I9-9900k or i7-10700 non k

Apr 21, 2020
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So I’m I need of a new mobo/ram/cpu upgrade and I am having trouble which cpu I should get. The i9-9900k there is a combo deal on Newegg https://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails?ItemList=Combo.3979891. For about $480. I was originally thinking of getting the i7-10700 (non k) with https://www.newegg.com/asus-rog-strix-b460-i-gaming/p/N82E16813119287?&quicklink=true
For about $450 I don’t want to get a new cpu for like 5 years if possible so I’m wondering witch one would be better. I play Fortnite and Minecraft occasionally. Mainly I’m going to be running autocad, DaVinci Resolve, photoshop and if I’m not busy maybe I will play a few more games. I have a 2060 super so I know that plays a part in deciding the cpu as I just bought it not too long ago so I can’t get a new gpu for a wile. My cpu now is a i5-2400 so any i7 or i9 would be a HUGE jump from what I have now. Any help is really appreciated!
 
Feb 17, 2020
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Neither seems particularly attractive.

With the 9900k deal, it's cheaper than you'd usually see that stuff, but you're buying into an older platform with no upgrade path and no PCIe 4,0

The the B460 and 10700 combo you're getting a mobo with various features locked out, and a CPU that's positioned strangely between everything else. And still no PCIe 4.0.

If your main uses are professional, with a decent spot of gaming, I'd suggesting looking at AMD's Ryzen 7 or Ryzen 9 CPUs, with a B550/X570 motherboard.

If it's not urgent you could wait a couple of months for the Zen 3 CPUs by AMD to be out.
 
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Ahh okay, i always stuck with intel strictly because I knew there CPUs inside and out. So the and 3000 CPUs have pcie 4.0? If so that might be the deciding factor.
 
Feb 17, 2020
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AMD's Zen 2 CPUs (R5 3600, R7 3700x, R9 3900x, and so on) support PCIe 4.0. You need a B550 or X570 mobo (B450 is compatible with the CPUs but doesn't have PCIe 4.0).

Puget Systems tend to do benchmarks of CPUs and GPUs in editing software like Davinci, the Adobe suite, professional workloads like CAD or solidworks or whatever. e.g.


it gives a sense of relative performance, which you can then weigh up vs price, features, and so on.
 

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