Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Jul 2017 19:49 UTC
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So far all the products launched with Zen have aimed at the upper echelons of the PC market, covering mainstream, enthusiasts and enterprise customers - areas with high average selling prices to which a significant number of column inches are written. But the volume segment, key for metrics such as market share, are in the entry level products. So far the AMD Zen core, and the octo-core Zeppelin silicon design, has been battling on the high-end. With Ryzen 3, it comes to play in the budget market.

AnandTech's review and benchmarks of the new low-end Ryzen 3 processors.

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Ryzen 3 VS FX-8
by bassbeast on Sun 30th Jul 2017 18:53 UTC
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OzTalksHW did a series of benches placing the FX-8 against the Ryzen 3, result? If you have an FX-8 its a side upgrade at best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azX4Qs7n2_Q

This is why I'm gonna stick with my FX-8320e and why I've been saying for ages that hardware is frankly OP compared to the software we have to run on it as he's getting very good framerates even on the latest games with a chip that came out in...what? 2012? And that was with strictly stock clocks on the FX-8370, I can attest with good cooling you can usually get a full Ghz or more OC with an FX-8 series CPU.

So while I'm happy we have competition again (just waiting for Intel to put out a "super cripple" compiler or start bribing OEMs again like they did when Netburst was stinking up the place) and to see prices going down and cores going up until I can actually find a job I do that the FX-8 cannot do? I'll stick with what I have and I have a feeling the same is gonna be true of a lot of folks because if their software runs just fine on what they have why buy a new system?

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