Question GPU Bottleneck? From 3 2200G to 7 1800x

Jun 12, 2020
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I have an asus prime a320m k mobo with 16gb 2400mhz ram and rtx 3060 ti fe. I just managed to get a Ryzen 7 1800x from ebay for £25, and it's to come to me soon. I was originally wanting to go for a 5 3600, but I don't have much money. I just wanna know what would the difference between the 5 3600 and the 7 1800x be in terms of gaming performance, also do I need to upgrade my mobo it's version 9005, or is it just plug and play? Maybe imma do some fn as well, will my cpu bottle neck my gpu?
 

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The 3600 is a FAR better choice for just gaming due to the much higher IPC. The 1800X should be a nice up from the 2200G on core/thread count alone. That price was astounding and I don't feel you made a bad choice in that respect.
Keep in mind that it will require a robust cooler. Don't use the stock one from the 2200.

My concern would be the VRM on that motherboard. Since it's "technically" not an OC mobo, it should be fine. I think you should concentrate on a better motherboard and/or some faster RAM next.
 
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The 3600 is a FAR better choice for just gaming due to the much higher IPC. The 1800X should be a nice up from the 2200G on core/thread count alone. That price was astounding and I don't feel you made a bad choice in that respect.
Keep in mind that it will require a robust cooler. Don't use the stock one from the 2200.

My concern would be the VRM on that motherboard. Since it's "technically" not an OC mobo, it should be fine. I think you should concentrate on a better motherboard and/or some faster RAM next.
Thanks for the reply mate, what cooler would you recommend? Gonna use this one for a while as it's the only one I have, or if i'm lucky I might get the 1800x cooler if it comes with it. Any cheap good ones for the 1800x and my a320m k mobo?
 

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Thanks for the reply mate, what cooler would you recommend? Gonna use this one for a while as it's the only one I have, or if i'm lucky I might get the 1800x cooler if it comes with it. Any cheap good ones for the 1800x and my a320m k mobo?
I would consider picking up something at least on the Hyper 212 level. I have heard lots of accounts that the Snowman CPU cooler is a worthwhile budget purchase. One of the newer AMD coolers like a Wraith Prism, or Spire for the R7 would be fine as well. Particularly if you kept those stock clip down mount plates.
 

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