AdviceDo you think I should rebuild my pc now or wait until DDR5?Posted:

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Hello, im currently torn between rebuilding my pc completely and waiting until DDR5 becomes a platform im currently running this.
I7 6850k
750W Gold EVGA PSU
ASUS STRIX GTX 1080
ASUS RAMPAGE ED 10 X99
CORSAIR H115I
SAMSUNG 970 PRO 500GB SSD
4TB SSD SAMSUNG 840
My initial thoughts are to rebuild and go AMD RYZEN 5900X OR 5950X AND EITHER GO WITH RTX 3080TI (ONCE RELEASED) OR AMD 6900XT. My build is for the purpose of Ultrawide gaming at 3440x1440 and/ or 4K.
However I could just potentially upgrade my gpu for now, what is your thoughts. Thanks, Aidan-
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Upgrading for the sake of future tech is something that I wouldn't recommend especially when, realistically, it's not one of the main components that gives you the most performance benefits. This would be GPU & CPU with, on Zen 2 & 3 anyway, RAM speed being the 3rd most important in playing the part of performance increase.

With that, I'd go back to basics. Work out what areas that your PC is not performing well in and upgrade specific components to get to that result that you want.

A 3080[ti?] would indeed make sense for your build currently since you can carry this across to any future builds that you may be planning.
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Adam wroteUpgrading for the sake of future tech is something that I wouldn't recommend especially when, realistically, it's not one of the main components that gives you the most performance benefits. This would be GPU & CPU with, on Zen 2 & 3 anyway, RAM speed being the 3rd most important in playing the part of performance increase.

With that, I'd go back to basics. Work out what areas that your PC is not performing well in and upgrade specific components to get to that result that you want.

A 3080[ti?] would indeed make sense for your build currently since you can carry this across to any future builds that you may be planning.

Yeah this is what my thoughts are.. A 3080Ti/ 6900XT would be a substantial upgrade within my current build. The main reason i started dwelling on the thought of it was after viewing some benchmarks (according) to what i have seen, it was anywhere between 15/45fps frame differences if i had the i7 6850k as apposed to the Ryzen 5900x paired with a Ti or AMD GPU. However i will be upgrading to a new GPU regardless, so i could always test and see what i am able to achieve before i do so. Hopefully NVidia grab their fingers out their asshole and release a Ti sooner than later as the Green Team is my preferred choice, solely for the G Sync I'm now tied into with my Ultrawide
Thanks for the response
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Aidan- wroteThe main reason i started dwelling on the thought of it was after viewing some benchmarks (according) to what i have seen, it was anywhere between 15/45fps frame differences if i had the i7 6850k as apposed to the Ryzen 5900x paired with a Ti or AMD GPU.

What benchmarks were these? There are no reliable RX 6000 bemchmarks yet so the benchmarks you've seen would have had to be done with an RTX 3080 or 3090?

What clock speed were both CPU's running at, and what RAM was used with each test system?

What resolution were the benchmarks done at? For anywhere near a 45FPS difference, Id have to imagine that was 1080p benchmarks? The performance difference at 3440x1440/4k vs 1080p will be huge. CPU is much less important as resolution increases.

Aidan- wroteHowever i will be upgrading to a new GPU regardless, so i could always test and see what i am able to achieve before i do so. Hopefully NVidia grab their fingers out their asshole and release a Ti sooner than later as the Green Team is my preferred choice, solely for the G Sync I'm now tied into with my Ultrawide
Thanks for the response

RTX 3080Ti if it exists is likely to just be a 12GB 3090 basically. The 3090 already isn't hugely more performant than a 3080, so I would probably suggest just considering an RTX 3080 for $700, if you can find one in stock.

If you go AMD, then the 6900X doesn't look like it'll be worth the $350 premium over the 6800X IMHO. 6800X looks to be a good buy if you can deal without NVidia specific features like G-Sync, DLSS, etc.
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