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For gaming i5 9600k rtx 2060 or r5 2600x and rtx 2070 please help

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mahdi250 1 month ago

Please help me it’s purely for gaming i5 9600k w/ rtx 2060 or r5 2600x w/ rtx 2070

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fellway 1 point 1 month ago

Expected framerate and resolution? That will pretty much define the balance you need.

mahdi250 submitter 1 point 1 month ago

I want to play at 1080p ultra setting and I’m using a 144hz monitor

mark5916 1 point 1 month ago

Well, that's not that easy.

If you would prefer to play at 1080p or even lower than that (actually who plays at 720p anyway) with settings at high or even lower (or just tweaked settings for getting as much fps than you can get, at least from the systems you mentioned above) then yes a i5-9600K may be the better option.

And i say maybe, because different games have different requirements as far as the CPU and GPU concerns.

However, as you wanna play at ultra settings and get as much fps as possible near the 144 mark, the GPU has the first and last word on that matter.

And according to the above, i would select the Ryzen 2600X and the RTX 2070.

Besides, the difference between an stock running i5-9600K and a Ryzen 2600X isn't that much anyway. Near 7%


...or 12% if you consider overclocking as well.


And who knows, as Ryzen scales better with faster ram, you may get some more fps only because of that. ;)

mahdi250 submitter 1 point 1 month ago

Ok thanks for your help mate

mark5916 1 point 1 month ago

You're welcome :)

Gilroar 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

And who knows, as Ryzen scales better with faster ram, you may get some more fps only because of that. ;)

The TPU testing is done with overclocked RAM so if anything you would lose frame rates from what they show not gain them.

2x 8 GB G.SKILL Flare X DDR4 DDR4-3200 14-14-14-34

Was used on all systems.


kschendel 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Too bad they didn't use 3200CL16, which is considerably more affordable while still running at 1600MHz. I'm betting it would be within a percentage point or two, but no way to know for sure without trying it.

Gilroar 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Depends on if it was optimized for sub-timings on the board as it could easily pull 20%+ lower performance.

Sub-timings and AM4 are terribly important more so then Intel.

That is why AMD sampled G.Skill Flare X RAM to every reviewer after ensuring Every manufacturer adopted its sub-timings.

Edit: Gamers Nexus stopped using some non Flare X AMD sampled kits after finding out how much variance they were getting in testing.

It was bad enough that even 1440p testing, which should almost always become a GPU benchmark by proxy, posted 85% of baseline performance. The X370 board under the same conditions would post 91% to 99% of baseline performance. That difference comes primarily from timing tuning and settings, as we’re just applying XMP for this simple test. It proves a point.


mark5916 1 point 1 month ago

Yeah OK fair enough. :)