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Finally acquired a 3080. Time to start new build. CPU suggestions for DCS?


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As the title implies, I’ve finally acquired a 3080, so now I’m ready to start my new build.

 

Just curious if anyone has any suggestions on a CPU for DCS? I play DCS, FS2020, and Assetto Corsa with a Reverb G2, so VR performance is what I’m aiming for here.

 

I’d also like to future proof somewhat for DCS and be able to utilize Vulkan at an optimal performance level, if that ever happens.

 

Any opinions on AMD vs. Intel for DCS future proofing? I’m thinking either a 5800x or a 10700k right now, any opinions, or better yet facts, would be greatly appreciated. 

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Built a new system 2 months ago and used a 5600X, coupled with a Asus X570-F MoBo, 32gb RAM and a MSI 3070 GPU. After a bit of tweaking - mainly power settings rather than Nvidia or DCS - everything cranked up and all is smooth - hitting between 80 - 120 FPS - though using head tracking as opposed to VR - so not sure how that translates?

 

Have always used AMD CPUs over Intel - just seem more resilient.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X; ASUS ROG Strix X570-F, Patriot Viper Steel 32GB (2x 16GB) 3200MHz; Seagate FireCuda 510 500GB M.2-2280 (OS); Samsung 860 EVO 2TB M.2-2280 (DCS); MSI GeForce RTX 3070 SUPRIM X 8GB OC GPU. TM Warthog Hotas; T.Flight Pedals; DelanClip.

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The one thing that concerns me with going AMD is that the G2 doesn’t play nice with the X570 chipset. I think there may have been a bios update to patch the issue from some mobo manufacturers, but even so, the G2 is a finicky piece of hardware and I’ve already been at my wits end with it in the few months I’ve had it in hand.

 

I’ll have to do my due diligence if I do decide to go down that road, to ensure that I can avoid that problem in its entirety. 

 

 

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If I was buying today to build around that GPU I'd probably do a K series Intel CPU just because it has a built in GPU that can be slaved to OBS for recording without affecting FPS.

 

I have three different machines with DCS installed (10700k, 11700k, 5600x) and from a seat of the pants feel there's not much in it but the 11700k does feel a touch snappier. GPUs are 3070 and 3060 Ti.

 

Can't really go wrong with any newer CPU. I'd compare single core performance at cpubenchmark.net and buy by cost/availability beyond that.

 

HTH

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