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i7-9700k/RTX 2060 6GB VRAM vs. i5-9600k/RTX 2070 8GB VRAM

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Hi,

Been a lurker for many years now and am now posting my first topic.

I have been looking at a new machine for P3D and am debating between the two following options:

1) i7-9700k/RTX 2060 6GB VRAM

2) i5-9600k/RTX 2070 8GB VRAM

Of course the best of both worlds would be to go i7-9700k/RTX 2070 8GB VRAM, but that combination is a bit expensive for me so I am debating which combo above would be the better choice for P3D v4.

Any insights would be greatly appreciated!

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1 hour ago, excellentpilot said:

Hi,

Been a lurker for many years now and am now posting my first topic.

I have been looking at a new machine for P3D and am debating between the two following options:

1) i7-9700k/RTX 2060 6GB VRAM

2) i5-9600k/RTX 2070 8GB VRAM

Of course the best of both worlds would be to go i7-9700k/RTX 2070 8GB VRAM, but that combination is a bit expensive for me so I am debating which combo above would be the better choice for P3D v4.

Any insights would be greatly appreciated!

I would go for #2.  The 9600K will handle p3d very well.

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48 minutes ago, mpw8679 said:

I would go for #2.  The 9600K will handle p3d very well.

I agree with Matt. I am pretty sure that choosing the RTX 2070 over the 2060 will bring you more perceptible benefit than the difference between the 2 CPUs you mentionned.

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1 hour ago, MaDDogz said:

Rtx cards...all I’d say is do your research. I’d wait, so say there is a new batch in manufacturing this month, with memory that actually works.

 

https://wccftech.com/nvidia-new-turing-tu104-tu106-410-a-series-graphics-cards/

Its cheaper to not bin the gpus its the 104-106 series, why they dont do the same with 102 2080TI there they bin , mem micron mems ar not bad can bee faster then the samsung  the micron mems runs hotter.

i have both micron and samsung equipped RTX 2080TI with A1 chip

back to TS go for the stronger gpu 2070 - 9600 kombo

 

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Definitely 2.

The main advantage of an i7 over an i5 is the additional cores/threads, but that's something P3D can't really make much use of as it's still very much dependent on single core performance and a high clock speed. So all the extra spec you'd pay for in an i7 mostly sits there doing nothing. Whereas a 2070 over a 2060 will make a notable difference.

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Same here, go for the 9600K and the stronger GPU. The 9600K is basically what I have in P3D, as I disabled the hyper-threaded cores via AffinityMask. 6 cores are enough, the two extra cores of the 9700K will serve you almost nothing. Bring that 9600K to 5.0 - 5.2GHz on all cores and you will be a happy camper with P3Dv4.x.

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No mention of the display to be used..no way to answer the question of how much difference a 2070 will make without knowing what display environment he's driving.  A 2060 will do fine on a 24" 1920x1080 display...not so good on a large format 50-inch 4k display that needs AA for acceptable IQ.

1 hour ago, ckyliu said:

The main advantage of an i7 over an i5 is the additional cores/threads, but that's something P3D can't really make much use of as it's still very much dependent on single core performance and a high clock speed. So all the extra spec you'd pay for in an i7 mostly sits there doing nothing. Whereas a 2070 over a 2060 will make a notable difference.

We have to be careful now not to lump i7s together...it used to be that "i7" was synonymous with hyperthreading-enabled, but the 9700K is an i7 without HT.  HT's virtual cores are something P3D makes limited use of...additional physical cores are a different animal entirely (to a point).  P3D does make use of those additional physical cores, particularly in the scenery/texture loading department. 

1 hour ago, AnkH said:

Same here, go for the 9600K and the stronger GPU. The 9600K is basically what I have in P3D, as I disabled the hyper-threaded cores via AffinityMask. 6 cores are enough, the two extra cores of the 9700K will serve you almost nothing. Bring that 9600K to 5.0 - 5.2GHz on all cores and you will be a happy camper with P3Dv4.x.

Actually, your 8700K has a 12MB L2 cache...the 9600K an underwhelming 9MB.  So the 8700K, even with HT disabled, still looks to be the better choice over the 9600K (at similar clock speeds).

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Excuse me, but ... it depends. What motherboard do you plan to use? And the psu? A pc must be planned together.

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