I'm struggeling to find a tool to read ryzen voltages and temperatures in linux. I am running at 3.8GHz on my 1700 and have everything else on auto in the UEFI. So far it seems completely solid but before I hammer the chip running handbrake or something I would like to have a way of monitoring it. Auto settings can get a little "v-core happy".
MOAR rambling... two things:
First, by now we have all seen the benchmarks of ryzen at 1080p and how it is often declared that the 7700K is still better for pure gaming. To legitimize these benchmarks it is always pointed out how many gamers according to steam are still running their games in 1080p or less. Which is dumb. Because 98% of those are not gaming on 1080p because they want 200fps but because most systems are simply not made out of Titan X ..s (plural, .. many.. you know what I mean). On the CPU side this is mostly i3 and i5 territory, lots of them haswell and older. And this vast majority just isn't even in the market for a 300-350,- dollar/euro CPU.
But that aside, secondly, maybe we should rethink why we actually have PCs over consoles. Framerates are a thing, sure. But for me the answer was always because it can do lots of stuff and a lot of that at once. I can read stuff on the second screen or watch por.. I mean youtube or twitch or listen to music and also have a vm or two running in the background and all of that while playing a game and maybe even streaming that gameplay. On a quad core i7, or even worse i5, that might impact my game and I would probably have to reduce the stuff that is going on in the background. But then I would lose my main reason to go with the pc in the first place. Actually at that point I don't see a big difference between a PC and a console anymore. #pcpeasant
Most people here know all that of course but I still just can not process why so many reviewers are basing their conclusion on flawed arguments and outdated views of how PCs are used.