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Good day everyone, my current system is a ryzen 3 3100, pared with a Gigabyte a520ds3h and 16gig of 3200mhz ram and a rx470, i mostly play x-plane 11 and in busy places and so forth my fps tumbles to about 23 to 25, im also doing graphic designing, and video editing so my question is, will the upgrade to a R5 5500 be a good one or should i rather save an extra 80$ for the R5 5600? thanks in advance
 
Good day everyone, my current system is a ryzen 3 3100, pared with a Gigabyte a520ds3h and 16gig of 3200mhz ram and a rx470, i mostly play x-plane 11 and in busy places and so forth my fps tumbles to about 23 to 25, im also doing graphic designing, and video editing so my question is, will the upgrade to a R5 5500 be a good one or should i rather save an extra 80$ for the R5 5600? thanks in advance
Despite small difference in SKU number they are not same. R5 5600(x) is more advanced design with PCIe gen4 etc. Better suited for 500 series chipset.
 
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I completely agree with CountMike. The R5-5600 is a far better gaming CPU than the R5-5500. In fact, I believe that the R5-5500 was one of GamersNexus' most disappointing parts a couple of years ago (or was that the 5400... I can't remember). In any case, the difference between them is much larger than their part numbers would suggest.
 
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Before you spend any money, figure out what component or components are the problem. One way is to use a program, like MSI Afterburner, that shows you the load on your CPU and GPU when you run your game and enter those 'busy' areas. If, for example, your CPU is at 50% load but your RX 470 is at 100%, your CPU isn't the problem. You can also test for GPU limitations by dropping the resolution. If you drop from 1080p to 720p and see a big jump in frames per second, that almost always means your GPU is holding you back.
 

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Hello Don, thanks for the reply it means alot :)
so the gpu does not really bother me much as im going to upgrade it about next month, im strongly looking at the rtx3060 and or a gtx1660 whichever is cheaper in southafrica because our import cost are crazy atm
 

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I completely agree with CountMike. The R5-5600 is a far better gaming CPU than the R5-5500. In fact, I believe that the R5-5500 was one of GamersNexus' most disappointing parts a couple of years ago (or was that the 5400... I can't remember). In any case, the difference between them is much larger than their part numbers would suggest.
i watched the nexus vid on the 5500 and i have to agree having a CPU that's actually a broken apu isn't a very nice thing and i also saw the arcitecture was not the same! thanks for all you guys help i appreciate it alot :)
 
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