AMD Ryzen Showdown: Ryzen 5 3400G, 3600X, & Ryzen 7 3700X Benchmarked

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    We wanted to test an AMD 4, 6, and 8 core CPU and see how different they are in gaming. So, we have the Ryzen 5 3400G, the Ryzen 5 3600X, and the 3700X going head to head in several games.
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Comments • 90

  • Pieter Rossouw
    Pieter Rossouw 20 days ago

    Skip the X SKU with the 3600, one click in Ryzen Master gets you there.

  • David Bamber
    David Bamber 2 months ago

    I'd go with the 3400g with a medium priced GPU. Get a 3700x in 3 years time when its cheaper and more developers are utilizing all the cpu cores in their games.

  • Analog Foundry
    Analog Foundry 2 months ago +4

    Grabbed 3700X, I'd been on i5-3330 since 2013... Boy, the difference this Ryzen has made is absolutely incredible.

  • Lauri Lilleoks
    Lauri Lilleoks 2 months ago

    395 nr like
    nice video

  • Youtube Red
    Youtube Red 2 months ago

    >Mentions Asrock being in most of his recent builds
    >shows a gaming pro carbon build (Msi)

  • milose
    milose 2 months ago +1

    El Cheapo route:
    1. a320m + r5 3400g
    2. find a used vega 56
    3. upgrade to r5 3600
    4. upgrade to b450 and overclock
    5. build a NAS or media pc with a320m+3400g
    Woo Hoo

  • Night
    Night 2 months ago +1

    Do more hardware reviews. Let go of the old days and deal with what’s in front of you. Feels like things have lost their way, least you’re still uploading but I know you can do better. Live to your potential man.

  • Mr11ESSE111
    Mr11ESSE111 2 months ago

    how many idiots on the world will buy 3600x or 3700x to play on 720p low with high end cards especially !!?? this channel are stupid !! next time play on 240p or 480p too with rtx 2080/ti

    • Mr11ESSE111
      Mr11ESSE111 2 months ago

      @Uri Nrv why not then on 480p playing or 240p resolution?? there will be greater difference then only 720p?? but again who the fak will buy 1200$ card for playing on shitty seetings on shitty resolution?? will you buy it and play on crappy res. and seetings or him?? no you want !! you will buy like him 1440p or 4k monitor and play on it not on shitty pixelated picture and it is after you downscale resolution

    • Uri Nrv
      Uri Nrv 2 months ago +2

      Dude, is for testing the CPU removing GPU bottleneck... the stupid one is you...

  • Mr11ESSE111
    Mr11ESSE111 2 months ago

    buying 3600x ,3700x or 3900x only for gaming over r5 3600 are nothing then stupid move of foolish peoples!! as i see on many benches even 3900x give barrelly 2-5% more fps over r5 3600 on 1080p with high end cards

  • Mr11ESSE111
    Mr11ESSE111 2 months ago

    3600x are nothing then waste of 50$ more for X letter and for 50mhz more and you can oclock r5 3600 too or for that 50$ more you could buy preety good cooler for r5 3600 or more ram or more capacity storage and so on

  • halistine jenkins
    halistine jenkins 2 months ago

    good stuff

  • redraidermathias
    redraidermathias 2 months ago

    I'm probably gonna get the 3700X. By the time I start buying parts for the rig (December/January), the CPU's price will probably drop making it even a better deal.

  • dastardlyman
    dastardlyman 2 months ago

    ohh im liking this !
    that 440p laptop video was great
    now another good video

  • joebakb
    joebakb 2 months ago +1

    I'm guessing the 3400G doesn't get the 13% better IPC since it's built on last gen's architecture? That might be some of the reason for the disparities your seeing in the gaming benchmarks instead of the core count.

  • HuskyTech
    HuskyTech 2 months ago

    Thank you for the Ryzen Showdown! Reminds me of the 8350 to 3570k comparison video. I also have fond memories of Logan's coverage of all the 8800 GTs back in the day. :')

  • JJ 101
    JJ 101 2 months ago

    I got the 3700x cuz I felt since I already had a r5 1600 and the new consoles being 8 cores I didn't want to update again for 5 years if possible. Also I do some other things that do like threads occasionally

  • the one you dont see
    the one you dont see 2 months ago

    4666 would be an epic licence plate!

  • Ryan Pruske
    Ryan Pruske 2 months ago

    Is this stock? Turbo mode? Custom overclocked?

