Question Bottlenecking with RTX?

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Hey,

Here's my current build.

CPU: Intel i5 4690k 3.5 GHz Quad Core
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Motherboard: MSI z97 PC MATE
Memory: 16 gigs ddr3 1600 8x2
Storage: Western Digital 1 TB 7200RPM
GPU: EVGA GTX 960 2GB V-Ram
Case: Corsair Spec-01 ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply: Corsair - CX 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi Modular Power supply
Case Fans: 3 case fans

So, if I replace my GPU with an RTX 2060 do you think my CPU will bottleneck my CPU? My CPU is currently clocked at 3.5 GHz and although I don't know if the clock speed helps bottlenecking, I'm willing to overclock my CPU to maybe 4.0. What do you thinK?
 

13thmonkey

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Two answers, yes and so what.

Yes:- my 3570k at 4.3 struggles in some games, where more than 4Cores are needed, is it a true bottleneck, probably not, but it's either playable or almost unplayable depending on what's going on, with a 970, so with a 2060 that'll still happen the CPU would still limit what the GPU can do.

So what:- there's always a bottleck, if you buy a GPU that matches perfectly to your CPU then when you upgrade the CPU nothing happens in terms of performance.
 

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Two answers, yes and so what.

Yes:- my 3570k at 4.3 struggles in some games, where more than 4Cores are needed, is it a true bottleneck, probably not, but it's either playable or almost unplayable depending on what's going on, with a 970, so with a 2060 that'll still happen the CPU would still limit what the GPU can do.

So what:- there's always a bottleck, if you buy a GPU that matches perfectly to your CPU then when you upgrade the CPU nothing happens in terms of performance.
Yah well, my experience is exactly the opposite.

I haven't been able to find a game that benefits from more than 4 physical cores, so I have HT in my 4770k permanently OFF. It saves power, heat and increases OC headroom.

I also haven't been able to find a game so far that causes my 4770k@4.55 GHz to struggle either, GTAV included.

I play at 3440X1440 and I own a GTX 1080. Idk what games and at what resolutions cause your OC IB chip to struggle.
 

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So far strictly both the division and division 2, kind of like this suggests https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/the-division-2-settings-system-requirements-and-performance/

i3 8100 4C, massively slower than the 8400 6C at 1080p.

and here https://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/software/the_division_2_pc_performance_review/6

The age of 4C 4T is dying in my opinion.
No, it isn't dying.

Here's why:



The above is a screenshot of the current Steam Survey.

56% of the global playerbase is on 4C CPU's, 27.58% is on 2C CPU's and only 11% is on 6C+ CPU's.

Every game currently in the market has been designed for optimally running with 4C CPUs. IMO the supremacy of 6C+ CPU's is overblown and I got the data to prove it.
 
Ive got an i5 4670k @ 4.3Ghz, there are several games where I see drops under 60 FPS and cpu usage across all cores at or close to 100%. A 2060 at 1080p would be significantly limited by my cpu which is basically the same cpu as the 4690k.
 

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