5800x vs 5900x

1 : Anonymous2021/09/02 09:43 ID: pgekcs

Should I buy a 5800x (500$CAD/400$US) or 5900x (730$CAD/580$US) ? Its mainly for gaming/multimedia production/streaming

Specs : Corsair h100i elite capellix (Would a 240mm aio be enough for some light overcloking? I know 5000 cpu's be running kinda hot)

Msi b550 gaming edge

3060 ti

Corsair Vengeance 2x8gb 3200mhz cl16

I know 12 cores might be the better option for multiple reasons but, would it be overkill for what im going to use it for. Also, 12 cores would kinda "future proof" my system for the next couple of years but yea. lmk your opinion.

2 : Anonymous2021/09/02 10:49 ID: hbatmwn

If you know 12c is going to be overkill, stay with the 8c. CPUs are easier to get at msrp than GPU, so unless you need the extra power in the near future (<2y), 8c should be alright.

3 : Anonymous2021/09/02 13:20 ID: hbb9lcy

I game, stream, record video, and edit/render on my system with a 5800X and 3090. I've never once felt I needed more CPU cores to increase performance. Take that as you will.

4 : Anonymous2021/09/02 13:01 ID: hbb78z4

If you don't know that you really need those extra cores, spending almost 50% more seems a waste. You certainly won't need them for gaming or streaming, so it really comes down to how much "multimedia production" you're going to be doing, using which program(s) and how big the difference between the two CPUs is. That sounds like something you could (and should) investigate for yourself before making a decision. As for the AIO, it should be fine. I have an NH-U12A air cooler on my 5800X and it sits at 81 degrees under heavy all-core load with a +150MHz offset and curve optimiser in play.

5 : Anonymous2021/09/02 13:16 ID: hbb95vw

I just finished my 5900X build with the Corsair h100i Elite Capellix - the AIO works great - getting 35C at idle and max about 55C on max gaming with a Fractal Design Meshify case. If you have the money, move up to the 5900 - especially if you are doing video work.

6 : Anonymous2021/09/02 09:53 ID: hbaperw

For 1 pc streaming and for multimedia creation I'd say you're on the right track with the 5900. My 3900 deals with that with no issues. 8 cores is certainly doable but the extra cores are used if they're available.

ID: hbb3edk

But for streaming, isn't using the nvenc encoder a mut better option?

ID: hbbet6g

Yes for streaming nvenc is great but you also mentioned multimedia production which is where the extra cores may be useful

7 : Anonymous2021/09/02 10:32 ID: hbascbt

Well are you earning money from your multimedia production? Is better cpu going to speed up your work? If so why not speed up your work duh... What is breaking point for price difference 6-9h of saved time?

8 : Anonymous2021/09/02 12:24 ID: hbb2xyo

the main thing you should be considering is money.. if you're willing to spend more.. then buy 5900x.. it's better.. if you're thinking of saving some money then buy 5800x.. both does well in gaming plus streaming.. pair it with an amazing RAM..

9 : Anonymous2021/09/02 12:54 ID: hbb6fvv

5900X is the best balanced CPU.

10 : Anonymous2021/09/02 14:02 ID: hbbfdc9


11 : Anonymous2021/09/02 15:14 ID: hbbpikl

I had a 3700x paired with a 2070s as I heard 8 cores would be enough. But the 8 core 3700x had trouble gaming, streaming, and recording. The recordings kept stuttering and I was dropping frames.

If i was just gaming and recording or gaming and streaming then it was fine. It was doing the third thing that messed everything up.

I recently upgraded to a 5900x and now everything is super smooth.

12 : Anonymous2021/09/02 20:33 ID: hbd1i9w

Since you're counting pennies, I wanted to point out that your $580 US price for the 5900x is $31 more than you can get this cpu pretty much everywhere. It's in stock on amd.com right now for $549, and probably everywhere else too.

That's $100 more than they're currently offering the 5800x for. Yes, that's like 20% more for the 5900 than for the 5800, but if you factor in the cost of the whole system build, this $100 isn't really that much. Why clutch pearls over this $100 unless you're so skint that one must really ask if it's wise to be building a machine like this at all?

Keep in mind that it's not just 4 more cores the 5900x offers over the 5800x. It's twice the RAM write bandwidth, and 64mb vs. 32mb of L3 cache. Those will come in handy in plenty of programs even if you're not using more than the 8 cores of the 5800.

For the difference in price and what's offered my personal take is that the 5900x is a no-brainer.

13 : Anonymous2021/09/02 09:58 ID: hbapqse

Check if the 5950x is on deal somewhere as they were recently, an even better choice for longevity. I have a 360 aio with mine

ID: hbasv4q

5950x for gaming and some video editing paired with 3060Ti? Nah, it's ridiculous overkill unless OP does a whole lot of video editing. It's definitely a waste of money, even when talking about future-proofing, since single-core performance uplift of future generations and cache are far more useful than thread count in gaming. 3060Ti will bottleneck even a 5600x, let alone 5950x.

14 : Anonymous2021/09/02 12:13 ID: hbb1oc0

If you were just gaming then the 5800X but since you do other stuff the extra cores will help.

15 : Anonymous2021/09/02 21:34 ID: hbda3fq



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