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AMD cpu for gaming

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Badger1970, 3 Aug 2021.

  1. Badger1970

    Gangster

    Joined: 16 Oct 2018

    Posts: 115

    Hi

    building a new pc and was thinking of getting the 5900x. I mainly game and random video editing but not much.

    Is this overkill for what I need or maybe good for future proofing?

    thanks
    S
     
  2. Joxeon

    Soldato

    Joined: 15 Oct 2019

    Posts: 7,494

    Location: Uk

    The 5800X would work fine but if you plan to keep the CPU for 5 years + then you will definetly benefit from those extra cores of the 5900X going forward.
     
  3. dave28

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jun 2013

    Posts: 1,471

    5800x is good price / power for most gamers, spend the change on better other parts i feel
     
  4. Tetras

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Jun 2006

    Posts: 4,271

    What's your budget? If you can afford it, alongside a decent GPU, then that's a different story.
     
  5. Badger1970

    Gangster

    Joined: 16 Oct 2018

    Posts: 115

    Hi,
    Basically my MB died so I have the psu and gpu (2070 super). So just need the cpu, mb, ram (although I think my DDR4 2400 will still work).

    I can afford the 5900x so maybe should just crack on and get that.

    I’ll new post again for complete build ideas.
     
  6. Joxeon

    Soldato

    Joined: 15 Oct 2019

    Posts: 7,494

    Location: Uk

    Your ram will work but its quite slow for ryzen which benefits from faster ram at 3200+ with 3600 being the optimum speed but it maybe worth trying to manually overclock the current ram you have first before splashing out on new ram.
     
  7. jigger

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 May 2007

    Posts: 15,634

    The 5900X is the worlds second or third fastest desktop gaming chip, and second fastest over all. It’s probably the best bang and best all rounder.
     
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  8. OverDrive

    Hitman

    Joined: 28 Feb 2012

    Posts: 625

    Location: Herts

    The extra cores on the 5900X will benefit video transcoding. I am delighted with mine.
     
  9. Tetras

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Jun 2006

    Posts: 4,271

    A 5900x with 2400 ram? That's quite sad, poor thing. If you've got 16GB I'd just keep it till you upgrade to 32GB then sell it on. Like Joxeon said though, you can usually overclock 2400 ram. From 2400/2666 to 3000 is not hard, albeit with 1.35v rather than 1.2v.
     
  10. Badger1970

    Gangster

    Joined: 16 Oct 2018

    Posts: 115

    I’ll probably get new ram tbh honest and try and flow the old stuff
     
  11. Orcvader

    Capodecina

    Joined: 11 Oct 2009

    Posts: 14,840

    Location: Greater London

    If you video edit often then the 5900X will help. If it's occasionally you could drop to the 5800X and use the cash saved for RAM.

    I have the older 3900X and for DaVinci Resolve it works great but I feel 16gb RAM is starting to get quite limiting. I would imagine 5800X + 32gb ~3200MHz will be the better balance.
     
  12. Bug One

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 11,181

    Location: Sandwich, Kent

    In the same position, I went for the 5800x because of the better single core performance over the 5900x - and spent a bit more on 32gb 3600 ram and a decent 240mm AIO.
     
  13. StephenJ

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Mar 2021

    Posts: 292

    5900x would be the best choice in my mind one of the best gaming cpu`s and the extra cores would help with video editing