i5 9600k and gtx 1070 ti bottlenecking?

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how big or small of a bottleneck will there be between the 2, and how noticeable will it be to my performance? (if its big)
 
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AA and AAA titles. 1080p with 144hz. high settings
 

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Any component reaching 100% utilization is the very definition of bottlenecking. In an ideal world, you wouldn't want to reach 100% at any time for a given frame rate target since that means having to skip frames. That much CPU/GPU power isn't economically viable for most people or even achievable at any cost with current technology in some cases.

There almost always is a bottleneck. What really matters is whether that bottleneck will occur beyond the desired frame rate for a given title, resolution and detail settings.
 

Are you stating graphics cards are not supposed to run at full load? I know plenty about the term bottleneck and I don't look at it in a negative sense. I'd much rather have my graphics card be a bottleneck than my cpu. If my cpu where the bottleneck then I wouldn't be fully utilizing my 2080ti which means wasted performance as well as money. I can then get the same graphical results with a lower model card with unused performance left on the table.
 

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If your goal is stable frame rates (ex.: matching vsync) instead of pointlessly high frame rates, yes, since hitting 100% GPU usage before reaching vsync means your GPU is too slow and you get frame rate dips which can be annoying.

I'd rather have some spare GPU-power and CPU-power than put up with noticeable FPS dips for either reason.
 

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