryzen family is all here, and AMD thinks they've finally got CPUs for everyone. But should YOU upgrade to Ryzen?

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"Good" - Ryzen 3 1300X - MSI Gaming B350 - 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 (Black) - Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM HDD - ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Turbo Edition - Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 - Corsair CS550M 80PLUS Gold PSU

"Better" - Ryzen 5 1600 - Noctua NH-U12S - ASUS PRIME B350M-A/CSM - 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 (Black) - Samsung 960 EVO 250GB NVMe SSD - Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM HDD - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Turbo OC - Fractal Design Focus Mini - Corsair TX750M 80PLUS Gold PSU

"Best": - Ryzen 7 1700 - Corsair H100i v2 - ASUS Prime X370-Pro - 32GB (2x16GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 (Black) - WD Blue M.2 500GB SSD - WD Black 2TB 7200RPM HDD - EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING - Fractal Define R5 - Corsair HX850 80PLUS Platinum PSU

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"Best": - Ryzen 7 1700 - Corsair H100i v2 - ASUS Prime X370-Pro - 32GB (4x8GB) G.SKILL Flare X DDR4-3200 (Black) - Samsung 960 EVO 500GB NVMe SSD - WD Black 2TB 7200RPM HDD - EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Edition GAMING - Fractal Design Define R5 - Corsair HX850 80PLUS Platinum PSU

"Better": - Ryzen 5 1600 - Noctua NH-U12S - ASUS Prime B350M-A/CSM - 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 (Black) - Samsung 960 EVO 250GB NVMe SSD - Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM HDD - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Turbo OC - Fractal Design Define Mini C Black - SeaSonic FOCUS Plus SSR750X 80PLUS Gold PSU

"Good": - Ryzen 3 1300X - MSI B350M Gaming PRO - 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 (Red) - Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM HDD - MSI GeForce GTX 1070 GAMING X - Fractal Design Core 1100 Black - Corsair CS550M 80PLUS Gold PSU

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  • Draxxe Decay

    AMD vs Intel....It's Red vs Blue all over again!

  • Reece Frost

    I really was going to upgrade to Ryzen but their support for hackintosh is just such a damn pain.

  • Stelios F

    What's the point in getting intel, which is expensive, and not amd ryzen? Amd ryzen is way cheaper and you can do more stuff with it, even if you get smaller gaming performance it's better. (That is my opinion and idgaf If you say smth to me intel funboys)

  • Cool Gamer

    i am an Intel Core i3 2328M user with 6 gigs of RAM,a potato 500 GB HDD,Intel HD graphics.Should I get a Ryzen 1200 with a GTX 1050 and 8 gigs of RAM????????????????????

  • Dakota White

    I waited 10 years to upgrade and tbh ryzen hasnt been bad but im using the 2200g

  • Mulberry2000

    The fx8350 is doing great here

  • Muhammad Sherjeel

    Linus is stuck with ryzen 7 XD

  • -Zman Does Youtube-

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAND this vid was made before AMD came out with the ryzen 3 2200g soooo that's not listed 😫

  • Mr.brokendreams

    I'm getting a new AMD R9 290X 4GB and AMD Ryzen 3 1300X

  • The Poor Gamer

    Considering it's $1,000 to get a 8 core CPU for LGA2011-3 and $650 for a 6 core? My answer is yes.

  • T-Prime

    what the hell ? by the looks of the chart, if i upgrade to 1800x it would still be downgrade for gaming. intel still the king.

  • Fender Mustango

    Intel is a sponsor of Linus so he is going to be biased. However for the money Ryzen is a better option. I mean I could have waited and saved to upgrade to a an I7 but I would have had to go to a GTX 1050TI Since I am getting HTC vive soon that was not an option.MSI 350B Gaming Plus Ryzen 5 1600XGTX 1060 6GBBallistix 16GB RamPlus the money I saved went on buying my better 4k gaming monitor.

  • Mr. Carroll Ware Yes I Am Really A Guy

    Yeah Ryzen Threadripper.

  • ultor europae

    yea, smack the cpu, bend the pins, you surely get a replacement product sample from silicon valley shoved up your hairy bottom in no time!!

  • ZiNG

    Ryzen = Better multitasking, lower power consumption, cooler temps, good stock cooler, cheaper mobo, future = 5% better gaming (although both intel and amd get steady 100+ fps in HD so kinda moot), plus integrated gpahics.Now why would anybody not give their money to the company that owns 10% market share and keep this great competition going?It's not ethics, it's self interest and it's called better cpus for the next twenty years. Boom.

  • blatant abuse

    Is it worth going from fx 6300 with 8gb ddr3 200mhz ToRyzen 3 1200 with 16gb ddr4 3000mhz (As well as the motherboard) For the price I'm paying roughly £300 for everything

  • Tek

    Do even anyone just buy a computer for just gaming? this is stupid, we use computers for a lot of tasks not only gaming.

  • Charles Cottrell

    Half YouTube watcher, half Minecrafter

  • itmaniscrazy

    maybe this was due to a poor motherboard, but i upgraded last week to a ryzen from a 3rd gen i5 and saw a massive improvement. like i can actually game in 4k and have been able to play hunt: showdown in a steady fps over 60 (which i could barely get above 51 with the i5). Again, this could be due to the motherboard but the change for me was astronomical.

  • aFaceInside

    In short answer form: YES!

