Question i7-5930K needs upgrade or?

shadow85

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PUBG is stuttering lile krazi at the start of each match for a few mins, and then randonly during a match, even @ 1440p and a RTX 2080 Ti @ 2050 MHz. But I can net 140-190fps when its not stuttering on ULTRA settings.

Is it time to upgrade my i7-5930K @ 4.5 GHz to a i7-9700K?
 

Darkbreeze

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That CPU is still VERY capable. A brand new 9900k doesn't offer much in the way of single core gains over that CPU, and there are people who have 2080 TI's paired with 9600k six core parts that don't have this stuttering problem. In fact, the 9600k and your CPU, have VERY similar performance given the additional hyperthreads which are lacking on the 9600k.

While it's certainly not the latest or greatest, it's still highly capable of handling most graphics cards or applications and I think your problem is likely to lie elsewhere.

Some things I would recommend you try first are listed below.

If there are any steps listed here that you have not already done, it would be advisable to do so if for no other reason than to be able to say you've already done it and eliminate that possibility.



First,

make sure your motherboard has the MOST recent BIOS version installed. If it does not, then update. This solves a high number of issues even in cases where the release that is newer than yours makes no mention of improving graphics card or other hardware compatibility. They do not list every change they have made when they post a new BIOS release.


Second,

go to the product page for your motherboard on the manufacturer website. Download and install the latest driver versions for the chipset, storage controllers, audio and network adapters. Do not skip installing a newer driver just because you think it is not relevant to the problem you are having. The drivers for one device can often affect ALL other devices and a questionable driver release can cause instability in the OS itself. They don't release new drivers just for fun. If there is a new driver release for a component, there is a good reason for it. The same goes for BIOS updates.


IF you have other hardware installed or attached to the system that are not a part of the systems covered by the motherboard drivers, then go to the support page for THAT component and check to see if there are newer drivers available for that as well. If there are, install them.


Third,

Make sure your memory is running at the correct advertised speed in the BIOS. This may require that you set the memory to run at the XMP profile settings. Also, make sure you have the memory installed in the correct slots and that they are running in dual channel which you can check by installing CPU-Z and checking the Memory and SPD tabs. For all modern motherboards that are dual channel memory architectures, from the last ten years at least, if you have two sticks installed they should be in the A2 (Called DDR4_1 on some boards) or B2 (Called DDR4_2 on some boards) which are ALWAYS the SECOND and FOURTH slots over from the CPU socket, counting TOWARDS the edge of the motherboard EXCEPT on boards that only have two memory slots total. In that case, if you have two modules it's not rocket science, but if you have only one, then install it in the A1 or DDR4_1 slot.


Fourth,

Make sure the problem is not just a bad cable or the wrong cable IF this is a display issue. If it is NOT related to a lack of display signal, then skip to the next step.

This happens a lot. Try a different cable or a different TYPE of cable. Sometimes there can be issues with the monitor or card not supporting a specific specification such as HDMI 1.4 vs HDMI 2.0, or even an HDMI output stops working but the Displayport or DVI output still works fine on the graphics card. Always worth checking the cable and trying other cables because cables get run over, bent, bent pins or simply were cheap quality to begin with and something as simple as trying a different cable or different monitor might be all that is required to solve your issue.


The last thing we want to look at,

for now anyhow, is the graphics card drivers. Regardless of whether you "already installed the newest drivers" for your graphics card or not, it is OFTEN a good idea to do a CLEAN install of the graphics card drivers. Just installing over the old drivers OR trying to use what Nvidia and AMD consider a clean install is not good enough and does not usually give the same result as using the Display Driver Uninstaller utility. This has a very high success rate and is always worth a shot.


If you have had both Nvidia and AMD cards installed at any point on that operating system then you will want to run the DDU twice. Once for the old card drivers (ie, Nvidia or AMD) and again for the currently installed graphics card drivers (ie, AMD or Nvidia). So if you had an Nvidia card at some point in the past, run it first for Nvidia and then after that is complete, run it again for AMD if you currently have an AMD card installed.

 
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shadow85

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Hi thanks for your generous response.

So I think I finally found the issue and solved it.

It was either of these two:

1. Nvidia Ultra-low latency mode

2. Windows Cortana

I uninstalled/disabled both so not sure which one fixed it, but now I have played 3.5hrs of PUBG flawlessly, buttery smooth, constant 90-117fps on my 120hz 4K freesync2 monitor @ 1440P Ultra PUBG settings.

3.5 hrs, 0 hitching, 0 stuttering, 0 slowdowns etc.
So I can say it has definitely been fixed.
And I was about to go out and blow alot of money on new hardware because I thought my system was old and dying haha
 

Darkbreeze

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That's great. I was pretty certain your hardware, like I said, wasn't the problem. It was either a driver related issue, an in game, Nvidia control panel or GeForce Exp setting or as you seem to have discovered, another unrelated setting altogether. Glad it was a cheap fix man. Good luck.
 

Darkbreeze

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Well, worst case scenario, with a few more parts, you'll have TWO excellent systems anyhow. One for gaming and a streaming machine. If you have any interest in that. It's a good thing for those who care about it.

Or there are a lot of ways a second machine could be really useful.
 

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