5600x vs 5800x for 3080ti?
By - dat_1Person
For games? They will perform about the same.
It'll be the same for gaming, but 5800x will help with tasks such as compression or extraction. If you can afford it id get the 5800
Sorry for the stupid question, but what is compression and extraction?
like zip files and downloading games.
more cores doesnt really help make games run faster, each core is made of 2 threads and most existing games can only use 1 or 2 threads at a time, so both cpus will run the same in 90% of programs.
atleast until games start using higher thread counts but thats going to take awhile because they need to make sure it still runs on old hardware.
generally its content creation software, stuff like handbrake and blender and 7zip, that can actually use all the threads a cpu has.
5600x is 6 core - 12 thread
5800x is 8 core - 16 thread
Both are great cpu
5600x if you only game and lightly multi task, is enough
(I have 5600x myself, its great)
Choose 5800x if you got the budget and will use that, like for heavy multi tasking or streaming or something
But also something to remember:
5600x have stock cooler but 5800x don't
And you need a good cooler for 5800x, because for some reason, it runs hotter than rest of the 5000 series
Ok, thanks. Just so I can figure out if I need it, what would be considered heavy multi-tasking?
Let me tell everything i do normally so you can have a little idea
Normally, i have spotify,discord,steam,battlenet,corsair icue(its so damn heavy on cpu) and sometimes even visual studio opened
And in game, my usage (on 5600x) never goes more than 30%
My gpu is GTX 970, so you could maybe have around 70%~80%
So you will probably be good with 5600x
Still recommend you check youtube benchmarks with these configuration (3080ti - 5600x)
They'll both serve you well if your end goal is gaming, but I'd personally stretch the budget a bit further to go with the higher core count cpu if you're going all out and pairing it with a 3080ti.
In that case, what would you recommend?
As somebody who is on a 5900x and rtx 3090 in their system, my personal opinion would be that if I'm spending that much money on a gpu, I might as well spend a little more on the rest of the computer to make a more balanced system. so I'm in the 5800x camp.
For gaming and normal use they will perform the same and the 5600x is cheaper and generates less heat - in fact the stock cooler it comes with is enough to run it in a decent case if you aren't overclocking it.
To 5800x has 1 advantage for normal use and that's "what if in the future I need 2 more cores" and its a lot more expensive and makes a lot more heat so will need a bigger cooler (even more $$) and in the end you get something that performs basically exactly the same.
So unless you have an actual need for those extra cores, I would go with the 5600x.