  • Sarge Speaking
    Sarge Speaking 2 months ago +3

    Are any of these going to bottleneck a 2080?

    • Mr11ESSE111
      Mr11ESSE111 2 months ago +1

      3400G maybe and others bottleneck rtx 2080 same as 9900k or 9700k

  • EresTremulant
    EresTremulant 2 months ago +3

    I wish Starcraft 2 was featured more often in benchmarks. It's an old game at this point, but it's still incredibly taxing on the CPU.

    • Mshojat
      Mshojat 2 months ago

      Or _Path of Exile_ a game that can get really crazy for CPU. Problem with both those games, but mostly/especially Path of Exile is that there's no easy standard reproduceable consistent method of testing performance.
      Starcraft can just run a replay I suppose, although that wouldn't test AI at all, which I think can use up quite a bit of CPU (if lets say you increase the game speed or add many AIs with lots of units). At the least that's the issue with DOTA 2 AI; it can be a bit taxing on CPU, especially if you increase the game speed.

  • Michael Tschuertz
    Michael Tschuertz 2 months ago

    Still on 6700k. Waiting for 2020.

  • Liam Johnson
    Liam Johnson 2 months ago +11

    First Tek Syndicate video in a while that's made it to my subscription box!

  • kingsizemedal
    kingsizemedal 2 months ago

    Comparing the 3400G to the 3600X and 3700X is kind of weird, though, as it's still based on Zen+ instead of Zen2.

    I understand, since there are no quad-core Zen2 CPUs, but it would've been fairer to compare 2400G, 2600, and 2700.

    • haukikannel
      haukikannel 2 months ago

      kingsizemedal 2400 is older tecnology than 2600...
      So 3400 vs 2600 vs 2700 would be apples to appless comparison. (2400 is based on zen1. The apu cpus have been all the time one generation older...)

  • Tauorca's Channel
    Tauorca's Channel 2 months ago

    This video was very helpful. Might be finally upgrade my good ole Intel i7 960... Putting a 2070ti on it was overkill to say the least lol

  • Luke White
    Luke White 2 months ago

    You and Paul from Pauls hardware are the sexist techtubers on youtube, not even Lauren from Tasty PC is as sexy as you two!

  • Alexander Yordanov
    Alexander Yordanov 2 months ago +2

    Witcher 3 always loved cores and threads lol. It just depends on where you test it.

  • Bilal Khan
    Bilal Khan 2 months ago +2

    Logan needs to do more reviews! 😁

  • SanteeNL
    SanteeNL 2 months ago +1

    Need 1% and 0,1% lows!

    • Christian Perez
      Christian Perez 2 months ago

      @madmax2069 I never said it did. I was just agreeing with the OP

    • madmax2069
      madmax2069 2 months ago +1

      @Christian Perez the 1% and 0.1% doesn't paint a full picture either.

    • Christian Perez
      Christian Perez 2 months ago

      Average fps only paints a fraction of the picture

  • North Southy
    North Southy 2 months ago

    Great video, thanks

  • Mr. Some Gamer Dude
    Mr. Some Gamer Dude 2 months ago

    If my computer decide to kick the bucket (which I'm hoping it doesn't yet). I'm leaning toward the 3800x (due to a sale at my local computer store (small mom & pop like store) where 3700x & 3800x is only $50 difference compare to $80, plus a small discount on selected compatible MB)

  • ShiggitayMedia
    ShiggitayMedia 2 months ago

    I recently upgraded from an Intel Core i7 3770k (4C/8T) to an AMD Ryzen 5 3600X (6C/12T) and it's night and day in terms of performance. As TheCouchTripper said about his 3600 my 3600X works great for everything I do. I don't really game, but I occasionally edit video and it chews through that task. I sort of kicked myself in the balls for not spending the additional $100 for a 3700X, but I can get one of those later down the line if I want to. I'd love to have a 3900X for its beastly 12C/24T prowess, but that'd be more overkill than the 3600X is for me as is. Lastly, I've hackintoshed this baby as well. AMD Hackintoshing has gotten to the point where basically all you need to do (besides having the proper kext files in place) is patch the kernel at boot time, and BOOM to macOS it's like any old generic Intel system. It's beautiful. Anyway, great video as always.

    • ShiggitayMedia
      ShiggitayMedia 2 months ago +1

      @Bo Shumok So true, but I really want a 3900X for its 12C/24T prowess... I guess I'll wait for it come down in price a bit.

