Question I will get a computer to play on and I don't know which is better?

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Which is better to take AMD ryzen5 3600 with MSI 1650 Super or i5-9400f with MSI 1660 6GB or MSI 1650 Super with i5-9400f
 
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The ryzen 3600 is a stronger cpu than the 9400f

The 1660 is a stronger gpu than the 1650 super.

For gaming now the i5 1660 combo will perform slightly better.

For future proofing (if you're ever going to replace the GPU with something stronger etc) the ryzen is the better choice.

Its a tough decision honestly because it depends on your needs.

I'd still be more tempted by the ryzen personally.
 
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The ryzen 3600 is a stronger cpu than the 9400f

The 1660 is a stronger gpu than the 1650 super.

For gaming now the i5 1660 combo will perform slightly better.

For future proofing (if you're ever going to replace the GPU with something stronger etc) the ryzen is the better choice.

Its a tough decision honestly because it depends on your needs.

I'd still be more tempted by the ryzen personally.
I have a budget and it should be one of this options. Which is better AMD ryzen5 3600 with MSI 1650 Super or i5-9400f with MSI 1660 6GB or MSI 1650 Super with i5-9400f
 

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Around 10% more fps with the gtx 1660 than the 1650 super.

On a 60htz screen at medium/high settings that's fairly irrelevant though.

Remember pc games graphics settings are highly configurable, its fairly easy to push the same fps as the 1660 by simply dropping one or 2 settings in the game menu without any real visible detriment to graphics quality.
 
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Around 10% more fps with the gtx 1660 than the 1650 super.

On a 60htz screen at medium/high settings that's fairly irrelevant though.

Remember pc games graphics settings are highly configurable, its fairly easy to push the same fps as the 1660 by simply dropping one or 2 settings in the game menu without any real visible detriment to graphics quality.
Okay! Thank you very much!
 
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AMD Ryzen5 3600 or i5-9400f

Google says that AMD Ryzen5 3600 is better but i watched gaming tests of AMD Ryzen5 3600 vs intel i5-9400f and intel i5-9400f had more fps.
 
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AMD Ryzen5 3600 or i5-9400f

Google says that AMD Ryzen5 3600 is better but i watched gaming tests of AMD Ryzen5 3600 vs intel i5-9400f and intel i5-9400f had more fps.
 
AMD Ryzen5 3600 or i5-9400f

Google says that AMD Ryzen5 3600 is better but i watched gaming tests of AMD Ryzen5 3600 vs intel i5-9400f and intel i5-9400f had more fps.
The R5 3600 is typically faster than a 9400f - it does depend on what game specifically though. Some older titles (e.g. Starcraft 2) just aren't optimised for Ryzen and will run better on the i5.

The R5 3600 is a better investment overall though for a few reasons -
1: it has twice the number of threads (6 cores, 12 threads on the 3600, vs 6 cores 6 threads on the i5).

2: The AM4 platform has far more upgrade options, if you get a current 500 series chipset board (B550 or X570) those motherboards should be getting upgraded to support the next generation of Ryzen cpu, and you already have options all the way up to a 16 core 32 thread cpu in the existing 3000 series. On the Intel side the 9000 series is the last gen supported on that motherboard socket so you only upgrade would be to a higher model 9000 series cpu (the 8 core 9900K being the best option).

3: The AM4 Platform is more modern, it includes support for PCIe gen 4 (useful for next gen graphics cards and faster storage drives) - note you have to get a 500 series chipset motherboard for that.

Edit: If you would prefer an Intel cpu, you would be much better looking at the newer 10th gen - the 10th gen i5 has 6 cores, 12 threads like Ryzen and the motherboard socket will get at least 1 more cpu generation before support is ended.
 
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The R5 3600 is typically faster than a 9400f - it does depend on what game specifically though. Some older titles (e.g. Starcraft 2) just aren't optimised for Ryzen and will run better on the i5.

The R5 3600 is a better investment overall though for a few reasons -
1: it has twice the number of threads (6 cores, 12 threads on the 3600, vs 6 cores 6 threads on the i5).

2: The AM4 platform has far more upgrade options, if you get a current 500 series chipset board (B550 or X570) those motherboards should be getting upgraded to support the next generation of Ryzen cpu, and you already have options all the way up to a 16 core 32 thread cpu in the existing 3000 series. On the Intel side the 9000 series is the last gen supported on that motherboard socket so you only upgrade would be to a higher model 9000 series cpu (the 8 core 9900K being the best option).

3: The AM4 Platform is more modern, it includes support for PCIe gen 4 (useful for next gen graphics cards and faster storage drives) - note you have to get a 500 series chipset motherboard for that.

Edit: If you would prefer an Intel cpu, you would be much better looking at the newer 10th gen - the 10th gen i5 has 6 cores, 12 threads like Ryzen and the motherboard socket will get at least 1 more cpu generation before support is ended.
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Generally the Ryzen 5 3600 will win and definitely will as the years go by due to the 3600 having more threads.

But right now yeah they both are basically equal SKUs for gaming. Also, make sure when you are looking at benchmarks, to check what RAM configs both CPUs are running, that can play a big part in deciding who wins and who looses.
 
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The 3600 is definitely a better long term purchase. You're looking at gtx1650 reviews along with those cpu?

I personally feel that the 3600 builds have more flexible options when it comes to motherboards as well, you can really build your own pc because the price ranges and compatibility gives you a lot more choice
 
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