Question Is the Ryzen 5 3600x worth it over the Ryzen 7 3800x?

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I'm wondering if the extra $120 for the 3800x over the 205 for the 3600x for only about 4% more performance and the 2 extra cores and 4 extra threads. I don't think it is, but I wanted a second opinion.

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I'm wondering if the extra $120 for the 3800x over the 205 for the 3600x for only about 4% more performance and the 2 extra cores and 4 extra threads.
It depends of the tasks you will perform.
For gaming, not worth it.
For content creation, it is worth the extra cores and speed. Specially if you have a good cooler and can run all cores at Max Boost speed.
 
Really you should look at the 3700x and compare to the 3600x. There is virtually no difference in performance between the 3700x and 3800x. There is no point paying more for the 3800x, you have to wonder why the 3800x even exists.
 
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It depends of the tasks you will perform.
For gaming, not worth it.
For content creation, it is worth the extra cores and speed. Specially if you have a good cooler and can run all cores at Max Boost speed.
Alright thanks I'll probably end up getting the 3600x then
 
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Really you should look at the 3700x and compare to the 3600x. There is virtually no difference in performance between the 3700x and 3800x. There is no point paying more for the 3800x, you have to wonder why the 3800x even exists.
Yeah but I think I'm gonna go with the 3600x thanks for the help though. I just think either way I'm not going to get enough of a difference for $100.
 

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On that same site as well, the 3600 is 159.99. Or if you go for the 3600x, it's 179.99. So about 20 bucks cheaper than anywhere else. Also, if you buy one of those CPUs and a board, they give you 20 bucks off the board on top of that. If you have a Microcenter near you, they are hard to go wrong with.
 

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