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Ryzen 5 3600x or 7 3700x ?

Discussion in 'New to PC gaming & upgrade advice' started by ryzouk, 30 Aug 2019.

  1. ryzouk


    Joined: 12 Mar 2014

    Posts: 84

    I have an i5 4670k and im planning to upgrade and want to go with AMD this time round.

    I want to be set for the next 4-5 years.
    Use my PC for mainly gaming and some video editing and uni work.

    I have it narrowed down to the R5 3600x and R7 3700x.

    Will the 3600x be more than enough or will the 3700x be a better option for future proof.
  2. tamzzy


    Joined: 26 May 2012

    Posts: 12,325

    either the 3600 or the 3700x...wouldn't recommend the 3600x.
    which chip is more appropriate depends on your build/budget.
  3. EsaT


    Joined: 6 Jun 2008

    Posts: 8,869

    Location: Finland

    For 4-5 years without CPU upgrades I would recommend 3700X.
    Video editing can use extra cores already now and next-gen consoles coming with underclocked 3700X will kick start game development into looking for ways to utilize high number of strong cores.
  4. dfour

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Apr 2010

    Posts: 1,643

    Location: Bracknell

    3700x imho
  5. MrPotato

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Mar 2017

    Posts: 1,052

    Location: Cambridge

    I would recommend the 3700X, despite having a 3600 myself, I've decided to upgrade other bits together + full custom watercooler. But my upgrades are quite often, so not a bad thing going for a 3600 at the moment.