Best CPU for RTX 3090

Processors for RTX 3090 and similar high-end graphics cards.

The Red and Blue teams are doing their best at providing the public with powerful processors. Intel Alder Lake and Ryzen 5000-series processors are a fine demonstration of this competition. The next-generation processors are due for at least six months, if not more, which is why you will have to cope with the current-generation processors if you want a rig right away.

Intel 12th-generation processors are based on Alder Lake architecture, and the specialty of this architecture is that there are two kinds of cores in the processors, the performance cores and the efficient cores. The efficient cores consume much less power, so as a result, the thermal issues are not a problem anymore.

Meanwhile, we saw a new addition to the Ryzen 5000-series processors, i.e. Ryzen 7 5800X3D, Ryzen 7 5700X, Ryzen 5 5600, and Ryzen 5 5500. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D comes with new technology, AMD 3D V-cache, making its L3 cache even larger than Ryzen 9 5950X, but the overall performance of Ryzen 9 processors is still much better due to more cores.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 used to be the flagship graphics card based on Ampere architecture before the release of RTX 3090 Ti. Both these graphics cards are similar, and the performance in real-world applications is close enough too. The RTX 3090 is an extremely powerful graphics card that can play every modern game at 4K resolution, providing more than 60 FPS at ultra settings. To couple this monster with a suitable processor would be quite a task, which is why we will look at the best CPU for RTX 3090 in this article.

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Mehak Sohail
Mehak Sohail

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