Is a 2700x bad for gaming?

1 : Anonymous2021/03/13 16:41 ID: m49xgu

I built my first pc a few months ago and I have a r7 2700x with a 1070 and I posted to

asking questions about it and how it compares to intel and I was told by some dude that it was bad for gaming and I wanted to ask some other folk as well just do I don’t make an assumption based off what one person said.

2 : Anonymous2021/03/13 16:50 ID: gqt9oph

2700x is still a good cpu, anyone saying it’s bad is just the type to always want the newest and best components. As long as your pc runs everything you want then it’s good.

3 : Anonymous2021/03/13 16:51 ID: gqt9px2

I wanted to ask some other folk as well just do I don’t make an assumption based off what one person said.

Sensible first step. Now the second step is to not look at what other random people on the internet say and go to trusted review/benchmark sites to see for yourself.

(A 2700x is absolutely fine btw.)

4 : Anonymous2021/03/13 16:51 ID: gqt9q9q

Nah, its great at gaming.

Intel fanboys are just butthurt that AMD has been crushing it lately, lol.

Like technically you leave like 1 or 2 fps on the table from a game you were already gonna get over 140 frames per second out of. not really a big deal if you ask me.

That processor can likely keep you gaming with high quality settings for another decade so long as you do regular improvements to the video card over the years.

ID: gqtcj66

The most intensive game I play is rdr2 and I can run that on high at 60fps and the only game I notice my cpu affecting my frames is bannerlord when I’m in the middle of a giant battle but it’s not unplayable it’s just a little jarring going from 60 to around 40 FPS

ID: gqtemyi

Bannerlord just as terrible optimization at all fronts, especially for AMD GPUs since it uses DX11.

And their AI implementation chews through CPU cycles.

ID: gqtdfj3

Well, depending on your willingness to spend money, you could upgrade to a modern processor (i.e. Ryzen 7 5800X)

ID: gqtog0i

Such a general statement...lets stick to facts. At 1080p it’s way way more than 2 fps and it gets crushed by newer cpus

5 : Anonymous2021/03/13 18:09 ID: gqtipye

I play on a freaking A8 9600, LOL. People in europe/north america be like "you can't play on low end/old PCs"

Watch me, fools. Going 80FPS in warframe like it's nothing bro.

6 : Anonymous2021/03/13 16:52 ID: gqt9vdx

Sure, the 2700x may be a bit old, but it surely is still a good option if you don't have quite the budget for a higher tier processor yet. My friend has one and it still pretty much runs everything he throws at it, without frustrations.

7 : Anonymous2021/03/13 17:15 ID: gqtcgq1

FWIW I have a 2700 (non-x, but overclocked) and it's still perfectly viable. Yeah, there's a performance gap between it and the 5800x but paired with my graphics card I'm not having any appreciable issues at 1440p.

I'm assuming you're playing at 1080p? You'll do just fine.

8 : Anonymous2021/03/13 17:33 ID: gqtej1g

I had a 2600X and to run games at 60-100FPS was really good, for 144+ I couldn't in some games (for example warzone).

The 2700X should be a bit faster on games at least than the 2600X.

9 : Anonymous2021/03/13 17:34 ID: gqtenxi

Depends what resolution you're playing at and what you paid for it.

10 : Anonymous2021/03/13 17:40 ID: gqtfc8a

Depends. I upgraded my 1600 to a 2700 a couple months ago. Works nicely with my 3060ti for 1440p gaming

11 : Anonymous2021/03/13 17:41 ID: gqtfhfk

I game on it in 1440p and the benchmark difference to having a 5800X is in single percent digits in all 1 year and more old games. 1080p is going to be different.

12 : Anonymous2021/03/13 17:42 ID: gqtfk4c

I used to play on an 1800x and never had any issues, can't see how you would struggle with a 2700x.

ID: gqtfuym

I don’t have any issues some guy just told me it was bad for gaming and it sounded like a crock of shit

ID: gqtqhip

Now you can tell him he's full of shit

13 : Anonymous2021/03/13 17:42 ID: gqtfkf0

Look at benches. Hardware unboxed gamers nexus.

14 : Anonymous2021/03/13 17:43 ID: gqtfqp3

I recently switched a 2700x with a 3800xt, but just beacause it was a deal.

2700x is still a good CPU for gaming. Maybe it will be better to update your 1070 even if it is not the right timing.

15 : Anonymous2021/03/13 17:53 ID: gqtgul0

I use a 2600 (OC) and run games with no issues in 1440p ultrawide (AOC CU34G2x) with my Radeon VII. So the 2700x should be great for gaming. Having a GPU that can handle what games you want to play is a big factor also.

16 : Anonymous2021/03/13 18:19 ID: gqtjuld

It's ok but if you could get a newer even 6 core you would be better off.

