AMD has a new generation of CPUs to drool over. And perhaps most importantly, it has a new CPU socket design for its flagship series for the first time in five years. If you’re using an older Ryzen 2000 or 3000 series CPU, on an older AM4 motherboard, you have a choice to make. Should you opt for the now cheaper and still awesome Ryzen 5000 series, or dig deep into your wallet for a new AM5 motherboard, new DDR5 RAM and a world champion Ryzen 7000?
It’s a tough decision for anyone, but luckily Gordon and Adam are here to walk you through PCWorld’s latest YouTube video.
The guys walk you through all sorts of upgrade scenarios, weighing the costs and benefits of a three-component replacement for the latest technology versus a much more affordable upgrade of a single CPU alone. To make your research easier, here are some of the head-to-head update comparisons on the scoresheet, with the video timestamps linked:
It’s a great deep dive if you’re on the fence for an update, especially if you’re looking for analytics on overall performance versus gaming. For more fantastic, hands-on discussions, be sure to subscribe to PCWorld on YouTube!