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For now, 5700x seems to be the balance between good value performance and future proofing.

PS5 have 8 cores, so it's better to stick with 8 cores for new purchases.

If you feel 5700x is too expensive, than 5600x is the way to go, still a good buy for now and would still be a decent CPU for several years down the road.

Hello LTT forums!

 

I'm looking for upgrade advice to upgrade my old AMD Ryzen 7 1700 to a newer 5000 series CPU but I’m not sure whether to do a 6 or an 8 core CPU,

I've have this CPU for just shy of 5 years now and while it’s lasted me long it’s starting to get old and stuff doesn’t run or even isn’t supported like it used to be, I just wanna hear from users that have some 5000 series CPUs and help me make my decision on what to upgrade to, I’m trying not to spend more than around $300 but would also like to get me something that would still be decent a while longer from now.

My other specs are 16gb ddr4 3200mhz and a Radeon RX 580 8g as well as a 500W PSU, Less money I spend is more money to an eventual GPU upgrade but like I said before I don’t want to have to upgrade to a new CPU for around another 5 years or so. Hope someone can help me!

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For now, 5700x seems to be the balance between good value performance and future proofing.

PS5 have 8 cores, so it's better to stick with 8 cores for new purchases.

If you feel 5700x is too expensive, than 5600x is the way to go, still a good buy for now and would still be a decent CPU for several years down the road.

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28 minutes ago, OfficialTT5 said:

Hello LTT forums!

 

I'm looking for upgrade advice to upgrade my old AMD Ryzen 7 1700 to a newer 5000 series CPU but I’m not sure whether to do a 6 or an 8 core CPU,

I've have this CPU for just shy of 5 years now and while it’s lasted me long it’s starting to get old and stuff doesn’t run or even isn’t supported like it used to be, I just wanna hear from users that have some 5000 series CPUs and help me make my decision on what to upgrade to, I’m trying not to spend more than around $300 but would also like to get me something that would still be decent a while longer from now.

My other specs are 16gb ddr4 3200mhz and a Radeon RX 580 8g as well as a 500W PSU, Less money I spend is more money to an eventual GPU upgrade but like I said before I don’t want to have to upgrade to a new CPU for around another 5 years or so. Hope someone can help me!

What are you doing with the system? If you're just gaming, then the 5600X will be a huge step up. Anything productivity will add to the value of the 5700X.

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I suggest getting a threadripper because it is very cheap and efficient.

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At the moment 6's core is the sweet spot, but there are games that benefit from 8+ cores and while rare atm it's clearly the future..

 

As stated the 5700X is a sweet spot that should be viable for many years.

 

 

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