    • Bo Shumok
      Bo Shumok 2 months ago +1

      You might even find a new 4900X in a couple years at reduced prices after the 5000 series comes out.

  • Gixxer983
    Gixxer983 2 months ago

    Finaly a GOOD video ! Gj

  • Peso Mistic
    Peso Mistic 2 months ago

    i'm getting the 3400g for my camera system

  • ColtaineCrows
    ColtaineCrows 2 months ago

    I'm probably getting a 3900X or 3950X when I pull the trigger on my next upgrade, since I'm currently using a 2700X those are the only two that offer any significant upgrades in performance.

  • Eric
    Eric 2 months ago

    I saw you at Ground Kontrol last week lol. What cpu should I pair with a Quadro P5000 btw?

    • Tek Syndicate
      Tek Syndicate  2 months ago +2

      @Eric The 3700X will be a huge upgrade and still leave room for you to get a motherboard.
      If you need ram too, get the 3600X, 16 GB of ram (or 32 if you can), then a motherboard.

    • Eric
      Eric 2 months ago

      @Tek Syndicate I am a Maya user and the budget would be about 400 ish for just the cpu. My build is horribly un-balanced currently with an FX-8350 and a P5000 and 16gb of ddr3

    • Tek Syndicate
      Tek Syndicate  2 months ago +1

      Awesome! I remember.
      So, what's the budget and what programs will you be using mostly?

  • MetallicBlade
    MetallicBlade 2 months ago +2

    Will you be also testing the 3900X/3950X in the future?

    • Tek Syndicate
      Tek Syndicate  2 months ago +6

      Trying to get a 3950X. So, we will see.

  • thiscouldntblowmore
    thiscouldntblowmore 2 months ago +10

    Answer is Ryzen 5 3600, not with the X.

  • EvilJagan
    EvilJagan 2 months ago +1

    I just bought the 3700x. I just rendered a 45 minute video in handbrake in like 6 minutes. That would have taken HOURS on my i5 4690k.

  • GoblinPhreak
    GoblinPhreak 2 months ago +42

    this video brings me back to 2011 you, when you did 8350 vs 3770k
    also, waiting for 3850x, reeeee

    • GoblinPhreak
      GoblinPhreak 2 months ago +1

      @trance dj they did it on purpose imho. they all get perks for displaying intel as the best. nvidia does it too. when linus did his original titan review, he said "we have this little placard, and it tells us what we CAN talk about, if its not on the placard, we can't say it" which is just laughable.
      its like the 7970, reviewers claimed it couldn't get 60fps stable in skyrim..... I had the 7970, but at the time I also had a slower AMD cpu.... doing 1080p ultra 2x/2x AA/AF respectively, I got solid 60 fps.... I didn't get THEIR performance metrics until I had set 16x/8x respectively, in which case I hit 50fps max.... so they tested AMD on absolute max settings and nvidia on 2x/2x to make it look better. (they said 1080p ultra 2x/2x on the graph and in the article)
      go back further than that, reviewers used to test 640x480 so nvidia card would win, but at the time everyone and their grandmother had 1280x1024 capable CRT's as they were the standard for that timeframe, and when you ran that resolution, the ATI cards pulled ahead. HELL. MATROX cards pulled ahead of nvidia at that time as well....
      reviewers have ALWAYS been biased and have always been given perks to tout one brand over another. and it will never end until someone says "that's not how i want to run my review company"

    • trance dj
      trance dj 2 months ago +2

      @GoblinPhreak and not to mention most of the reviewers of the FX processors left perfomance on the table by having their HT/NB set to 2000/2000 like a phenom II when in reality it they are suppose to be set to 2600 HT and 2200 NB stock. so that definitely didn't help out the situation either.

    • Michal Slavík
      Michal Slavík 2 months ago

      @GoblinPhreak Exactly. Appreciate the ending, spot on brother.

