Thats the angle im coming at. I dont think im in a bad spot (3600x & 1080) but i need to pick up a new GPU this year and this feels like a good time to make a complete switch. Ive been wanting more ram for a while, but it feels a little wasteful when the next CPU will want ddr5, and my current ram can go into my server.I think it will be worth it for people with slow DDR4 RAM kits. Also, for system builders who haven't upgraded in a long time.
I think it will probably make sense just to buy a mid end CPU, then just upgrade when the next gen arrives on AM5. It looks like AMD could have the best DDR5 support also, possibly supporting DDR5 frequencies of 7000-8000mhz.
I just wonder whether i'd rather hold out a cycle longer and wait for the 2nd gen, or x3D release.
The timing seems like a good time to do major upgrades, with the new socket, pcie5 & ddr5. Just need to wait and see whether the performance aligns with that.
What res are you running at, and how does your current system handle in SC?From you end or just because of the way the market seems to be right now?
I'm going to buy something from the next generation, RTX 4070 / RX 7700XT, hopefully if pricing isn't daft, and then i'm done for a few years, i don't buy many, if any AAA games these days, its all the same crap regurgitated with fried cheese on top.
The only thing that matters to me is a long tern good for Star Citizen GPU, once have that that's me done.
Im not gaming much these days, but just picked up a Samsung G9 on MM the other week and my fps is understandably laughable, but stable 30fps at 2560x1080. I'd play other games, but like you said, AAA has been underwhelming for a while, and while i dont play SC often at all, at least thats one benchmark thats relevant to me going forward.
The 4070 comment interests me, cos i feel like the G9 is gonna need a 4090, so maybe im under estimating existing GPU performance, and just need something like a 4080 and a CPU that isnt bottlenecking it.