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Question GPU/CPU Upgrade Question

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My most recent gaming build now dates back to 2014.

The backbone of the system is as follow:
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-5930K 3.5 GHz 6-Core OEM/Tray
  • MB: Asus X99-PRO/USB 3.1 ATX LGA2011-3
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (4 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 CL15
  • GPU: 2xSLI EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6 GB HYBRID
My question is as follow:

When the next generation of Nvidia RTX 30XX GPU comes out, can I safely just update my GPU or will my processor be too slow and act as a bottleneck?
FYI, I do not have a 4K display, only 1440p.

Thank you very much for your time.
 

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My most recent gaming build now dates back to 2014.

The backbone of the system is as follow:
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-5930K 3.5 GHz 6-Core OEM/Tray
  • MB: Asus X99-PRO/USB 3.1 ATX LGA2011-3
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (4 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 CL15
  • GPU: 2xSLI EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6 GB HYBRID
My question is as follow:

When the next generation of Nvidia RTX 30XX GPU comes out, can I safely just update my GPU or will my processor be too slow and act as a bottleneck?
FYI, I do not have a 4K display, only 1440p.

Thank you very much for your time.
i mean 5930k is already "kinda" a bottleneck for 2080ti,so i quess it will be a even bigger bottleneck for rtx 30xx series gpus.
Wait until the card is released and see what cpu fits your budget the most.
Your current build is nice though :)
 
There is no such thing as "bottlenecking"
If, by that, you mean that upgrading a cpu or graphics card can
somehow lower your performance or FPS.
A better term might be limiting factor.
That is where adding more cpu or gpu becomes increasingly
less effective.

What your limiting factor might be will be determined by the types of games you will play.
Some games are graphics limited like fast action shooters.
Others are cpu core speed limited like strategy, sims, and mmo.
Multiplayer tends to like many threads.
Here is a simple test:
Run YOUR games, but lower your resolution and eye candy.
This makes the graphics card loaf a bit.
If your FPS increases, it indicates that your cpu is strong enough to drive a better graphics configuration.
If your FPS stays the same, you are likely more cpu limited.
 
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