- Nov 22, 2016
I am looking to Zen 2 mostly.
And you have answered your own question.
Get the 2600 now and you've a drop in upgrade for relatively cheap next year (and probably the year after) which should give you 10+% uplift in ST performance. Even better, you can add more cores at a later date if your use patterns and software stack start to become more onerous on threads.
Intel? I've never trusted their upgrade paths since their "same socket, but incompatible motherboard" bull from back in the day.