So I'm looking at an upgrade in the next couple of weeks and both of these CPUs are available for roughly the same price. So. Other than improved power efficiency, a slightly higher base & boost clock, Smart Access Memory, etc, am I really going to lose anything by going for the 3700X? The motherboard it's going into is an X470 which hasn't officially had the 5000-series firmware update yet (but from what I understand, that's on the way soon). Besides gaming, which I suspect that either of these CPUs will excel at, my other main use case will be content creation: live streaming and video rendering. I suspect that the extra two cores in the 3700X will make a difference here. I only have a GTX 1060 6GB and with the way the GPU market is right now I will not be upgrading that any time soon; any rendering/encoding I do for the forseeable future will be pure software. TBH I think I've pretty much decided on the 3700X, but I very much welcome other opinions. Either way this will represent a significant upgrade for me: I currently have an i5-3470 with a single 8GB stick!