GPU, when compared to CPUs are a lot easier to pick.

There are few benchmarks that you need to consider. By looking at the performance factor and the budget will give you a solid opinion on the GPU hunt. When coming to the CPU hunt, along dizzy processes are about to come. 

Indeed, the CPU of your desktop’s performance depends on numerous specifications. The condition becomes worse when you try to contour the gaming performance of the CPU as it significantly depends from game to game and of course the GPU. 

Although, there is good news. One of the major and single specifications that decide the overall rank and caGPU, when compared to CPUs is a lot easier to pick.

There are few benchmarks that you need to consider. By looking at the performance factor and the budget will give you a solid opinion on the GPU hunt. When coming to the CPU hunt, along dizzy processes are about to come. 

Indeed, the CPU of your desktop’s performance depends on numerous specifications. The condition becomes worse when you try to contour the gaming performance of the CPU as it significantly depends from game to game and of course the GPU. 

Although, there is good news. One of the major and single specifications that decide the overall rank and capabilities of a CPU is its core count. 

In this short article, we’ll have a look at what CPU core is and how many cores do you need for gaming needs. Let us begin.

CONTENT
CPU Core?
Single-Core Vs Multi-Core
Cores and Threads for Performance Boost
Final Words

CPU Cores for Gaming?

In simple words, the core count tells us how many tasks the CPU can handle at a single given time, this becomes very important when it comes to gaming. In the past, around early 2000, the single-core CPUs were not meant for multitasking. But, to become more efficient, they would continuously switch between the priority tasks within a single work cycle. The process at least worked for general computing purposes. 

This particular scenario took an advanced route with the arrival of the first commercial dual-core CPUs in 2005. Introducing dual-core to the market was a gateway decision that led manufacturers to wonder about multi-core processors. Soon, the normal people started to live the most advanced computing and gaming lifestyle when 4, 6, 8, and more cores begin to tap the market.

However, the above information is not sufficient to even shake the ultimate queries we are holding. Moreover, an additional question arises that by how much performance difference can we expect among high core count, especially in gaming? 

Single-Core vs Multi-Core

As specified above, having a high core count CPU doesn’t hold any importance during those days. Even the games of earlier days weren’t that demanding at all. But, the current and upcoming scenarios look like they’re the flip side of the coin. 

If someone wants to take a blind shot on CPU core selection, I would recommend him to go with everyone’s favorite six cores is the sweetest part for gaming among the whole competition. This family has some robust members in its arsenal. You should look forward between the Intel Core i5-9600K or the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X to get the most out of six core performance.

But, hold on, don’t make wrong assumptions that cores below six aren’t worth considering. The quad-core CPUs come with decent performance and capabilities, but they are mostly considered as an ideal option for budget picks. 

On the other hand, the question about the capabilities of eight or more cores depends directly on the type of GPU, you’re paring with. And you should take this seriously. 

Let me give you a better illustration by taking an example. There’s no point in buying an i7-9700K for a GTX 1660 Ti. However, if you’ve gone for some top-notch performance like RTX 2080 Super, a robust i7 or Ryzen 7 CPU will give you the utmost gaming experience.

Cores and Threads for Performance Boost

When talking about the cores and the number of cores, it is also important to consider between the threads and cores. Logical cores and Threads are important elements that take part in the game of core performance. Now, I won’t bore you by introducing stupid technicalities. You just need to understand that high numbers of cores and threads indicate a single thing, more power.

The hyperthreading of Intel and multithreading technologies of AMD tend to be very efficient in terms of performance. With them, even a single physical core is easily capable of handling two tasks simultaneously. Thus, providing you with two separate logical cores environment.

You can easily expect these type of advanced technologies in AMD’s Ryzen lineup that offers the feature in almost every mid budget to high budget range. When it comes to Intel, the 9th generation CPUs like top-notch i9 models are only equipped with hyperthreading. 

Some worthy generalizations are:

  • Ryzen 3 and i3 CPUs are suitable for budget GPUs. Radeon RX 580 or GTX 1650 Super
  • Ryzen 5 and i5 CPUs are good for mid-range GPUs. Radeon RX 5600 XT or RTX 2060 Super
  • Ryzen 7 and i7 CPUs are good for high-end GPUs. RTX 2070 Super or RTX 2080 Super

Final Words

I hope the above information will help you to take a stand on some firm decisions. The most essential part that people generally ignore is pairing partner, pay extra attention as this will affect your gaming experience in the future. 

Did we miss out on something? Do let us know by commenting below. Also, comment below, which from which core number you’re going with.