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  1. gettheclicker's Avatar
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    PC Building Simulator


    How accurate would you all say it is or isn't?

    I built 2 systems in it, one being the intel i9-9900 and the other a threadripper 2950x. One of which I'm considering actually building once the tax check comes in.

    The intel system was slightly better according to the simulator's futuremark test.
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  2. pparks1's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    Why not a Ryzen 9-3900X (12c/24t at $500 or a Ryzen 9-3950X (16c/32t at $750)
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  3. ThrashZone's Avatar
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    Hi,
    Futuremark is not a good way to gauge a build.
    For one it gives way too much create towards m.2 verses 2.5" ssd's reality is there is little to no difference unless moving huge files around which very few people do.

    Indeed why not amd 3k series
    No swiss cheese Intel security holes to worry about and to eventually kill performance.
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  4. gettheclicker's Avatar
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    I have youtubed the crap out of every option. Ryzen 9, Threadripper, I9-9900k as well as all the different name brand versions of the 2080 ti. The I9 always gets the extra FPS in the end.

    I love the idea of having a crap ton of cores but I get so confused as to how the intel ALWAYS out performs the AMD cpu with less cores while gaming. My computer only does 2 things... Gaming and watching movies. I don't stream or develop or code
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  5. sygnus21's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (x64) 20H2 (19042.928)
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    Get what best suits your needs and desires not what others feel fit's "their" desires.

    I've never used an NVidia GPU in my life, nor an AMD CPU, yet I'd never tell others to shy away due to cost or otherwise because in the end I'm not the one living with the PC.

    Sure, I've opinions just like the next person, but I recognize mine may not align with other's needs, wishes and/or desires. BTW I've an i9 system and happy with it. Not one bit concerned some other chip was cheaper or might get better benches. I built the system I wanted with the parts I wanted and that's where my happiness comes from. And yeah, it's plenty fast

    You can see my system specs by clicking "My computer"
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  6. gettheclicker's Avatar
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    I would like to find a balance of price and performance. I started out 10 years ago with an intel then switched over to AMD because it was budget gaming. Since the GTX1080 first came out I've been rockin the FX8350 with it. It's been a good run but I want to play at 4k without dipping under 60fps.

    As it sits I can 4k at around 30fps with everything in high/ultra settings. You can see the random fps dips a mile away. Not very smooth.

    Also considering the VR upgrade in the near future.
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  7. Posts : 1,963
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    Intel CPUs are better designed and more efficient which is why they can do in 4 cores and half the electrical power than AMD does in 8 cores and double the electrical power.

    Nvidia GPUs are more a better the devil you know scenario, simply no advantage with AMD.

    I don't bother with benchmarks other than for measuring temperatures and ensuring operation is within the range expected for a given set of hardware.
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  8. pparks1's Avatar
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    gettheclicker said:
    I love the idea of having a crap ton of cores but I get so confused as to how the intel ALWAYS out performs the AMD cpu with less cores while gaming.
    It's because the Intel has a higher clock speed, and most games aren't making use of multi-core CPU's...so that little bump in the clock speed edges out those extra frames.

    It all depends upon what you do with your computer. With my son's Ryzen setup, he plays games. However, he also does Photoshop, Lightroom and After Effects. He does blender renders. And he's learning about IT and running a variety of different virtual machines on his computer. Those extra cores come in very handy under these types of workloads.

    Although I went AMD with the CPU this time, I have stayed with Nvidia for the video card. I've always had better results with my Nvidia cards than my AMD's. I've found better Linux support too on the Nvidia side and I'm a Linux engineer so Linux support is important to me.
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  9. gettheclicker's Avatar
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    Now you guys got me looking at my list again.... The AMD 3900X is a bit cheaper and is only a few fps slower than the 9900k.

    I do intend on overclocking, by that I mean find someone showing off the highest stable settings on youtube and then repeat their steps to my own rig.
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  10. pparks1's Avatar
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    gettheclicker said:
    Now you guys got me looking at my list again.... The AMD 3900X is a bit cheaper and is only a few fps slower than the 9900k.
    You cannot go wrong with either chip. The ONLY reason I even mentioned them was because you had mentioned a thread ripper.

    One nice thing on the AMD platform today is that the 570 chipset supports PCI Express 4.0. This means that if you run a Gen 4 PCI-Express NVMe hard drive, you can get 5,000MB/s on reads and 4,400MB/s on writes. A Gen 3 usually comes in around 3,500MB/s and 2700MB/s. Intel doesn't have support yet for PCI Express 4.0

    My son's running a Ryzen 3800X, with an EVGA 2080 Super FTW3+ Ultra. He gets about 160FPS on Forza Horizon 4 running graphics maxed out on his 1080p display. He says FH4 is capped at 160.
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