Question Should I get a 3950x or a 10900k?

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So I'm mostly interested in gaming perofrmance with some casual video editing, programming and designing (illustrator, photoshop, Dreamweaver etc.

If I want to get the most performance in games but reasure that also creative stuff is relatively fast, should I get the 3950x or the 10900k or wait for a new release? Thanks in advance
 

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3950X destroys workstation tasks. 10900K will get bettwe performance in games. I like AMD chipsets more, so I would get the 3950X over the 10900K. But since it's just casual video editing, the 10900K will do fine too.

Just did some more research. The 10900K will set you back another 100 bucks(USD). It will win in single to 10 core performance by around 10%. It really only loses in all core tasks by around 50%. For games, it will vary from game to game, from around same EFPS(Effective FPS after calculating dropped frames) to significantly more EFPS. Would wait for Ryzen 4000s regardless of if you go for Intel or AMD, since it should lower the prices of competing CPUs by at least a bit.

Since you aren't doing anything like blender, then the i9-10900K will be your best choice(and I'm a huge AMD fan). Although you have to wait for Ryzen 4000s.
 
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So I just build a PC that uses the AMD 3950X for my wife. She uses it for video editing. It works well with the adobe suite such as after effects, light room, etc.. Most of what is done for editing is 1080P but it also works well with 4K stuff too.

I play some games on it such as Rainbow Six Siege Gold Edition, Flight Simulator X (A bit of an old game), and Runescape Online.

Overall this CPU as performed very well and hasn't given my wife or myself any issues with what we use it for.


These are my computer specs...
Asus X570E motherboard
AMD 3950X
32GB RAM
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 DirectX 12 RTX 2070 TRI FROZR 8GB 256-Bit GDDR6
Corsair 650Watt PSU
Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer II - 280

SSD drives for storage
 
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So I'm mostly interested in gaming perofrmance with some casual video editing, programming and designing (illustrator, photoshop, Dreamweaver etc.

If I want to get the most performance in games but reasure that also creative stuff is relatively fast, should I get the 3950x or the 10900k or wait for a new release? Thanks in advance
I would go with either the 3900X or 3950X over the 10900K, depending on how much you want to spend of course
 

mdd1963

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This choice would depend on if priority is on gaming performance (10900K is current unopposed king, if gaming on 2080 Super and playing at 1080P, or, if planning on new RTX3070 or above).

If the aforementioned ' video editing, programming and designing (illustrator, photoshop, Dreamweaver etc. ' takes priority, with absolute highest gaming frame rates of less importance of lesser importance, then the 3950X might indeed 'shine brightly in your future'...

Good luck whichever way you choose to proceed...!
 
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This choice would depend on if priority is on gaming performance (10900K is current unopposed king, if gaming on 2080 Super and playing at 1080P, or, if planning on new RTX3070 or above).
I'm planning on getting the 3080 so I guess that and the 10900k will be pretty much overkill for gaming .. thank you!
 

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I'm planning on getting the 3080 so I guess that and the 10900k will be pretty much overkill for gaming .. thank you!
From what I heard(I don't know much on how it works tho), the Ampere GPUs will allow for cached information to be sent straight to the GPU, bypassing the CPU, if game devs choose to do so. This would mean that CPU would have a much smaller effect on gaming performance.
 

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