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Nick Chapple

Hello everyone,

 

I am currently debating between buying a AMD Ryzen 7 3700X ($295) or maybe AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 8-Core ($340). However with the new AMD Ryzen 5 5600X coming out for only $300 I am unsure if that is going to out perform both of these?

 

Also I am unsure if the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X will even work on my ASUS B350F-Gaming Motherboard.

 

Thoughts on this? 

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+Biscuits Brown

My understanding is that at launch, you'd need a 500 series motherboard and that the 400 series will (eventually) get updates to support but not the 300's. 

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Mindovermaster

Yea, you need a B550/X570 to use the AMD 4000 gen. I think the 5600 is coming out, what was that, Q1 of next year? I wouldn't wait for that until its more mainstream.

 

What are you doing with your computer that you need this speed bump?

 

Personally, I would save your money for a new board and AMD 4000 series.

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adrynalyne
1 minute ago, Mindovermaster said:

Yea, you need a B550/X570 to use the AMD 4000 gen. I think the 5600 is coming out, what was that, Q1 of next year? I wouldn't wait for that until its more mainstream.

 

What are you doing with your computer that you need this speed bump?

 

Personally, I would save your money for a new board and AMD 4000 series.

There is no AMD 4000 series except in laptops. 

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adrynalyne
25 minutes ago, Nick Chapple said:

Hello everyone,

 

I am currently debating between buying a AMD Ryzen 7 3700X ($295) or maybe AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 8-Core ($340). However with the new AMD Ryzen 5 5600X coming out for only $300 I am unsure if that is going to out perform both of these?

 

Also I am unsure if the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X will even work on my ASUS B350F-Gaming Motherboard.

 

Thoughts on this? 

Depends on if the performance increases outweigh the cost of a new motherboard (You will definitely need one). 

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adrynalyne
11 minutes ago, Mindovermaster said:

A bunch of nonsense from 5 months ago. Let’s go to the source. 
https://www.amd.com/en/processors/ryzen

 

 

One of these days you might learn not to argue with me. 

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farmeunit

They came out with 5xxx to differentiate from laptop processors which are 4xxx.  They should have just put a number on them, but whatever....

 

I would get a 3xxx now.  Since the 5600X is actually a tier down.  Performance will likely be similar, but you'll get 2 more cores, and better compatibility with things since they've been out a while.  

 

Make sure to check BIOS version, also.  Might need to update for 3xxx.

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Jim K

Out of the two CPUs in your OP ... get the 3700x ... not the 3800x (if it comes down to those two).  

 

If you aren't getting a new motherboard...you could probably wait for some deals on the 3700x ... after the 5000 series are released?

 

Just a thought....

 

What is your current CPU anyway?  May or may not be worth it....

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corrosive23
57 minutes ago, adrynalyne said:

A bunch of nonsense from 5 months ago. Let’s go to the source. 
https://www.amd.com/en/processors/ryzen

 

 

One of these days you might learn not to argue with me. 

Except the fact that you can buy them and use them in a desktop board.

https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/amd-4000-series-apus-spotted-for-sale-in-grey-market.html

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/amd-ryzen-5-pro-4650g-renoir-apu-review,1.html

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/293673898156

 

They are gray market and you get no warranty but you can buy and use them.

 

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adrynalyne
9 minutes ago, corrosive23 said:

Except the fact that you can buy them and use them in a desktop board.

https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/amd-4000-series-apus-spotted-for-sale-in-grey-market.html

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/amd-ryzen-5-pro-4650g-renoir-apu-review,1.html

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/293673898156

 

They are gray market and you get no warranty but you can buy and use them.

 

I’m sorry but that’s OEM only and not at all what’s being discussed here. Not to mention, those are Zen2+, not Zen3 and lower power. 
 

I will concede that yes, technically there are 4000 series for OEMs only. I forgot about them, but it was not what @Mindovermasterwas referring to, either way. 
 


 

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