Question 5800x or 5900x?

Dec 2, 2021
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What cpu would be better for 1440p/4k gaming ultra settings. And multi tasking like playing games watching shows/twitch at the same time whilst in gaming queues. But mainly a card that would avoid a bottleneck at all costs
 
... multi tasking like playing games watching shows/twitch at the same time ....
"More cores" is almost always the better choice for running multiple simultaneous CPU demanding tasks. Whether you really need it is probably debatable but a 5900X would be "better".

For 1440 and especially 4k gaming itself you're really leaning on the GPU to perform anyways.
 
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DSzymborski

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The 5800X would be more than suitable for your needs, unless you have other multitasking needs that require far more computing power.

Watching shows and streams is basically nothing for high-end equipment; if playing your game is like driving a car, checking out a Twitch stream is the equivalent of scratching your nose, a task that would tax nobody driving a car.

Now, if you do any streaming yourself that's a different story. A 5900X certainly won't hurt you, but unless you have tasks that really utilize those cores, you're just spending money you don't need to. By the time you actually would need 24 threads for a game instead of 16, both CPUs are likely to be poor performers.
 
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