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Ryzen 3700x or 3900x

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Set4life

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Hello everyone, I would like some of your input I currently have a ryzen 3700x in a sealed box was offered $300 usd for the CPU and was thinking about adding another $120 and getting a 3900x. But still not 100% sure if I really need a 3900x there is no real gains with a 3900x over 3700x in gaming. So the batch I have is 1949 or 49 week. I have a x570 Tuf with patriot 4400mhz cl19 Samsung b die and a cooler master lc240e already could go with either cpu. Just need some info on that batch number and your thoughts if I should get rid of it or to keep it. Thanks
 

Zerileous

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I mean it's a 2019 CPU, but while the silicon has gotten better it's not that much better. For gaming I would just run it. Regardless of your silicon quality I wouldn't plan on all core overclocking the CPU for gaming. If you have use for the extra cores then sure it might make a difference.

Are you aware that running your memory at 4400 is going to be difficult and possibly slower than running it at 3600 or 3800?
 
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Set4life

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I mean it's a 2019 CPU, but while the silicon has gotten better it's not that much better. For gaming I would just run it. Regardless of your silicon quality I wouldn't plan on all core overclocking the CPU for gaming. If you have use for the extra cores then sure it might make a difference.

Are you aware that running your memory at 4400 is going to be difficult and possibly slower than running it at 3600 or 3800?

Yes but is Samsung b die and I am planning on oc it to cl14 3733
 

Tír na nÓg

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Well, as you mention that the 3900x won't be better for gaming, I assume this is the main purpose of your rig. If it is the case, I would keep the $120 for something else. Like a better you than what you planned (presuming you don't have one yet).

And 8 cores are already a lot. Damn, 3/4years ago, we would have paid a grand for such horsepower (see Haswell e/broadwel e).
 

Zerileous

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Ahh. is there a reason for running the b-die? I mean it's nice memory (I use it) but it really is not worth the additional cost. 3600 CL 16 or even 18 memory will get you 99% of the gaming performance for a lot less money.
 

trents

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Well I wanted to get ready for zen3

And how will B die help you get ready for zen3 better than non b die memory? The trend is with each new generation of Ryzens the memory compatibility picture has improved.
 
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Set4life

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Well the kit I got is 4400mhz and I could push it to 4400mhz if necessary with tighter timings. If I got a 3200mhz hendrix kit I could only push it 3200mhz so I see it as a better deal. And I only paid $120 for it.
 

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. If I got a 3200mhz hendrix kit I could only push it 3200mhz
A 'hendrix' kit? Not sure what your autocorrect did there, lol.

You'll be lucky if Zen 3's sweetspot is much above what it is already... but only time will tell. That said, if you got a decent b-die 3200/3600 kit, it would likely overclock to whatever they top out at. But yeah, there is no such thing as futureproofing memory (speed). Glad you got a good deal on it... that is your only saving grace honestly. :)
 
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Set4life

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LoL I swear I typed hynix 🤣🤣 but your r right we donno what the sweet point going to be for zen3 we know it's 3600-3800mhz for zen2. And I could possibly run this at cl12-cl14 at 3800mhz what's great at that price point.

Here is a video of buildzoid running it at 12-12-12-28 on a Intel cpu
 

trents

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You must have been listening to Jimmy when you typed the chip brand of the memory.
 

kaitlin4599

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i run a 3900X alongside 3733 mhz ram for gaming sure not every game i play uses all 12 cores but in games like assassin's creed odyssey the game can be spread across all 12 cores so that it doesnt have to work as hard and can even the load plus i like the fact that while im gaming for example if a game is using 6 cores that leaves me 6 idle cores for something else so up to you but i upgraded from a ryzen 2600 and have no regrets with my 3900X
 

bmwbaxter

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If gaming is your goal I would go with the 3700X. then use the extra $120 towards a better GPU or monitor or comfortable chair etc... Since any improvements of 3700x to 3900x are likely to be intangible.