R5 1600 vs R5 3600

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  1. siulmagic

    siulmagic Member Guru

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    I am considering upgrading from a R5 1600 to a R5 3600, is it worth it? The cpu is on deal right now for 158$ and that is a steal for that price. Should i bite the bullet and upgrade? I want to maintain 60 FPS. I cant seem to do it with my aging 1600.
     
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    If you ware upgrading go with atleast 3700x. It will last you longer.
     
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    What video card do you have? It’s possible that upgrading that might be more important. Though a 3600 is a great chip and a fairly large upgrade over a 1600.
     
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    gtx 1070. I bought it not even a year ago, used ofc. Gpu is fine for my needs right now.
     

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    Hmm that would be way over my budget, but yes 8 core 16 threads would be an insane upgrade.
     
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    You'll definitely see an increase in your fps with a 3600. A 1070 is still a more than capable GPU, a 3600 will basically allow it to stretch it's legs.
     
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    I just bought the 3600, its was to cheap to let it pass. Thank you for the Advise everyone.
     
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    You're gonna see a big performance increase.
     
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    It should be quite a bit faster but you'd want those 8 cores of 3700. In a year you'll have to upgrade again.
     
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    The 1600 is more than capable to saturate a GTX1070 so you probably won’t see a huge increase but it might reduce your 1% lows by some margin.
     

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    the 3600 is an upgrade from a 1600 but not a big upgrade, lot of money for few things better.
    If i were you i would get a 3700 at minimum, for the money spended you will be much pleased.
    The B plan also is to found a 2700X or a 2700 because with the summer sale and
    the B550 that doesn't accept them those 2 CPU are less expensive than your 3600.
    AMD clean the stock of 2*** series.
     
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    This video can help you
     
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    @siulmagic
    You'll surely be pleased with the choice of a Ryzen 5 3600 CPU, and it will provide much better gaming performance VS the 1600.
    The 3600 also has twice the FPU* power of the 1600, and the latency is lower / clock speed is higher, giving a benefit of better FPS especially 1% lows.
    *FPU is used for physics, simulations use it for AI but many games do also.

    The 3600 should last many years. Eventually games will go towards 8 threads, but to be honest, that could be a year, two or more from now.
    Just try and get some low latency RAM if you're on a 500 series or even a B450/X470 chipset, as it'll help the processor stretch it's legs.

    If a game you choose can't run smoothly on an R5 3600, someone screwed up writing the game engine.
     
  14. Gabriela J Montes

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    I mean, in cs:go at least 38% fps increase (average) alone is huge. If someone only plays cs:go, it's a no-brainer to upgrade. I also think it's totally worth it.
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    The guy bought his new cpu 2 months ago...
     

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