Question Ryzen 5 3600 vs Ryzen 5 3400G help please!

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So I currently have a Ryzen 5 3400G as my current CPU and I am trying to get some advice on if it is a good idea to upgrade to a Ryzen 5 3600.
I know that it would not be a huge upgrade, if at at all, but that is what I am looking to figure out here.

I would like to take advantage of the sale on Newegg as the 3600 is $195 for the next 6+ hours until the sale ends.
At the moment I can't really afford to purchase anything like a 5800X, but at the same time like I said if it is worth it then I would like to buy the on sale 3600.

My goal is to get 144fps on my 1920x1080 gaming monitor while playing call of duty cold war, warzone and fortnite a lot more consistently or always constant if at all possible.

If anyone can let me know their advice on this based on my pc specs I would greatly appreciate it a lot!


Specifications of my current gaming PC: --

AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 4-Core, 8-Thread 3.70GHz with Radeon RX Graphics Processor
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB Graphics Card
OLOy CL16 DDR4 RAM - 16GB(2x8GB) - 3000MHz
ASRock ATX Motherboard - B450 Pro4
SSD - Samsung 850 EVO M.2 - 250GB
HDD - Hitachi (HUS724020ALA640) 2TB Internal Hard Drive
PSU - ARESGAME 750W Power Supply Semi Modular 80+ Bronze
OS - Windows 10 Pro
Fans - (x6) GIM KB-28 RGB Case Fans - 120mm
Case - Rosewill ATX Mid Tower Gaming PC Computer Case - Prism S - Tempered Glass + White Steel
 

hotaru.hino

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The 3600 would actually be a pretty decent upgrade considering it's two more cores, can be overclocked for more oomph, and it's based on Zen 2 whereas the 3400G is based off Zen+, so there's extra improvements there.
 
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boju

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Yeah pretty decent jump and higher minimum fps and more cores / threads for games that want them. Though, depending on game / settings etc, Vega 56 could be running out of legs before the 3600 does.
 
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Just as an update - I appreciate all of the comments posted as it helped me decide to go ahead and buy the 3600 for the sale price!

Hopefully I will luck out and get the absolute most out of my Vega 56 now. I will update you guys on here if you want once it’s all installed!
 
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