Question CPU Upgrade Time - Advice

USMC7312

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Hi

It’s actually CPU & GPU upgrade time. My primary activity is Flight Simulation and the new Flight Simulator 2020, P3D, and X-Plane are being pushed to their limits. Unfortunately, I have not had time to properly review the new CPU’s. I am considering these two new CPU’s.

  1. $768 - Intel Core i9-9940X Skylake X 14 Core
  2. $849 - Intel Core i10-10940X Cascade Lake 14 Core

CURRENT BUILD:
Case: Fractal Design Define 6 XL
CPU: Intel 7800x Skylake
GPU: EVGA 2080 Super
Motherboard: EVGA X299 Dark
RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (4x8GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600)
PSU: EVGA Supernova 1000 T2 80+ Titanium
Monitors: 2xSamsung UH750 28" 4K
Storage:
  1. WD Black 250GB SN750 NVMe M.2 2280 3D NAND <--Windows Drive
  2. WD Black 1TB SN750 NVMe M.2 2280 3D NAND
  3. WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB Internal PC SSD <--Applications
Sound: EVGA Nu Pro
WIFI/Bluetooth: Intel Wireless-AC 9260 M.2
Cooling:
  1. CPU Block: Watercool HEATKILLER IV PRO ACRYL HWLuxx Edition
  2. Thermal Paste: Grizzly Kryonaut 12.5W/m-k
  3. Radiator: AlphacCaseool Nexxos Full Copper ST45 420mm
  4. Radiator Fans: 3x140 mm Be Quiet
  5. Pump: Aquacomputer D5 Next RGB
  6. Reservoir: Aquacomputer Aqualis Base 450mL
  7. Coolant: Mayhems x1 - UV Green Pre-Mix
  8. Tubing: Primochill PrimoFlex Clear 3/8 ID x 5/8 OD - Crystal Clear
  9. Software: Aquacool Suite
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Tournament Chroma V2
Mouse: Razer Basilisk
Anti-virus: Trend Micro Maximum Security
Windows: Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 1909:18363.5r92
 
If your goal is better performance in Flight Sim 2020, then there's not much point upgrading your cpu - Flight Sim 2020 only uses ~ 4 cores / threads at the moment (at least until they release a DX12 render option for it).
 

USMC7312

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Thanks. Its not just Flight Simulator 2020. Its X-Plane 11.5 and Prepare 3D v5 that does use DX12. So right now, I am in the middle ground depending upon the app being used. I want to place myself in position to run these on ULTRA and not think twice.
 

GarrettL

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It’s not a well optimized game yet. There are a lot of reviews on the web now about performance.

A high clocked 10600k would do as well as the 10900k. It’s not how many cores with MS2020, it’s how fast you can get four cores to go.
 

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