With the release of Nvidia’s novelty, many people asked themselves which CPU is better for this graphics card? The specialists of the resource TechSpot compared the results of RTX 3080 with processors Core i9-10900K and Ryzen 9 3950X, and colleagues from the resource TechPowerUp took Ryzen 9 3900X, adding the same Core i9-9900K. What are the results?
So, as we can see, if we are talking about 4K resolution as the main target for Nvidia innovation, there is no significant difference between four CPUs. The differences are 1-2%, the overclocking also doesn’t contribute to any noticeable increase in fps.
If you look more closely at each game, that is, projects where the difference is slightly more tangible, but often it is still a maximum of only about 3-5%. The exception is Anno 1800, which behaves very strange: in the case of the Ryzen CPU, the index in the game is always the same (52 fps), regardless of the resolution, in the case of Intel solutions, the index changes, but very little, and it is always higher than in the system with Ryzen.
In any case, RTX 3080 requires a very high-performance processor, but at 4K resolution it doesn’t make much difference which one. Actually, even in Full HD, on average, the difference between AMD and Intel solutions is only about 10% in favor of the latter, but at absolute figures far beyond 150 fps, this difference hardly makes any practical sense for anyone.