Question Will the ryzen 3600 be sufficient for a 2080s

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I am currently trying to build a gaming computer capable of 1440 144hz gaming. I know that the 2080s will be the card I am most likely to get as the 2080ti is too expensive. I have watched a couple of benchmarks with the 3600, 3600X, and 3700X. They don't seem to change that much in performance, so would the 3600 be good with a 2080s or would I need a more powerful CPU.
 
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I use a 1500x for the same purpose (1440p 144hz) with a 1080ti and I never had any issues with CPU bottlenecking. I had CPU and GPU usage that would often times both be in the high 90%'s but it was able to support my 1080ti with no issues. You should be fine unless you also want to steam/record your gameplay, but, even then with the NVENC of the 2080 you should be fine even if you wanted to do that.
 

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Resolution you game at, refresh of your monitor, type of games you play, and the quality settings you like to set in your games, are all needed to give you an accurate answer.

In short, a 3600 will be more than fine for a 2080S, unless you have some very specific scenario specified by the aforementioned requested information, then you may want a 9900k. But the chances of that being your scenario are slim to none.

CPU bottlenecks are blown way out of proportion these days.

Let us know on those questions and we'll be able to give a very accurate answer.


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Actually I can sum this up simply ... Are you planning on using your 2080S for professionally competitive eSports gaming for large prize money? If the answer is No, then the 3600 is plenty good enough.
 

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Im currentlñy runing a R5 3600 with an RTX 2070 and its more than a cappable cpu.

At 1440p 144NHz monitor, depending on the game you run you may probably hit a bottleneck on the RTX 2080 before you do on the R5 3600. Just remember no matter what you can get R5 3600/3600X or R7 3700X, get a very decent cooler with it. If you get a decent cooler and a decent motherboard (with a good VRM) then you will extract all the power the Ryzen has to offer.

Decent coolers for Ryzen 5

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hHDJ7P/cooler-master-hyper-212-rgb-black-edition-573-cfm-cpu-cooler-rr-212s-20pc-r1
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FRYLrH/be-quiet-dark-rock-4-cpu-cooler-bk021

Very decent, to very, very decent coolers for Ryzen 5/7

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/dMVG3C/noctua-nh-u12s-chromaxblack-55-cfm-cpu-cooler-nh-u12s-chromaxblack
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/shNypg/noctua-nh-d15-se-am4-1402-cfm-cpu-cooler-nh-d15-se-am4

Cheers
 
I seen many reviewers mention that they feel the R5 is superior to the R7 (+) in gaming unless you are additionally streaming, etc.
Well, the 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 will technically be the more capable model, as it has more cores and maintains slightly higher clock-rates under load. However, current games don't actually tend to benefit from having more cores and threads than a 3600 has to offer, and at 1440p, performance will tend to be limited more by graphics hardware than anything in demanding games with the settings turned up, so the 3600 could be seen as the better value, offering nearly the same performance in today's games for about $130 less. If the system is going to be kept around for a number of years though, then it is possible that future games designed for the next generation of consoles might potentially see some benefit from the extra cores down the line. Or, as has been mentioned, if there's some streaming or multitasking going on at the same time as gaming. If one is getting a high-end card like a 2080 SUPER, then spending a bit more for something like a 3700X might be a reasonable option, though I suspect the 3600 should also hold up pretty well.
 

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I am currently trying to build a gaming computer capable of 1440 144hz gaming. I know that the 2080s will be the card I am most likely to get as the 2080ti is too expensive. I have watched a couple of benchmarks with the 3600, 3600X, and 3700X. They don't seem to change that much in performance, so would the 3600 be good with a 2080s or would I need a more powerful CPU.
The 3600 will work very well with any 2080...make sure to slap in fast memory and a good AIO cooler on the cpu and you wont have any issues.
 
the 3600 on up are all pretty close now; that being the case, I'd still probably opt for the 3700X, just to have two more cores/four more threads than needed now, hoping it would perhaps provide an extra 6-12 months system longevity before a system replacement were needed 3-4 years later...

(If you are the type to replace everything every 18-24 months, get the 3600, it is indeed a performance/value champion)
 
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I have a 3600x with a 2080ti and it works great so you should be fine. Gameplay is smooth/stutter free over 100fps ultra at 1440p in pretty much any title. Frankly I am astounded how good it is for $200.
 
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