[SOLVED] Ryzen 3 3300x OR Ryzen 5 2600 OR Intel i3-10100 Are 4C/8T enough for gaming in 2020-2022

Tioym

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All CPUs are priced the same in my country.
Since Ryzen 3 3300X seems to be giving more gaming performance than R5 2600 despite having a lower core count.

Will Ryzen 5 2600 ever beat it in a game of the future due to core count?

Will 4c/8t CPUs be able to handle gaming let's say 2 years from now because that's when I plan to upgrade my 3300X to something else

Is there any reason to pick the Intel CPU over the AMD one?

I'm pairing GTX 1660 Super with Ryzen 3 3300X, Will there be a CPU bottleneck at 1080p? I saw AC Odyssey putting 3300x on 100% All cores at 60fps, will that be a problem?
 

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All CPUs are priced the same in my country.
Since Ryzen 3 3300X seems to be giving more gaming performance than R5 2600 despite having a lower core count.

Will Ryzen 5 2600 ever beat it in a game of the future due to core count?

Will 4c/8t CPUs be able to handle gaming let's say 2 years from now because that's when I plan to upgrade my 3300X to something else

Is there any reason to pick the Intel CPU over the AMD one?

I'm pairing GTX 1660 Super with Ryzen 3 3300X, Will there be a CPU bottleneck at 1080p? I saw AC Odyssey putting 3300x on 100% All cores at 60fps, will that be a problem?
It's possible the 2600 could be faster in some highly threaded scenarios...but they will be few and far between in the short term.

4c/8t chips will likely be the low end in gaming two years from now...if you plan to upgrade in 2 years you should be fine on a gaming focused rig.

No reason at all to pick one over the other unless you're gaming at high res on a 2080ti...then the Intel chips are still somewhat faster than AMD...but that opens up other questions anyways...like could you even tell.

The 1660super will not be bottle-necked by a 3300x...AC Odyssey and all of the AC games are poorly optimized...but you shouldn't be expecting to run ultra quality on a 1660 anyway so expect 60fps on medium settings to run fine depending on your ram and other components.
 
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the thing with the 2600 is that it's cores are weak enough that the 3300X's 4 cores + the massive IPC boost over Zen+ gives it enough power to overcome the core deficit.

It should be able to last maybe a year or two more, but I wouldn't count more than that to be honest.
 
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The i3-10100 can't run overclocked ram like Ryzen without a Z series motherboard, and if you are spending extra money for a Z series board, you might as well get a K series CPU. Ryzen 3 3300X only makes sense if you don't plan to play the newest games coming out in 1-2 years at maximum settings or 60fps. Ryzen 5 2600 only makes sense if you don't mind lower fps, but need the extra cores for streaming and other programs running during that stream.

The Ryzen 5 3600/3600X makes the most sense as a baseline CPU to buy.
 
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dorsai

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All CPUs are priced the same in my country.
Since Ryzen 3 3300X seems to be giving more gaming performance than R5 2600 despite having a lower core count.

Will Ryzen 5 2600 ever beat it in a game of the future due to core count?

Will 4c/8t CPUs be able to handle gaming let's say 2 years from now because that's when I plan to upgrade my 3300X to something else

Is there any reason to pick the Intel CPU over the AMD one?

I'm pairing GTX 1660 Super with Ryzen 3 3300X, Will there be a CPU bottleneck at 1080p? I saw AC Odyssey putting 3300x on 100% All cores at 60fps, will that be a problem?
It's possible the 2600 could be faster in some highly threaded scenarios...but they will be few and far between in the short term.

4c/8t chips will likely be the low end in gaming two years from now...if you plan to upgrade in 2 years you should be fine on a gaming focused rig.

No reason at all to pick one over the other unless you're gaming at high res on a 2080ti...then the Intel chips are still somewhat faster than AMD...but that opens up other questions anyways...like could you even tell.

The 1660super will not be bottle-necked by a 3300x...AC Odyssey and all of the AC games are poorly optimized...but you shouldn't be expecting to run ultra quality on a 1660 anyway so expect 60fps on medium settings to run fine depending on your ram and other components.
 
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The i3-10100 can't run overclocked ram like Ryzen without a Z series motherboard, and if you are spending extra money for a Z series board, you might as well get a K series CPU. Ryzen 3 3300X only makes sense if you don't plan to play the newest games coming out in 1-2 years at maximum settings or 60fps. Ryzen 5 2600 only makes sense if you don't mind lower fps, but need the extra cores for streaming and other programs running during that stream.

The Ryzen 5 3600/3600X makes the most sense as a baseline CPU to buy.
3600 is $85 expensive in my region !!
 
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Tioym

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The i3-10100 can't run overclocked ram like Ryzen without a Z series motherboard, and if you are spending extra money for a Z series board, you might as well get a K series CPU. Ryzen 3 3300X only makes sense if you don't plan to play the newest games coming out in 1-2 years at maximum settings or 60fps. Ryzen 5 2600 only makes sense if you don't mind lower fps, but need the extra cores for streaming and other programs running during that stream.

The Ryzen 5 3600/3600X makes the most sense as a baseline CPU to buy.
I would buy the 3600 but its not im my budget sadly. Plus 3600 is overkill for my GPU and even if I stream I will use the nvidia encoder.
 

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