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Question AMD 2700x vs 3700x - price difference is 29% - Waiting your suggestions

MonsterMMORPG

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I live in Turkey so prices are based on Amazon Turkey.

First system costs me : 632$

Second system costs me : 816$

Third system costs me : 773$

So the first system is

MB : ASUS TUF B450M-PRO GAMING AMD B450 AM4 DDR4 4400

RAM : Corsair 64GB(2x32) D4 3600Mhz CMK64GX4M2D3600C18

CPU : AMD Ryzen 7 2700X


Second system is

MB : ASUS PRIME B550-PLUS AMD B550 AM4 DDR4 4400

RAM : Corsair 64GB(2x32) D4 3600Mhz CMK64GX4M2D3600C18

CPU : AMD Ryzen 7 3700X


Third system is

MB : MSI B450 Tomahawk Max Am4 Ddr4 3466

RAM : Corsair 64GB(2x32) D4 3600Mhz CMK64GX4M2D3600C18

CPU : AMD Ryzen 7 3700X


I am tending to prefer first system as I believe there wont be 29% performance difference

I am heavily in multi-threading e.g. machine learning algorithms not pc gaming

By the way I own HPC-750-B12S PSU and I believe it would work with the new system as well right?




I also have Noctua NH-D14 and with a kit it says I can use it. Should I buy that kit or unnecessary?

So far what I read that overclocking is not really beneficial in 2700x or 3700x
 
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DrMrLordX

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I would not get the 2700x if MT performance is at all important to you. Are the machine learning algorithms you used strictly CPU-based?
 

MonsterMMORPG

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I would not get the 2700x if MT performance is at all important to you. Are the machine learning algorithms you used strictly CPU-based?
well usually the frameworks i use are based on cpu

moreover I do other tasks as well such as VMware and NOX app player and other many things at the same time :D

I had filled my 32gb ram in the past that is why targeting 64gb with this upgrade
 

Mopetar

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Any reason to go 2x 32 GB instead of 4x 16 GB unless you were intending to upgrade the RAM to 128 GB at some point in the future?

If there's a particular framework or application you run it might be worth looking specifically for benchmarks with those since there are a lot of cases where a 3700X isn't worth the ~20% cost increase and others where it will perform better than the cost increase.

Unless you need to upgrade right now, it might be worth holding off until more of the new Zen 3 CPUs come to market. Either they'll provide a better performance/cost benefit over the older processors or they'll drive down the cost of those CPUs, so either way you stand to benefit.
 

ondma

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Are 5600x, or 5800x available? If possible I would wait for one of those. Six core 5600x is almost as fast as eight core 3700x, and much better in single thread.
 

MonsterMMORPG

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Any reason to go 2x 32 GB instead of 4x 16 GB unless you were intending to upgrade the RAM to 128 GB at some point in the future?

If there's a particular framework or application you run it might be worth looking specifically for benchmarks with those since there are a lot of cases where a 3700X isn't worth the ~20% cost increase and others where it will perform better than the cost increase.

Unless you need to upgrade right now, it might be worth holding off until more of the new Zen 3 CPUs come to market. Either they'll provide a better performance/cost benefit over the older processors or they'll drive down the cost of those CPUs, so either way you stand to benefit.
well because cheaper no other reason. I dont know If I would upgrade to 128gb in future or not
 

damian101

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The 2700x configuration makes little sense. You'll never be able to get 3600 MHz RAM clock with the 2700x and two dual rank modules. You would need to be extremely lucky to get 3200 MHz out of that combination, the integrated memory controller is just not capable enough for that. At least not without increasing SoC voltage (which I got no experience with).
 
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DrMrLordX

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any real comparison about this that I can check?
The 2700x configuration makes little sense. You'll never be able to get 3600 MHz RAM clock with the 2700x and two dual rank modules. You would need to be extremely lucky to get 3200 MHz out of that combination, the integrated memory controller is just not capable enough for that. At least not without increasing SoC voltage (which I got no experience with).
Indeed. If you buy those Corsair sticks, you won't get them working @ DDR4-3600 on a 2700x.

FWIW a 5600x and 3700x will have similar MT performance. 5600x will be faster in ST. 5600x is harder to get right now, though, and B450 support for it will be spotty. Also do not get a B450 board unless you are sure it's flashed to a new enough UEFI to run whatever chip you buy.
 

LightningZ71

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You said that VMWare and, machine virtualization is important to your workflow. For that, there just is not a substitute for having more real cores and threads. I highly suggest that you stick with eight core processors.
Given that you said that most of your work is on the CPU, having a PCIe 4.0 link to the GPU won't be as important. Also, having PCIe 4.0 to the first NVME brings very little gain right now.

Unless you can identify a specific reason that the B550 board in system 2 has a feature that you absolutely must have, I would choose System 3. I would not choose system 1 unless I absolutely had to buy a system now and it was all that I could afford. My main points of focus there are the lower performancef the 2700x and the questionable memory performance that you will have, especially if you need to upgrade your memory later. It is quite likely that your 2700x won't be able to run 4 sticks of 32GB of ram of ANY quality above DDR-3000 speeds with poor timings under the best of conditions. Virtualization loves RAM. You want to be able to run as much of it as you can as quickly as you can
 

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