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Is there a practical CPU upgrade for Ryzen 5 3600 on B450M Mortar Max (MS7B89)?


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Currently running B450M Mortar Max (MS7B89) under Ryzen 5 3600 with 32GB DDR4 3600Mhz RAM.  Is it worth swapping CPU to upgrade CPU?  I don't want to spend a lot of money.  Don't know if I should upgrade or keep it as is.  Just wait and see what comes out later this year.  Most demanding software I use right now uses up to 6-8 cores.   

 

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25 minutes ago, doyll said:

Currently running B450M Mortar Max (MS7B89) under Ryzen 5 3600 with 32GB DDR4 3600Mhz RAM.  Is it worth swapping CPU to upgrade CPU?  I don't want to spend a lot of money.  Don't know if I should upgrade or keep it as is.  Just wait and see what comes out later this year.  Most demanding software I use right now uses up to 6-8 cores.   

 

Thanks in advance! 

Are you considering an upgrade because you HAVE to or want to? I'll let the guys who own AMD CPU's weigh in. The newest AMD CPU I have is an Athlon 64 X2.

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Probably depends on what you want to use it for. If it's for gaming, see if your motherboard has a BIOS that supports dropping in a 5800X3D. Otherwise if you have productivity use cases can look at a 5700X or 5800X too as those will boost higher. Any of these would be a great upgrade to the 3600 if your motherboard supports them.

 

Preliminary research looks like they added Ryzen 5000 support with this BIOS from 2021.

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Buy a used 3700x on ebay for $100. Sell the 3600x for $60. Get 4 more threads at for $40. 

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If you go with ryzen 5000, IMO the 5700x is the best bang for buck cpu. Runs cooler than a 5800x but is about 99% the same in performance. 

 

Having enough threads to match PS5 level hardware is really all you should need, and the 3700x is pretty much right on target in that sense. 

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You do get a nice IPC bump and clock bump going to a 5700X. If it's not outside your budget, honestly that'd be my choice over just buying another Zen 2 part. 5800X should be around $200 now, but you should be able to find a 5700X for around $180ish. Sell the 3600 and I think you've done decent for $120.

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On 24/04/2023 at 10:48, Avacado said:

Are you considering an upgrade because you HAVE to or want to? I'll let the guys who own AMD CPU's weigh in. The newest AMD CPU I have is an Athlon 64 X2.

 

Wonderful CPU series that was. Heck even the single core ones (I had the 3200+) was pretty awesome.

 

OP, I'll echo the 5700x.

What CPU cooler do you have? That's something to consider, since you'll be dealing with a little more heat.

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I'm riding the 5700x train here.  Then I'd ride that system out till I had to upgrade because the next upgrade would require a whole new system since it's not likely a higher core 5000 series would benefit you much.

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if you like overclocking id suggest a 5700G. It is fast in 1440p gaming in due to high IPC and potential insane RAM overclock, but lacks in L3 cache with just 16 vs 32Mb for the other CPU's.

 

I would say for 140 a used 5700G, a new 5700X for 185, or a new 5800X3d for 290.

 

My personal choice was the 5700G because i like to run DDR4-5000+, and is plenty fast for gaming with 3060ti. But you cant go wrong with any of them, even a 5600 will be a hefty IPC uplift. I owned one and it was faster than 5700G in gaming,

i think the 5700x is good, but too expensive for what you get if the 5600 is 70 cheaper. its the same in gaming anyway.

my top 3:

1) 5700G

2)5600(x)

3)5800X3D

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