What is the better gaming config?

Nov 4, 2020
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Hello all!

First choice: a i3 10100 + GTX 2060

Second choice: a ryzen 5 3600 + gtx 1660S

All other component being similar. Target is 1080p gaming, non competitive.
To sum it up, is it a good idea to sacrifice the CPU to have a better GPU?

Thanks in advance for your help!
 
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i wouldnt waste money on a 2060, especially in the light of the new graphics cards that are out/coming out this month.

the AMD would be the better choice, see if cards come down in light of the new ones grab a bargain.
 
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i wouldnt waste money on a 2060, especially in the light of the new graphics cards that are out/coming out this month.

the AMD would be the better choice, see if cards come down in light of the new ones grab a bargain.
Thanks for the reply.

I will not take the 2060 indeed. But.... Given i'm not going to stream or multitask while gaming, is the Ryzen useful given that the performance difference in game dont seem so significant? Between a Ryzen at 190$ and an i3 at 90$, with globaly same FPS in game, is the expanse worth it?
 
I would take the 2 scenarios you have come up with and find benchmarks out there. Usually the cheaper of the choices people put is the better because its cheaper, both setups up there are going to be good for gaming, esp if thats just what ur doing, but intel usually has the edge on gaming performance, but its not always the case if that performance gain is like 100 bucks or more, so if i had to choose itd be the amd one up there for being cheaper. Also, if you dont mind not having rtx, then you can get the 1660, but youd have to go with ur first choice if you want it no matter what.
 
Nov 4, 2020
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Hello all!

First choice: a i3 10100 + GTX 2060

Second choice: a ryzen 5 3600 + gtx 1660S

All other component being similar. Target is 1080p gaming, non competitive.
To sum it up, is it a good idea to sacrifice the CPU to have a better GPU?

Thanks in advance for your help!
I think you should wait for ryzen 5000 series. And for GPU 2060 is bad chose now wait for 3060 or amd new GPU, and don't choose i3 for RTX to avoid bottleneck as much as you can.
 
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When do you need them by and what is your budget? Are you just aiming at 60fps or higher?

As for the CPU. The Ryzen 5000 series is generally $50 more expensive than the original 3000 series. Therefore you might want to see if you can find a cheap 3600.

e.g at scan.co.uk the Ryzen 5 3600 is £189.98. Earlier today the 5600X was £289.98 and is now sold out in most places.

Most of the new GPU cards coming out are aimed 1440p or 4k resolution and are above what you need and probably your budget.

NVIDIA are lining up a 3060ti but that's been pushed back till mid December and we have no idea of the quantity that will be available or the price yet.
 
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My goal for now is 60 fps, my monitor is not anything competitive. I have settled for the i3 (i don't really think the bottleneck is a thing with any middle range CG, specially at 60fps with V-sync). I will take the first honest deal between a GTX 1660 S and a 2060 or 2060 S.
 

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