Jon the Non-Gamer: Do You Really Need That Many Cores?

Ryzen 7 2700x vs. Intel Core i9 9900K, How many cores do you care about?

Do I win because I have more cores than you?  Does price play a factor into which CPU you will run to beat that 13 year old from Arkansas that sniped you five consecutive times on Apex Legends in front of your new girlfriend/boyfriend and now you’re embarrassed so you have to spend the extra hundreds of dollars on a slightly better CPU?  You work long hours at a job that you're not thrilled about and some of your co-workers are really annoying but it pays the bills and all that overtime your boss forced you to work is now paying off.  You are now able to upgrade your system to the better CPU that might just give you the advantage you're looking for over that 13 year old and holds the key to your luck with the ladies/gents.  So, which new gaming CPU do you need?  

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Two of the best CPUs currently available are the Ryzen 7 2700X and the Intel Core i9 9900K.  When it comes to selecting the right processor for your build, there are many variables to consider, including core count, overclocking, single core performance, multi-core performance, and efficiency among many other comparable variables.  In doing a quick search, the Intel processor can be more than double in price than the AMD processor. However, Intel experienced manufacturing issues when producing their latest CPU, so even if you’ve selected Intel over AMD you may not be able to get it.  You may also be wondering, “OK fair enough, but what other costs do I need to be aware of regarding these CPUs?” Do you need a better fan, an updated motherboard, a power supply with more wattage, or even should you upgrade to a 27 inch 4k display instead of the 21 inch 1080p monitor you just got last month. In fact, you may even be wondering if your current system is even capable of running a newer CPU and just how immersive will the new gaming experience be? These are all valid questions. Fortunately, you can guarantee yourself the most competitive, immersive, entertainment experience available (as well as your best shot at saving your real life prince or princess) in three easy steps:

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1. Gather up your computer and monitor

2. Gather up your gaming mouse and keyboard.

3. Throw them in the trash. Go outside. Don’t be afraid of that orange thing in the sky.

Sincerely,

Jon the Non-Gamer

P.S. If you’re really wondering which processor to buy, go with the AMD Ryzen 7 2700x. It offers a much better cost to performance ratio for your hard earned dollar.


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