Just went from a 3600x to a 5800x

mwarps

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Like the title says, I just upgraded my trusty Ryzen 5 3600x to a Ryzen 7 5800x.

I needed to update the BIOS on my Asrock x470 Master SLI/ac. It just would not boot at all with the chip in there with the older BIOS. I thought I'd already done this, but it turns out I'd only updated to the 3000 series support, not the 5000 series.
So if your upgrade seems DOA, make sure to flash.


That said, here's a little demonstration of the sheer power:
5800xCine.png

The 5800x, 2700x and 3600x are all mine and are all on this same board.
 

DarkSideA8

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Like the title says, I just upgraded my trusty Ryzen 5 3600x to a Ryzen 7 5800x.

I needed to update the BIOS on my Asrock x470 Master SLI/ac. It just would not boot at all with the chip in there with the older BIOS. I thought I'd already done this, but it turns out I'd only updated to the 3000 series support, not the 5000 series.
So if your upgrade seems DOA, make sure to flash.


That said, here's a little demonstration of the sheer power:
View attachment 346917
The 5800x, 2700x and 3600x are all mine and are all on this same board.
I've got a 2700x and a gigabyte x470 - glad to see you got it working. (Thinking about the 5800x, too)

Notice any difference in games?
 

mwarps

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I've got a 2700x and a gigabyte x470 - glad to see you got it working. (Thinking about the 5800x, too)

Notice any difference in games?
I'm not a huge gamer - I play a game called Dyson Sphere Program, and it did benefit from the change, for sure. Overall smoother.
 

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I just went from a 4690x i7 to a 5800x... It's crazy how long I've been out of the modern game.
 

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Going from an R7 1700 to an R9 3900X was very, very noticeable for me.

I'm mostly curious what caused you do go from a 2700X to a 3600X, single core performance?
 

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Going from an R7 1700 to an R9 3900X was very, very noticeable for me.

I'm mostly curious what caused you do go from a 2700X to a 3600X, single core performance?
The hop from the 2700X to the 3600X was more predicated on memory compatibility and overclocking fun. My 2700X was kinda picky about its ram.
 

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what you pay for your 5800x? im kinda in same boat on wanting to upgrade and the 5800 seems to be in a decent price bracket. Not like ill be able to upgrade video cards in the forseable future anyways
 

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FWIW - I just saw this: https://www.techspot.com/review/2197-zen-3-cpu-gpu-scaling-benchmark/

Basically, there is no 'gaming value' in getting one of the higher tier cards. (5600x performs very similarly to 5800x). The $150 premium between the two cards doesn't carry value when looking solely at gaming improvements, in other words.

The main thing that is attractive about the 5800x is availability: they're in stock at BB, but the 3600x is OOS.
 

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what you pay for your 5800x? im kinda in same boat on wanting to upgrade and the 5800 seems to be in a decent price bracket. Not like ill be able to upgrade video cards in the forseable future anyways
I grabbed it at $449.
 

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FWIW - I just saw this: https://www.techspot.com/review/2197-zen-3-cpu-gpu-scaling-benchmark/

Basically, there is no 'gaming value' in getting one of the higher tier cards. (5600x performs very similarly to 5800x). The $150 premium between the two cards doesn't carry value when looking solely at gaming improvements, in other words.

The main thing that is attractive about the 5800x is availability: they're in stock at BB, but the 3600x is OOS.
Oh undoubtedly. I do a lot of extreme tasking and mild virtualization for work and it's definitely worth it there.
 

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FWIW - I just saw this: https://www.techspot.com/review/2197-zen-3-cpu-gpu-scaling-benchmark/

Basically, there is no 'gaming value' in getting one of the higher tier cards. (5600x performs very similarly to 5800x). The $150 premium between the two cards doesn't carry value when looking solely at gaming improvements, in other words.

The main thing that is attractive about the 5800x is availability: they're in stock at BB, but the 3600x is OOS.
Throw in streaming in addition to gaming and those extra cores immediately gain in value. If you, somehow, know *exactly* what you want your computer to do for multiple years the second you buy the PC then yeah, go for the lower core count. I, personally, very quickly outgrew what I previously thought was a ridiculous 8 cores of my R7 1700, and then as soon as I got my 3900X, I also very quickly found scenarios where my 3900X is no longer adequate. With great power comes a greater want to use that power. I think this will only continue as more and more things become multi-threaded in the future.
 

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Throw in streaming in addition to gaming and those extra cores immediately gain in value. If you, somehow, know *exactly* what you want your computer to do for multiple years the second you buy the PC then yeah, go for the lower core count. I, personally, very quickly outgrew what I previously thought was a ridiculous 8 cores of my R7 1700, and then as soon as I got my 3900X, I also very quickly found scenarios where my 3900X is no longer adequate. With great power comes a greater want to use that power. I think this will only continue as more and more things become multi-threaded in the future.
Agree - My post was really to point out that the big advantage at the moment for the $150 more expensive CPU is that its available. (It's also why I limited my comments to 'gaming value' - other metrics demand better gear)
 

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Finally got my 5900X to replace my 3900X and upgraded the motherboard from x370 to x570 as well. So far seems to be running good. Seen boosts single core to 4.9 and all cores at 4.5 and the memory actually worked without me having to tweak settings. Though for what this Dark Hero MB cost it should be fast and just work :)
 
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