Need Upgrade Advice

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rickpoole Senior Member • Posts: 1,189
Re: Need Upgrade Advice
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pacifica529 wrote:

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Do I need to step up in proccesor? If so, would a Intel i7 4th generation be enough of an upgrade. Can get a decent price on desktops with that in it. Thanks for any help.

AMDs are good as well.  A lot depends on what software you are running.  When I upgrade 18 months ago I was using DxO Photolab and it makes better use of multiple cores than PS/LR so the recommendation was to go with AMD since AMD does better with multi-threading while Intel does better with single threading.  I went with a Ryzen 2700X and it has done fine.  The 3700x are now about the same price the 2700x was 18 months ago.  One other thing to consider in AMD vs Intel - 18 months ago the motherboards that best supported USB 3.1 Gen 2 were for AMD, the motherboards that supported Thunderbolt 3 were Intel.

Another tip - use two 8G for memory rather than four 4G so you have room to upgrade to 32G if needed without having to throw away memory.

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