Question Upgrade Ryzen 2700 to 3700X or 5800X?

GalibTheGamer

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Hey all!

Below is my PC Specs :
Ryzen 7 2700 @4GHz
MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon
Strix 2080 Ti
16GB RAM @ 3200MHz
XB271HU monitor @165Hz, 1440p resolution

I am thinking of upgrading my processor. Now, getting a 3700X doesn't require a mobo change but 5800X requires a mobo upgrade too. I am confused which is more reasonable upgrade and probably more bang-for-buck too considering this is more of an optional upgrade for me. I do notice that my RTX 2080 Ti does get bottlenecked a bit by the 2700 in most games even at 1440p. Some suggestion will be really helpful!

Thanks for reading :) .
 
while the 3700x will be an improvement it will only be a small improvement but it should be noticeable. if you really want to get the most out of your 2080ti I would get the 5800x, while it will be considerably more expensive to go that route it will be the difference you are probably looking for
 
Hey all!

Below is my PC Specs :
Ryzen 7 2700 @4GHz
MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon
Strix 2080 Ti
16GB RAM @ 3200MHz
XB271HU monitor @165Hz, 1440p resolution

I am thinking of upgrading my processor. Now, getting a 3700X doesn't require a mobo change but 5800X requires a mobo upgrade too. I am confused which is more reasonable upgrade and probably more bang-for-buck too considering this is more of an optional upgrade for me. I do notice that my RTX 2080 Ti does get bottlenecked a bit by the 2700 in most games even at 1440p. Some suggestion will be really helpful!

Thanks for reading :) .
What about 3800x or even 3900x ? Those would be even more of a jump.
I almost regretted switching from 2700x to 3700x. From 2700, non-X might be a bit more but nothing to write home about. You could still OC it a bit and get same results +/- couple of %.
 
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For any real jump beyond a 3700x you'll need to hop to the 5XXX series. Real world difference in games with the 3800x or 3900x is 2-3 FPS

Just went from a 1600x to a 3700x. Works great, would have done a 5600x but the ol B350 won't.

Plus side is the 3700x should be cooler as well.
 
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mikewinddale

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The 3700X might give you about a 10% improvement over the 2700X.

Personally, that's not enough of an improvement to make it worthwhile.

I'd recommend just waiting another year until the Ryzen 6000 comes out. The next Ryzen is going to have a new socket replacing AM4, plus it will support DDR5.

So rather than buying a new motherboard now for the Ryzen 5000, or upgrading to a Ryzen 3000 which is only slightly faster than the 2000, I'd recommend just waiting another year. The 2700X is plenty fast, and the 3700X is only slightly faster. Your CPU is still plenty fast, and if you wait one more year, you can upgrade to a whole new version of Ryzen with a new type of RAM and a whole new socket with a whole new upgrade path.
 

sonofjesse

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I would just wait.....as I have said many of times jumping around year to year isnt' doing anybody any favors...........Build once, get on a 4-6 year lifecycle, budget for your builds.

people that switch out CPU's every year........(I used to do that)......ask me why I don't lol............
 

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