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for a purely "Gaming Only" build, should i go 3900X or 3700X/3800X?

for a purely "Gaming Only" build, no production at all im only gonna game on this build, should i go 3900X or 3700X/3800X?

let me be clear money is not an issue and i already own an RTX 2080 Ti lightning Z so i wanna match it with the absolute best cpu for gaming (and no thanks i dont want a 9900K)

watching and reading review seems 3700x and 3900x gaming performance is almost a match most of the time, BUT Linus have said that there was some performance inconsistencies between different runs with the 3900x as the scheduler do not always allocate tasks perfectly or the same between the 2 chiplets and proved that performance was more consistent and improved when affinity was set manually to a single chiplet.

also even when sometimes 3900x bested 3700x Average FPS it was only by a tiny margin, and then more often than not 3700x bested 3900x when it comes to Minimum FPS which matters more imho, cz of scheduler like Linus said? maybe, less latency cz 1 chiplet? also maybe, dont know but that was the general perception i saw after watching and reading all the reviews here and there ...


so im gonna go grab myself one Ryzen 3000 this weekend my mind is almost set on getting 3800X/3700X whatever i find in stock (leaning more toward a 3800X tbh), i think the 8-core single-chiplet is gonna run cooler, consume less power, and might potentially run games better than a 3900X.


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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-10-2019, 06:23 AM
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I only game and Bought 2 x 3600X.I will be playing @ 4K with RTX 2080 and there will be no difference in gaming.
3600X has same 4400Mhz Boost as the 3700X 4400Mhz.
3700X matches 3900X in 4k gaming,so I am fine with 3600X.

4k gaming benchmarks all within a couple FPS for any CPU.
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For a purely gaming build why not go with a 9700k or heck even a 9600k and overclock it to the sky?

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For a purely gaming build why not go with a 9700k or heck even a 9600k and overclock it to the sky?
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Not sure what you are getting at @rdr09 lol. AMD has some great chips in the 3000 series but i still think for someone who only games on their PC intel and massive overclocks is the way to go.

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Not sure what you are getting at @rdr09 lol. AMD has some great chips in the 3000 series but i still think for someone who only games on their PC intel and massive overclocks is the way to go.
Eight cores already showing its weakness, especially six cores. HT/SMT helps. So, minimum recommendation if intel is 9900K.

Heck, i'll recommend the 8700K over those two. Check this out.


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I'd go with the 3700x or 3800x then enable PBO. That will get you the best performance for price and power (especially with 3700x).

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Oh you were showing cpu usage, not sure what game that is but man lets get those coders on more games

Ive personally never seen my 8700k anywhere near 100% usage but i mostly play popular/mainstream titles.

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Not sure what you are getting at @rdr09 lol. AMD has some great chips in the 3000 series but i still think for someone who only games on their PC intel and massive overclocks is the way to go.
so want the dude to save barely any money go with an intel chip clock it to 5 giggle hertz, a the chip that will essentially be maxed within a year with no longevity lol ok, waste of money! bad advice. amd cpus can get better intel cannot.

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Oh you were showing cpu usage, not sure what game that is but man lets get those coders on more games

Ive personally never seen my 8700k anywhere near 100% usage but i mostly play popular/mainstream titles.
Oh yah i'll recommend the 8700K if the 3600 is not available. For 200$, it can't be beat. But the op has a what? 2080 Ti. Should be a good match for a 3700X or 3800X.
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