[SOLVED] Upgrading i5-3470 to ryzen3600

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hello,
i have upgraded my old intel i5-3470, H61Mini, ram 16gb 1066 mgh
with new MSI B450 gamin , Ryzen 3600 ram 16gb 2400 mgh ,with same GPU Rx470

can you advice me about performance with new bundle and tell me your opinion

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hello,
i have upgraded my old intel i5-3470, H61Mini, ram 16gb 1066 mgh
with new MSI B450 gamin , Ryzen 3600 ram 16gb 2400 mgh ,with same GPU Rx470

can you advice me about performance with new bundle and tell me your opinion

Regards,
The Ryzen 5 3600 is a very powerful CPU proving 3 times faster than the Core i5-3470. You can calmly keep it in the next four years. The RAM is a good amount; you may wait a little bit for the Radeon RX 7000 and the Nvidia RTX 4000 series which would lower the price of the current generation GPUs. You should not upgrade to anything slower than a Sapphire RX 6600 (take Sapphire because it's the best brand) so that the update is wholly worthwhile. Congrats on the new CPU, it's really a killer! I think you'll be very good with it and that now you should start thinking about a new video card upgrade as to fully bring out the maximum potential of the Ryzen 5 3600 into action! But again, it would be good to wait a little bit so the prices thin out and as I've mentioned get an RX 6600 at the least.

It would be good that in the next 2 years you've upgraded the RAM to 24 GB and have gotten a new much more powerful video card (6600 and above). That way you'll see a huge difference. As I'd said in the beginning, the Ryzen 5 3600 may last at least four years from now without a hiccup.
 

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hello,
i have upgraded my old intel i5-3470, H61Mini, ram 16gb 1066 mgh
with new MSI B450 gamin , Ryzen 3600 ram 16gb 2400 mgh ,with same GPU Rx470

can you advice me about performance with new bundle and tell me your opinion

Regards,
The Ryzen 5 3600 is a very powerful CPU proving 3 times faster than the Core i5-3470. You can calmly keep it in the next four years. The RAM is a good amount; you may wait a little bit for the Radeon RX 7000 and the Nvidia RTX 4000 series which would lower the price of the current generation GPUs. You should not upgrade to anything slower than a Sapphire RX 6600 (take Sapphire because it's the best brand) so that the update is wholly worthwhile. Congrats on the new CPU, it's really a killer! I think you'll be very good with it and that now you should start thinking about a new video card upgrade as to fully bring out the maximum potential of the Ryzen 5 3600 into action! But again, it would be good to wait a little bit so the prices thin out and as I've mentioned get an RX 6600 at the least.

It would be good that in the next 2 years you've upgraded the RAM to 24 GB and have gotten a new much more powerful video card (6600 and above). That way you'll see a huge difference. As I'd said in the beginning, the Ryzen 5 3600 may last at least four years from now without a hiccup.
 

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The Ryzen 5 3600 is a very powerful CPU proving 3 times faster than the Core i5-3470. You can calmly keep it in the next four years. The RAM is a good amount; you may wait a little bit for the Radeon RX 7000 and the Nvidia RTX 4000 series which would lower the price of the current generation GPUs. You should not upgrade to anything slower than a Sapphire RX 6600 (take Sapphire because it's the best brand) so that the update is wholly worthwhile. Congrats on the new CPU, it's really a killer! I think you'll be very good with it and that now you should start thinking about a new video card upgrade as to fully bring out the maximum potential of the Ryzen 5 3600 into action! But again, it would be good to wait a little bit so the prices thin out and as I've mentioned get an RX 6600 at the least.

It would be good that in the next 2 years you've upgraded the RAM to 24 GB and have gotten a new much more powerful video card (6600 and above). That way you'll see a huge difference. As I'd said in the beginning, the Ryzen 5 3600 may last at least four years from now without a hiccup.
Thanks too much for you, next time i 'll upgrade my GPU with new one more effective.
maybe select new Nivdia RTX4000 series like you refer on your comment.
 
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Yes unfortunately that pc is an entry level pc in 2022. On the other side of that coin, you have options. For example I’ve got a b350 board, and was able to update the bios and install a ryzen 9 5900x. So for a good budget price you’ve opened up a lot of possibilities that could last a few years. I’d return the ram for a faster kit as others said. This part doesn’t need to be done soon as the cpu is still fine, but for example I sold my 3600 for about 100 dollars US on eBay. So if you updated the bios, sold the 3600, you’d be able to update to a 5700x or better.

But you are definitely far ahead of where you were. Check what power supply you’ve got currently, if it’s good quality, get a card like the rx 6600 or higher and enjoy the pc. You can always upgrade the cpu later as the need arises and budget allows, but the 3600 should give a good experience.
 

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Yes unfortunately that pc is an entry level pc in 2022. On the other side of that coin, you have options. For example I’ve got a b350 board, and was able to update the bios and install a ryzen 9 5900x. So for a good budget price you’ve opened up a lot of possibilities that could last a few years. I’d return the ram for a faster kit as others said. This part doesn’t need to be done soon as the cpu is still fine, but for example I sold my 3600 for about 100 dollars US on eBay. So if you updated the bios, sold the 3600, you’d be able to update to a 5700x or better.

But you are definitely far ahead of where you were. Check what power supply you’ve got currently, if it’s good quality, get a card like the rx 6600 or higher and enjoy the pc. You can always upgrade the cpu later as the need arises and budget allows, but the 3600 should give a good experience.
Thank you for replying, but there is high difference for 5900x it cost 360$ in our market
it can't compare price with ryzen 3600 at all because so expensive.
 
Thank you for replying, but there is high difference for 5900x it cost 360$ in our market
it can't compare price with ryzen 3600 at all because so expensive.
Oh trust me I get it. Personally I just spent the extra to kind of help max my pc out since I may run it a while instead of updating to a new socket.

That said though, the 3600 will be a nice update for you and then you should a few options for installing a 5000 series cpu later if you feel that is needed.
 
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Yes you want balance in your pc.

But here’s my system specs

Ryzen 9 5900x
AsRock ab350 pro 4(probably one of my oldest components)
MSI mech rx 6700xt
Corsair rmx 850
Samsung 960 evo 240gb(about the same age as motherboard)
2 1tb sata ssd drives
1 2tb sata ssd drive
Cooler Master mb511 case with 6 case fans
Vetroo v5 with 2 fans in push pull
Windows 11 Pro

27 inch 1080p 144 hz monitor, but I think I’d like to look at 32 inch 1440p 144hz. So for me it was a good upgrade without going new platform.
 
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Yes you want balance in your pc.

But here’s my system specs

Ryzen 9 5900x
AsRock ab350 pro 4(probably one of my oldest components)
MSI mech rx 6700xt
Corsair rmx 850
Samsung 960 evo 240gb(about the same age as motherboard)
2 1tb sata ssd drives
1 2tb sata ssd drive
Cooler Master mb511 case with 6 case fans
Vetroo v5 with 2 fans in push pull
Windows 11 Pro

27 inch 1080p 144 hz monitor, but I think I’d like to look at 32 inch 1440p 144hz. So for me it was a good upgrade without going new platform.
My PC 80% of time work in idle with 5-10 load on significantly worse hardware. 5900x very good, but if you buy only it (without fast RAM, good GPU, fast SSD), you will never use all of it's opportunities
 

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