I wish i didnt have to upgrade my ddr3 ram and motherboard for these new entry level processors
*cries self to sleep.
Edit: a am4 motherboard is only 150 CAD and I found 90 CAD 8 gb DDR4 2400mhz ram with decent cas latency scores
maybe I will get an upgrade in april-june.
I think for now I will just use an amd fx 8350 and use it until it destroys my motherboard and get a few replacements and a beastly ryzen 5 1600x cpu
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UPDATE, 3/16/17, 7:52am PT : AMD has confirmed that the Ryzen 5 processors employ a dual-CCX design. The 6-cores have a 3+3 alignment (three cores on each CCX), and the four-cores use a 2+2 alignment (two cores per CCX). This means the processors will likely suffer the same lower performance in gaming scenarios, and in some cases it might be worse, as the processor will be forced to allocate threads to the second CCX more frequently.
As long as they can benchmark at 120+fps of heavy load on modern games, then I personally couldnt care less how much performance I loss.
The problem with the current market is that a mid range GPU gets bottlenecked by a mid range CPU. An fx 8350 will have problems playing overwatch at 120+ fps, and has a minimum of 90fps performance at high load. So an mid range cpu like the Fx 8350 would bottleneck a mid range gpu like the rx 470,rx 480 and gtx 1060.
With the ryzen family being released, there is a new statement for what a mid range cpu is, the ryzen 5. Which seems to play a CPU intensive game like overwatch at 120+ fps which is great and finally solves the issue of buyers who can play at 120+fps with their gpu at a desired graphics quality without feeling the need to spend $500+ on a high end cpu so their system doesnt bottleneck. The ryzen 5 is the perfect statement for a mid range cpu that doesnt bottleneck a mid range gpu and doesn't force you to play below your monitors refresh rate.