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2700x vs 3700x Streaming

Console_Gamers_Be_Like

2 months ago

Obviously, yes, the 3700x is better for streaming, but I found a 2700x for $130 NEW, I wouldn't say money is an issue, but is this deal too good to pass up on to save about $200 USD ?

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  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Obviously, yes, the 3700x is better for streaming,

Obvious one would think but it is actually worse thanks to Windows.

Windows schedules as much as possible onto the marked cores so for better or worse the 3000 series isn't able to properly make use of their core count when multi tasking.

This is both a blessing and curse allowing the best cores to always be used when only a single task is running like during a benchmarking run, and a curse if your running multiple programs as they will run on the same core/cores limiting performance headroom.

2700X on the other hand isn't limited by this and will properly make use of its cores when running multiple programs, so even though slightly slower by being better able to use its cores pulls even or ahead.

And the more tasks being run at the same time like recording and/or overlays along with gaming/streaming the more the 2700X pulls ahead dropping less frames well maintaining equivalent frame rates.

Now if you're streaming with NVENC or a separate capture system, or just gaming then the 3700X pulls ahead a little 7-8% on average if your not GPU limited yourself with quality settings.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Shorten ver. of your speech: Windows makes single-thread performance of Ryzen 3rd gen better at the cost of multithread performance, becuase they stuff one core with everything.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I found a 2700x for $130 NEW

Nice deal. the actual performance difference is not huge and as Gilroar stated windows scheduler is still a bit wonky on the 3700x but that is something that can be fixed with future windows updates. Once it is fixed the speed difference is by far smaller than the price difference making the 2700x an awesome deal.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

windows scheduler is still a bit wonky on the 3700x but that is something that can be fixed with future windows updates.

It's not broken. Both AMD and Intel have arranged for Microsoft to prioritize marked cores on all upcoming models.

It allows easier binning on immature processes since only a few cores on high core count models need to meet specs, and minimizes the performance loss from lower performance cores.

So far from what has been released on the mobile side Intel looks to be going for a 4-core boost profile but most of the line hasn't been released yet so that is still up in the air.

AMD depending on the models runs anywhere from a single to four marked cores, generally one per CCX although a few have been found to only have one per chiplet.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the input ! Went ahead and bought it along with a Gigabyte Aorus B450 PRO WIFI for $80 brand new as well Microcenter has amazing deals instore

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