Question 9700k problems

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Hi, I have a 9700k and have just upgraded to a EVGA 3080 FTW3. I mainly play Warzone at 1080 on a 240hz monitor. The performance isn’t what I thought it would be. I’m getting about 110-120 FPS on medium settings. I juat don’t understand what the problem is. I have tried everything (that I know of) any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Yeah, that definitely doesn't sound right. With a 9700k and 3080 I'd imagine you should be able to max the game out and stay well above 120fps.

What are the rest of your system specs? Motherboard, ram, psu?
Can you use msi after burner and check what your gpu usage and cpu usage are while playing?

Edit: Might be a dumb question, but are you sure you have your refresh rate set to 240hz in NVidia control panel and also have v sync off?
 
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Thanks for your replies. I had a 2070 super before the upgrade and gave me more FPS. I haven’t done any benchmarks unfortunately.
Specs are,
MSI z390a pro motherboard
Hx850 psu
Corsair vengeance 3600 2x8gb.
Yeah it’s all set to 240hz on every possible setting.
My cpu load seems quite high at times. Sometimes at 100, but normally 75-85% with the GPU ab around 50%. All temps seem fine too.
 
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Yeah, that definitely doesn't sound right. With a 9700k and 3080 I'd imagine you should be able to max the game out and stay well above 120fps.

What are the rest of your system specs? Motherboard, ram, psu?
Can you use msi after burner and check what your gpu usage and cpu usage are while playing?

Edit: Might be a dumb question, but are you sure you have your refresh rate set to 240hz in NVidia control panel and also have v sync off?
 

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Thanks for your replies. I had a 2070 super before the upgrade and gave me more FPS. I haven’t done any benchmarks unfortunately.
Specs are,
MSI z390a pro motherboard
Hx850 psu
Corsair vengeance 3600 2x8gb.
Yeah it’s all set to 240hz on every possible setting.
My cpu load seems quite high at times. Sometimes at 100, but normally 75-85% with the GPU ab around 50%. All temps seem fine too.
So based on that info your cpu is bottlenecking your gpu. Ideally your cpu should be at about 60% usage and the gpu close to 100%, in demanding applications of course. My guess is that playing at 1080p is holding back your gpu and demanding more from the cpu. The 3080 is very over kill for a 1080p monitor.
 
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So based on that info your cpu is bottlenecking your gpu. Ideally your cpu should be at about 60% usage and the gpu close to 100%, in demanding applications of course. My guess is that playing at 1080p is holding back your gpu and demanding more from the cpu. The 3080 is very over kill for a 1080p monitor.
I had a similar problem with my 2070 before I upgraded. Was at about 130-140 FPS then all of a sudden it dropped to about 110 and didn’t improve.
What do you think the solution is? I’d like to play at 1080 for the FPS etc. Would upgrading the CPU help?
 

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I had a similar problem with my 2070 before I upgraded. Was at about 130-140 FPS then all of a sudden it dropped to about 110 and didn’t improve.
What do you think the solution is? I’d like to play at 1080 for the FPS etc. Would upgrading the CPU help?
Would it help? Probably, but it would not be worth it in my opinion. 110FPS is very good for Warzone. You have a great build, but your build is over kill for the resolution you are playing at. Investing more money into it doesn't make sense. Your best bet is to upgrade to a 1440p 144hz monitor, to get the best value. You would be able to get full power out of your gpu.

As a comparison I have a i9-9900k, 2080ti, and play at 3440x1440p 120hz. In warzone, with max settings with no ray tracing, I average around 110 fps.

One other thing is, what are your temps while gaming?

Edit: Just to add to the value of upgrading your cpu. The only cpus worth you upgrading to would be a ryzen 5900x or the new intel rocket lake chips. Either way you are looking at $500+ for the cpu and around $200 for a new motherboard. With this price comes maybe a 10% increase at best, not worth it.
 
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Would it help? Probably, but it would not be worth it in my opinion. 110FPS is very good for Warzone. You have a great build, but your build is over kill for the resolution you are playing at. Investing more money into it doesn't make sense. Your best bet is to upgrade to a 1440p 144hz monitor, to get the best value. You would be able to get full power out of your gpu.

As a comparison I have a i9-9900k, 2080ti, and play at 3440x1440p 120hz. In warzone, with max settings with no ray tracing, I average around 110 fps.

One other thing is, what are your temps while gaming?
Ok, thank you.

howcome I see people running Warzone at 200fps at 1080? Only reason I got the 3080 was to get up to 200 FPS. Should have stuck with the 2070 haha.
My temps are pretty normal while gaming. The 2070 was about 70°
The 3080 is about 60-65°
And cpu is about 50-55°
 

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Ok, thank you.

howcome I see people running Warzone at 200fps at 1080? Only reason I got the 3080 was to get up to 200 FPS. Should have stuck with the 2070 haha.
My temps are pretty normal while gaming. The 2070 was about 70°
The 3080 is about 60-65°
And cpu is about 50-55°
I'd imagine that with a heavy overclock on the cpu and using afterburner or precision x to set the gpu power target to 110 would make 200fps in warzone achievable. But with that comes crazy high temps, and is not controllable with air cooling.

One thing I would suggest is to not worry about getting 200 fps in a game like warzone. Warzone is much more cpu demanding, hence more of a bottleneck, than multiple player is and is poorly optimized. Where 200fps vs 110 fps would make a difference is a game like Global Offense, the game is optimized around performance. Honestly, you would probably notice very little difference between 144hz and 240hz, the difference between 120hz and 144z for me was slightly noticeable.

As long as you are getting a consistent 110 fps and are playing on the settings you like than you are all set. Again, you have an amazing pc, just enjoy it. And if there is anything you want to upgrade, upgrade to 1440p 144hz .
 
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I'd imagine that with a heavy overclock on the cpu and using afterburner or precision x to set the gpu power target to 110 would make 200fps in warzone achievable. But with that comes crazy high temps, and is not controllable with air cooling.

One thing I would suggest is to not worry about getting 200 fps in a game like warzone. Warzone is much more cpu demanding, hence more of a bottleneck, than multiple player is and is poorly optimized. Where 200fps vs 110 fps would make a difference is a game like Global Offense, the game is optimized around performance. Honestly, you would probably notice very little difference between 144hz and 240hz, the difference between 120hz and 144z for me was slightly noticeable.

As long as you are getting a consistent 110 fps and are playing on the settings you like than you are all set. Again, you have an amazing pc, just enjoy it. And if there is anything you want to upgrade, upgrade to 1440p 144hz .
Thanks again for your help. Looks like I’ll be upgrading to a 1440 monitor. I have an AIO cooler so I may try overclocking the CPU tomorrow. Thanks.
 

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