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Thinking about upgrading my CPU. 

My current setup: Asrock A320M-HDV, AMD A6-9500. 16GB RAM, GTX-670. 

I am not a gamer, just an enthusiast. And I am lost with the generations of Ryzen ...


My options are (they are all used): 

1) AMD Ryzen 3 3200G - £80

2) AMD Ryzen 5 1500X - £85

3) AMD Ryzen 5 1600 - £90

4) AMD Ryzen 5 2600 - £120

5) AMD Ryzen 7 1700X - £120

6) AMD Ryzen 5 3400G - £120

7) AMD Ryzen 5 2600X - £130

8) AMD Ryzen 7 1800X - £135



1) should I go for the G (Vega Graphics), instead of the dedicated GTX-670? In this way my RAM be shared with the graphics, right?

2) what would be the recommended pick bearing in mind the performance/value factor?

3) will my standard cpu fan (from the A-9500) be sufficient for any of them, or the PROPER one required?

4) are the cheapest (1 2 3, all below £100) considerable choice for the performance/improvement KICK over my A6?


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Re. the CPU, there are some real bargains to be had with the 2nd Gen Ryzen, especially the Ryzen 5 2600X (unlocked 6 cores 12 threads 3.6 – 4.25 Ghz).  The Wraith Spire cooler supplied with it is fine too.


Comparison with your A6-9500 https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/AMD-Ryzen-5-2600X-vs-AMD-A6-9500/3235vs2903


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