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I'm considering a desktop (finally, after 8 years of flying in laptops). While for GPUs I had to settle for a 1650 (not willing to pay today's prices), I'm trying to decide between an Ryzen 7 3700x and a Ryzen 5 5600x. While both appear to have the same performance, the former is 8-core and the latter is just 6-core, but apparently has better single-thread performance:

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-i5-8300H-vs-AMD-Ryzen-7-3700X-vs-AMD-Ryzen-5-5600X/3254vs3485vs3859

There's no 5700x AFAIK, and going to a 5800x is out of my budget. Cost here is around $50 less for the 5600X. I intend to use it for P3D4, FSX-SE and maybe maybe MSFS (if I give them another chance). Which one would suit me better?


Best regards,
Luis Hernández 20px-Flag_of_Colombia.svg.png20px-Flag_of_Argentina.svg.png

Main rig: self built, AMD Ryzen 5 5600X @ 4.5 GHz 2x8 GB DDR4-3200 RAM, Nvidia GTX1650 4 GB, 256 GB M.2 SSD (OS+apps) + 1 TB SATA III SSD (sims) + 1 TB 7200 rpm HDD (storage), Viewsonic VX2458-MHD 1920x1080@30-144 Hz, Windows 10 Pro.  Runing P3D 4.5 and MSFS2020 there.

Mobile rig: ASUS TUF FX504GD (Intel i5 8300H @ 2.3-3.7 GHz; 2x8 GB DDR4-2666 RAM; Nvidia GTX 1050 2 GB; 256 GB M.2 SSD + 1 TB SATA III SSD as storage; Windows 10 Home). Running FSX-SE and FS9 there.

Fell in love with VKB Gladiator NXT Premium Left, now it's my primary controller. Xbox 360 and eDimensional G-Pad Pro wired controllers as standby/travel. Saitek X-52 for sale (Argentina only. Sorry but you'll understand) .

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5600x all day long.  When I sold my 8700k setup, to go AMD, I was let down on the 5800x I had pre-ordered by the supplier.  I bought a 2nd hand 3700x to tide me over, and then managed to get a 5600x just after launch day.  The difference between them was night and day, so much so that I've had numerous opportunities to get a 5800x since, and am not bothering and sticking with the 5600x

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Sorry for the delay, @Charlatan, but I wanna thank you very much! As you may see in signature, I finally bought the 5600X (and an air cooler), and definitely it's a godsend for 4.5! Two questions:

1) How high did you overclock it?

2) Are you using SMT? I'm not (and no AM at all but sending ActiveSky and PF3 to the last cores), but I feel I'm missing something (apart from the extra threads)...

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Best regards,
Luis Hernández 20px-Flag_of_Colombia.svg.png20px-Flag_of_Argentina.svg.png

Main rig: self built, AMD Ryzen 5 5600X @ 4.5 GHz 2x8 GB DDR4-3200 RAM, Nvidia GTX1650 4 GB, 256 GB M.2 SSD (OS+apps) + 1 TB SATA III SSD (sims) + 1 TB 7200 rpm HDD (storage), Viewsonic VX2458-MHD 1920x1080@30-144 Hz, Windows 10 Pro.  Runing P3D 4.5 and MSFS2020 there.

Mobile rig: ASUS TUF FX504GD (Intel i5 8300H @ 2.3-3.7 GHz; 2x8 GB DDR4-2666 RAM; Nvidia GTX 1050 2 GB; 256 GB M.2 SSD + 1 TB SATA III SSD as storage; Windows 10 Home). Running FSX-SE and FS9 there.

Fell in love with VKB Gladiator NXT Premium Left, now it's my primary controller. Xbox 360 and eDimensional G-Pad Pro wired controllers as standby/travel. Saitek X-52 for sale (Argentina only. Sorry but you'll understand) .

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Good to hear.  I haven't even tried clocking it.  I'm using PBO where its boosting to about 4.7ghz.  Yes, SMT is on.  Don't forget, that 1650 is probably bottlenecking the system


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Ryzen 5600X, 32gb DDR 3600mhz, MSI B550 PRO VDH WiFi, Zotac RTX3070 OC, Gammaxx L360, 1TB NVMe Boot/FS2020 Drive, 1TB NVMe P3D Drive, 1Tb Crucial SSD Storage Drive, Saitek Yoke, Pedals, Radio Panel, Switch Panel, 2 x FiPs

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