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[SOLVED] I7 2600k vs Ryzen 3300x

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I have an i7 2600k and I want to buy the new budget processor from AMD, the Ryzen 3300x with the upcoming B550 Motherboard.
My computer works ok but it is getting very old. Should I upgrade? Will I see the difference?
I'll keep my SATA SSD and Gen2 PCI Graphic Card at first, planning to upgrade to GEN4 NVME and Graphic card later.

Thank you for any infos
 

Makaveli

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A 3600 would be the lowest CPU I would accept. You plan to downgrade from 6 cores to 4?
The i7 2600k is a 4 core / 8 thread chip based on the Sandy Bridge uarch which is Gen 2.

The 3300X is a 4 core / 8 Thread chip based on Zen 2 uarch and should be much faster.

And going with a B550 chipset he can go up in cores at a later date.
 
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Makaveli

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A 3600 would be the lowest CPU I would accept. You plan to downgrade from 6 cores to 4?
The i7 2600k is a 4 core / 8 thread chip based on the Sandy Bridge uarch which is Gen 2.

The 3300X is a 4 core / 8 Thread chip based on Zen 2 uarch and should be much faster.

And going with a B550 chipset he can go up in cores at a later date.
 
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I have an i7 2600k and I want to buy the new budget processor from AMD, the Ryzen 3300x with the upcoming B550 Motherboard.
My computer works ok but it is getting very old. Should I upgrade? Will I see the difference?
I'll keep my SATA SSD and Gen2 PCI Graphic Card at first, planning to upgrade to GEN4 NVME and Graphic card later.

Thank you for any infos
You will see a serious kick in the pants since the single thread performance at stock clocks almost doubles:
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-i7-2600K-vs-AMD-Ryzen-3-3300X/868vs3716
 
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steacypaquette

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Thank you all for the Infos

I decided, well my computer forced me to upgrade now. Something crashed, I still don't know if it's the MB, memory or CPU.

I just bought an AMD Ryzen 5 2600 with an MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC both for 200$.
I got a big deal so I couldn't resist even if I don't have PCIe 4.0.
I Still can get NVME in raid. I think that will be more than enough for what I do with my computer and at that price...
 

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