Brent_Justice

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Introduction



Today we are going to directly compare performance between the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X CPU known as Matisse and AMD Ryzen 7 5800X CPU known as Vermeer.  When AMD launched the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X CPU based on the Zen 2 architecture in September of 2019, we did a full review of that CPU.  Giving the CPU more time to mature, with new BIOS updates, a full year later in July of 2020 we re-visited the Ryzen 7 3700X CPU and directly compared it against the Ryzen 7 2700X in 2020.



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DrezKill

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I built 4 systems for people using the 3700X. I was really hoping there would be a 5700X. Or they could drop the price on the 5800X, that would work too. 3700X and 5800X are both good CPUs, but the superiority of Zen 3 really shines through. I wasn't expecting an article like this, nice surprise, thanks Brent.
 

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Cool to see a side by side between the two. I had considered upgrading to a 5800X, but think I'll hold on to my 3700X for a couple more years. At 1440P the gaming difference is probably 2-5%, so it really doesn't make sense.

Curious, why was PBO not enabled for the 3700X?
 

Grimlakin

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This makes me want to upgrade my 3900x to a 5900x. Argh.
 

MadMummy76

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So basically for gaming at ultra / 4K it is worthless to upgrade, thanks for that, now my itch to replace my 3700x is completely gone.
 

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It was a very nice incremental upgrade. The biggest benefits IMO were better RAM compatibility / higher RAM clocks, but the higher power envelope and clock speeds were nice.

I wouldn't see it as a necessary upgrading coming from Zen2+ either, but if you were on anything older (Haswell, for me), it was a very nice boost.
 

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I made the change from the 3700X to the 5800X and have enjoyed every single bit of improvements so far.
 

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So basically for gaming at ultra / 4K it is worthless to upgrade, thanks for that, now my itch to replace my 3700x is completely gone.
Yeah.. That's why I left my 3700X at home, and went with the upgrade for the work machine. I am noticing a good performance boost for my work applications for sure.
 
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