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I9 9900k - worth upgrading?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Sega Mega Dave, 13 Oct 2021.

  1. Sega Mega Dave

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    Joined: 31 Jul 2010

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    Good morning,

    I’m really out of date with CPUs and haven’t been following the trend for a few years.

    I currently run an i9 9900k and a 3090. Would there be any real world benefit to actually upgrade to something like the 5950x?

    My rig is pretty much used solely for gaming.

    Thanks,
    Dave
     
  2. Sega Mega Dave

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    Joined: 31 Jul 2010

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    I am currently running 3840x1600 so not quite 4k.
     
  3. Sega Mega Dave

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    Joined: 31 Jul 2010

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    Thanks for that I'll probably wait another year then
     
  4. Jay-G25

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    Joined: 8 Sep 2020

    Posts: 449

    I imagine you will be pretty much GPU limited 99% of the time at that resolution so tbh i would save the money and carry on with what you have and maybe look at upgrading the GPU next year to a 4000 series and the i9 will still be absolutely fine as long as your not shooting for 400fps :)
     
  5. Tetras

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    Joined: 22 Jun 2006

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    The 9900 has held up pretty well, so you didn't miss much.
     
  6. jigger

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 May 2007

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    Their seems to a decent uplift from the 5950X, a little surprised how much TBH. If it’s worth the price of a CPU, motherboard and cooler upgrade is another question entirely.
     
  7. scubes

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    i wanna upgrade to the 12900k but i have to wait and see what the benchmarks are like i game at 4k everything max.
     
  8. Panos

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    Joined: 22 Nov 2009

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    Location: Under the hot sun.

    You haven't lost much. 9900K is a still a great CPU if clocked to 5.2Ghz with good RAM.