I play on 1440p, with a 240hz monitor, 3080. For the longest time my 3900X has felt like the bottleneck in the games I played. I saw the newest AMD chips will be an entire new generation, and my board is AM4. Not planning to get AM5 any time soon. So decided to get the 5800X3D on sale.
I did a quick benchmark on the games that I play. Super unscientific and specific to my build. But for my rig, I saw the following improvements:
Warzone: ~30 FPS jump, 23% improvement
Valorant: ~200 FPS jump, 65% improvement
Escape from Tarkov: ~30 FPS jump, 29% improvement (stays near the max 140 fps ingame cap)
For games like Valorant you won't really notice FPS beyond your monitor's refresh rate. For me the biggest difference was that it completely eliminated the 99%tile stutters.
All in all I think it was definitely worth it if you can find it on sale, especially if you're on AM4 and don't plan on upgrading to AM5 any time soon.
I'm pondering something and would like some opinions. My thought process in regards to PC'S has been to go high and run it until it can't anymore. To that end, I have a 4670k based system and it's worked fine performance wise and still is(though the mobo is going). Anyway, I'm considering intel 12th gen for this build, but intel is notorious for socket changes quickly. So then I began eyeing AM5 after hearing how long AM4 was supported for.
But here's the thing... the 4670k is still doing everything that I want it to do. I can even play 4k videos and so forth with only minimal buffering at the beginning. Games hit over 100fps and higher. I can have many programs going at the same time, etc and no problems. The only thing that I had difficulty with was video creation at 4k. But I'm not sure if u just set that up wrong or what.
Anyway, tl;dr: I hate wasting things and even retiring this current PC fills me with dread, I'm thinking I'd building a SFF with the memory, cpu and used mobo, then donating it even. Rather than throwing it out or leaving it in a closet. So, does it make sense to go AM5 for longevity, or 12900k and just hang onto it for years like with the 4670k? I like performance of course, but I've used the same system since 2013 and have never felt wanting. My motherboard is dying before usability. Isn't it better to just start fresh every 7-10 years anyway to make use of technological advances? Thoughts?
I can't decide which graphics card to get. I am looking at two right now, the GTX 1070 or GTX 1080. From videos I've heard the GTX 1070 is just a dumbed down version of the GTX 1080 Founders Edition. Should I listen and get a GTX 1080? Please don't just recommend another card.
I've been waiting and checking every single day for the rtx 3000 series to drop down in price in my country, today is finally the day. But i'm presented with 2 options
For now i have my eyes on the Asus TUF gaming OC edition, cant decide between the 2 though:
the 3080 12gb version is around $727
the 3080ti is around $979
I've been seeing some benchmarks and honestly the performance increase is pretty good, but i cant decide if it's worth the extra money. One thing that is in my consideration is that this will be my first (and most likely last) pc upgrade, so i was thinking of going the extra mile and get the ti. But im still on the fence, hope to hear your opinion.
According to PCPartPicker, you can pick up a 6650 XT starting at $277.98, but 6600 XT starts at $329.99. Sounds like a great deal since the 6650 XT is just an overclocked 6600 XT. That’s also only about $30 more than the cheapest 6600 non-XT model.
I hope this helps my budget-building brethren.