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Cpu upgrade thoughts

mexpes17
  • 1 month ago

Hi all, I've been planning to upgrade my CPU. The one I currently own is the i5 9400f. It has trouble doing anything but gaming (constantly at 100% usage when playing). I have around 450 to spend on a new CPU and mobo if needed. I was thinking of an AMD 3700x (including new mobo). I have someone that would buy my old stuff so I'm not worrying about what to do with my current one. What are your guys' thoughts? Any other recommendations?

Thanks

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  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

If your constantly at 100% when gaming something else is using your CPU aside from the game.

With gaming as soon as any single core maxes out the title stops using more CPU performance.

And no game perfectly scales into 6-cores currently.

You should also see drops where the graphics card maxes out causing a drop in CPU load.

There have been quite a few mining viruses that will cause similar effects to what your seeing though.

As for replacing it I would hold off since the current models are all about to be replaced with new generations.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You make a good point. I see articles saying that the 4000 amd cpus would come out early 2020, any idea what month?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Not sure yet, AMD is being vague about time frame.

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