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Question Upgrading AMD CPU

Haz311289

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Hi,
I'm currently running on with a B450 tomahawk Motherboard, 32gb ram and a 2080TI GPU but with only having a AMD 2700 CPU I feel like it's not running at full power.

Which CPU would you recommend upgrading to which is compatible, I've been looking at the 3700x/3800x, would I see much improvement with this upgrade? If not what should I be looking at?

Thank you
 
Hi,
I'm currently running on with a B450 tomahawk Motherboard, 32gb ram and a 2080TI GPU but with only having a AMD 2700 CPU I feel like it's not running at full power.

Which CPU would you recommend upgrading to which is compatible, I've been looking at the 3700x/3800x, would I see much improvement with this upgrade? If not what should I be looking at?

Thank you
Are you doing mostly gaming? If so, even a 3600 is an upgrade. The 3700x is even better and keeps you with 8 cores. The 3800x isn’t worth the money unless you get it for little more than a 3700x.
 

Vyrvelata

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B450 with Bios updates is compatible with 3xxx series..
Depends on the game, but i think you will gain 5-15% more fps if you go with 3700x.
The latest intel's might add 5-10% on top of that, but for its not worth to change the platform for that..
Just watch some youtube comparison videos about you favorite games.
Example
 
1920x1080 and 144hz
Ok at that low resolution you might see an improvement if you went Intel i7/i9, not much but measurable. I’d wait for Ryzen 4000 series as there are claims of material IPC improvements and also small clock speed increases which may put it ahead of Intel for gaming.

Are any of your games not achieving 144fps? With a 3700x and 2080Ti it would surprise be if they are not.
 
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Haz311289

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Ok at that low resolution you might see an improvement if you went Intel i7/i9, not much but measurable. I’d wait for Ryzen 4000 series as there are claims of material IPC improvements and also small clock speed increases which may put it ahead of Intel for gaming.

Are any of your games not achieving 144fps? With a 3700x and 2080Ti it would surprise be if they are not.
The main game I play is PUBG, its averaging at about 100fps, at the minute I have the AMD Ryzen 2700 but feels like I'm not getting the best out of the 2080ti
 
The main game I play is PUBG, its averaging at about 100fps, at the minute I have the AMD Ryzen 2700 but feels like I'm not getting the best out of the 2080ti
PUBG is not going to get the best of a 2080Ti at 1080p. It’s not demanding enough on the gpu. 100FPS sounds low for your setup. What speed is your RAM and are you sure it is running at the correct speed? Also is the RAM running in dual channel mode?
 

Haz311289

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PUBG is not going to get the best of a 2080Ti at 1080p. It’s not demanding enough on the gpu. 100FPS sounds low for your setup. What speed is your RAM and are you sure it is running at the correct speed? Also is the RAM running in dual channel mode?
The ram I have is Corsair CMK16GX4M2D3000C16 Vengeance LPX 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4 3000 MHz C16 XMP 2.0 High Performance Desktop Memory Kit, Black,

I'm sorry I'm not too clued up on this, how would I check that it's running at the correct speed and dual channel mode?

I'm going to be getting the new Cyberpunk 2077 and I wanted it to be running as smooth as possible
 

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