Question I5 9600k with a gtx 1650 super good for comp fortnite?

logainofhades

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What Do u mean by dead platform I saw a lot of vids saying that its so good
It's a dead platform, because Intel has a new one, for 10th gen. The upgrade path would stop at a 9900k. If you went with a 10th gen 10600k, which is a much better chip, your upgrade path is far less limited, as 11th gen will be on the same platform, and slated for an early 2021 release.

Same technically could be said if you went with a B550 board, and say an R5 3600. It would open you up to the recently released 5000 series Ryzen chips, which are currently top dog, for gaming. They are just impossible to find, at retail, right now.
 

lga1156_ftw

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If you just play fortnite that game is very badly optimized for high core / thread count. In comp fortnite scene most people actually disable hyperthreading even with intel processors to gain higher overclocks .

Even older 900 series can run this game on 300+ fps stable with 1080p competitive settings, this depends on cpu single core performance and ram speed / timings.
With 2060 / super you can max out 1440p at 240 or 360 framelimit (this video he turned off hyperthreading so running only 8 cores) running with RAM: 3733MHZ 14-15-15-28 :
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E9QMEL5Yo0


Like logainofhades said 10600k would be better choice for the future, i would never pick amd if i ever touch competitive fortnite. The core count is really fitting 6 cores 12 threads and you have upgrade path.

For gpu, pick atleast 1660 ti thats enough for 1080p , maybe 2060 / super for 1440p depending on what graphic settings on you like to play, and if you play other games too. This is with 240-360hz monitor, if you go lower than that like 120-144hz monitor / 1080p or 1440p then even gtx 1060 & 1650 super is fine.

If you want to reach 240fps+ stable endgame / midgame you need this paired with fast ram + good timings, motherboard should support overclocking and higher ram speeds. If your only gaming 2 x 8gb with xmp is good. Just look ram compatibility from motherboards manufactor site, 3600mhz ram with lowest timings running in dual channel go for that.

With higher ram speed / better timings and faster cpu clock speed it just keeps scaling up (hyperthreading disabled 10900k + 4600mhz ram) :
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0YwSu8AYww
 
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I have just seen so many times People going from 3950x To 9900k and gaining alot More fps on competitive low 1080p settings. Hopefully they fixed it this gen, i dont mean IPC improvement, something In Windows 10 Is causing this i think since going with win 1709 build helps with amd on fortnite. We Will see from the benchmarks, havent yet tested 5000 series amd In fn so cant really tell
 

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