    • GoblinPhreak
      GoblinPhreak 2 months ago +3

      @GallopingWalrus to be fair, it did. it was only slightly behind the 3770k and was 150 bucks cheaper.... not to mention multitasking was better for having 8 real cores vs 4 cores 8 threads.... the 8350 in 2012/2013 was a beast. it was after that when people starting meme-ing how bulldozer sucked. at its launch, it was a fantastic product. 8350 for 200 bucks? CHEAP. along with a CHEAP motherboard, and CHEAP ram, yeah the 3770k was faster, but 150 more, plus about 75 bucks MORE for a quality intel motherboard, and about the same for ram.... it was just cheaper. to me it did disrupt the market. all these shills online who love intel and hate amd will call bulldozer a failure, it was great. the main issue is, the 8350/9590 was the LAST mainstream cpu AMD had until ryzen in 2017, so for 4-5 years AMD had nothing to play with on the high end, as they were doing mostly APU releases at that point.... for the time of the cpu, it was great. sure 2-3 years later if you picked up the 8350 over an i5/i7 4000 or 5000 series you were a moron..... always get whats newer and faster and at that point there were intel similar priced that had similar if not better performance..... people just wanna bash on AMD instead of living in the real world, like liberals not living in the real world.

  • José Roger Tintaya Quispe

    Hi guys, I have a problem with my ryzen 3400g processor and my ASUS Prime b450m motherboard. And when I turn on my PC, the Mouse and keyboard freezes

    • David Bamber
      David Bamber 2 months ago

      Try another keyboard and mouse. If its not the keyboard and mouse thats the problem try reseting the bios settings and doing a bios upgrade for that motherboard.

  • James Smith
    James Smith 2 months ago +3

    This SOB has a huge forehead.

    • Tazboy
      Tazboy 2 months ago

      Long time i have not watch his video

    • Ryan Pruske
      Ryan Pruske 2 months ago


    • kt cool
      kt cool 2 months ago +1

      Nah, that's just receding hair line.

  • Shinukage
    Shinukage 2 months ago +3

    I have a 3600 x paired with a vega 64 nitro on an x 470 f gaming

  • jwdickieson
    jwdickieson 2 months ago

    Were you running Doom in vulkan?

    • Tek Syndicate
      Tek Syndicate  2 months ago +1

      Yes, forgot to mention that. Vulkan is the ONLY way to run doom.

  • Valter Baessa
    Valter Baessa 2 months ago

    How about the 3800x? O.o

    • Valter Baessa
      Valter Baessa 2 months ago

      I actually wanted to say 3900x cuz it has even more cores. Woups

    • Ryan Pruske
      Ryan Pruske 2 months ago

      @conyo985 I want to see the numbers

    • ColtaineCrows
      ColtaineCrows 2 months ago +2

      Performance gains over the 3700X is at best 3%, the 3800X doesn't make sense in the consumer space. It does however have two better binned CCDs when compared to the 3700X. That might in theory make it better for overclockers, but since Zen2 is already right up there against silicon limits, it's only really for LN2 OCing.

    • conyo985
      conyo985 2 months ago +1

      That's lame. You pay more with a little performance gain over the 3700X.

  • thecouchtripper
    thecouchtripper 2 months ago +12

    I recently got the standard 3600 and it's great for everything.

    • Manuel P.
      Manuel P. 2 months ago

      @thecouchtripper he has not answered my question though, Anyone buying a X version and not using PBO/XFR should have not bought it.

    • thecouchtripper
      thecouchtripper 2 months ago

      @Levi Nonofyourbusiness That's what I guessed when buying. It's so good on its own that another 5-10% on top is basically meaningless.

    • Manuel P.
      Manuel P. 2 months ago +1

      ​@Levi Nonofyourbusiness why? Did you not activate PBO?

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    Deon Spates 2 months ago


  • Victor Jimenez
    Victor Jimenez 2 months ago +5

    Hey! Just wanted to let you know thanks for getting me into PC gaming finally was able to buy my first gaming rig with an i7 2600 and GTX 1060 for 470 bucks, it runs like a champ and it's a beast of a system here in Venezuela, I used your channel to learn English too, I remember watching it with a dictionary by my side haha, watching this while the power comes back on

    • Victor Jimenez
      Victor Jimenez 2 months ago +1

      @Joe Mama well watching this in ups powered wifi at 360p... So not that well

    • Joe Mama
      Joe Mama 2 months ago

      Hows that socialism bro?

  • Tiny Bolt
    Tiny Bolt 2 months ago +1

    Finally the video I was promised on twitter!

    ADRENELINEDUDE 2 months ago

    Static on the intro was distracting.

    • thecouchtripper
      thecouchtripper 2 months ago

      just as well it was only in the intro then, eh?

  • Matt Jensen
    Matt Jensen 2 months ago