Stock or overclocked , 3200mhz or faster ram . . . a tweaked out 9900k will still be faster more of the time including desktop , but will use more power be hotter and not have pci 4 no big points but just points , but definitely not a upgrade if that's what you asking. the 5900x is another storyThere's not really a big difference between a 9900K and 5800X no?
Why? Why come to the red side?
I have a 9900k, there is no compelling reason (in the software I run) to go for a different processor at this time.It is a no brainer. Go to the side that has supported a socket since 2016. However, I would not recommend making the jump this year since it's supposed to be the end of AM4.
But if you want to break it down into performances, games, benchmarks, tools blah blah blah... That is a whole different conversation and not what my post is about.
Makes perfect sense. I think most responses in this thread share your view, hell so do I. Jumping from either side for 1-2 FPS, 3 seconds off a blender render, or to save 30w of power is asinine.I have a 9900k, there is no compelling reason (in the software I run) to go for a different processor at this time.
Thats still high from what im seeing, I saw the 9900k on sale new for like $320 usd online, and $299 at microcenter in store.I'm a different scenario, I sit on a 8600K and see 9900K as a very compelling upgrade atm, at first I was thinking going AMD but the more I think about it seeing the dropped pricing on 9900K (might go KF as it's actually like $30 cheaper) Here the 9900KF wasn't long ago costing like 539€, currently the lowest price here is 376€ (when do you see pricedrops from Intel like that? Yea never), very tempting. That along another kit of G.Skill DDR4-3200 CL14 16GB which is really cheap atm as well for total of 32GB. I think that should be holding up well until future DDR5 setup becomes viable.
Thats still high from what im seeing, I saw the 9900k on sale new for like $320 usd online, and $299 at microcenter in store.
If you really want to upgrade I'd wait and see if there are any holiday specials.