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Jul 19, 2021
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Hey guys so im planning a cpu upgrade for my pc cause my current cpu is not in his best state.. I have an x370 mother board (crosshair vi hero to be exact) and i dont know if its worth it to spend some extra money to change motherboard and buy the 5800x for around 700€ or just buy the 3950x without a motherboard upgrade for 350 to 450€. Some of you might think that its obvious to wait and spend some extra money just because zen 3 has an incredible ipc improvment over zen 2 but for me to be honest 300€ is not small amount of money for lower cores and 10 to 20 fps 1440p gaming.
Im really interesting to see your thoughts
 
Hey guys so im planning a cpu upgrade for my pc cause my current cpu is not in his best state.. I have an x370 mother board (crosshair vi hero to be exact) and i dont know if its worth it to spend some extra money to change motherboard and buy the 5800x for around 700€ or just buy the 3950x without a motherboard upgrade for 350 to 450€. Some of you might think that its obvious to wait and spend some extra money just because zen 3 has an incredible ipc improvment over zen 2 but for me to be honest 300€ is not small amount of money for lower cores and 10 to 20 fps 1440p gaming.
Im really interesting to see your thoughts
it's better to change the motherboard using a B450 Tomahawk Max or B450M Mortar, or B550 Tomahawk or B550M Mortar. X370 is pretty dated for those cpu, better to grab a better motherboard and a Zen 2 CPUs. Just make sure to reinstall the Chipset driver again when you changed the motherboard :D
 
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Hey guys so im planning a cpu upgrade for my pc cause my current cpu is not in his best state.. I have an x370 mother board (crosshair vi hero to be exact) and i dont know if its worth it to spend some extra money to change motherboard and buy the 5800x for around 700€ or just buy the 3950x without a motherboard upgrade for 350 to 450€. Some of you might think that its obvious to wait and spend some extra money just because zen 3 has an incredible ipc improvment over zen 2 but for me to be honest 300€ is not small amount of money for lower cores and 10 to 20 fps 1440p gaming.
Im really interesting to see your thoughts
Well, given that the Crosshair VI doesn't support Zen 3 at last check, you would definitely need to change the motherboard.
 
Jul 24, 2021
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Hey guys so im planning a cpu upgrade for my pc cause my current cpu is not in his best state.. I have an x370 mother board (crosshair vi hero to be exact) and i dont know if its worth it to spend some extra money to change motherboard and buy the 5800x for around 700€ or just buy the 3950x without a motherboard upgrade for 350 to 450€. Some of you might think that its obvious to wait and spend some extra money just because zen 3 has cinema hd an incredible ipc improvment over zen 2 but for me to be honest 300€ is not small amount of money for lower cores and 10 to 20 fps 1440p gaming.
Im really interesting to see your thoughts
it's better to change the motherboard using a B450 Tomahawk Max or B450M Mortar, or B550 Tomahawk or B550M Mortar. X370 is pretty dated for those cpu, better to grab a better motherboard and a Zen 2 CPUs. Just make sure to reinstall the Chipset driver again when you changed the motherboard :D
Thanks for the amazing response. I will take these inputs and change the motherboard. You are awesome :D
 
For gaming there is no reason to pick a 3950x, just get a 3700x/3800x.The extra cores/threads of the 3950x don’t benefit gaming. I’m running a 3700x and 3080 for 1440p 144Hz and it’s a great combo. A 5800x might get a few more FPS but not enough to add anything to the gaming experience.
 

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