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RYZEN 7 3700X vs 3800X with Kraken X63

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have an NZXT Kraken X63 AIO and I'm planning to use it in my new AMD build which is supposed to be mostly for gaming and some programming/MATLAB for school. I'm thinking of buying ryzen 3700X and wondering if it would be sensible to spend ~$25 extra to get the 3800X instead. What advantages would I get with it, specifically in the context of 1440p gaming?

Also, I dont know anything about overclocking, but does a better cooler mean my cpu will boost for longer automatically or do I need to tweak some settings to take advantage of the AIO? So far what I've heard is that tweaking the memory timings will give much more significant improvements in gaming rather than OC.

 

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3 minutes ago, AncientPistol said:

I'm thinking of buying ryzen 3700X and wondering if it would be sensible to spend ~$25 extra to get the 3800X instead

No. 

 

3 minutes ago, AncientPistol said:

What advantages would I get with it, specifically in the context of 1440p gaming?

A higher-binned stock chip, but with a 280mm AIO you can just enable pbo and let the chip oc itself. 


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If it's only $25 more I'd go for the 3800X, usually the price difference is quite a bit more so it's not worth it. The 3800X is basically a 3700X with higher clocks, which you can undervolt to lower the tdp.

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24 minutes ago, gloop said:

No. 

 

A higher-binned stock chip, but with a 280mm AIO you can just enable pbo and let the chip oc itself. 

I mean I have a 3800x, because it was cheaper than a 3700x on Black Friday. If it's only $25, and he can get a higher binned, higher base clock chip, I'd totally recommend it.

 

The only time i recommend a 3800x over a 3700x is if it's cheaper, the same price, or only a little bit more than the 3700x.


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1 hour ago, gloop said:

No. 

 

A higher-binned stock chip, but with a 280mm AIO you can just enable pbo and let the chip oc itself. 

I dont know exactly how pbo works. Will it make the processor go above the rated boost clock?

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