Get Ryzen 3700x or 3800X for $15 more?

sasquatch182

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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?
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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
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.

https://www.techspot.com/review/1899-ryzen-3800x-vs-3700x-difference/
I would say nope! This processor was dreamed-up to more decisively match the 9900k, but it's mostly unnecessary (except for people who like to win benchmark by 1%!

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sabrewolf732

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I'd get the 3800x, it's likely binned better for more e-peen.
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from the link posted above, seems like all 3800x are hitting 4.2 all core with most 4.25.
 
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For $15 why is it even a question? If I was buying now I'd get the 3800x too, when I got my 3700x the difference was something like $80.
 

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I picked up the 3800X over BF weekend since it was within $20 of the 3700X. Seemed like a no brainer since I'm using my own cooling anyway. The $70-80 difference? I probably would have gotten a 3700X.
 

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The 3800x is going to consume more power for a marginal bump in perf. Id almost say spend that 15 on the gas it took you to get to the store or 15 for a nice dinner or 15 dollars to st jude or 15 dollars to more ram?

But I bought a 3960x so hey...get the 3800x. You wont cry thats for damn sure :)
 

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for $15 well worth it

depends what your doing it, higher chance of Infinity Fabric doing 1900 on the 3800x so you can run 3800mhz ram speeds

there's me who hides behind a 3800x (paid £30 over a 3700x) a sub optimal platform x370 asus prime pro but managed to get the ram to run at 3533 16-16-16-34-48 (corsair LPX Samsung b-die) tryed to do 3600 but fail safe recovers every time i try no matter the voltage
 

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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.
 

kirbyrj

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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.
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.
 

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I been switching my first gen 3 build (Ryzen 3600) over to the Corsair 220 T RGB case and with more air flow the Gamaxx 300 cooler is allowing me 4.3Ghz using Ryzen Master auto over clocking .. I like it better like this then forcing a hard overclock to 4.3Ghz and I switched off of All Core to pre CCX so it can drop off as needed to keep boost going , also I still want to try my 3600 memory on it yet as that is only 3200Mhz G-Skill memory CL 16 as it's really just some old parts on a Gigabyte AB350DM - DS3H board I been toying with since Aug 2019 .. my 3700x can't deliver that much boost yet under stock cooler .
 
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The only thing i would say would be worth it is if you plan to overclock. They are slightly better bin chiplets. So that would be the only reason to pay for the extra $15
 

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My 3800x runs at a nice 4.35Ghz all core at 1.325v under an H100i Platinum RGB . Temps never hit above 62c while gaming. It’s housed inside a Corsair 220t case.

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Hell yeah for $15 more do it baby.
 

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This was an earlier build with a POS ASUS B450 motherboard I replaced with my current Tomahawk. The Rainbow is nice but I’m man I ain’t got no time for Unicorns.
 
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Wel I say go for 3800X and set PBO override to max,do a tweak in BIOS,enhanced mode .My 3800X can hit 4650Mhz gaming.Not a chance with 3700X.

For the cinebench20 guys full video run
Single Thread-530 score
Multi Thread -5260 score
Idle temperature CPU-28°C
Max temperature CPU-71°C
Max CPU Core Voltage (SVI2 TFN) reached-1.431v
Settings in BIOS
MCLK/UCLK/FCLK Synced 1:1:1 1933Mhz ,that's DDR4 3866Mhz for those who do not know
PBO Manual
PPT= 0
TDC=0
EDC=1 Scaler 10X
PBO Override 500Mhz

 
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For once, the local MC had both for $279.99, then a few days later, the 3800X went up to $299.99. So now, the difference is $20. Still worth it in my opinion. Otherwise, get the 3900X or better yet, 3950X!
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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My 3800X all core over clock is 4.6 GHz with ht off @ 1.1 volts loaded 1.5volts core with llc @5 for cpu and 5 cpu nb. Ryzen master reports cpu power consumption@ just over 75 watts which is probably why the stock cooler manages to keep temps below 70 c . This rig is primarily for gaming so lm not interested in abusing it under prime95 for 8hrs or the extra threads.
 
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