Then AMD should have marketed it as a 4.3 ghz product, not 4.4. But, some people are actually getting 4.4 Ghz out of their 3700X, while most people are not. So, that begs the question, why?Frankly, the "boost clock issue" is one of marketing, not actual real world performance and value.
If the box said max 4.3 GHz instead of 4.4 GHz, then the reviews would be the same, the conclusions would be the same, the awards would be the same, and people would be happy to see 4.3xx GHz on boost.
Thanks for the review, Dan.
That's my exact use-case for this CPU.. It works great for it!And thanks for the article!
On a side note the 3700X is a fantastic option for those looking to single PC game stream. I've not found a game where CPU contention is seen when streaming while using X264 with a medium profile at 6000 bit rate doing 1080/60.
I also finally popped in my Ryzen 5 3600X and slapped a 212 Black on it. (got it on sale for the 3600 price etc)I just picked up a Ryzen 5 for a work project myself and looking forward to getting it runing. That one is replacing a i7 920 that is long overdue
From what I've read about Ryzen 3 is that it's very similar to GPU's. Make sure it's got enough power, keep it cool, and it will boost as much as it can. I'm going to use the Wraith Prism Cooler, which I know isn't great, but everything is going in a HAF X with some added fans. Big and a bit of air flow.Word to the wise, easily way to gain extra mhz is to force your CPU fan to 100%
I believe my 4930k probably has relative performance to a 3600. If so, then a 6c/12t is still good for a few more years. I rarely see it go above 40%-50% in gaming. I picked the 3700x because that should be good for 4-6 years, I hope. The 2600k it's replacing has been champing it out for around 8 years now but when I put in the 2080 super a few weeks back, to test with the LG C9 in 1440p/120hz g-sync, I regularly saw spikes 70%-100%. It was kind of depressing to see true CPU bottleneck happen with this rig after all these years. It has been a good run and I expect close to the same with the 3700x. Now if only our local post could get their act together and deliver the last of the parts so I can build this thing and enjoy.I really want a 3700x, but my local Microcenter has the 3600 for $169. (sigh)
My inner debacle is, do I really need another 8 core 16 thread box? I have the 2600 currently in my gamer, but it hates the 3600 ram I have. I still think the 3700x is all round cpu for gaming and work.