R5 5600x vs. R7 3800x

I am upgrading my pc soon and was hoping for some feedback regarding which CPU I should buy... 

The new ryzen 5 does have more IPC but still has less cores.

The ryzen 7 has more cores and threads, but has less IPC.

I am using my computer for gaming, streaming, video editing, and homework. Any feedback would be appreciated!


  • TSPhillipT
    Hello @Tbo

    If you are looking to get into streaming and content creation, the additional cores and threads will be more beneficial than increased single threaded performance done by increased IPC.  I think the 3800X will be a better option based off current information we know but I would also wait for benchmarks for the 5600X to come out with more information on it.  
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