With the RTX 3000 series just announced, the time for me to build a new PC has finally come!
Usually I built a new one every 2-3 years, but with my trusty GTX 1080 from 2016, I only now see the opportunity for a real upgrade.
Now the question is quite simple, for which components would you focus on getting the best possible ones?
And where is it possible to safe some money, without a framerate hit in the final built UE5 game?
I realize that this is getting dangerously into get out your crystal ball territory. But I think with the information from:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roMY…u.be&t=656 it’s possible to make educated guesses.
If there is better information available than the Unreal Fest video, I’m all ears.
My main decisions will be:
RTX 3800 (700€) VS RTX 3700 (500€)
Intel i7 10700k (360€) VS AMD Ryzen 7 3800X (290€)
Which is directly linked to SSD choice due to Intel only supporting PCIE 3.0…
PCIE 3.0 Samsung 970 Evo Plus (170€) VS PCIE 4.0 Corsair MP600 (170€) VS PCIE 4.0 Samsung 980 Pro (TBD 300-400€)
The idea is that both Nanite and Lumen will be enabled in our RPG game and the PC should support this with at least 1440p60FPS.
The main surprise for me is, that it’s not looking so great for Intel CPU with these options. In my head I’m still used to Intel dominating the gaming market.
Are there any known issues with AMD Ryzen 7 3000X + Unreal Engine?
Like AMD CPU being less stable, or performant, like it used to be in the past.
If not, I’m leaning more towards a Ryzen 7 3800X. Especially since it was said in the video, that Nanite is not particularly CPU heavy and relies on the GPU.
My main internal conflict right now is that it just feels super weird to combine a high-end RTX 3800 GPU with a “cheap” AMD 3800X CPU.
But it would be required, if I want to build a high end machine with a PCIE 4.0 Samsung 980 Pro for ~2300 € that’s good for 4 years.
An alternative would be to build a more “budget” version now: RTX 3700 + Ryzen 3800X + Corsair MP600 for ~1500€.
Then build a new PC 2-3 years later, again at a “budget” version for ~1500€.
The biggest risk factor I see there is, that this more “budget” PC may not be able to handle our RPG in UE5 at 1440p60FPS…
Anyways, enough of my rambling, what are your thoughts / plans for a Unreal Engine 5 development PC?