Question i9 9900k, i7 10700k or Ryzen 5 5600x for gaming?

wiktor.nowak05

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As the title says I am deciding between these three cpus. I can get the i9 9900k for 350 usd, the i7 10700k for 400 usd and the 5600x for the same price as the i7 10700k. I will be playing games like forza horizon 4, fortnite, beamng, dirt and minecraft on a 165hz 1440p monitor with an rtx 3070. The question is which of these cpus is the best for gaming and general usage? As the title says I am deciding between these three cpus. I can get the i9 9900k for 350 usd, the i7 10700k for 400 usd and the 5600x for the same price as the i7 10700k. I will be playing games like forza horizon 4, fortnite, beamng, dirt and minecraft on a 165hz 1440p monitor with an rtx 3070. The question is which of these cpus is the best for gaming and general usage?
 
If you can, opt for the Z590 based motherboards.
They are evolutionary advances from Z490 and will have better voltage regulation needed for higher performing processors.
From what I have seen in the US, pricing is similar.
In order to get pcie 4.0 speeds on a pcie ssd, you will need a 11th gen processor.
 

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I have a 5600x now can I can say it's a beast with a RTX 2070 Super. If I was starting fresh I would not have picked it I would pick a 10700k but I already had a good B450 with a bios update for zen 3. I would pick a 10700k not just for the 8 cores but because it also has iGPU as a backup graphics solution. Right now you cannot even build with any regular AMD Ryzen CPU (non G APU) unless you already have a GPU and there are a lot of people that do not have a GPU so Ryzen is out of the question totally. Fortunately I had a few GPU's and already had a B450 but again, starting fresh I would go 10700k for the price and the cores and backup iGPU.
 

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I have a 5600x now can I can say it's a beast with a RTX 2070 Super. If I was starting fresh I would not have picked it I would pick a 10700k but I already had a good B450 with a bios update for zen 3. I would pick a 10700k not just for the 8 cores but because it also has iGPU as a backup graphics solution. Right now you cannot even build with any regular AMD Ryzen CPU (non G APU) unless you already have a GPU and there are a lot of people that do not have a GPU so Ryzen is out of the question totally. Fortunately I had a few GPU's and already had a B450 but again, starting fresh I would go 10700k for the price and the cores and backup iGPU.
The 5600x is a few fps faster in gaming,but the 10700k has 2 mores cores. So if you want to do x264 streaming the 10700k is better.

If both are 400$ they are pretty much the same cpu except one has 6 cores vs 8 cores. No wrong choice nvenc and 6 cores or x264/nvenc and 8 cores.

I also had to make this choice and i choose the 5600x because I wanted to upgrade into a 5900x or 5900xt in a few years.
 

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if you are in the US near a microcenter, you should get a 10850k for 319.99. If you are not near a microcenter then, you should get a 10700k for that future proofing as more and more games want tot use 8 cores. a 9900k is the same as a 10700k except with a lower boost clock.
 

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