henry cavill had a viral moment early in the pandemic when a video which showed the actor from The Witcher Y Man of Steel building your own gaming PC began to circulate. Digital Trends in English recently sat down with cavill to talk about his next movie Enola Holmes 2as well as getting a status update on his gaming platform, and the actor is considering some big updates in the near future.
In particular, Cavill is looking at the RTX 4090, but has not yet decided on Nvidia’s new GPU. “I’m also waiting for the AMD cards to come out to see how they compare to the Nvidia RTX 4090… time will tell with the specs,” Cavill said.
AMD is set to announce its new graphics cards on November 3, and with reports of RTX 4090 connectors melting, it’s safe to assume Cavill isn’t just waiting for a GPU upgrade for now. Nvidia is also gearing up to release the RTX 4080 on November 16, which could end up being a sweet spot for high-end PC gamers.
Cavill’s CPU is also up in the air at the moment. “I think at this point I’m probably still going to go with the AMD chip, but we’ll see,” he said. AMD recently released its Ryzen 7000 processors, including the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X, which it seems Cavill is looking at for the next era of his gaming rig. However, it is not an easy update.
Of the upgrade, the actor said he was “a little disappointed to learn I had to buy a new motherboard as well as everything else,” echoing a sentiment many builders have felt with AMD’s most recent generation. The latest Intel processors, including Core i9-13900K and Core i5-13600K, support the same motherboard as the previous generation. And Ryzen 7000 represents the first time AMD has changed motherboard sockets in six years.
Although Cavill is still deciding on the best components for a future PC upgrade, his team hasn’t been waiting idly. “It’s still a high-end PC, but that’s all going to change as soon as all the new gear arrives,” Cavil said. “I just bought a new power supply and that was a challenge, because it was a much bigger power supply than the old one. It’s a 1600 [vatio]um… Turns out I had to unplug every wire and cable, because they needed to be higher gauge and better wires, so it became a bit of a hassle, but it was a good warm-up for the complete breakdown and rebuild of my equipment to come ».
The actor recently shared photos of him upgrading the all-in-one liquid cooler on his PC, too, fitting in some (correctly colored) Noctua fans.
Hopefully we’ll get another update on Cavill’s gaming PC once all the new hardware comes out. For now, fans have Enola Holmes 2 what to expect, as well as Cavill’s long-awaited return as the Man of Steel.