The 3800X is rated for 100 mhz higher boost clock, and that rtesults in a 3% performaance bump at-best. It also raises power consumption 15w.I've heard really good things about the 3700x but noticed the price drop on the 3800x. It's $15 more to get the 3800X. Any reason not to get the 3800x?
Thanks for any help
I don't think you'd actually save $15 in electricity between the two CPU's over the useful life of the 3700x unless you ran it 24/7/365 at full load. That's normally not how the average consumer uses their CPUs.No brainer, if you can afford to get the higher end CPU then you should always go for it unless you are worried about energy consumption.
From the picture your computer seems to be overheating. Its bright red.
Do us a favor, don't assume you know what my use case is. Pick whats right for you, not the rest of us. And 8 high clocking cores... not even gonna touch that.The 3950x is a great CPU no doubt. My issue there is, it seems like a total waste of money if your use case is like the vast majority of desktop PC users where the extra 8 cores and 16 threads does practically nothing for you.
At this point 8 cores with as high clock speeds as you can get seems like the best route and will probably remain so easily until the 3950x becomes a bargain bin CPU.