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I have a Radeon 6900XT paired with a Ryzen 3950. I never felt/feel CPU limited. My card is more powerful than the 3080, so here you have it. I know that, gaming wise, there is no difference between the Ryzen 5800 and the Ryzen 5950. You don't need so many cores. You have 6 cores, and I guess that it is enough punch for any current GPU. Check.I don't like my CPUs to double as space heaters. No thanks.
I'll stick with AMD's more efficient, cooler running design. My 5600X is phenomenal paired with the RTX 2060.
And, frankly, I don't see the point in upgrading the CPU in the near term anyway since there's no way to get a new more powerful GPU at MSRP. I'm GPU limited even with the 5600x. I need to look at recent benchmarks to be sure but I don't know if even a 3080 would outpace the 5600x...
And yes, it also depends on the resolution you are playing at. At 4K, there is no problem with modern CPU's, but at lower resolutions the CPU can become a bottleneck. But I guess that your CPU cannot become a bottleneck with games at this time. If I am mistaken, someone please correct me.