i7 2600K ---> Ryzen 3600 upgrade?

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards AMD' started by humik, Oct 5, 2020.

  1. humik

    humik Active Member

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    Hi..
    today I have i7 2600K 4.3ghz, ddr3 2133Mhz 16 gb, rx 570 4gb, fullHD 144Hz Fsync monitor (new, i don't want to change to higher resolution now)…. does it make sense to upgrade to Ryzen 3600 and keep the RX 570 for now? I looked at the benchmarks and there is a significant increase in fps 1% and 0.1% .. the average fps there is around +20-30% .. in the future I would need to change the graphics to some 8 gb at least .. I think it would probably worth it? I can buy for 450 USD new Ryzen platform (CPU + ram + board) minus about 180 USD from salling the current (CPU + ram + board) .. Thx
     
  2. GREGIX

    GREGIX Master Guru

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    I rather wait. New CPUs ahead, prices will drop(or not, but more variety).
     
  3. SpajdrEX

    SpajdrEX AMD Vanguard

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    Prepare to invest in faster RAM too (3600Mhz at least CL16 or less) otherwise it will decrease fps performance (both min and max fps).
     
  4. humik

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    Ahh I thought that 3200 is enough :)
     

  5. humik

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    Yep, I will wait, I am not in hurry
     
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    SpajdrEX AMD Vanguard

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    That's fine, better than 2133Mhz, but price difference between 3200 vs3600 Mhz is pretty negligible.
     
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    What Mobo you recommend ? For decent OC .. some midrange
     
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    unlike the good old i7 2600k the new ryzens are all already more or less at top speed aka not much more as 200 mhz and much more power consumption which stands in no relation to the performance gain are about the best you will see when you OC it
     
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    Min b450 tomahawk max, better b550 tomahawk.
     
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  10. Præses

    Præses Master Guru

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    I upgraded from a 2500K to my current 2700X with my GTX970 - difference was night and day, so totally worth it! But like the rest said - just wait for the Ryzen 5000-series before you buy :)
     
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  11. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    I wouldnt.
    I bought a 3600 to tied me over when I thought I'd killed my 6700K, which then sprang back to life.

    The 3600 doesnt overclock for squat, it barely reaches rated clocks unless you get a gold sample.
    And its definitely slower than the 6700K for gaming. It might benefit a few games that use more than 8 threads but I dont play any of those.
    I cant put a % difference on it soz, I can give it another go when my 3080 gfx card finally arrives, but that could be a month.
    The 3600 can be found sort of cheap ish, but you arent going to get much of a boost over the 2600K compared to the lower end new Intel CPUs (none K), they are very quick, easily besting my 6700K.

    If you cant wait, get a 10600, 10700 or something around that.
    If you can wait, see what Zen 3 is like.
     
  12. WhiteLightning

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    I went from a 2600k to a 3600 in the beginning of the year. My 2600k died together in battle with my motherboard LOL.
    While my 2600K was doing fine , i could not believe the framerate with my new 3600k. minimum and maximum was much higher, and besides that multitasking stuff, like running spotify , copying files from one disk to others in the network and downloading files as well while playing games all at once is pretty good stuff. This wasnt possible with the 2600k to this degree.
    I have set mine to 4.2 Ghz on all cores with lower voltage then the auto settings are normally. There is a overclock tool that handles that nicely.

    I also recommend getting a NVME stick for just windows , if you have the cash for it that is. Time to evolve your PC :D
     
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    What potato motherboard are you using? My 3600 is doing 4.4GHz on all cores easily.
     
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    Sry I will not support Intel, hate their policy..
     
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    Heh.. What MB you use or recommend? Thx
     

  16. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Thats my point, there are some gold samples and even they dont clock much.
    I'm using the Asus ROG STRIX B450-F Gaming which is one of the better boards, well reviewed as a decent overclocking board.

    https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/reviews/asus-rog-strix-b450-f-gaming-motherboard,6144.html
    https://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/asus_rog_strix_b450-f_gaming_review/3
     
  17. Undying

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    I would probably aim for an 8core cpu instead. You'll need it this gen.
     
  18. Amaze

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    If you're referring to consoles it'll probably be the same as last gen. 2 cores reserved for background tasks and OS.
    And rarely does console core use transfer with the pc ports anyway.
     
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    Think about. Your pc also have background tasks, apps, os and browser with 50tabs. And if your streaming 16 threads becomes useful. Im not one of those users who closes everything when go into the game.
     
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    There's definitely scenarios where more cores help, but I still wouldn't say it's needed. Hell, just look at the 3300x. With some overclocking and fast memory you can make that sucker fly. And it's only quad core.
    And if this guy decides to stream he can always use VCE instead of cpu.
     

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