Gaming PC upgrade advice

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Hello all

Currently I have:

5800X
32GB (2x16GB) 3600
MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX

3070TI @ 1440p

This is currently used purely for gaming - Warzone

I am getting frames above 100, would a 5800X3D be worth while or should I be looking at a full system upgrade at some point?
 
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your system is still pretty relevant,

An upgrade to a 5800x3d wouldn't be significant enough to warrant the price.

I would wait for the release of the next Ryzen 5 chips, supposedly it's quite a significant upgrade in performance if one believes rumors.

I would also advise the same with the GPU, wait for the next gen, price/performance jump isn't there at the moment to warrant a jump from what you already have.

Is your current system having any issues running what you need it to, or do you just have an itch that needs scratching?
 
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1) are you satisfied with the current performance/quality settings? yes -> leave it alone, no -> upgrade
2) do you have the itch to upgrade and the funds to do so? yes -> ignore (1)
 
Soldato
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Hello all

Currently I have:

5800X
32GB (2x16GB) 3600
MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX

3070TI @ 1440p

This is currently used purely for gaming - Warzone

I am getting frames above 100, would a 5800X3D be worth while or should I be looking at a full system upgrade at some point?

What are your expectations for the game and why would you want to upgrade?

We've actually had a similar thread to this already in regards to Warzone, the OP was suffering from iffy performance/frame drops on a 3080 with a similar CPU to your own. It was resolved by upgrading to a 5800X3D.

Source: https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/threads/do-i-upgrade-or-do-i-wait.18985957/

If you're having consistency/min frame problems and Warzone is your main game, a 5700X3D or 5800X3D are absolutely worth it. People need to stop making blanket statements about performance, it's painfully prevalent and often inaccurate, as proven by the linked thread.

A link to a post which proves a switch to an X3D chip made a big difference in the above thread:

 
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