I think taking any 3000 CPU over an 10th gen right now is an mistake. 4000 series is 3 months away or so and are coming with some very notable improvements. An 8 core CCX (which will help tremendously with gaming) and another 10-15% IPC improvement (I have heard some rumors saying more IPC, but I am going with the absolute minimum I have heard.I think taking a 10700k over a 3900x in gaming would be a mistake. What do you guys think?
My reasoning is the following:
4 extra cores means all the back ground crap you may have running these days, will have an impact on the 9900k/10700k but virtually zero impact on the 3900x. I know this usually reflects as 1% lows, but benchmark systems are not real world systems, they are best case scenarios without crap in the back ground. Crap = Discord, Steam, Epic, UbiSoft, Origin, etc, etc, etc. They all have spikes or worse, even in gaming mode in my experience, where extra cores will be better.
Anyways,"up to 5%" at 1440p is not noticeable. Other YouTube benchmarks show 9900k/3900x as virtually the same for 1440p.
I do expect 1440p benchmarks to widen with new AMD and nVidia GPU's though.
Somebody tried to tell me last night on Reddit that a 3900x is a huge down grade to a 9900k. sigh.
Not to mention an improved 7nm+ process. So don't get me wrong, I am not knocking 3000 series (I own an 3700x) but I think it would be foolish to purchase any CPU with 4000 series CPU launch so close. Best to wait, even if one doesn't purchase 4000 series, 3000 series will also come down in price. Win-win.