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Review: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Six core processor

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. slick3

    slick3 Ancient Guru

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    I'm still on the fence about upgrading to this from an i7 6700k. My main focus is gaming; everything else is optional. Thoughts?

    GPU is an RTX 2070.
     
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    bballfreak6 Ancient Guru

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    Mate I just finished building a brand new 3700X system myself a couple of days ago coming from an older 4770K; from my limited gaming tests so far even with a slower GPU like my 1070TI I am noticing better minimum frame rates in Rise of the Tomb Raider and overall smoother gaming experience in other titles.
     
  3. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    More cores will definitely help in newer titles. Though I’d look more at the 3700x as a better future proofing option (the new consoles will be running low TDP 8c/16t Zen2 based CPU’s).
     
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    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    with all that said how long do you think a quad core 7700k @5ghz will last?

    finally meets minimum requirements?...."eol"

    Edit: in other words a 7700k/2080ti/4k monitor setup.....zero frame drop regardless of processor.
     
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  5. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    Kaby Lake is still a strong architecture. Might not be the highest core count, but there shouldn't be any issues with performance on 4c/8t for awhile on that platform.
     
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    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    I think when PC gamers finally realize that a/any modern processor+ a 2080ti/ +a 4k monitor equals the same result......

    Just buy the graphics card and power supply to run it.....Crank It Up.
     
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    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    Average frames would likely be fine. .1% lows would suffer in some games when compared to 6c12t and 8c16t counterparts. I wouldn’t know for sure without testing side by side but most reviews I see have the 3700x with higher .1% lows when compared to the 7700k but most of the time that’s 1080 and 1440.

    Hardware unboxed just did a 3600 vs 9400f test and the 9400f was woefully lagging behind in all aspects.
     
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    The 9400f also has a much lower all clock boost is something to remember.
     
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    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    Isn’t 3600’s and the 9400f like the same all core boost? I know the 9400f hits like 3.9 all core I thought the 3600 was like 4.0.
     
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    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    I guess I should say the 9400f at 3.9 compared to the 7700k at 5ghz. Core count definitely is less, but Skylake scales very well.
     

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    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    There is average fps and there is game experience. 4C/4T is stutter fest in quite some games for quite some time even with highly clocked intel's chips. And benchmarks really look similar to systems that do deliver fluid gaming.

    Does someone remembers those unlocked Pentiums like G3258 being good gaming choice for budget system?
    Then there were somewhat overclockable i3 2C/4T as good option.
    Then there were i5s 4C/4T.

    It all works well till it does not. So, if your 4C/8T does not stutter, you are fine. But I would put cash aside for new system with more cores as it is bound to happen sooner than later.
     
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    Undying Ancient Guru

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    6c/12t seems to be the sweet spot today to have some cpu headroom not to be maxed out. I also dont like to close everything while playing. After seeing ps5 having 8c/16t that somewhat changed my mind to actually want more.
     
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    This is why my strong recommendation is the 3700x (3600 on budget). Intel would need to lower the 9900k to $380 to be attractive.
     
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