17 : Anonymous2021/03/13 18:29 ID: gqtl19w

Even though the 2700X is not the best, with only a GTX 1070 you will be GPU bottlenecked long before CPU becomes an issue in most cases.

18 : Anonymous2021/03/13 18:33 ID: gqtlhew

For 60 fps gaming it's great. For VR or high refresh, not so much. It might also struggle with some heavy simulators.

19 : Anonymous2021/03/13 18:38 ID: gqtm4fy

Really depends on what you want out of your PC.

If you want the absolute highest framerates (for example because you play a lot of completive multiplayer games) then it's not a good CPU for that.

However it can handle any game that is currently out no problem and since you have a GTX 1070 it's likely that you will be GPU bound anyway (especially if you play at resolutions above 1080p) which means that your gaming performance wouldn't improve even if you had a Zen 3 CPU or 10th gen Intel CPU.

20 : Anonymous2021/03/13 18:47 ID: gqtn36f

It kinda of sucks compared to 9th/10th gen Intel and Ryzen 3000/5000 but it’s an ok CPU

21 : Anonymous2021/03/13 19:05 ID: gqtp8dg

I've got a 2700x and 2070, had no issues gaming and play anything from total war, witcher 3 to warzone

22 : Anonymous2021/03/13 19:22 ID: gqtr67o

Who ever said that is a know nothing arm chair critic. There is "better" but what you got absolutely works great for gaming.

23 : Anonymous2021/03/13 17:05 ID: gqtbb8p

I run a ryzen 5 3400g paired with a red devil rx 580 golden sample and crush games. Even cyberpunk in 1080 ultra everything is still rock solid 40+ fps. Im building a computer for my wife right now with a ryzen 5 2600x and a red devil rx 590. Should be about 3-9% faster then my rig in games.

24 : Anonymous2021/03/13 17:19 ID: gqtcwyk

totally fine, even upgrade to 5950x and you won't see any difference when paired with only 1070

25 : Anonymous2021/03/13 17:19 ID: gqtcx3s

Are you having a bad gaming experience with it? If yes, then it is bad. If no, then it is not.

But in comparison, it depends on the games that you play, which settings you use, resolution you play at, and your requirements.

Here's an average of 6 games where the 5600 XT is comparable to the 1070 (actually it's ~10% faster so there'd be even less of a difference), and as you can see there's no difference even between R1K and R5K, which is on par, if not even slightly better than, the best from Intel.

26 : Anonymous2021/03/13 16:45 ID: gqt90zb

As long as you have a B550 , X470 or later board ,it's still a very competent CPU , I have one paired with a 5700xt , and runs great.

27 : Anonymous2021/03/13 18:26 ID: gqtkpe1

well it is not brilliant cpu when skylake based quad i7 and zen2 quads outperform it in gaming.

But if you have one now then use it until zen3 cpus get cheap so you can upgrade and a new gpu ofcourse.

28 : Anonymous2021/03/13 18:29 ID: gqtl2xi

Ryzen 7 2700X is an old processor.

If you compare it to a much newer processor (i.e. Ryzen 7 5800X or Core i7-11700K) then Ryzen 7 2700X doesn't look so good.

29 : Anonymous2021/03/13 16:49 ID: gqt9ic7

Not bad for gaming at all like maybe 10% slower than Intel,

The guy is obviously an intel fan boy and doesn't know shit.

ID: gqtc6bx

Not bad for gaming at all like maybe 10% slower than Intel,

What Intel processor are you talking about anyway?

ID: gqtctow

I'm talking about rough differences rather than actual products,

A 2700x is fine for gaming at 1440p yes an Intel CPU is going to be slightly faster depending on what CPU you are comparing it to,

My point is the difference isn't large enough to make someone buy a new CPU and motherboard just for maybe 10-20 fps.

30 : Anonymous2021/03/13 18:23 ID: gqtka8m

Dont listen to clueless peoples, the 2700x isnt good for gaming and even worse if you pair it with a rtx 3070 and up

ID: gqtnp7p

If it’s bad for gaming then why have I been able to run every game at 1080p 60fps?

I was more so talking about if it’s good for 1440p and/or higher refresh rates but this answer isn’t very helpful or substantiated.

ID: gqtrhm1

It's plenty good for most people, while it's far from being _the_best_ - but not everybody needs the best. I agree that a 3080 is overkill for it, unless 4k is important. A 2700X is well balanced for 1080P/1440P using GTX1070 and up to 2070 Supe

. Even a spanking new 6700XT would be a good match, RTX3070 would struggle as it needs a lot of CPU to reach it's potential or else not being much better than a 2070 Super. RTX3070 is super good for 3D rendering though, regardless of which CPU, great for a digital artist.


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