3 months ago
I plan on upgrading my build soon and I am getting stuck on my choice of CPU. I have no preference of manufacturer so I've been juggling a Ryzen 5 1600 and a i5-8400. My question is and might open up a mess with this question is, why would I want to spend ~$35 more on the i5-8400? I picked these two because they seem to be the most picked in the featured builds but I don't see why. Comparing them in gpu.user the Ryzen surpasses the i5 in everything. Of course, I recognize I know very little of CPUs so I'm hoping someone could tell me if I am missing something?