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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-28-2019, 10:34 AM - Thread Starter
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3700x worth it?

I have a Ry 5 2600 paired w/ x470 Taichi on Water.

Seems that there is much buzz about the 3700x and now 3900(x) so the question is:

Is it time to upgrade?

I researched and knew back then that the Ry 5 2600 was NOT the best for gaming (that at the time was the comparable Intel chip) and I must admit the rig I have is fairly stable but every once in a while there will be hiccups during gaming sessions. Nothing to rage or complain immensely about but they have happened.

I have peeked at some of the reviews on the world wide web and got some ideas but wanted to get some feedback first. I would just want to do a straight chip swap and keep everything else I have in that rig the same. I can list the specs if needed.

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Well you get 2 more cores going from Ryzen 5 2600 to the R7 3700X on top of higher single core performance (~20% from R7 2700X to R7 3700X).


R7 2700X to R7 3700X is iffy if you don't use AVX and don't care about the power savings. R5 2600 is definitely worth the jump to R7 3700X and is about +30% single core performance.

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Well if you need more cores and threads to speed up any work load you have then yes. If you just want to tinker or you just play some games you could go for the 3600 or 3600x save some moneys and get to tinker. Asrock seems to be doing well in the bios area on the x370 Taichi since the launch of Ryzen 3000 they went from L5.53 to 5.80 that is more than other makers for bios production. Not sure what is going on with the x470 bios.

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Obviously the 3700x is a better chip but the 2600 will last you a while longer for gaming if you want to wait another CPU gen or two. Realistically outside of benchmark friendly situations (low res, high end gpu) there will be a pretty small difference. If you game at 1440p or 4k then the difference will be close to nothing.

If it were me, I wouldn't upgrade. Upgrading to move up by only one gen seems a bit inefficient to me, but at least you wouldn't have to buy a new mobo.

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Ryzen 5 3600 vs Rzyen 5 2600X

For gaming the 3600 is well worth it. Results can vary depending on title, resolution, graphic settings. Matisse has a better memory controller as well.
For CPU bottlenecked games. If you are GPU limited the money would be better spend upgrading your graphics card.
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Quote: Originally Posted by UltraMega
If it were me, I wouldn't upgrade. Upgrading to move up by only one gen seems a bit inefficient to me...
That makes sense.

I was somewhat feeling the bug but I try to give myself a business week before I make a large purchase to review my thoughts.

The Ryzen I have has been fine but I knew it was to be replaced.

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If you are GPU limited the money would be better spend upgrading your graphics card...
I have a eVGA 1070 in that rig. So my GPU is pretty robust. Especially for the games I'm playing or interested in. 4K is HARDLY practical even now. MAYBE when Elder Scrolls IV comes out (yeah right....)
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That makes sense.

I have a eVGA 1070 in that rig. So my GPU is pretty robust. Especially for the games I'm playing or interested in. 4K is HARDLY practical even now. MAYBE when Elder Scrolls IV comes out (yeah right....)
I had a 1070 before the card I have now. I played a lot of games in 4K with it, usually on medium-high. Not good enough to max out newer games but still plenty for decent settings and frames in 4K. The 1070 has a little more GPU power than what the Xbox1x has.

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Ok

The games I'm playing don't even get close to 4K. But realistically what GOOD games that are 4K that are worth the jump? (Loaded and subjective question I know but please convince me)

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