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Upgrade from Ryzen 5 3500 for gaming

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New Member
Dec 11, 2021
Hi there

Please forgive me. I did try researching myself, but maybe IÂ’m just not computer literate. I donÂ’t really get it.

IÂ’m rocking a ryzen 5 3500, with a rtx 3070, 16gb ram and a 144hz 1440p monitor. After doing some tests with msi afterburner stats overlay, I think I may want to upgrade my CPU if I want to make use of my new 144hz monitor, but I canÂ’t for the life of me figure out what a decent upgrade from this CPU would actually be. I primarily play games like battlefield and they tend to hit my cpu hard past 60 fps.

Any ideas?

Thank you


Gulper Nozzle Co-Owner
Dec 15, 2008
Your only choice, if you're staing on that platform, is the 5000 series. I'd grab a 5800X. More cores/threads and better CPU. Otherwise, your best bet is to get into Intel's new Alder Lake-based systems. But you'd need a new motherboard.


Senior Member
Dec 27, 2008
What is the make and model of your motherboard? What is the speed of your RAM?


This article is a little dated but:

"The first thing that should be mentioned is that Battlefield V will chew up everything you throw at it. It's utilising 100% of the CPU in practically every benchmark test, aside from in 6 Cores / 12 Threads where there are a few percentage points of headroom. Battlefield 5 is unrelenting on this front, which could be problematic if you want to run a few other programs alongside BFV.

Aside from that though, we can see core count doesn't begin to affect Battlefield V's PC performance until we drop below quad-core with multithreading. Anyone with a 4 Core/8 Thread CPU is unlikely to see Battlefield V's performance bottlenecked by their CPU."

You would probably see a modest improvement by going to a 3600X. Your current CPU only has 6 threads. If you have a 5xx series motherboard, the 5600X would give you even a little more boost.