intel 9th gen; is it worth it?

USAFRet

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"is it worth it?" is completely subjective.

It may be worth it to you. As of today, it is not worth it to me, simply because I do not need that upgrade.

Are you ready to build a new system around that CPU?
Do you need a new system?
 

s1mon7

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Better than what? For workstation, the AMD chips are the go-to products, as they are significantly faster in each price tier. For gaming, Intel chips are better,but 9th gen brings nothing new in this regard except for better cooling and slightly higher stock frequencies. Performance is in the same ballpark as the 8th gen.

What are your needs? Do you need to upgrade? Do you care about getting the absolute edge at a specific workload? That's all relative because as general-use processors, the value for money isn't there with these chips, and in the higher end they are power hungry. If getting a few extra frames or the tiniest bit of extra single threaded performance out of the box is worth it to you and value is less important, then they are worth it though.

Are they revolutionary? Well, they no longer use toothpaste as a coolant!
That's really the biggest difference imho. Now you can use a 9600k in a tiny itx case and even overclock it a bit using smaller air coolers, like you could with Ryzens, and have a faster ITX gaming rig.
 

gmmichaeljiang

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I'm just wondering if there are any significant differences between the 8th gen and the 9th gen cpus. I currently have an 8600k and am wondering if an upgrade would benefit me. I do serious sim racing so I am after a good cpu.
 
Yeah, u need high IPC and clocks for simulation, especially live simulation racing.

But why are you considering your upgrade? You have a 144hz monitor and not getting enough fps? Checked ur cpu/gpu utilization in game? Confirmed if it's a cpu bottleneck?
 

gmmichaeljiang

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I would just like to have the best cpu possible for the smoothest experience while racing to get the best times possible. Also, I don't have a cpu bottleneck but I'm only getting around 60fps on my 1440p screen. (ultra) I have a gtx 1080 OCed with my cpu OCed to 4.8 Ghz. Something isn't right.
 

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