Although smartphones and consoles have made up for most of this year’s tech talk, there’s more to this world. When it came to gaming, a lot of news centered around rumors about the PlayStation 5, or Microsoft’s Xbox One X (formerly known as Project Scorpio). But PC gaming isn’t dead, nor will it ever be. Gaming started on computers, and it will continue to be carried out there by many die-hard fans. So, in honor of all you tried and true computer gamers out there, today we will compare two of the CPUs made for high-end gaming.
The Intel Core i7-7800X and the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 are both hexa-core processors that are so advanced only professional and devoted gamers could really ever need them. For more daily computer usage, there are cheaper alternatives out there produced by these very same companies. And speaking of price, the Intel Core i7-7800X is definitely the expensive one of the two with its hefty price tag of 415 dollars.
The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 on the other hand retails for half the price almost, namely 215 dollars. But is it worth saving half the amount and getting the Ryzen, or should you go all out and splurge on the Ryzen? Well, it depends on what you are planning to play, and also on what your expectations are. According to user surveys, reviews and tests performed on more than 30 games, the Intel generally plays well with most games, and it’s truly the top choice.
But the Ryzen isn’t far behind either, although it performs significantly worse with older games, such as Grand Theft Auto 5. Still, it does pull its own weight quite well overall, so maybe it’ time to save some money and get the Ryzen.