Question Worth upgrading?

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Hi, i currently have the ryzen 5 2600 would it even be worth upgrading to the 7 2700?? How much of a difference is there?
Specs
Cpu ryzen 5 2600.
Motherboard MSI b450 tomahawk.
Gpu evga gtx 1070.
Ram trident z 16gb 3000mhz.
Monitor is 1080p 144hz.
Using for gaming
 
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For gaming? No stick with the 2600 it's a great CPU.
Not a whole lot of difference between the 2600 and 2700 in most games, just make sure you OC your 2600 if you have an OC enabled motherboard and good cooling.
 
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RodroX

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Other said this, not, not really worth it.

Either overclock the 2600 to get more performance or, if your monitor support gsync or adaptive sync and you want to get the best experience at gaming without changing your mobo, you can upgrade to the Ryzen 5 3600, or the Ryzen 7 3700X. For this all you need to do is make sure you install the lastest BIOS for your motherboard before swapping CPUs.

But if you still get decent performance out of your current system, keep in mind that in 2020 AMD is to launch a new generation of Ryzen cpus (4xxx) that will go to the same socket AM4, I would wait till that time to upgrade, 3rd gen Ryzen will get cheaper and who knows, maybe is worth upgrading to the new 4th gen instead.
 
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Actually that's a pretty decent board, you shouldn't have much of an issue assuming your cooling is adequate.
Use Ryzen master to OC if you're new to OCing.
I agree that your motherboard should have no issues running your 2600 at 3.95-4.0 GHz.
But I would NOT use Ryzen Master to OC it.
Ryzen Master is no where near as stable for OCing as a manual BIOS OC is.

I am not very familiar with the settings available in your MSI BIOS (I OC'd my 2600 on an Asus ROG Strix B450-F) but if you follow guides like these:
https://www.tweaktown.com/guides/8703/amd-ryzen-2000-series-overclocking-guide/index.html
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclocking-amd-ryzen,5011.html
You should have no trouble getting a decent OC on your 2600 using BIOS settings.

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I would strongly recommend that you buy a decent 4 pipe or 6 pipe cooler for your 2600 before you OC it.
The stock AMD cooler is fine for stock settings but will limit you when trying to get a stable 4 GHz (or so) OC.
 
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I agree that your motherboard should have no issues running your 2600 at 3.95-4.0 GHz.
But I would NOT use Ryzen Master to OC it.
Ryzen Master is no where near as stable for OCing as a manual BIOS OC is.

I am not very familiar with the settings available in your MSI BIOS (I OC'd my 2600 on an Asus ROG Strix B450-F) but if you follow guides like these:
https://www.tweaktown.com/guides/8703/amd-ryzen-2000-series-overclocking-guide/index.html
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclocking-amd-ryzen,5011.html
You should have no trouble getting a decent OC on your 2600 using BIOS settings.

PS
I would strongly recommend that you buy a decent 4 pipe or 6 pipe cooler for your 2600 before you OC it.
The stock AMD cooler is fine for stock settings but will limit you when trying to get a stable 4 GHz (or so) OC.
I've been OCing my R7 1700 using ryzen master for close to a year now and have had very few issues, the reason I use it instead of BIOS OC is that it gives me the options to change OC profiles on the fly, for instance 3.9ghz on rgz stock cooler works just fine while gaming as games don't stress the CPU that much; but say rendering a video crashes the system as the voltage isn't stable and needs to be increased, and with my sub-par cooling that's not an option, so I settled with a 3.9ghz OC for gaming and a 3.7Ghz OC for everything else.
Rzyen master is a useful tools for beginners.
 

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