The Ryzen 3000 series is great and you get better value for money vs the Intel counterparts in the price brackets. Though I think you could get more value out of this launch of CPU more bang for your buck and I think you would find that value in the last generation ryzen 2000 series CPU’s the 2700 and 2600 CPU to be more precise.
Now to be clear I am not saying the 3000 series is terrible value, its great especially as you compare it to its Intel counter parts. I am also not saying Intel is terrible the whole point of this is show you that you could be a little smarter with your money now if you don’t care and just want the latest and greatest and willing to buy that day 1 no cares given this post isn’t for you friend but if your interested in getting more value for your money carry on reading.
Now I am someone who builds PC’s as a side gig in my brothers business my brother highers me as I know the markets better than he does when it comes to this sort of thing so when he gets customers who are looking for more than an I3 8gb 256gb system they get sent my way. I always try to build that customer a machine that will work great for 3-5 years and has amazing value for money we offer free support to on those systems.
I will only be comparing the 2700x to the 3700x (A 2700 can easily match a 2700x) I will also be converting the prices from the UK.
2700 currently $200-230(UK) - 3700x currently $420 (UK)
^That’s a link to a reddit post with the average perf difference of newer cpu’s compared to the last gen and rivals.
Conclusion as you can see the 3700x is averaging 18% faster for 100% more (50% more in pounds) That is what I mean by getting more for your money. Now if your only gaming and going to upgrade your cpu over the next couple of years again get the 3600 as they are valued same but I will say your future proofing your self more with an 8 core cpu vs a 6 core look at the fx 8350 and i5 2500k in 2011 vs 2019.
Ryzen 3000 looks absolutely great and AMD have done a really good job kinda if you excuse this somewhat messy release though I am sure performance a month from now after many fixes will be better but even with a lot of the issues were seeing its still a great product stack.
Now on the point of this post the 2700… What a CPU that is right now currently around $200 in the UK smack an aftermarket cooler on that or not will only add another $30 is damn good value for money possible the best value CPU we have seen in a long time and its all because of the new release of CPU’s. I could buy 2 x 2700 and a 2600 for the price of 9900k at the moment plus the x470 MOBO prices are great you grab one of them and 2700, just swap the CPU out for 4th gen Ryzen when 5th gen comes out your going to get years of value out of these CPU’s of course hoping that Ryzen 4000 will use AM4.
If any of you are thinking of picking up a 3000 chip I would say hold on it get a 2700 and x470 board and wait till 4000 see what that has to offer to get the best bang for buck.
Reason for completely editing the post:
Original post was misunderstood people got angry and confused I still kinda dont understand why as the original post isnt bashing or negative to the new CPU’s but I am going to redo it so its more friendly I guess and more clear. This will take me some time as I will being be doing a spreadsheet plus as of writing this I have other things to do so give me a day or to amend this.
Final note - I think posted this too early should of left it a week or 2 to post I think this would of gotten a more positive response and conversation. You guys better get those x470 boards before there all gone!