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3600x or 2700x for longevity

Animepopcorn

1 month ago

I’ve read somewhere that for strictly gaming, the 2700x is a better choice because future games are going to need more cores. Is this true?

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  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

If games start using more cores then yes.

If they don't then no.

If people could accurately tell the future lottery winners wouldn't make much.

Edit: Two points I would also consider.

If you don't need the highest possible frame rates the 2700X is generally cheaper to the point a graphics upgrade is possible at the same budget giving more eye candy at slightly lower frame rates.

4000 series has been confirmed by AMD as launching this year, so grabbing something like a $85 1600 "AF" and saving up till then would give you something faster then either the 3600X or 2700X.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Consoles have been 8-core for this entire generation and mid-generation refresh and it hasn't mattered.

Titles built for a 16-thread CPU running at 1.8-2ghz also won't require as many cores when you can have them running twice as fast.

There's been some discussion among developers on the dev kits out and its likely they won't work to fully utilize the CPU thread count since it holds back performance on the platform and now that AMD has outed the APU that are being used its easy to see why.

Extremely thermal and power limited platform, and you have a APU that will throttle CPU anytime the GPU is pushed.

Things like not using SMT or full core count allows for more headroom of both the CPU and GPU just like they did with this generations 8-cored models, the optimization is easier on console because the hardware is fixed, but the usage balance is far more delicate to work out.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

For most this gen, a dual core cpu has been enough for many of the console ports, a four core certainly enough. Last gen, single core cpu's were been enough. PC titles are ports of consoles. They are essentially redeveloped for PC, not cut and paste of assets with some minor tweaks here and there. I have no idea why people compare PC's to Consoles. They are not even remotely the same thing at all.

4K 120Hz is CONFIRMED by both companies Both said MULTIPLE times 8K@60,however anyone with sanity assumes that 8K is just for the movies or something since even Dual RTX Titans combined with the still MIGHTY Core i9 9900K tend to struggle @8K.

The new Hellblade that is coming out on next gen Xbox, a guy made a vid and frame counted 30fps. Maybe that is the fps of the video rather than the game. Maybe they will quadrauple the frame rate come to launch. 4K 120fps does not mean all games either. The specs tend to be glass half full rather than empty - talk about max output achievable for some titles. Reality is that devs are going to face a heck of challenge getting some titles running at 60fps at 4K. 8K? Depends on game. Always depends on game. Next gen no different to this gen. Always the same. There will always be the title where 4K 60fps on console will have to be dialed back to meet spec. Same always for every generation.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Probably customized 3700X. Or better.

Both are using the mobile APU that AMD just launched for the CPU side.

And if you look at the graphics requirements for the above you'll see just why CPU side is going to be far less utilized then GPU side of the APU.

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