Question Am I in need of a CPU upgrade? Thanks

Dec 7, 2022
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Hi, I recently bought myself a ROG strix rtx 3090 which is all nice, but then I started wondering if my CPU, in a bottleneck/comp ability sense is ruining the experience? Thats why I want to ask you guys of what you think. These are the following specs:
Intel i7-9700KF
32 GB Ram 2666mhz
ASUS rog strix z390-f motherboard
750W Corsair Vengeance PSU
I run a Samsung odyssey g9 (5120x1440) 240hz
Is this a good fit? Or does my system need a upgrade? Thanks in advance.

P.S ive noticed that GPU usage goes below 90% and more in certain heavy areas in New World. But New World is a CPU demanding game i think.
 
Dec 7, 2022
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Your ram speed is not doing you any favors. That slow of ram can affect even a 10400, which is not really any faster than what you have now. It could be that game is also wanting more cores/threads, than your current chip can provide. Look at your CPU usage, per core, also.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhXxCoX0bso
Oh thanks for the answer, is faster ram compatible with my motherboard? I’ll check usage asap. Does all the other cores cap themselves to the slowest core?
 
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Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

How old is the PSU in your build? As for your platform, if the RTX3090 is an upgrade to the platform, what were you working with prior to the GPU dropped in?
Thank you thank you! Appriciate the welcome. My PC is pre-built, bought it new 3 years ago. Before the 3090 dropped in, I ran a 2080 super :)
 
Dec 7, 2022
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Thanks for the info!
At the resolution you are running games wont really benefit too much from a CPU / platform upgrade. I would do this:

PCPartPicker Part List

Memory: Mushkin Redline Lumina 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM850x (2021) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.97 @ Amazon)
Total: $254.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-12-07 21:48 EST-0500

You can sell the old RAM and the old PSU for some money to offset the cost of the new parts or you can keep them for testing or backups in the future.
 
Dec 7, 2022
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At the resolution you are running games wont really benefit too much from a CPU / platform upgrade. I would do this:

PCPartPicker Part List

Memory: Mushkin Redline Lumina 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM850x (2021) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.97 @ Amazon)
Total: $254.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-12-07 21:48 EST-0500

You can sell the old RAM and the old PSU for some money to offset the cost of the new parts or you can keep them for testing or backups in the future.
Thanks a ton! In a summarized way, what does more ram speed do for me?
 

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