Question 3900x or 9900k

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hello so in my country the 3900x is (combined with more expensive mobo) like 90 euros(99us) more expensive than the 9900k
paired with an RTX 2080 SUPER 1440p 144hz monitor i will use the build for gaming (mostly) and autodesk maya and stuff
im really back and forth but i dont know if the 3900x is worth the 90 euros more(in case i wont upgrade my 3200 ram to 3600) especially in gaming i have seen some really big differences!
i dont know how the 9900k will perform in my renders (its still a HT 8 core) as i come from an 3770k!
any suggestion or help?thnx!!
 

RodroX

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Hi, and No, thats a no :)

The 3770K is a 4 cores / 8 threads CPU
The 9900K is a 8 cores / 16 threads CPU
The 3900X is a 12 cores / 24 threads CPU

Thats not the same, the 9900K is a ultra huge step foward the 3770K

If you are sure gaming is your main task, then the 9900K is a great choice, keep in mind you will still need to get a really beefy air cooler or atleast a 240mm AIO water cooler.

As for Ryzen, the main thing is to be around DDR4 3200MHz, 3600 seems to be the sweet spot, but its more important to get a really good 2x8GB Kit DDR4 3200, than a basic or low end 3600MHz one.

EDIT: About the CPUs, a thread is a logical core, and is not the same as real Physical Core. The threads count as a logic unit, but they are more limited than a physical core and can't perform at the same level. So you can think of a thread like a lightweight physical core. Is there, helps you out a lot with the tasks that can make use of all the threads you have, but can't perform the same as the big brother the physical core.
 
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If you are just gaming, consider a i7-9700K.
Use the savings for something else like a better graphics card.
Few single player games are going to use the full 8 cores.
If your gaming is primarily multiplayer, then buy ryzen with many threads.
 
I agree with Geofelt. The 9700K is great for gaming and really it's pretty much on par with the 9900K in most gaming scenarios. The 9900K only offers an extra 30% more power via hyper threading and a little bit more cache. It's not really worth the price premium over the 9700K.
 

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