However, while the AMD Ryzen 2400g chip has been pretty good at most games, it lags on the latest emulated titles in Yuzu. Luckily, as of July 7th, AMD has announced some powerful new chips for building a more capable gaming machine.
AMD Ryzen 3700x CPU
I decided to double core count from the 2400g to the 8 cores (16 threads) of the new Ryzen 3700x:
AMD Radeon 5700xt GPU
Plan is to get a partner AIB card of the Radeon 5700xt once available in August. The AMD blower card shown is just a placeholder:
Also with emulators such as Cemu and Yuzu moving to the Vulcan graphics engine from the legacy OpenGL library, performance with Radeon GPUs should be much better soon.
Final Parts List
|CPU||AMD - Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor|
|Motherboard||MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard|
|Memory||Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200|
|Storage||Intel - 760p Series 256 GB M.2-2280 SSD - for PrimoCache|
|Storage||Seagate - Backup Plus 6 TB Hard Drive (Shucked)|
|Storage||Western Digital - My Book 8 TB Hard Drive (Shucked)|
|Video Card||Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card - a partner card|
|Power Supply||EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750W 80+ Gold Fully Modular PSU|
|Monitor||MSI - Optix MAG341CQ 34.0” 3440x1440 100 Hz Monitor|
|Case||InWin 103c White Case|
|Fans - Intake||Cooler Master MasterFan SF360R ARGB 360mm|
|Fans - Exhaust||Cooler Master Masterfan SF120R ARGB 120mm x 3|
While, the original plan had been to upgrade the APU on the MSI B450 Tomahawk board in the existing gaming PC, I decided to get a second system to reduce contention between my sons during their screen time. Once I get the Radeon GPU, I’m looking forward to see how much better this system games.
More in this series…
- A Private Media Server - covers Plex on a cheap Linux laptop.
- Nvidia Shield TV - streaming media and games to your TV.
- Retro Game Emulation - options for emulating old games on both PC and Shield TV.
- Budget Gaming PC - covers building an entry-level rig for PC gaming.
- PC Game Stores - where to find PC games.