2700X - $199 @ Amazon & MC

VirtualLarry

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But is the 2700X better than the equivalently-priced R5 3600? Not quite a thread-crap, but I had a 2700 (non-X), OCed to 4.0Ghz @ ~1.35V, and I much prefer the R5 3600, even with less overall cores. It's making MORE money mining, compared to the 2700 @ 4.0Ghz, so there's that.

But a 2700X should OC to what, 4.2-4.3Ghz maybe? Could be a wash. And of course, compatibility with older mobos is better with the 2700X.
 

Macgyversite

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That was a great price for that CPU.

My son got a 3600X instead of the 3600. He had extra Birthday money to throw at it. It is a tough choice at the $200 price point between the 2700X vs the 3600.

It all depends on what you are using the CPU for. If I was doing intensive PC work. 2700x.

My son games mainly at 1440p and uses dual screens at the same time. So we went with the newer CPU. I think both would have worked for him but opting for the newer CPU seems to have worked as his FPS has jumped nicely coming from a 1600. It is also auto clocking very well, 50mhz shy of max. AMD needs to figure that stuff out.
 

VirtualLarry

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Yeah, the 2700X is still rather formidable for MT work, but for gaming, the ST performance due to 7nm, increased/improved L3 cache, and tweaked Boost behavior, really favors the 3600.
 

isekii

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But is the 2700X better than the equivalently-priced R5 3600? Not quite a thread-crap, but I had a 2700 (non-X), OCed to 4.0Ghz @ ~1.35V, and I much prefer the R5 3600, even with less overall cores. It's making MORE money mining, compared to the 2700 @ 4.0Ghz, so there's that.

But a 2700X should OC to what, 4.2-4.3Ghz maybe? Could be a wash. And of course, compatibility with older mobos is better with the 2700X.
3600 also generates less heat right ?
 

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