Ryzen 7000+D5 is not cost-effective: 12th generation Core i5+D4 can also save money on graphics cards
The netizen GraphicallyChal did a simple calculation to see how he calculated this amount.
If you choose the Ryzen 7000, even the lowest-level Ryzen 5 7600X will cost $300, the X670 motherboard will cost $180, and the DDR5-6000 memory will cost $360, which adds up to $840.
If you choose the 12th-generation Core that has been on the market for one year, the Core i5-12600KF is currently only $235, the Z690 motherboard is $144, and the DDR4-3600 memory is cheap. You can buy 16GB for only $93, for a total price of $472.
Compare both sides,superiorAMDThe new platform costs an extra $368, which you add to the graphics card to get you a high-end graphics card.
Another thing to know is that the 12600KF not only has good single-core performance, but also has 10 cores and 16 threads, which is stronger than the 6 cores and 12 threads of the Ryzen 5 7600X in multi-core performance.
However, GraphicallyChal’s calculation method is not without discussion. The price of CPU and motherboard is okay, mainly because there are too many differences in memory. Although he chose DDR5-6000 memory to match the rumored AMD dessert frequency, he chose this way. There will undoubtedly be an additional platform cost, and not choosing so high-frequency D5 memory can save at least $100.
For the new platform, the cost-effectiveness of the installed capacity is definitely not as good as that of the old platform that has been on the market for one year. Faced with such a tangle, which plan will you choose?