Question 9900k vs Ryzen 3rd gen

Fate05

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Heya,

I am building a gaming PC and a productivity rig soon and was wondering what CPU's I should go for. I was thinking about one of the 3rd gen Ryzen CPU's for the productivity but the 9900k is still better in terms of gaming from what I have seen. I was considering going with the 9900k for the gamign machine and the 3900x or 3950x (when it launches) for the productivity machine. Would you agree on this? I will be doing a custom loop with a 2080ti
 

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Depends on your resolution tbh.If your a competitive gamer and need the fastest fps in 1080p then the intel is the way to go.If you play on 1440p or 4k then it doesn't really matter as your completely gpu bound.You will get maybe 10-15fps higher in some cases which are not worth it for a 500 usd cpu tbh.
 
Assuming you have or plan to buy any of those fancy 144/165/240hz monitor...
If you still game on 1080p and mainly play those eSport titles, 9900k is still the king. Pure single core performance of 9900k is the key, which is preferred by those games,.
However, the difference is not yet that great anymore to e.g. 3700x or even 3600x. in fact, the difference is quite small yet comes with premium price.
AMD Ryzen 3xxx is the better choice.
If you play more those games like Witcher 3 or if you game on 1440p or higher, the difference between 9900k to any of those Ryzen 3xxx becomes even smaller and smaller...practically ignoreable...which means..you pay extra almost for nothing.

If you have or plan to use only 60hz monitor...ignore any Intel processors! just pretend they did not even exist!
 

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Depends on your resolution tbh.If your a competitive gamer and need the fastest fps in 1080p then the intel is the way to go.If you play on 1440p or 4k then it doesn't really matter as your completely gpu bound.You will get maybe 10-15fps higher in some cases which are not worth it for a 500 usd cpu tbh.
3440x1440 34" Ultrawide. I don't really care about money because that is all sorted. I just want one machine that can absolutely hammer any game at 3440x1440p {100 or 200hz} as that is the monitor I will be gaming on. The productivity machine I want to be able to get 80fps on a 27" 1440p 144hz machine
 
for 3440x1440, to get 80 fps or more, you need a more powerful graphic card, not processor.
3440x1440 is already really near to 4k, this will put a lot more strain to the GPU.
2080 or 2080ti arehere your best bet depending on your budget.

As for processor, the difference between Intel 9xxx and Ryzen 3xxx are even less noticeable here, thus this reduces the reason of buying Intel 9900k more. Forget 9900k and pretend it did not exist.
For gaming, 3600 or 3700 should be already sufficient but if need a work monster for work, I would rather jump directly to 3900x for the extra threads/cores.
 
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I would build 1 system and get the ryzen 9 3900x and get the best graphics card I could afford rather than spending so much money on two different systems. You could allocate 6 or 7 cores for production and 5 or 6 cores for gaming and get a dual monitor set up. That way you can game and do work at the same time.
 

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