I would like to try my hand at Cyberpunk 2077 next year, but generally I don't do much in the way of online gaming (co-op only), mostly single player. I also don't [never will] stream, and I'm pretty OCD about having the least number of things running concurrently at any given time, especially while gaming. The only real thing I use my PC for these days is gaming. I fully understand that the "core race" is aimed toward a demographic that I'm not part of. (I hate to say this) but I just want a CPU that will last me 5-6 years for my current usage.
Ryzen 3600/3600X + B550 mobo
- I'm still not real happy with the process of overclocking (or lack thereof with Ryzen 3xxx) disabling idle states.
- Ryzen 3xxx misleading advertising of clock speeds. Obviously benchmarks negate this, but it rubs me the wrong way.
- X570 came off as a rushed-to-market half-baked release, I'm definitely looking at B550. The only thing I'm interested in for PCIe4.0 is SSD, and even that isn't a big issue since PCIe4.0 SSDs are not price-competitive (yet).
- Obviously Ryzen 3xxx is performance competitive with Intel 8th/9th gen
Intel 10th gen i5 + Z470
- The rumors are getting a bit disjointed at this point, is Comet Lake actually a new architecture?
- Still 14nm?.....or will this be 10nm? Obviously they split 14/10 in the mobile arena so it seems 10nm still isn't ready.
- 10th gen i5 is apparently supposed to be 6c/12t like the Ryzen 3600 but with higher clockspeeds, which would seem beneficial for my use case
- More mature/familiar mobo platform and overclocking
- Intel has recently been touting its ability to lower pricing to stay price competitive with AMD, not sure what that will amount to...
- Still fuzzy details on when the actual launch date is