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Ryzen 7 2700 or Ryzen 5 3600? New build, both are $200 now!

14 10 July 11, 2019 at 11:07 AM
Ok So I'm about to do a new build. I'm not a hardcore gamer at all But I'm now over the last few months I'm doing lots of video editing for my channel and I use, powerdirector 17 ultimate, Davinci Resolve, Photoshop CS6 with all the 3d stuff installed (yes the older but NON cloud version) ...etc

so my current AMD Athlon X4 860k with my 8GB of 2133mhz ram, and a pretty weak cheapy pny video card which was just fine for simple stuff but it too now needs an upgrade, this rig just can't really handle the work I do anymore.

I was for sure gonna do ryzen 5 3600 that just came out, 32GB of ram, beefier video card..etc but now The Ryzen 7 2700 (and the X version) are both $200 just like the new Ryzen 5 Gen 3 ....

soooooo for what I do and since I don't game but need ALOT of multitasking with resource hogging software...is one really that much better than the other? Because I think I literally could do just fine with either , based I what I've seen , but I'm not sure.

what do you think and what would be your choice from a NON gaming point of view?

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I'd go Ryzen 5 3600. Newer tech (7nm vs 12), better benchmarks in many categories, overall better benchmark score and single threaded score. The Ryz 7 will give you a lot more L2 cache, but I'd still opt for the 5.
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I'd go Ryzen 5 3600. Newer tech (7nm vs 12), better benchmarks in many categories, overall better benchmark score and single threaded score. The Ryz 7 will give you a lot more L2 cache, but I'd still opt for the 5.
thanks! I was leaning towards the 5 because it's newer and saw those benchmark tests today and was really impressed. So I may go that route with an X570 mobo!
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AMD is still having growing pains with their chipset drivers for the 3-series. Consider this option: purchase a 2700 with a 4xx or newer board and update the BIOS to current during your build. By Holiday time, you'll have mature drivers to work with for the 3-series and you can take advantage of sales. Sell the 2700 to recoup some of the cost of the CPU upgrade.

I'm doing similar, in part because I can get a 2600 + B450 mATX board for ~$185 after tax.
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I'd go Ryzen 5 3600. Newer tech (7nm vs 12), better benchmarks in many categories, overall better benchmark score and single threaded score. The Ryz 7 will give you a lot more L2 cache, but I'd still opt for the 5.
Agrree with this. The 3600 will be $160 by Feb/March. It can handle PCIe 4.0, has 32MB L3 cache and has hardware based fixes for cpu exploits. The 2700 at this price would be good if it still game with Borderland 3.
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