10900k VS 5900x

1 : Anonymous2021/03/23 17:44 ID: mbk986

So recently I've been trying to find out which CPU is better for gaming, video editing, and streaming.
Can anyone tell me which I should go with?

2 : Anonymous2021/03/23 17:50 ID: gryccrm

5900X is pretty much better all around if you can find one, 10900K is still pretty solid if you need it now but I'd look into the 10850K since basically the same as a 10900K but for even cheaper.

ID: grykgck


In Canada when I looked on newegg, the 10850k was available for 500 flat, and the 5600x lowest price I could find was 500 literally anywhere, and it was higher from reputable sellers like newegg.

At that point, I'd just get the 10850k.

ID: grzgnku

5600x dropped for 386 on Amazon.ca today... Best way to get it is by waiting for either Amazon or B&H to drop.

ID: gryuvi4

Thanks for reply, I think I would go with 5900x since I am doing more than just gaming. I heard many people say 10900k is just for gaming mostly.

ID: grz4frm

Do you do rendering as a full time job/hobby? Or just a few frames/videos per month?

People managed to create movies/games on potatoes 10/20 years ago so a 10900k vs 5900x will not make a great difference for the average user.

It is just a giant circlejerk at this point and people are parroting this 12/16 core nonsense 24/7 even though most users wont even need them.

Buy the 5900x if you can afford it and want to pay the premium, otherwise pick the 10850k which will get every job done.

3 : Anonymous2021/03/23 17:51 ID: grycl18

Ryzen 9 5900X is better than Core i9-10900K in pretty much everything

ID: gryux3s

Alright, thank you

4 : Anonymous2021/03/23 18:06 ID: gryeoz9

5900x is better in single core and much better in multicore. 10850k is cheaper and in stock. You shouldn't bother with the 10900k when the 10850k is basically the same, just much cheaper.

5 : Anonymous2021/03/23 18:05 ID: gryehym

If you're good with paying more, 5900x. The mt performance is equivalent to a 10900k with 14 cores. 10900k costs less so that's the benefit

6 : Anonymous2021/03/23 20:53 ID: grz1zkr

Ryzen 5900x

7 : Anonymous2021/03/23 18:08 ID: gryex03

Go with what you can afford. Intel is starting to realize they have to lower their prices to compete with the Ryzen burst. Ryzen will soon have to lower their prices as well.

What works for you right now? To me, I start at the price and look at the performance ratio.

ID: gryxyfn

Ryzen will soon have to lower their prices

you mean AMD. but anyway they don't have to, they're already not keeping up with demand as it is, lowering prices is not gonna get them anything

ID: grzibly

AMD should only if the 11th gen is somewhat successful. They're preordering the11600k for $300 11700k for $400 and the i9 for $550 so there's that. Only the hardcore fans is going to buy rkl which imo everyone should pass.

8 : Anonymous2021/03/23 19:13 ID: gryo1m9

5900x unless you want to save $80 but if you're going that high end you might as well go all out.

ID: gryv5nj

I live in Canada so the difference between 5900x and 10900k is about $180. I would pay a bit of more money and buy 5900x for more than just gaming.

ID: gryww3a

I'd still say go with the 5900x. It a little better for gaming performance and for use cases requiring multi threaded raw compute power the 5900x has a large performance advantage.

9 : Anonymous2021/03/23 18:32 ID: gryidd8

Which ever one is available

10 : Anonymous2021/03/23 18:04 ID: gryeea2

Even the 5600x does quite well in gaming vs literally everything intel offers.

The 5800x and up is arguably the best option going forward, a 5900x completely curb stomps anything intel has to offer and the 5950x is just that much better.

Refer to the gamersnexus 11700k review to see how in all kind of workloads and conditions, it's essentially no contest for the 5900x and 5950x.

Honestly 5900x is a phenomenal value.

11 : Anonymous2021/03/23 19:27 ID: gryq4b7

I game and stream (x264 so cpu encoding) with my 5900x and it’s rock solid.

12 : Anonymous2021/03/23 20:07 ID: gryvlu9

If you're in the USA get the 10900KF for 320$.

If you're anywhere else in the world without a Microcente

to price match, get the 5900X.

Either way, both are insanely good CPUs.


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