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Thoughts on cpu upgrade on same platform am5

Simply for gaming, and r5 7600 as example

It could already do very well in all games today over 100fps , what kind of "future improvements" could justify a worthy upgrade

 

Unlike 1st gen ryzen which could only do 70ish fps in most games and zen4 doubled more than that , current r5 cpu is already decent enough even for 4K imo 

 

On top of that, resale value of amd cpu were very disappointed, like I only got back a fraction selling a r7 1700 for a 5600 

The 2 cpu which costed me about 400 usd over the years

 

So which route will be more cost efficient in long term in 5 years ?

 Mid range to mid range

 Mid range to high end

 High end to mid range

 Or no upgrades at alland save more on lower end mobo cooler etc

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Keeping your motherboard and only upgrading your CPU should generally be more cost effective than having to upgrade both.

 

As for when, the same logic applies as always: When the CPU no longer gives you the performance you need/want (e.g. when it is preventing your GPU from running at 100% performance)

 

25 minutes ago, 37748585862723896 said:

current r5 cpu is already decent enough even for 4K imo

The higher the resolution, the less important the CPU generally becomes. You need a fast CPU for high frame rates (e.g. 1080p 200+ fps), because the GPU will require new data a lot more often

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i would get a mid range cpu now, and a high end/mid range in the future, depending on your budget, it will definitely save you money. Amd motherboards tend to last way longer than intel, you don't have to buy a high end amd motherboard for it to be future proof, a B650 will work just fine. If you buy a decent cooler, it can literally last 30+ years, so you can buy it 1 time, and don't worry about that again, especially if it's Noctua, they have been shipping free mounting kits, for over 10 year old coolers when asked, that seems like a good deal to me.

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1 hour ago, 37748585862723896 said:

current r5 cpu is already decent enough even for 4K imo 

5600 is pretty good for 4K already too

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