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Choosing between the 5800x and 3700x

Hi, so I'm gonna buy a new PC in a month or two, but idk which CPU I should go for, only because of the price where I live (Egypt).

So the 5800x is about $545 USD or 8500 EGP, and the 3800x is about $385 USD or 6000 EGP.

My main usage is gonna be gaming at 1440p 240hz (G7 Odyssey monitor, and RTX 3070 for the GPU which also overpriced here, it goes for $925 USD or 14500 EGP for a good triple fan card if I even find one, but anyway), and I'll also do some video editing, possibly streaming.

So is that 15%~20% IPC improvement really worth it at that price point?

I read some stuff online that it will make a difference in 1080p gaming, but I saw the difference in performance in productivity workloads and the 5800x is definitely better, so idk which one I should go for.

Oh, and these prices are in your normal hardware stores here in Egypt (no scalpers here, but the prices are like you're buying from one).

Thanks in advance.

 

Parts I'm gonna be getting if anyone is interested:

CPU: Ryzen 7 5800x, or Ryzen 7 3800x

MB: Aorus B550 Pro AC

GPU: MSI RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio or something in that level

RAM: 2x16 32GB G.Skill TridentZ Neo 3600MHz CL16

PSU: 850W 80+ Gold Fully Modular.

Case: Cooler Master H500 ARGB

Cooling: Cooler Master ML240R / 1xCooler Master Sickle Flow 120mm ARGB fan

Storage: 512GB  Samsung 980 Pro M.2 NVMe Gen4, or any 512GB NVMe Gen4 SSD / 4TB Seagate Barracuda or 4TB WD Black

Monitor: Samsung Odyssey G7 27" 1440p 240Hz

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5800x ofc, it's better at high frame rates which I think is the reason why you chose 1080p240hz over say, 1440p144hz

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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20 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

5800x ofc, it's better at high frame rates which I think is the reason why you chose 1080p240hz over say, 1440p144hz

So, do you think I should go for it considering that price?

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19 minutes ago, Person_125 said:

So, do you think I should go for it considering that price?

oh wait it's 1440p240hz

 

but the answer doesnt change. You need Zen 3 to benefit from a 240Hz monitor, if you go cheap on 3700X then might as well get a 1440p144Hz monitor and save even more.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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1 minute ago, Jurrunio said:

oh wait it's 1440p240hz

 

but the answer doesnt change. You need Zen 3 to benefit from a 240Hz monitor, if you go cheap on 3700X then might as well get a 1440p144Hz monitor and save even more.

Ok, thanks for the advice.

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