- Aug 16, 2004
I usually upgrade my gpu every other generation. I currently have a 6700k (overclocked 4.6) with a gtx 1080 and plan to game on my 4K tv (120 hz, g-sync) via hdmi 2.1. Do you think a gtx 3080 would be bottlenecked due to my older sky lake cpu at 4K resolution. My current specs are:
i7 6700k at oc’d 4.6 mhz
16 GB Ram DDR4 3000
Asus Hero Mobo (pci express 3.0)
750 watt psu
I would prefer to keep the rest of my pc and replace just the gpu unless bottlenecks are inevitable. Thanks in advance.
What games what mins?Don't forget that min FPS are massively impacted by the CPU, saw a big jump in CP2077 when moving from 5960x to 5800x.
From 5800x to 5900x nada but I knew that already and wanted it anyways lol. And yes ironic naming schemes between Haswell ans Vermeer...
Only place I saw 30FPS range was in the forrested city park area of the Glen. You aren’t getting 30FPS in that area now with all max settings on your Ryzen 5900x CPU?Those canned tests don't capture the whole game, my frame rate on the 5960x at 4 Ghz would drop down to mid 30s in certain sections with lots of NPCs, same 3080, stayed about 50 in those exact same areas with a Zen 3, overall FPS per level probably didn't change too much. Running 3840x1600 UW maxed out...
Do test for me please because thats the only section of the game for me that reliably dipped below the 50FPS range and into the 30s. If it really makes a difference there that’ll be interesting. For me you can see in my screenshot that area used LESS CPU. I think it was getting hammered with the Psycho ray tracing setting (all max settings) and all the leaf/foliage the GPU had to render, which seems to free up the CPU load. My GPU in Cyberpunk was normally 90-97% and my CPU 60-80% But in that scene (the lowest FPS in the game by far) my GPU was 100% and my CPU was 45%.Will have to test but the 5800x was def about 10-15 fps better for mins in that section, expect 5900x to be the same. I never replay a game...currently on medium, ghostrunner was just too frustrating lol.
The older PCIe generation is the LEAST of your bottlenecksI'm also with 6700K and will continue to do so, until Intel actually makes some kind of advancement in CPU-front. 10900K's benefit would have been minimal and this is over FOUR years after my 6700K-build.
Considered AMD too for a while, but don't want to go with AM4, which is also already 4 years old.
I'll wait until AM5, unless Intel gets their sh*t straight before that.
3090 will be my GPU and I don't expect much difficulties with current 4-year old CPU-Mobo-combo. This older PCIe generation might bottleneck at with very high framerates, which won't be a problem for 4K gamers.
Big Navi might be good, but they're 1.5 months late with their release, so they will lose a lot of enthusiast's money to Nvidia.