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Is it worth upgrading my Ryzen 5 3600?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Superflyguyuk, 20 Aug 2021.

  1. Reppyboyo


    Joined: 3 May 2004

    Posts: 3,187

    I would say wait for next years options personally.
    The 3D cache versions are rumored for early next year which isnt too far away.

    That said if you can get a 5600x at a bargain price, why not?
  2. Game

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Aug 2009

    Posts: 1,474

    there is a large chunk of performance to be gained and the 6700xt is rocksolid and reliable

    it will draw 175-220 watts while gaming
  3. Phunky

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 May 2003

    Posts: 1,298

    Location: Saltaire, West Yorkshire

    I keep looking at my CPU and RAM and thinking I can justify a change, but from what i've seen benchmark-wise it doesn't seem to justify the $$$s at 4k, not unless I can find a 5800 or higher for a bargain price.
  4. rumple9


    Joined: 28 May 2010

    Posts: 280

  5. subbytna


    Joined: 22 Oct 2008

    Posts: 10,427

    Location: Belfast

  6. gpuerrilla


    Joined: 21 Jul 2005

    Posts: 14,984

    Location: N.Ireland

    That's not really his point. The "is it worth" aspect is basically no, as 4k the 3600 copes fine (which he already has). You will of course get the 'actuallllly' folk post that cpu upgrades will yield x% improvements but the nutshell is its just not worth the money.
  7. Phunky

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 May 2003

    Posts: 1,298

    Location: Saltaire, West Yorkshire

    It's like 5~10fps from what i've seen in most games which isn't worth it, sure the extra core/threads may help a little when streaming but thats not really worth it either.