Question i would like to upgrade my ryzen 5 3600

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right now my board is using b450 tomahawk max , with nh u 12s
im using this build for multitasking like 10 or more nox emulator, browsing
the choice is between ryzen 7 2700x (276 $)and ryzen 7 3700x(354$)
the price in my country , which one have the better price to peformance ?
and also i want to upgrade my vga right now i m using gtx 970 any recommendation and why ?
 
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delaro

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In gaming terms a 2700x is virtually the same, you won't see much of a difference at all, a 3700X is a marginal step up, the best thing you can do is up the GPU.
1660 TI/RTX 2600/RX 5700/5700XT should all be around that budget.


1660 TI would be the lowest performer of the list.
 
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In gaming terms a 2700x is virtually the same, you won't see much of a difference at all, a 3700X is a marginal step up, the best thing you can do is up the GPU.
1660 TI/RTX 2600/RX 5700/5700XT should all be around that budget.


1660 TI would be the lowest performer of the list.
ok , im using this build not only forgaming but also for a multitasking is 2700x still a good choice ?
 

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2700X is slightly better in single-threaded, the 3600 is better in multi-threaded. The 2700X isn't an upgrade it's more like a sidegrade and replacing the GPU would be a better value overall.
I think you have your order backwards. 2700x is an 8 core 16 thread. The 3600 is newer but is only 6 core, 12 thread. But should be better on single thread performance.
 
2700X is slightly better in single-threaded, the 3600 is better in multi-threaded. The 2700X isn't an upgrade it's more like a sidegrade and replacing the GPU would be a better value overall.
ummm... i really think that's backwards. The 2700X's 8 cores/16 threads (vs 6/12 for 3600) would be better for multitasking while the ~15% IPC uplift it boasts affords the 3600 better single threaded performance. You should be able to get either processor to all-core overclock comfortably in the 4.1-4.2Ghz range so I'd have to think there's no advantage to either for that.

So NOX is an Android emulator, and that makes sense more cores/execution threads the better and especially if you have to set up VM's for each instance. Not really familiar with it, but would it also be resource intensive? Meaning: a lot of memory and higher clock speed the better? Another consideration for Ryzen 3000 CPU's is they are very friendly for clocking memory up to 3.6-3.8Gtps range.
 

delaro

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I think you have your order backwards. 2700x is an 8 core 16 thread. The 3600 is newer but is only 6 core, 12 thread. But should be better on single thread performance.
Yup.. that was totally wrong.:ROFLMAO: Either way, replacing a 2700X for a 3600 or a 3600 for a 2700X would be a waste of money, they are so close it just doesn't give you much of a value for your cash which was the entire point I was trying to make.




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If you read further you will also notice the 3700X isn't a huge leap in performance for the money spent. Gaming frame rates you gain are less than 10%, Office and Productivity benchmarks are also less than a 10% gain in performance.

For Gaming, the best thing he can do is upgrade the GPU
For everything else, you would need a 3800X+ to see any kind of real value.
 
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