[SOLVED] Intel Core i7-3770 Vs AMD Ryzen 5 3400G, is it worth it?

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Hi all! I have a couple of question to ask you :)
I have a desktop PC wich i use for games and other things (like video editing)
Currently i have a CPU:Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz but i'm opting to buy an AMD Ryzen 5 3400G, is it worth it?
Is AMD Ryzen 5 3400G that faster compared to my actual CPU?
How long the AMD Ryzen 5 3400G gonna last before it gets too old and slow?
Thanks a lot!
 

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+400$? the amd ryzen 5 3400g only cost 160 € or even less xD i can not afford to spend over 450$ for a CPU
:(
$200 for the Ryzen 3600 CPU ($50 more than the 3400G)
$100ish for a decent motherboard which you would need for the 3400G anyway
$100ish for DDR4 memory which you would need for the 3400G anyway too

You will be spending $300-350 to upgrade to a 3400G and for another $50 extra on top, you can get another 60-70% more CPU performance over the 3400G. That's a whole lot more bang per total upgrade dollar. Makes a lot more sense than spending $300+ for only 20%.

AMD's APUs generally make no sense unless you intend to use the IGP.
 
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Currently i have a CPU:Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz but i'm opting to buy an AMD Ryzen 5 3400G, is it worth it?
Not really much benefit CPU performance-wise, but the IGPU would be a MASSIVE improvement. I would consider a Ryzen 5 3600 to see a real improvement.

What are you using this CPU for? Whats the rest of your system and the reason you are considering upgrading.
How long the AMD Ryzen 5 3400G gonna last before it gets too old and slow?
Any figure anyone gives is a shot in the dark. Unfortunately, my crystal ball isn't working so I cannot predict the future.
 
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What's the IGPU? CPU's internal graphics card??

My current specifications:

System:Windows 10(64 bit )

CPU:Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz

Memory:12288 MB DDR3 SDRAM 1596

Disk: ADATA SX900 ATA Device 64 GB SDD + Toshiba DT01ACA200 ATA Device 2000 GB HDD + SAMSUNG HD502HI ATA Device 500 GB HDD

Display adapter:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780(3.00 GB)

Motherboard: Asus P8H77-M Pro

Monitor: Samsung c24f390 24" LED Curved Monitor

Power Supply: CP 750W combat power


I want a more powerful CPU because, in some games, my CPU reach 100% of usage, and my GPU just 75%, so it's bottlenecking...
Thanks! :)
 
The 3400G give perforance approximately equaling a an R5-2400 wtih a discrete GTX1030 GPU...

Said pairing may be fine for CSGO or even a few modern games at 720P/medium/low detail, but, do not expecting to be smashing the Battlefield 1 or 5 records any time soon...

I'd not be surprised to see the 3770 outframing it when both are equipped with mid-range GPUs. (The 2400G is option is pointless if getting a discrete GPU, so, find a n R5-1600 for $79 on closeout clearance!)
 
To add another opinion: not worth it unless you're using the 3400G as a stop gap to upgrade to another Ryzen CPU higher up in the product stack. But then one will wonder why not just upgrade to the better CPU (and other platform needs).
 
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I would consider a 6 core upgrade at a minimum.

Something like a Ryzen 5 or Core I7.
Ryzen 5? So you're saying that it's ok to buy the Ryzen 5 3400G? Even if i have a dedicated GPU?

For most people with a 4C8T i7 of any age, there is little to no point at looking at anything below hex-core Ryzen.
Ryzen 5 3400G isn't hex core? Anyway from what i know it's 20% faster than my actual CPU :)

To add another opinion: not worth it unless you're using the 3400G as a stop gap to upgrade to another Ryzen CPU higher up in the product stack. But then one will wonder why not just upgrade to the better CPU (and other platform needs).
Yea well, the problem is, i have a 200€ budget, so i can not afford to buy something too expensive, i just want to get a medium boost of perfomance ;)
 

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Ryzen 5 3400G isn't hex core? Anyway from what i know it's 20% faster than my actual CPU :)
Nope, the 3400G is quad-core Zen+ with Vega IGP, one generation behind current CPUs and GPUs.

Would you really want to spend $400+ to only gain ~20% extra CPU performance? For $50 more, you can get the 3600 instead which has 8X the L3 cache, higher clocks, two extra cores and slightly higher IPC which make it nearly twice as fast as the 3770. Would make a lot more sense, though you'd need a GPU if you don't already have one.
 
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Nope, the 3400G is quad-core Zen+ with Vega IGP, one generation behind current CPUs and GPUs.

Would you really want to spend $400+ to only gain ~20% extra CPU performance? For $50 more, you can get the 3600 instead which has 8X the L3 cache, higher clocks, two extra cores and slightly higher IPC which make it nearly twice as fast as the 3770. Would make a lot more sense, though you'd need a GPU if you don't already have one.
+400$? the amd ryzen 5 3400g only cost 160 € or even less xD i can not afford to spend over 450$ for a CPU
:(

P.S. My current GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780(3.00 GB) but i'm opting to buy a GTX1660 in the near future (y)
 

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+400$? the amd ryzen 5 3400g only cost 160 € or even less xD i can not afford to spend over 450$ for a CPU
:(
$200 for the Ryzen 3600 CPU ($50 more than the 3400G)
$100ish for a decent motherboard which you would need for the 3400G anyway
$100ish for DDR4 memory which you would need for the 3400G anyway too

You will be spending $300-350 to upgrade to a 3400G and for another $50 extra on top, you can get another 60-70% more CPU performance over the 3400G. That's a whole lot more bang per total upgrade dollar. Makes a lot more sense than spending $300+ for only 20%.

AMD's APUs generally make no sense unless you intend to use the IGP.
 
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