05-22-2021 08:04 AM
05-22-2021 09:36 AM
05-22-2021 08:53 PM
I'm not sure how feasible it would be to upgrade to x590 right now when Alderlake is set to launch in the second half of 2021. It would be worth waiting a few more months as Alderlake will be done on the 10nm fab process.
Intel has confirmed this and could be as early as September.
05-22-2021 10:45 AM
05-22-2021 09:09 PM
As you may already be aware, absence from the QVL doesn't mean it was tested and failed. It could be that 3600 kit simply wasn't being sold or wasn't available in the testing lab. Given the similarity in the kits I'd give it a pretty good chance of working. Still, always buy memory from a vendor that allows returns. Good luck with the upgrade!
05-22-2021 12:54 PM
05-22-2021 09:05 PM
I have both z490 and z590. I would suggest going 10850k or 10900k over 11900k. To me the draw of 11900k is more to play with for OC on mem. In real-world performance 10 series will do about everything the 11thgen do for less $$$. The only real plus of 11th gen I can think of is someone needing pcie4 speeds for NVME.
As for waiting for the next platform. If you want to be a beta tester for the first few months. Z590 is still beta in some respects. z490 is way more polished and mature.
05-22-2021 09:26 PM
Yea, I'm kind of torn between the 10900Kf and the 11900Kf. The 10900kf is $200 cheaper in Canada, but there seems to be a shortage of them right now. But the higher clock speed of the 11900k might be more important than the extra 2 cores of the 10900k for gaming. I dunno. Hard to decide.
Like I said I've been out of the loop for a while. I picked the Z590 simply because it's newer and may have some tech that's better in the future.
05-23-2021 05:10 AM
That higher clock is only on 2 core. Not like it is 53 on 8 cores. But yeah either is close in performance for gaming. I was just giving you feedback. If I had to give one up it would be z590. Plus much higher latency on memory with z590.