  • Tasfia Tabassum

    Idk linus! I just built a ryzen 5 2400g pc last week. Still struggling to figure out how to install their drivers for the radeon vega graphics! A lot of other people are having problems with their drivers as well! I am just soo frustrated with amd right now! 😑

  • Mr.brokendreams

    Red team wins just face it everyone AMD wins

  • llIIll lIl

    would a Ryzen 5 2600x (or 1600x) be worth upgrading to from FX-8350

  • Mr.brokendreams

    AMD makes Intel and Nvidia run for their money and customers

  • John Smith

    I5 8400 or Ryzen 2600

  • Sledstorm

    «Or you could just click the..» * intro plays* haha

  • jack plummer

    "should you upgrade to a $200 CPU?!". my PC is literally made out of trash. $200 hundred dollars, oh boy! two Rx 580's in crossfire plus a Pentium g4560, here I come?sigh

  • Bmaj01

    Hey Linus, I just wanted to say I stumbled on your channel a few days ago I absolutely loved your videos. I subscribed to you and have been watching and trying to get a better understanding of all things PC related. I have been a console gamer my entire life. Though I've always enjoyed playing consoles, I'm at an age now where I dont get as much enjoyment as I use too. However, I had my first experience playing Overwatch on PC at a buddy's house. Playing at a great resolution at a high fps with a mouse and keyboard blew my mind. I felt so immersed in the game and found a love for gaming again. I hope to build a gaming PC once I've saved up some money. I look forward to joining the PC community and reigniting my love for gaming again!

  • Balls873576

    So Intel is better? Like 5% better for 40% more cost? Cool.

  • Mr.brokendreams

    AMD vs Intel and Nvidia (AMD wins)

  • Mr.brokendreams

    I love AMD GPUs and CPUs especially Ryzen CPUs

  • Ray Zhang

    I would never use AMD

  • Pengwin

    I've always been an Intel customer. I'm buying Ryzen 7 2700X with an RTX 2080 ti.That's really just a timing thing more than anything. Intel dragged their feet with Coffee Lake and I'm upgrading in October (after 10 year hiatus from gaming).Most reasonable people conclude the average user will not notice the difference, so everyone needs to relax. Devotees of Intel should at least appreciate that AMD customers are benefiting them by forcing Intel to work harder.

  • German Blackwolfgh

    and what happen when the time come and u need that ryzen extra cores ? ...

  • ricardo Dias Teixeira

    400 for 8 cores that's good i think

  • Follow Originals

    Finally.... Which should I buy... I5 or ryzen 5...i dont play games much... I need performance and quality

  • By ventrix

    Wow YouTube perfectly translated everything (even the description) in german!!!!

  • Mr.brokendreams

    AMD keeps Intel and Nvidia on their toes

  • keanu buch

    didn't understand anything lol i am no geek in computer so it is good for gaming i have a i5 4460

  • Cyrus Branzel

    What about the other apus Linus... AMD has A life too

  • Jared Chong

    Theyre is something wrong with your benchmarks of Ryzen.Comparing with other benchmarks from other youtubers, theyre somewhat faster than the sandy bridge and ivy bridge series almost close to broadwell.But in this video they seems to be almost as slow as an AMD FX.

  • Dder Nabroc

    from what ive read, (due to complications running black mesa) a cpu like ryzen would suck for games from valve because games like counterstrike source, black mesa, and others, all run on SINGLE core

  • Xova

    And here i am, living as a caveman with my beloved AMD Athlon II X2 250.

  • Platonic Game Studio

    still rocking i7 3770K 4.35 Ghz & ASUS Maximus IV Gene for Game Developing, Graphic Design, Illustrations and of course Gaming. but thinking will upgrade to Ryzen 2700X later this year due to the fact my aging ( and abused ) motherboard start showing their ages.


    this dude loves speaking his mind XD

  • Ariff Firdaus

    Hey guys, I've got my Ryzen 5 1600 yesterday and the corners of the CPU is a little bit bent is this normal -.-

  • john Ehrke

    it feels good getting an 1800x for $130 cheaper than what a 1700 used to cost

  • Farmer Jim

    I love my ryzen 2600. I got a amazing motherboard for fairly cheap and have no regrets

  • Pingman

    Happy you included the 3570k for comparison :)

  • Nefarious Nektarios

    I still have a FX 8350 lol

  • boom

    guys should i go with a ryzen 1700xryzen 1800xryzen 2600xryzen 2700xor a threadripper 1900x

  • Δημητρης Λαμπρου

    Hellow guys. i want some opinions. i am not a fun gamer because i am in programmer student in university and i dont know what to do.My setup system is (in the final are my questions)1)Motherboard: Asus prime z270-A 2)Cpu: Intel 7700k3)ddr4 ram 2400mhz 12cas 16gb (2x8gb)4)Case: Cooler Master K3505)Cpu cooler: Cooler Master Tx3i 6)Gpu: Rx570 8GB Msi Armor OC7)Psu : Thermaltake Smart SE 730W (Bronze so gives the 680-690 W)To change Ram in 3200hz so i will pay only 35-40E more if i sell my rams,to buy a water cooler in 60 70E or a noctura D15 here in 85E.So final to pay more 95-125E to have an oc i7 7700k in 4,8ghz or to Sell my cpu,cpu cooler,motherboard and ram and with thease money to buy a ryzen 1700(which it will be 3,8-4Ghz),a good cpu cooler,rams 3200mhz and motherboard b350 or x370 with not pay more money?

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