Question Do i need to upgrade my cpu?

kirilot

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So i recently bought a Gigabyte AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 ti Xtreme Edition but i'm still using my old Intel Core i5-6600 with it. so i was hoping i would get atleast 60fps at 4k ultra settings in all the games but when i tried to play gta 5 and few others games with everything maxed out but i only got around 30-35 fps. is it supposed to be like this or is it that my cpu is outdated.

update: i ran some 3dmark benchmarks and compared the graphics score to see if my cpu was bottlenecking my gpu. so when i compared the graphics score with a better cpu running gtx 1080 ti there wasn't much difference.
 
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Gagan Karhana

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Well GTA should not run at such low range.
You must check for these things first.
GPU utilisation range 80-100 or not?
CPU utilisation range 80-100 or not?
How Old is your PSU/SMPS?
Ram Configuration?
 

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Sadly any 4 core CPU's will start to struggle in modern games, although GTA isn't the latest game.
My i7 2600k @ 4.4Ghz works still because pf the extra 4 threads, but I have noticed anything less than 4 cores/8 threads has started to struggle.
 

kirilot

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Well GTA should not run at such low range.
You must check for these things first.
GPU utilisation range 80-100 or not?
CPU utilisation range 80-100 or not?
How Old is your PSU/SMPS?
Ram Configuration?
I think i bought my psu in 2012 and i have 16 gb ddr4 ram running at 2133
 

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So i recently bought a Gigabyte AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 ti Xtreme Edition but i'm still using my old Intel Core i5-6600 with it. so i was hoping i would get atleast 60fps at 4k ultra settings in all the games but when i tried to play gta 5 and few others games with everything maxed out but i only got around 30-35 fps. is it supposed to be like this or is it that my cpu is outdated.
Not a CPU issue. It's your GPU. It craps out at 4k.
 

Gagan Karhana

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SMPS/PSU Needs to be upgraded.
It’s been 6 years might have lost a lot of capacity.
4K is too much. But you should be getting 40-50 FPS levels. Maybe more. That I am not sure about.
Use some GPU monitor to see if your gpu is even touching 100 percent.
I think PSU need to be changed.
 

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