AMD’s R5 Mistake: Ryzen 5 7600X CPU Review, Benchmarks, & Expensive Motherboards

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The AMD Ryzen 5 7600X (R5 7600X) CPU has some serious value problems, with the total platform cost of an X670 board, the CPU itself, DDR5, and the higher-end cooler ballooning the entry point to DIY PC building. Until the B650 motherboards come out — which is in October sometime — the X670 and X670E boards make R5 7600X builds completely untenable from a value perspective. It’s disappointing too, as the R5 CPUs have been a strong foothold for AMD Ryzen CPUs against Intel for about 4 years now. AMD has finally lost that, with Intel chipping away more and more at the low-end and mid-range while AMD focuses on the high-cost parts.

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00:00 – AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
01:20 – The Value Problem
03:41 – R5 7600X CSGO Gaming Benchmarks (1080p & 1440p)
05:13 – Rainbow Six Siege 7600X Benchmarks vs. R5 3600
06:07 – Stop Thinking About Upgrading If…
06:55 – Far Cry 6 Best CPUs of 2022
07:55 – Thoughts on Zen 4 Performance So Far
08:29 – Final Fantasy 14 CPU Benchmark (7600X vs. 12600K)
09:24 – Tomb Raider 1080p & 1440p CPU Benchmarks
10:29 – F1 2022 Ryzen 5 7600X Gaming FPS
11:28 – CPU Rendering Benchmarks (Blender Cycles 7600X)
12:55 – Power Efficiency Comparison (Perf/W)
14:03 – Code Compile Programming CPU Benchmarks (Chromium)
15:09 – Compression & Decompression Benchmarks (7600X)
16:20 – Adobe Premiere CPU Benchmarks (Best CPUs 2022)
17:14 – Adobe Photoshop Ryzen 5 7600X Benchmarks
17:56 – Thermal Benchmarks & 7600X Temperature vs. Frequency
18:55 – 7600X Power Consumption Testing
20:06 – Conclusion & Extremely High Entry Price

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