3900x or 9900k?

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards AMD' started by Shagula, Nov 7, 2019 at 6:59 AM.

  1. Shagula

    Shagula Master Guru

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    I'm about to upgrade to a new machine after console gaming for the last 2 years and I have 2 options but I can't decide.

    First is a 9900k, Asus Tuf Z390, 32gig 3200mhz ram, MSI 2080super, case, PSU and 240gig SSD for $2750aud

    The other is a 3900x, Asus Tuf X570, 32gig 3200mhz ram, MSI 2080 super, case, PSU and 240gig SSD for $2650aud

    The intel build comes with a 240mm AIO rad and the AMD just has the stock wraith... Either comes with a 750watt PSU but I have a 1200 watt Corsair ill put in from this pc instead. I can upgrade to a 2080ti for ~$470 more but it doesn't seem worth it at all

    I'm primarily gaming so that's my main focus but I can't help thinking the AMD would probably be better in the long run. I have spent hours reading up on the pro's and cons of both in reviews but I can't make my freaking mind up. My current monitor is a 55" 4K OLED with dual 27" dells on the side in portrait so probably mainly aiming at 4k play potentially ruling out any low res advantage Intel has... Anyone running either CPU care to help me try and decide?
  2. Caesar

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    Work-wise AMD is better....CPU´s have more IPC and if you take into account the 3900x you have more cores, so better render speed....

    Gaming-wise Intel beats AMD in its raw state....but when you put everything into account....intel only has more FPS when core speed is a factor........with this said you can only talk Intel until you reach FHD resolutions.....passing that resolution....CPU speed is no longer a factor because games start to get GPU intensive instead of CPU intensive like in low resolutions..

    .....and since you pack a 2080 Super, I bet you will not be playing at 1080p or less....and also assuming that you are not a "single threaded brain person" ;)...
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  3. OnnA

    OnnA Ancient Guru

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    If 1440p Gaming, then Ryzen is notch better.
    Game cache + good RAM and we have a winner.

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    I would give a try AMD.
    Dunno what u need 32gb for, imho 3800mhz 16gb with cl15 or16 is better option, especially for min lows. Or bigger faster ssd, like m510 corsair m2 drive.

    And if u do not play 1080p esport games, 9900k is just waste of money.

  5. LM2014

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    3900x the best
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  7. GarrettL

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    I went through this same decision about a month ago.

    My last PC build was a i7 920. It lasted a long time for primarily gaming. I wanted to have the same longevity out of the next build.

    If it wasn’t for the x570 chipset I would have gone Intel for the slight edge during gaming FPS.

    Owning the Asus TUF Wi-Fi, I highly recommend it. I have Windows on the M2 and the games on an Evo 860 SSD with a stock clock 3800x 16GB 3200. Very fast PC and game load times are really quick now, can’t wait to put them on the other M2.

    AMD has stated they plan to release at least one more CPU for the AM4 socket.

    I have an Asus Strix ROG 2070 Super at 1080p 144Hz.

    I love this PC!

    BFV, Control, Outer Worlds, Borderlands 3 and Red Redemption 2 all run smoothly. I’m one of the lucky ones I guess for RD2.

    Good luck with the decision.
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2019 at 2:03 PM
  8. Birdy62

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    I was asking myself the same question and just bought the 9900k. This decision was not an easy one but it's nearly impossible to find a 3900x right now (and the prices are just too expensive) . I made bad experiences with new products in the past too and became cautious about this.
    But i wouldn't say i did the right choice for the future.
  9. SiMallV719

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    Get the 2080ti if you want the fastest gaming rig mate it blows the 2080 super out of the water, seems a waste buying all the other top range equipment and then dumping the best gpu?

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