Question What should I upgrade next?

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My current system has a 3900x and 2080 super but looking to pass one of these on to my brother for his system (he has a B550 board along with a Ryzen 3100 but an old Radeon R9 270X )as I can afford one upgrade next year for my own.

My choices I am looking at are one of the new AMD 5900X with a PCIE 4.0 1TB NVME or a new graphics card either the 3080 or the new ones from AMD depending on their performance and price.

I can maybe do another upgrade in 2022 or 2023 and I do know the performance of the 5900x is something like 15% to 20% greater than my current one but from what I have read the new 3080s are hitting some bottlenecks even with current top end Intel CPUs for gaming.
 

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Budget?

Do you think the 5900X will be much better than the 3900X?
From what I've seen the 5900X certainly won't be better than a 3950X.
I would not pre-choose ANY hardware. I'd wait till they were released, were available and had prices and had reviews.
 
Oct 22, 2020
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Budget?

Do you think the 5900X will be much better than the 3900X?
From what I've seen the 5900X certainly won't be better than a 3950X.
I would not pre-choose ANY hardware. I'd wait till they were released, were available and had prices and had reviews.
Budget about 800 which would allow for the CPU and a 1TB 4.0 PCIe NVME drive for my system which might be a good option once Microsoft releases DirectStorage.
Now if it does not look like that will be the best option I could go with the video card itself and pass the 2080 to my brother as that would be a huge upgrade for him as his card is very out of date.
As for when I fully intend to wait probably until December or January because AMD has yet to unveil its next generation of cards which I may very well choose should their price be better than what Nvidia cards sale for.
 

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