Question i5 8600k and rtx 3070

shadowcat777

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I am planning to get a RTX 3070 with my i5 8600k cpu. I have overclocked it to 5ghz at 1.415v
Is this a good combo or would it bottleneck my CPU?
 

Zerk2012

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I am planning to get a RTX 3070 with my i5 8600k cpu. I have overclocked it to 5ghz at 1.415v
Is this a good combo or would it bottleneck my CPU?
Their no answer it depends on a specific game, monitor resolution and settings.

If you can get the RTX 3070 at a good price go for it.

Their always a bottleneck I would not let that influence my decision one bit.
You get into some games the CPU will be the weakest link, you get into another game like Cyberpunk the GPU could be.
 
Good luck in finding a 3000 series card for sale, let alone at 2x msrp.
There is always a limiting factor.
Usually cpu or gpu.
Try this 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.
 

shadowcat777

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Good luck in finding a 3000 series card for sale, let alone at 2x msrp.
There is always a limiting factor.
Usually cpu or gpu.
Try this 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.
Ok i have tested a little bit with Unigine valley and here are the results=
View: https://imgur.com/wudIOrL


I also tried at potato settings=
View: https://imgur.com/aMxj24b


Yet on HD Extreme i had half the result.
Is this all OK and normal?

Also: Yes i know atm the new 3000 series are very expensive and I will not buy until prices go down.

Is the "frame drops" caused by CPU or GPU? Is there a way to know?
Cause i have fps stutters and microstutters in lots of games i play. some games work fine tho but they
are better optimized. Also the games which i have stutters on wont be fixed by lowering the graphic settings.
 
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Phaaze88

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Ditto: It's game dependent.
The extra speed you've squeezed out of it won't help any if the game can utilize more threads that what the cpu has.

Then this turned up recently:
This appears to have been a thing for awhile now, but few have really touched on it, I guess due to AMD having been unable to touch Nvidia at the high end, until recently...

Ok i have tested a little bit with Unigine valley and here are the results=
View: https://imgur.com/wudIOrL


I also tried at potato settings=
View: https://imgur.com/aMxj24b


Yet on HD Extreme i had half the result.
Is this all OK and normal?

Also: Yes i know atm the new 3000 series are very expensive and I will not buy until prices go down.

Is the "frame drops" caused by CPU or GPU? Is there a way to know?
Cause i have fps stutters and microstutters in lots of games i play. some games work fine tho but they
are better optimized. Also the games which i have stutters on wont be fixed by lowering the graphic settings.
I don't think you can use that as an example of what geofelt was asking you.
Unigine Heaven is, at the highest setting, a DX11, GPU benchmark. It's not going to run that many cpu threads at all.
You're going to have to do more than that.
 

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