Been in the middle of trying to upgrade my 4 year old machine for a year now. (And what a year it’s been.)
I’m primarily a P3D user, eventually getting into MSFS. I’ve been primarily using Intel for the last 10+ years on my machines, having been extremely disappointed by AMD in the past. I had been considering a 5900X as an upgrade to my 7700K (@4.8), but they’re simply not available in my area like most others’ experience. Considering AMD again was something I have certainly been debating recently.
However, it seems 11900K’s are starting to pop up in limited numbers locally. Something I’d at least have a chance of getting my hands on at a reasonable price. I’ve always believed clock is king in FS/P3D, so seeing some 11900K’s with good cooling hit a 5.0+ GHz all-core overclock now sounds just as tempting, especially if I can physically get one. Currently have a 1440p/144 Hz panel paired with a 3080.
This leads to my question: does someone have direct experience with the 11900K? Nearly every reviewer has criticized it, but flight simming is an extremely niche use case. My system is for some limited photoshop productivity, but mostly gaming (with emphasis on flight simming); some light streaming, however no video editing. I do tend to multi task a bit while at cruise.
If anyone has direct experience with P3D/FS and an 11900K, I’d certainly appreciate any input? Or if you have experience with both an 11900K and 5900X perhaps.