So with the release of Ryzen 3000 CPUs I’m starting to look at upgrading my 2 year old 1700. But I’m not sure it’s worth dropping $200 - $300 for the same or fewer cores.
My current system is a Ryzen 7 1700, MSI Tomahawk B450, 32GB DDR4-2400 (@2933) running on Fedora 29.
Originally I was going to use this system for running a few VMs, including one for Windows games, but thanks to Proton that’s proved unnecesary. So that opens up the possibility of upgrading to fewer, but faster cores (3600/3600X.)
Would I significant uplift in gaming performance if I go from a 1700 to a 3600/3600X? Or should I save my pennies and get a 3700X/3800X, or even a 3900X? Is there likely to be a plain 3700 (vs. 3700X?)