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R7 3700x vs r5 5600x

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Matmatty65, 8 Oct 2020.

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  1. Matmatty65

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    Choosing for my dad , he won't want to upgrade for a few years. So which is more future proof? The extra 2 cores or the higher fps option?
     
  2. morguk

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    When comparing the 3600 to the 2700x, the 3600 wins. I will predict this will be the case again with the 5600x.
     
  3. Mr Oblong

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    Buildzoid's video was quite convincing on the gaming advantage of 5600X over 3700X.

    Speed seems to edge out cores if you're aiming for gaming.
     
  4. CuriousTomCat

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    5600x should be faster but it's all guesswork because none of us have tested it.

    The reviews will give us the correct answer and will be very exciting to watch so why not wait?
     
  5. Mr Oblong

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    True, but it's also fun to discuss things and make predictions.
     
  6. The_Arbiter

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    My vote is on 5600x also. The price difference appears so small right now ~£30. Though if we're talking 5yr future proof, i'm not 100%.
     
  7. CuriousTomCat

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    I agree it's fun, I speculate all the time in the Zen 3 thread.
    But this is a serious thread about somebody actually spending their own money on their dad.

    I suspect the 5600x will be faster but I would feel bad if it's not and the op buys one.
     
  8. The_Arbiter

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    No bad feels, it's the thought that counts :p
     
  9. eeek

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    I guess it depends on use cases - I'm debating whether to get a 5900x or a 3950x . I suspect the price difference will make a (second hand) 3950x the value choice. Especially as I suspect I will be able to get one for sub £400 come November.
     
  10. 4K8KW10

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  11. Mr Oblong

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    Fair point- purchasing decisions shouldn't be finalised when we're only a few weeks from definitive information.
     
  12. Mr Oblong

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    I think that's probably right. 5900X ahead in gaming, close in multi core stuff, but a big saving on for the older 16 core.