New all time low? OEM/Tray version but you still get a box cooler
Edit: Cheaper at Metrocom here - $339.15 (credits to doweyy) - though the listing specifically here says no cooler
Original Coupon Deal
Damn… that's what I paid for the 3600 when these were unavailable.
Does this code only work if i use afterpay? Apologies if dumb question.
Or can use gift cards if U don't have access to Afterpay
probably worth noting that the loophole has been patched (must pay via afterpay)
might want to reconsider before purchasing hundreds of gift cards
Oh..ok..good to know
i just did… trick is u gotta leave a small balance to pay. I worked mine down to around $1.60 before paying with afterpay.
Max of 5 vouchers I think, when I tried to add more (dreg amounts from previous purchases) it defaulted to no gift vouchers.
8 is total including afterpay code. it glitches sometimes. u just enter the gift card and it will all pop out again.
$339.15 Delivered for the Tray Version @ Metrocom eBay also it seems for those that may prefer.
Thanks doweyy - included it in the main post as an alternative to those who don't need box cooler
i bought 3 of the boxed version.. as they gave discounts if u buy 3.
Works out to be around $353.86 AND it comes with wraith cooler.
Tempting, how do you tell if the CPU is limiting the FPS? I have a ryzen 3300X and for some games I play, the GPU is not running at 98%-99%, it sometimes dip down probably to around 80% for some time, would that be a sign or could that be due to some other components? My RAM are 2x8GB 3200Mhz ones..
Very interesting resource. I wonder how accurate it is…
My mate has Ryzen 2600, GTX 1080, 16Gb DDR4. This website gives an avg bottleneck of 2.58% GPU bottleneck…
But when you scroll down and look at the scores it gives for individual games, it varies wildly… For example it says Valorant will be 63.67% CPU bottlenecked… but other games it says 100% bottleneck by GPU… so ¯\ (ツ)/¯
Yeah that calculator isn't reliable at all - it says that the 5600X needs 64GB RAM to 'run well', whatever that is.
3300X probably isn't a bottleneck, unless you've got a very powerful GPU, but the higher the resolution the less the CPU bottleneck will be. Also depends on the game you play too, Valorant and other esports games are designed not to be too graphically intensive so it is almost always CPU bottlenecked, but other more graphically demanding games (most single player games nowadays) are almost always GPU bottlenecked.
Sounds about right?
For a particular CPU + GPU combo:
- Less graphically demanding/older games can generally achieve high FPS (200+) -> GPU has no problem rendering each frame, CPU needs to "work harder" to pump more frames out per second -> CPU more easily bottlenecked.
- More graphically demanding/newer gen games generally achieve lower FPS (60-100)-> GPU needs to "work harder" to render each frame, less frames for CPU to pump out per second -> GPU more likely to be bottlenecked than CPU.
Of course this is just a generalisation and it's more complex than that. So it varies wildly depending on the game that you're playing.
EDIT: I'm not saying the calculator is accurate though, just saying intuitively it seems to make sense.
Yeah, I can't vouch for it's accuracy - I would use it as a guide.
Was about to pull the trigger. But turns out my 3100 only bottlenecks my 1080ti by 1% at 1440p. How crazy is that.
0.8% at 1440p for me with 3300x and 3070. So crazy! Don't need a CPU upgrade at all.
Are you playing 1080p? If so, very likely you can boost performance with better CPU
I play 1440p, I had a rtx 3080 at one point with the 3300x and the GPU was showing 60%-80% usage. Even with a a 5700 xt, it did sometimes limit itself to 80% on Far Cry primal, I do remember though that it use to run close to 96-98% before. Do you recommend any good program to check the CPU is performing as it should?
At 1440p the CPU is not as relevant for performance but it still matters for certain games.
I think in your case going to a 3600 or the big brother 5600x you can squeeze more performance out of your GPU (the gain is higher as you move up to better GPUs) , anything higher will have diminishing gains.
Task manager is fine for quick glance at CPU usage, but you could use HWinfo for more detailed info.
But it also depends on your GPU.
Wish there was a 5800x deal
Ahh well Harris Tech also sell it, and this code brings it down under $600… Pretty good price!
Nice, thanks for that, will check it out
Ordered a 5600x from one of these recent deals but wondering if I should have ordered a 10700k for $351 instead.. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/174433881307
Well of course you should, but you acted on the best info you had at the time.
At these prices I'd rather a 5600X. The only Intel options I'd consider swapping to is the i5's to save money.
How much is a MB for that 10700k? What's the total cost of buying a CPU and MB for each?
Tempted for a min but the productivity gain over my current 3600 based on reviews doesn't warrant the cost and effort in selling the 3600. Will wait.
Got one for my gaming box.
So now it's a gaming box PRO? good buy!
this or 3700x?
Depends on your use case. The 3700x is still a little better in multi-threaded productivity scenarios, but the 5600x is a few percent faster in games. One is not clearly superior to the other.
For gaming the 5600x is better at single core performance. I just upgraded from a 3600 to 5600x and I can definitely notice more fps paired with my RTX3070.
Shallot head aka Shopping express i think, has it for $352 in box with stock cooler @ [Shallothead Ebay] (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/254609566030) best price around if you actually want proper warranty.
Damn, just paid $373.5 for one a few days ago on a previous deal! This is a steal of a price!
It will hit $300 very soon