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AMD Ryzen 5 5600

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Would the 5600 be a worthwhile upgrade for me, coming from a 3600? Also, is 3200Mhz speed ram sufficient? Asking before I pull the trigger on buying the 5600 :)
Yes and yes

theyre a good 20% faster single threaded in just about everything, in some cases even higher. Even on my GTX1080 i saw good FPS gains.

3200 is perfectly fine, depending on your RAM you may find that you can either tighten timings or raise the MHz value - i've only ever had stuff that would crash if timings were tightened, but happily went up 200-400MHz
(As long as i stuck with even timings, like my current 18-22-22-42 working at 3900, but it wont run CL17 at 3600)

I've found that faster system RAM helps the faster the GPU VRAM, so with a 1660 i doubt you'll have any potential performance loss from "just" 3200
 
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Yes and yes

theyre a good 20% faster single threaded in just about everything, in some cases even higher. Even on my GTX1080 i saw good FPS gains.

3200 is perfectly fine, depending on your RAM you may find that you can either tighten timings or raise the MHz value - i've only ever had stuff that would crash if timings were tightened, but happily went up 200-400MHz
(As long as i stuck with even timings, like my current 18-22-22-42 working at 3900, but it wont run CL17 at 3600)

I've found that faster system RAM helps the faster the GPU VRAM, so with a 1660 i doubt you'll have any potential performance loss from "just" 3200

How about with a 6650XT? I ask because I'm really considering upgrading my GPU as well now that card prices are plummeting.
 

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How about with a 6650XT? I ask because I'm really considering upgrading my GPU as well now that card prices are plummeting.
You'd barely notice with a 3090 unless you're at 360Hz
 
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Finally pulled the trigger on this cpu at $119 at Newegg today. Both my son and myself have AM4 platforms. I have a 5600X and 6700XT, he has an older 2600 and 5700XT. I thought I would spring for the 5800X3D or 5800X and give him my 5600X, but I just decided to keep my 5600X as it performs well at 1440P with my 6700XT and spend less on 5600. Money saved may go towards upgrading his 5700XT to 6700XT as he games at 1080P.

Ridiculous deal at Newegg right now. Even got a free copy of Uncharted.....
 
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