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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
If I want the best performing Gaming Rig which CPU would you choose?

7800X @ 5.0GHz
7820X @ 4.9GHz
7900X @ 4.8GHz

I have a single 1080 TI and I'm looking to add 2 x 1TB Samsung 960 Pro's.

Also, I am curious if gamer's are using Intel Optane technology. If so, worth?

Thanks
Lefty
post #2 of 9
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Originally Posted by LeftyGuns View Post

If I want the best performing Gaming Rig which CPU would you choose?

7800X @ 5.0GHz
7820X @ 4.9GHz
7900X @ 4.8GHz

I have a single 1080 TI and I'm looking to add 2 x 1TB Samsung 960 Pro's.

Also, I am curious if gamer's are using Intel Optane technology. If so, worth?

Thanks
Lefty

Of the three, the 7800X would perform the best solely from the additional frequency. Most games still don't quite fully saturate an overclocked 4C8T 7700K for example.

Skip on optane until we get actually SSDs or Dimms. The small M.2 drives aren't worth it.
post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by Silicon Lottery View Post

Of the three, the 7800X would perform the best solely from the additional frequency. Most games still don't quite fully saturate an overclocked 4C8T 7700K for example.

Skip on optane until we get actually SSDs or Dimms. The small M.2 drives aren't worth it.

I though about this long and hard before settling on a 7900X - my main reason is SLi - you will only get 16/16 SLi with this chip. If you are certain that you will never do SLi then the above stands.
Edited by Tyke2806 - 7/25/17 at 12:30pm
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Samsung 960 Pro  2 x 480 Radiators with Dual D5 Pumps - Aqua Com... Windows 10 x64 ROG SWIFT PG348Q 
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post #4 of 9
You don't need 16 / 16 to do SLI. Even a 1080 ti doesn't saturate 8 PCIE 3.0 lanes. I wouldn't recommend that expensive of a CPU for only gaming. Buying an 8-core CPU for only gaming is about as far on the core counts as anyone should realistically go where a 6-core is more likely the best performance over the next few years. If you do other multi threaded things sure but only gaming, spending $1000 on a CPU is wasteful and likely would yield worse FPS due to the lower clocks ie.e single threaded performance.

That is all to say SiliconeLotery's recommendation is sound advice and oddly they are recommending a cheaper CPU which should really make you take notice.
post #5 of 9
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You don't need 16 / 16 to do SLI. Even a 1080 ti doesn't saturate 8 PCIE 3.0 lanes. I wouldn't recommend that expensive of a CPU for only gaming. Buying an 8-core CPU for only gaming is about as far on the core counts as anyone should realistically go where a 6-core is more likely the best performance over the next few years. If you do other multi threaded things sure but only gaming, spending $1000 on a CPU is wasteful and likely would yield worse FPS due to the lower clocks ie.e single threaded performance.

That is all to say SiliconeLotery's recommendation is sound advice and oddly they are recommending a cheaper CPU which should really make you take notice.

You are welcome to your opinion, but I think you are wrong. This test is with not overclocked 1080 not even 1080ti.

https://youtu.be/HchSu5peIoc

My own benchmarking on my current system confirms that 16/16 is faster. I agree on the additional CPU cores but for me the trade off for a faster CPU (although I am getting 4.7GHz on my 7900X) would have been the loss of 16/16 due to the lanes.
Edited by Tyke2806 - 8/8/17 at 8:23am
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Samsung 960 Pro  2 x 480 Radiators with Dual D5 Pumps - Aqua Com... Windows 10 x64 ROG SWIFT PG348Q 
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Samsung 960 Pro  2 x 480 Radiators with Dual D5 Pumps - Aqua Com... Windows 10 x64 ROG SWIFT PG348Q 
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post #6 of 9
Interesting test you did. Was that using an HB SLI Bridge?
post #7 of 9
Yes it is an EVGA HB Bridge.
There is also the issue of future proofing for the next Gen NVidia cards which are likely to saturate x8 easily.
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Samsung 960 Pro  2 x 480 Radiators with Dual D5 Pumps - Aqua Com... Windows 10 x64 ROG SWIFT PG348Q 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 960 Pro  2 x 480 Radiators with Dual D5 Pumps - Aqua Com... Windows 10 x64 ROG SWIFT PG348Q 
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post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone.

I decided to go with the purchasing the 7800X @ 4.9GHz (Delidded).

Two Questions:
1. A while back I purchased a 7700K @ 5.2GHz. I never installed it, I waited for the I9. Is there somewhere to re-sell it or would SL be interested in taking it back?
2. SL: "The best non-conductive thermal paste I've tested and the one I recommend is Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut." Is this still true?

Thanks
Lefty
post #9 of 9
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Thanks everyone.

I decided to go with the purchasing the 7800X @ 4.9GHz (Delidded).

Two Questions:
1. A while back I purchased a 7700K @ 5.2GHz. I never installed it, I waited for the I9. Is there somewhere to re-sell it or would SL be interested in taking it back?
2. SL: "The best non-conductive thermal paste I've tested and the one I recommend is Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut." Is this still true?

Thanks
Lefty

We don't offer returns after 14 days, and yes Kryonaut is still what I consider to be the best.
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