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Dell G5 Gaming Desktop 9th Intel i9 16GB RAM 512GB SSD 1TB HDD RTX 2080 $2,479.20 Delivered @ Dell eBay

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Good deal for a PC with a i9-9900 CPU and RTX 2080 Video card. The only downside is its only 2666MHz DDR4 RAM. The Dell website has the same spec for $3,959.11 (https://www.dell.com/en-au/shop/gaming-and-games/dell-g5-gam...)

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    It's a fine CPU but it's going to be virtually identical to an i5 9600 in gaming. The reason you pay this kind of money if for applications that require lots of cores and cache, like CAD or rendering. And even then you'd probably be better off with a Ryzen 9 system.

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      You’re not wrong, the 9900K is less than 5% faster than the 9600K in most current gen games. However, more and more recent games are able to make better use of multiple threads. For most of the 2010s, Intel has released a 4 core 4 thread i5 CPU and a 4 core 8 thread i7 CPU for each generation and while at the time they were close in gaming performance, the 8 thread parts have held up much better in certain modern games. This trend is expected to continue with the next gen consoles being released at the end of this year having powerful 8 core 16 thread CPUs. Just something to think about, especially if you intend to keep the CPU for a long time.

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      No, No it wont.
      I upgraded from a 9600k to a 9900kf cause it was bottlenecking in games causing lower FPS with my 2080 super and stuttering in some games.
      Yes these issues are limited and not an issue with all games right now these issues where present in the latest AAA games like Need for speed Heat, Borderlands 3, Ghost recon Breakpoint, Star Wars Jedi Fallen order.
      This is happening now with current titles, it will only get worse. 9600k is NOT a good CPU to buy with a GPU like the RTX 2080 or better.

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        Depends what framerate you're targeting. I think the higher framerates are meant to be harder on the CPU? I'm not entirely sure on the logic of that however.

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          To put it very simply, with games, most of the stuff that the CPU does is done on a frame by frame basis. A weaker GPU or graphics heavy load will mean that the GPU takes more time to "draw" the frame, giving the CPU more time to calculate. A faster GPU or lower graphics load means the CPU has less time to do its job.

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            @Franckel: Oh wait yeah just half asleep lol. CPU load, eg. AI calculations aren't dependent on resolution. So 60fps vs 120fps simply puts 2x load on the CPU, while twice framerate at half pixel count resolution keeps GPU load (mostly) constant!

            OK yeah, twitch gamers need a better CPU. Got it!

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          high framerates come back to the CPU at lower resolutions (say 1080p at 240hz…) where as for 4K resolutions, the GPU is the bottleneck, not the CPU.

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    The specs show that it's an i9 9900 non-K, which is worth noting given the price difference (and the overclockability) with the 9900K

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    Obligatory Techfast deals are better (which they most definitely are) post!

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    Ram isn't as big a deal on Intel either….

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      It still matters somewhat, especially in RAM intensive games: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2019-intel...

      While Intel doesn't fall on its face with slow RAM, faster RAM can still net double digit percentage improvements in performance. The issue here is, given the non-K CPU, the motherboard is not going to be a Z-series and probably doesn't even support speeds of more than 2666mhz. You're stuck with what's configured.

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        Everywhere I have come across shows a percent or two on Intel, not something that anyone will notice anyway. I've seen figures like 160fps vs 157fps in BF. Not worth chucking out a stick for that….

        On a 6700k (I know old), little difference and in cases it's actually slower…
        https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/gaming-benchmarks...
        That was with 2133 too which is worse.

        Ryzen is a whole new story though (to a point).

        The big issue with prebuilt OEM PC's is often proprietary hardware which often causes all sorts of upgrade issues.

        If upgrading this PC in a few years, I'd just be upgrading the GPU if playing at higher resolutions, otherwise it'll last many many years. The CPU won't be an issue for that.

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