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Why so few i5 9. Gen. are sold? RX Vega 56 still a good choice?

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Hi, I want to buy myself a new gaming PC. Looking at comparisons between i5 9. Gen. and i7 8. Gen. I see there's no big difference in games, and sometimes people got more FPS using the i5. I thought about buying the i7 first, but looking at the price (around 420 euros in Germany right now), I think i5 (260/270 euros now) would be a better choice especially when the price might go down on Black Friday.

I checked the processor on one of the most famous hardware selling websites in Germany called mindfactory.de, and there were only around 280 of them sold. But why? It seems to be a good processor, and if you don't care about things like compression speed in 7zip they are pretty much the same if it comes to performance in games. Or should I take the Ryzen 2700x instead of an Intel processor?

 

Because of the good deals available on Black Friday I want to buy a RX Vega 56 card than the new RX 590. What do you think, if it will cost around 300/310 euros like on Newegg right now, would it be a good option to buy? I want it to be a Radeon card due to Freesync.

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The 9600k is really new, so sales numbers might not be accurate or throttled due to limited supply, as for GPU's you could probably find a good used 1080 for around $350 and that would be the best deal imo, i haven't seen enough about the 590 to get excited, we need a new architecture from amd ASAP

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1 minute ago, Emanbaird said:

The 9600k is really new, so sales numbers might not be accurate or throttled due to limited supply, as for GPU's you could probably find a good used 1080 for around $350 and that would be the best deal imo, i haven't seen enough about the 590 to get excited, we need a new architecture from amd ASAP

I want a radeon graphics card, freesync is something I really want to have.

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Just now, blingu said:

I want a radeon graphics card, freesync is something I really want to have.

Do you have a display capable of freesync?

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Vega for 300€ is good given that you get three AAA games. The RX59 heavily depends on the sale prices. For 250€ it is a no. If it goes for 200€ buy it. If you undervolt it to RX580 performance expect around 150W power consumption (first numbers are just coming in these days).

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Just now, Emanbaird said:

Do you have a display capable of freesync?

I'll buy a new 1440p monitor once I get the PC.

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Just now, James Evens said:

Vega for 300€ is good given that you get three AAA games. The heavily depends on the sale prices. For 250€ it is a no. If it goes for 200€ buy it. If you undervolt it to RX580 performance expect around 150W power consumption (first numbers are just coming in these days).

With 200 euros you mean the RX 590?

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G-sync and freesync make a huge difference, would you be planning on going over 60hz?

 

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3 minutes ago, Emanbaird said:

G-sync and freesync make a huge difference, would you be planning on going over 60hz?

 

If I can get to 120/144hz by decreasing the resolution (I'd do it for this game only, I play CS GO on 1024x768 anyways) without doing it with third party programs, why not.

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1 minute ago, blingu said:

If I can get to 120/144hz by decreasing the resolution (I'd do it for this game only, I play CS GO on 1024x768 anyways) without doing it with third party programs, why not.

what specs do you have? why do you only run CS:GO on 1024x768? what CPU do you have?

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Just now, Emanbaird said:

what specs do you have? why do you only run CS:GO on 1024x768? what CPU do you have?

I got a 6 year old computer with an AMD Phenom II x4 and Radeon 7700HD 1GB on board, so I'll buy a completely new rig.

I run CS GO on 1024x768 stretched because I'm used to it after playing CS 1.6 and the enemies appear wider.

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Just now, blingu said:

I got a 6 year old computer with an AMD Phenom II x4 and Radeon 7700HD 1GB on board, so I'll buy a completely new rig.

I run CS GO on 1024x768 stretched because I'm used to it after playing CS 1.6 and the enemies appear wider.

That is how i used to play TF2 to get 60FPS on my 2008 Dell d830, with some janky rebranded quadro GPU

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Probably because your e-peen doesn't get any cred when you rock an i5. It's fine for most gamers, and honestly a much smarter choice if you're on a budget.

If you do content creation and such, i7's or Ryzen are smarter choices.

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Thanks guys for your help, I'll go for the newest i5. Can be locked and archived.

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