9900K vs 9700K games 1440P

7y7h9898
36 postsMember, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
Hello. I dont have much money to spare. So i am thinking to buy 9700K instead of 9900K. But i am worried if when games will be using more than 8 threads ( 9900K )?
So what buy now?

Battlefield 5 or Assassin Creed Odyseey ( athens ) using more than 8 threads?

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  • TFBisquit
    2284 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    edited March 3
    When the new consoles arrive, 8 threads will be the norm. Whether games will need more remains to be seen though.
    I don't know how long you want to do with your cpu? For example, I still have a i7 2600k from 2011 that runs this game decent. It's 4 cores and 8 threads. The 2500k only had 4c/4t and was considered the better buy since it performed the same and oc'ed about the same also. In the end it struggles more than the i7 equivalent due to games asking for more than 4 threads.
    So the question is how long do you want to use that cpu? Because I suppose for the next 5 years it will do fine, maybe after that more threads are mandatory.
    In any case, both 9700k and 9900k perform roughly the same in games. At present. The 9900k will have a longer breath because of the 16 threads. Whether that's useful is debatable.

    ps. almost forgot, at 1440p your videocard takes over from the cpu, so you need a decent one for 100+ fps. Neither of those cpu's will make a difference atm at that resolution.
    but again, when games start utilizing more than 8 threads, the 9700k could be in trouble also, time will tell.
  • RipGroove99
    243 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    I have 3440x1440p 21:9 100Hz Ultrawide with Battlefield V at Ultra settings and I retain 80-140fps all the time with a 7700k and 1080ti both with zero overclock.

  • OskooI_007
    1361 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    edited March 4
    Next-gen consoles will have 8 core / 16 thread CPUs. That will be the new target for game developers.

    Also keep in mind that Intel will probably launch Comet Lake processors next month, April 2020. Could probably get an i7-10700KF for $330.

    https://wccftech.com/intel-comet-lake-s-mainstream-desktop-cpu-skus-listed/
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  • rubicscube78
    5 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    honestly, just buy what you can afford. I went from a 3570k to a 9700k because its what i could afford at the time. Your not gonna go wrong either way really. I game at 1440p myself, with BFV i play with low settings and 110 fps all day.
  • CSO7777
    1944 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    HT increases the performance of the CPU by 30-35%. HT-cores doesn't scale 100% like real CPU-cores. And whether BFV really uses 16 threads anyway I don't know.

    At 1440p you are probably GPU-bound anyway and the performance of an 9700K is then more or less the same as an 9900K.

    But of course additional 30-35% is something and as others have mentioned, the next-gen consoles will use HT CPUs.
  • opsis_1
    255 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    edited March 6
    Get 9900k/wait Comet lake or you'll regret it.
  • orangesmooothie
    13 postsMember, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    Why don't you look at the AMD ryzen 3700x or the 3900x?  It's cheaper and their performance is amazing.
  • Nzz1
    57 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    edited March 7
    Why don't you look at the AMD ryzen 3700x or the 3900x?  It's cheaper and their performance is amazing.
    I have both 3900x and 9900k. In Battlefield V 9900k is about 20% faster (min fps) @ 1440p with 2080ti. Both overclocked core and memory. Using DX 12 for best performance. This is my experience. 
    Battlefield V loves low memorylatency for high fps. My 3900x has ~64ns memorylatency in aida64 and my 9900k has ~38ns. Looks like this is why I'm getting better performance with 9900k. I even getting higher performance with 7980xe with ~50ns memorylatency VS 3900x. 

    Next gen GPU's will push the limit for the cpu even further, so it's posstible 4k might get a bit cpubound. With 2x 2080ti's nvlink SLI (DX11) I'm cpubound with every cpu :smiley:

    BF V is using 12 threads in taskmanager.

    3700x and 3900x is good cpu's, but not the best for Battlefield V multiplayer. For 99% Ryzen 3600 is the best cpu for the money.

    In 1080p you can get 170-180fps average in BF V multiplayer with 3900x and 2080ti. 9900k you can get 220-230fps on average. Both "max" overclocked
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