Ryzen 5 3600 vs Ryzen 7 2700

Out of these two options, which will Rack take the most advantage of? I’m leaning towards the 3600, given that it’s a newer, faster chip, yet i wonder about the extra cores available on the 2700.

the Ryzen 7 is better no doubt, I have a Ryzen 5 beside a Radeon Vega graphics in my laptop and it work pretty nice with the rack + renoise on Linux (xfce)

I have a Ryzen 7 1700 in my desktop,
usually I use 4 cores in vcv seldom I use more cores,
the cpu has enough power,
the gpu needs to be fast for vcv,
I use a GTX1050 that is doing the job ok,
but this could even be a bit faster imho :wink:

The 3600 should be significantly better despite it having 2 less cores.

All the DAWBench and other DSP benchmark scores I know of are using the 2700X (which has higher base and turbo speed) rather than the 2700, but even then, the 3600 seems to be beating it by 20-30%

AMD 3K has greatly improved architecture, 3600 has double the L3 cache of 2700 and less cores to share it between as well.

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I’m going with the 3600, thank you!


Good choice. It looks like it has stellar single-core performance for a fantastic price. Good choice for Rack!

If you want to go with Ryzen 5 3600, why not the Ryzen 5 3600X? I think the price difference is not too much and you get a more powerful CPU.

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