[SOLVED] Ryzen 3600 from 1700x

Currently have the 1700x. I also have about 80 dollars in paypal from where I sold my previous graphics card. Looking online, I can sell the 1700x for about 100-120 on ebay it appears. Can get the Ryzen 3600 for right at 180.

So what are your thoughts? Worth it?

Currently have

1700x
ASRock AB350 Pro 4
16gb crucial ballistix ddr4 3000
1660 super
750 watt powerspec bronze(microcenter brand essentially)
Cooler Master MB511 with 6 fans
2 1tb hard drives
256gb nvme samsung 960 evo as boot drive

So that's the question. Go for it or not?

Edit. Cooler is the Wraith Prism which I would continue to use.
 
Should have mentioned, I already have the 1700x at 3.8ghz.

Also, even though I stay at 1080p, I do have a 144hz screen if that makes a difference.
You will have to OC all cores on the 3600 (4200MHz) to exceed the performance of the 1700x (at 3800MHz) playing at 1080p
And if you decide to play above 1080p there will be no differences in most games.
Of course, there are games that are coded to take advantage of the higher core speed and those will perform better on the 3600.
 

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That would be a decent upgrade as the 3600 has a higher IPC and will perform better in games and multi core workloads even though it has 2 less cores due to the newer technology.


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Should have mentioned, I already have the 1700x at 3.8ghz.

Also, even though I stay at 1080p, I do have a 144hz screen if that makes a difference.
You will have to OC all cores on the 3600 (4200MHz) to exceed the performance of the 1700x (at 3800MHz) playing at 1080p
And if you decide to play above 1080p there will be no differences in most games.
Of course, there are games that are coded to take advantage of the higher core speed and those will perform better on the 3600.
 

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By enabling PBO in the BIOS it will automatically overclock the CPU within its safe limits without the need for manual overclocking.
There is very little to be gained performance wise with these Ryzen chips by manually overclocking as PBO is so efficient.
 
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Will it help with microstutter? Not that I've had a major issue with that, but sometimes for example in far cry, as you were driving along, sometimes the game might stutter for a micro second. Then it picks back up and goes smooth. Not often, mainly during higher speed fast action.
 

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Yes it does as micro stutters are dips in frame rates which will be far less with a 3600.
The Witcher 3, GTA V and Far Cry are examples of CPU intensive games which benefit from an upgrade and smooth things out
 

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I wouldn't. I went from a 1700x to a 3800x recently for the memory support. It doesn't make much of a difference either way. If your games are on the HDD, the HDD is probably the cause of a microstutter.
 
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Thanks for the input. I think that makes my decision. When I get it ordered I'll have to see how the CPU runs on my older b350.

Maybe later on an upgrade to a gigabyte aorus series would be worth it.
You'll definitely need a BIOS upgrade to run the 3rd gen Ryzen before installing it.
You can update it with your current CPU.
 

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I wouldn't. I went from a 1700x to a 3800x recently for the memory support. It doesn't make much of a difference either way. If your games are on the HDD, the HDD is probably the cause of a microstutter.
a 3800X is much faster than the 1700X what testing did you do to come to that conclusion?
 
...Maybe later on an upgrade to a gigabyte aorus series would be worth it...
A better cooler (Scythe Mugen 5 Rev.B) will be a better option to allow the CPU cores to reach higher clocks.

That would be the plan. The person who mentioned the hard drive may have a point as well. I don't think I've defragged them in a good while. So that may not hurt either.
That won't help much on Windows 10.
In your case, I would go for a larger capacity SSD and place OS, apps, and games on it. Leave files on the HDD.
 

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a 3800X is much faster than the 1700X what testing did you do to come to that conclusion?
It is faster, especially with the better ram support. But for tasks that aren't stressing a 1700X like gaming it makes no difference at all. For tasks that would stress my 1700X, the addition of 2 more cores makes a bigger difference than clock speed.
 

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It is faster, especially with the better ram support. But for tasks that aren't stressing a 1700X like gaming it makes no difference at all. For tasks that would stress my 1700X, the addition of 2 more cores makes a bigger difference than clock speed.
The 1700X and the 3800X are both 8 core processors.

are you talking about the 1700x vs 3600?
 

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I have the 3800X, but yes I am talking about the 3600. The only task I do that stresses the 1700X is CAD rendering. That scales perfectly to more cores, so a small IPC and clock improvement doesn't make up for 2 less cores.
 
I went from a 1700X to a 3600 actually. (Was forced too, my old motherboard damaged my 1700X.)

In highly threaded situations it's barely any quicker. However I do notice a big difference in gaming and also in apps that utilize single core a lot.

So it's up to you, if you purely game it can be a good upgrade.
 

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