Question i7-9700k with RTX 3080?

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Hi all,

I'm hoping to get an RTX-3080 when they get released next week and I'll need to do a complete rebuild in the process. Will an i7-9700K handle the RTX-3080 or will it cause bottleneck or any other issues?

Thanks for your help!


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JasonJJJ

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Why a 9700k instead of a 10600k or 10700k?
Thanks for the quick response.

Wow... I'm really behind the times at the moment and didn't know there was a 10600K / 10700K series!

I'm still running an i7-2700K with 970 FTW3 GPU and I'm ready to do a full upgrade around the new 3080 FTW Ultra Gaming GPU.

Would the 10600K run a 3080 FTW3 without issues? Is the 10700K much better / worth the extra money over the 10600K?

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If you don't even think about AMD then.......

I would really pick the 10600K, is a beast of a CPU and should handle any GPU without an issue.

Later on, if you need it, intel should bring the 11th gen onto the same LGA 1200 socket mobo. Who knows maybe they catch up and finally enable pcie 4.0 too. (according to mobo makers the motherboards are pcie 4.0 ready but the current 10th gen cpus are not, so it just don't work. Lets hope intel can fix this and get in pair with what AMD has been ofering for over a year now).
 

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If you don't even think about AMD then.......

I would really pick the 10600K, is a beast of a CPU and should handle any GPU without an issue.

Later on, if you need it, intel should bring the 11th gen onto the same LGA 1200 socket mobo. Who knows maybe they catch up and finally enable pcie 4.0 too. (according to mobo makers the motherboards are pcie 4.0 ready but the current 10th gen cpus are not, so it just don't work. Lets hope intel can fix this and get in pair with what AMD has been ofering for over a year now).

Looks like the 10600K is about $90 less as well. Would prefer an i7 but looks like an i5 is a more cost efficient way still with good performance.
 

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Looks like the 10600K is about $90 less as well. Would prefer an i7 but looks like an i5 is a more cost efficient way still with good performance.

BenQ XL2430 (1080p 1ms 144Hz)
I realize this PC will be over the top for 1080p 144hz TN panel so my final purchase after the new build will most likely be 1440 (or better). I'll most likely get the new monitor next year.


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Ok firstly a 3080 is a waiste of money for 1080p gaming. Unless you plan on upgrading your monitor to 2k or 4k in the future and don't mind blowing that wad on something that is really not needed and is a waiste ya know. As for CPU the 9900k 9700k 8700k OCed and 10900k 10700k are all top notch best of the best CPU's for gaming as they can reach 5Ghz on cores usually all of the cores with ease. AMD has the 3900x 3800 3700x and 3950x however the lack of single core performance and lack of optimizations for AMDs SMT if you want a top of the line gaming rig then personally I would go for a 9900k which can be found for 400 dollars now. OC it with easy tune with single click 5Ghz on all cores and use a nice HSF or liquid cooling on it and you have a champ for gaming also a Aorus Elite z390 mobo wont cost much neither will the 3200Mhz RAM as anything above Intel doesn't care. TLDR 🙏

AMD really cares and takes advantage of fast RAM. Intel still specs for 2933Mhz so you must use X.M.P or manually enter your RAM config and what not. Anyhow 400 and 130 thats 530 for CPU and motherboard and 80 bucks for 16GB RAM Kit thats 610 dollars and you have yourself a nice upgarde. Now you can buy the 3080 and will not bottleneck it. Just FYI the 10900k and 9900k are very similar in many ways except they are different chipsets. The difference between the chips is the 10900k has 10 cores at 5.1Ghz while the 9900k has 8 cores at 5Ghz. Both chips can go a bit higher like 5.3Ghz for 10900k and 5.2Ghz for 9900k but other then that you win with either CPU just depends if you need those 2 extra cores or can go 10700k or something. 🤷‍♀️👩‍🦲🙏🚔✝
 

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Ok firstly a 3080 is a waiste of money for 1080p gaming. Unless you plan on upgrading your monitor to 2k or 4k in the future and don't mind blowing that wad on something that is really not needed and is a waiste ya know. As for CPU the 9900k 9700k 8700k OCed and 10900k 10700k are all top notch best of the best CPU's for gaming as they can reach 5Ghz on cores usually all of the cores with ease. AMD has the 3900x 3800 3700x and 3950x however the lack of single core performance and lack of optimizations for AMDs SMT if you want a top of the line gaming rig then personally I would go for a 9900k which can be found for 400 dollars now. OC it with easy tune with single click 5Ghz on all cores and use a nice HSF or liquid cooling on it and you have a champ for gaming also a Aorus Elite z390 mobo wont cost much neither will the 3200Mhz RAM as anything above Intel doesn't care. TLDR 🙏

AMD really cares and takes advantage of fast RAM. Intel still specs for 2933Mhz so you must use X.M.P or manually enter your RAM config and what not. Anyhow 400 and 130 thats 530 for CPU and motherboard and 80 bucks for 16GB RAM Kit thats 610 dollars and you have yourself a nice upgarde. Now you can buy the 3080 and will not bottleneck it. Just FYI the 10900k and 9900k are very similar in many ways except they are different chipsets. The difference between the chips is the 10900k has 10 cores at 5.1Ghz while the 9900k has 8 cores at 5Ghz. Both chips can go a bit higher like 5.3Ghz for 10900k and 5.2Ghz for 9900k but other then that you win with either CPU just depends if you need those 2 extra cores or can go 10700k or something. 🤷‍♀️👩‍🦲🙏🚔✝
My current PC is basically a good 2011 PC and it handles Fortnite, Battlefield 5 and Division 2 very well. However, I'd love to run those games on ultra settings with a new build that will last me another 5 - 7 years. I plan on eventually upgrading the monitor.
 

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My current PC is basically a good 2011 PC and it handles Fortnite, Battlefield 5 and Division 2 very well. However, I'd love to run those games on ultra settings with a new build that will last me another 5 - 7 years. I plan on eventually upgrading the monitor.
Right now we are in a hard place to know exactly what the future gaming developing can bring.
Trying to guess what could happend in 3 years from now is already difficult, 5~7 years, bascially imposible.

If I have to guess, Im guessing an RTX 3080 should give you ultra details at least the following 5 years, probably up to 1440p resolution.
 

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I'd love to run those games on ultra settings with a new build that will last me another 5 - 7 years.
If you want to aim for the upper end of your target useful life, then going one model up from the minimum you may be willing to settle for can go a decently long way. I could have gone with an i3 back when I put my current i5-3470 together but the i5 was only $30-40 extra. I figured I'd need it sooner or later and be glad to have it then. Likely ended up more than doubling the system's useful life.

A relatively small investment in future-proofing usually brings huge dividends near the bottom of the performance curve.
 
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If you wanted the rig to 'potentially' last an extra year or so, and cost was not a hug issue, I'd probably go 10700K over 10600K, but, readily agree 100% the 10600K does great now in today's games... (I would just rather have the 2 extra cores/4 threads as potential 'insurance' for potential CPU-bound games from 2-4 years down the road)
 

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9700K came out when Intel took hyperthreading away from the i7 to make you buy the i9 instead. I'm not sure I would feel secure about the future with a 8 core, 8 thread CPU.
 

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