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Hey guys,

 

I've recently come to the conclusion that my current i5 4690k build is a bit outdated and that I need to upgrade a bit. I'm not super worried about being on the "cutting edge of performance" or anything, but I'd like to at least see a nice bump.

I currently have a 4690k with 32GB DDR3. I use the computer mostly for gaming and simulations for work which are (from what the IT people tell me) optimized mainly for Intel CPUs, so I'd like to stay with Intel, despite the large performance gap currently see between the blue and red teams.

 

I was looking at my local Micro Center and saw that the i9 9900k is only $320 over there right now, and will probably be even cheaper in the next month or so with Ryzen 5xxx series and black Friday/cyber Monday deals on the way. At this price point is the 9900k worth getting? Or should I just opt for a 10700k (10900k is a bit out of price range, the most I really want to spend on a CPU is ~$400) when the deals come around? (if I can get one)

Just looking for some quick pointers, I've been out of the PC building game for quite a while and I'm not too knowledgeable on the more recent hardware. 

 

Thanks for the help.

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Ryzen 5000 now is what Intel used to be then in terms of gaming-optimized performance.

It will likely be quite close once 11th gen comes out.

But yes, go Ryzen :)

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1 minute ago, Orange1 said:

If price is a concern then why not look at Ryzen?

Just looking to get a processor that more suited for the software I use for work. I've been told by IT to find something Intel, as their processors play better with the workloads of the software we use in my industry. 

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1 minute ago, ragnarok0273 said:

Ryzen 5000 now is what Intel used to be then in terms of gaming-optimized performance.

It will likely be quite close once 11th gen comes out.

But yes, go Ryzen :)

Like I told Orange, I'd rather stick with intel as from what I've been told the software I use in my industry is optimized for Intel. I see that Ryzen is clearly better from an overall standpoint, but as work comes first I'd rather stick with that.

 

Most interested as to whether the 9900k is worth it over the 10th gen processors at the price point offered by Microcenter.

 

My company is also picking up part of the bill, but only if I choose hardware within their specs, which Intel is one of.

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Ah.

I would get a 10th gen then if possible and within budget.

Otherwise, get a 9900k.

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"IT" well just cause they are IT doesnt really mean squat to tell the truth, some are real dumb. But totally could be right, but could be wrong. All in IT are not equal, I have seen some real mess ups that IT have created.

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If you can provide the name of the software it may help others let you know if you actually need intel or can go with a 5000 series Ryzen.

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