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9900ks to 5900x?

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Opinions please,

been debating the switch to a 5900x recently, I know there won't be much of a uplift in performance - I game at 1440p.
Mainly looking to stretch out my setup a couple more years until ddr5 matures before I make the switch. I already have a spare B550 board,

thoughts on this potential swtich please :)
 
Soldato
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Since you already have a board and memory, I wouldn't call it silly, especially as you may end up richer in the swap :cry:

But, would I do it? No. I doubt either CPU will be an issue for the few more years you want.
 
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I'd sell the 9900KS while people are willing to pay way over the odds for out of date architecture, and invest it elsewhere. They seem to be selling for £300-400 used, and you could get almost any chip you wanted at very little to no extra cost. Heck you could buy a 12700K with the proceeds which is also going to be faster, but would need a board change.
 
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5800x3d? Should be an even swap cost wise. As others have said the 9900ks is still selling strongly. I'd hazard a guess that it'll better suited for games than the 5900x too.
 
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If you can do it for near zero cost, then maybe. Otherwise it seems a PITA for not much more perf.
 
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