Question 1800x->3600 worth it for £170?

imdawdaw

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Hi there,
I am in a dilemma now as i have seen the 3600 being £170 on ccl and since the much improved IPC i am wondering whether to buy it. I have a 1800x now @3.9GHz (i think 4 isn't stable for me anymore, had this for a year and a half now) and i have cooler master AIO liquid cooler so i would be able to cool the 3600 easily @4.2/3GHz. Checking some benchmarks online (mainly hardware unboxed) the 3600 is around ~10% faster. I have a vega 56 and using Ultrawide 2560x1080, in some games my gpu usage goes down to around 50-60% cause of my CPU (i think) e.g. Odyssey in Athens or Origins in Alexandria
HELP
 

jessenwindlim

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iornically the 3600 doesnt really need that much of a colling from an aio , unless you oc a lot , at which point the zen 2 offers so little of a headroom to oc its pointless , 1800x to 3600 would greatly benefit your use , gaming does use cores now more than ever , but the ipc gain from zen 1 to 2 is quite substantial ( says me who bought a 2600 when 3500 is the same price )
 

Insane Potatoz

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Yeah it would help you out in games, but personally I don't think the upgrade is worth it. It may be worth it if you were upgrading to like a 3700X, but the 1800X is still good.
 
3600 might provide better 'pure gaming' performance but if you do anything else with the system you might find yourself missing all 8 cores/16 threads of smooth processing power the 1800x provides.

In particular, if you do image/video rendering. Or should you like to do video capture, streaming, discording or other things alongside your gaming it helps put off the onset of stuttering when 6 cores/12 threads has to wait until something slow gets out of the way.

In other words: it's not a total win. Save up and put it on a 3700x instead; most any 300 or 400 series mobo should be solid for one so it should be a simple BIOS update and upgrade.
 

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