Which processor – Intel or AMD – is the best choice for the GeForce RTX 3080?

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The answer is obvious to those who understand the issue.

Today we have already managed to get acquainted with the long-awaited reviews of the GeForce RTX 3080, and our own material described in detail all the features of the new architecture and the new 3D Nvidia card.

Intel vs AMD
Intel vs AMD

Which processor – Intel or AMD – is the best choice for the GeForce RTX 3080?

Now you can go into details. For example, which CPU is better for a new card? TechSpot specialists compared the results of the RTX 3080 with the Core i9-10900K and Ryzen 9 3950X processors, and colleagues from the TechPowerUp resource took the Ryzen 9 3900X, adding the Core i9-9900K there. What are the results?

If we are talking about 4K resolution as the main target for Nvidia’s new items, then there is no tangible difference between the four CPUs. The differences fit in 1-2%, overclocking also does not contribute to any noticeable increase in fps. If you look in more detail for each game, then there are projects where the difference is a little more noticeable, but often this is still a maximum of only about 3-5%. The exception is Anno 1800, which behaves very strangely: in the case of the Ryzen CPU, the in-game indicator is always the same (52 fps), regardless of the resolution, in the case of Intel solutions, the indicator changes, but very slightly, while it is always higher than that of systems with Ryzen.

Anyway, the RTX 3080 needs a very powerful processor, but at 4K it doesn’t really 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 with absolute indicators far beyond 150 fps, this difference is unlikely to make any practical sense for someone.  

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