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Which Ryzen 5 will you be buying?

1600x - 6c/12t (Base 3.6 - Boost 4.0) $249
9 (20%)
1600 - 6c/12t (Base 3.2 - Boost 3.6) $219
11 (24%)
1500x - 4c/8t (Base 3.5 - Boost 3.7) $189
2 (4%)
1400 - 4c/8t (Base 3.2 - Boost 3.4) $169
1 (2%)
Ryzen 5 is for the birds, I'm with the 7!
13 (28%)
Ryzen 3 is where it is at, save a Benjamin!
No votes
Ryza who? Intel never "herd" of ya!
2 (4%)
My i5-2500k is fine for a few more years.
3 (7%)
I'm feeling Bleu about the whole Ryzen thing.
5 (11%)
 
Total votes: 46
 
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Re: Ryzen 5 - Your Choice?

Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:31 am

End User wrote:
I have a Cromecast Ultra connected to my home 65" 4K TV. I was going to build a new HTPC to go with the new TV but, after buying the Chromecast Ultra, realized that a new HTPC would have been a colossal waste of money.


OK, but you originally just said Chromecast, for which the resolution is "hey, who knows?". I wasn't aware of the ultra at all until you mentioned it. Maybe that's better, but it's simply not what you said originally.

This starts getting silly: once the price is 70 dollars and the device has ethernet, it's just another TV streaming box. Those all have apps for controlling them too.

The smartphone is essentially superfluous: you basically just bought one of those boxes without a dedicated remote.
 
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Re: Ryzen 5 - Your Choice?

Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:13 am

Glorious wrote:
OK, but you originally just said Chromecast, for which the resolution is "hey, who knows?". I wasn't aware of the ultra at all until you mentioned it. Maybe that's better, but it's simply not what you said originally.

Apart from 4K I'm not sure my usage would differ if I was using a Chromecast (I use Wi-Fi with the Ultra). I thought it was common knowledge that the Chomecast supports up to 1920x1080.


Glorious wrote:
This starts getting silly: once the price is 70 dollars and the device has ethernet, it's just another TV streaming box. Those all have apps for controlling them too.

I find the combination of a mobile device and a casting device extremely enticing. The functionality of a phone blows away any streaming box (audio and lighting system control to name but two). Multi-tasking on my 12.9" iPad while casting to the Chromecast is even cooler. With Android you can also screen cast.
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Re: Ryzen 5 - Your Choice?

Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:51 pm

End User wrote:
Glorious wrote:
OK, but you originally just said Chromecast, for which the resolution is "hey, who knows?". I wasn't aware of the ultra at all until you mentioned it. Maybe that's better, but it's simply not what you said originally.

Apart from 4K I'm not sure my usage would differ if I was using a Chromecast (I use Wi-Fi with the Ultra). I thought it was common knowledge that the Chomecast supports up to 1920x1080.

Glorious wrote:
This starts getting silly: once the price is 70 dollars and the device has ethernet, it's just another TV streaming box. Those all have apps for controlling them too.

I find the combination of a mobile device and a casting device extremely enticing. The functionality of a phone blows away any streaming box (audio and lighting system control to name but two). Multi-tasking on my 12.9" iPad while casting to the Chromecast is even cooler. With Android you can also screen cast.


Phones are getting so cheap and so powerful that most single-purpose ARM devices have no reason to exist anymore from a technical standpoint.
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