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For future proof? Which CPU?

Hey guys. if planing to buy a new CPU, which better to get for future proof and more reliable?

 

amd 3700X or i9 9900k? 

 

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The more "futureproof" option would be the 3700X, just because the AM4 platform allows upgradability to a 12 core or even 16 core part (3900X, 3950X), as long as you go for a motherboard with good VRMs. A fairly inexpensive one (compared to higher-end boards with similar capabilities) I'd suggest is the Asus TUF X570-PLUS, but you can check the forum's motherboard tier list for more options here.

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6 minutes ago, keavlar said:

Hey guys. if planing to buy a new CPU, which better to get for future proof and more reliable?

 

amd 3700X or i9 9900k? 

 

9900k is already top of the line for this platform , most likely new generation will use different, 3700x still is supported and next gen will be supported as well on same platform. 
Also important is what you need it for? Only gaming or any professional work as well?

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If you're planning for the far future, I'd say the more cores the better. Those two processors are very similar, the i9 might be slightly faster but not worth the huge price hike. If you can afford the i9, check out the AMD Ryzen 9 3900x instead. Slightly more expensive but if you wait a month it might drop.

 

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Buy a i59600k or i7 upgrade after few years. Its good value for money

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14 minutes ago, keavlar said:

Hey guys. if planing to buy a new CPU, which better to get for future proof and more reliable?

 

amd 3700X or i9 9900k? 

 

If you can afford the i9 budget you could buy the Ryzen 9 3900x, if not still the ryzen 7 3700x is on a platform that will have the next ryzen generation too

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