Question Upgrading CPU

Nicorob

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Looking to get a R5 3600x or a 3700x with the x570 tuf gaming wifi. Just wandering which one is better for gaming and possibly recording and streaming.
Ram gonna be corsair 3200 vengeance or a 3600 psy xlr8


My pc specs-
cpu: Intel I5-3570k cpu@3.4GHz
mobo: ASUS P8z77-V LK
Ram: Patriot Signature 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600)
Ssd-500gb Samsung 860evo
Cooling: Hyper 212 evo
Gpu: GTX 1070
Tower: HAF 932 Case
PSU: Corsair 750 wat 80 bronze semi mod.
 

Phaaze88

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Just wandering which one is better for gaming...
Neither. Game performance is practically identical.
But, if you have a game that actually manages to run 12 threads - that ISN'T Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation - then a 3700X would pull ahead.

possibly recording and streaming.
No difference unless you can somehow use that many threads(3700X) during a streaming session:
Say you use 8 threads during a multiplayer game. With the 3600, you still have 4 left for the stream...

3700X is kind of an oddball. It won't perform any better than the 3600X until you exceed a certain threshold, otherwise it's not really worth it over the 3600X.
Use some of that 100USD difference and maybe put it towards another SSD or something.
 

Swarzenegger

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Don't get the 3600X, you can get the same performance out of a 3600. But yeah for gaming, they both perform somewhat the same atm. But with newer games might focus on more cores, so the 3700X should be more future proof I guess.

My guess is that the 3700X might be able to have a decent performance over the 3600 in a few years on the newest games, but except if you have unlimited money, go for a 3600.
 

Karadjgne

Titan
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Dilemma. 7 years ago, everybody said get the i5-3570k quad thread, as that was all that was needed and performance was the same as the i7-3770K, so no need to spend the extra $100, waste of money.

Today, I'm still happily gaming on my i7-3770K, my i5-3570k long since retired since quads aren't really viable anymore according to software needs.

So, 3600x at 12 threads or spend extra $100 for 3700x and 16 threads. All you really need right now is the 3600x, it gets the same performance ± as the 3700x, has plenty of threads for current software and gaming. Tomorrow might be a different story as software is constantly evolving, games are using more and more threads to compensate for lack of clockspeeds and IPC vs increasing amounts of data per frame.

It's a gamble. It might payoff in the coming years, it might not. Up to you.
 

GarrettL

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CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($324.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($119.99 @ B&H)
Total: $639.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-16 08:07 EST-0500


You could also get the 3600 to free up room in the budget if needed.
 
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I currently have an i3 2120 lga 1155 and want to upgrade my cpu and also have radeon rx 580 8gb gpu not installed yet. Curious which cpu would be the best for gaming I only play MTG Arena and final fantasy 14 online currently as I'm new to pc gaming.
 

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