Question Upgrade 7600k to 9700k for RTX 2080?

BenWVU

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I currently have an i5 7600k (4.5 GHz) with an RTX 2080. I’m wondering how much of an improvement an i7 9700k would make.

I occasionally get FPS drops into the 50’s on BFV and the 60’s on Apex Legends. Average FPS is more like 110. My CPU usage is often 100%. This is at 1440p with maximum graphics settings. My monitor is capable of 165 FPS.

I would have to get a new motherboard, so this would be a $600+ upgrade.

Current:
CPU: Intel i5-7600k
Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON
Ram: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 2 x 8 GB DDR4-2400
SSD/HDD: Intel SSD 600p Series SSDPEKKW512G7X1 (512 GB, M.2 80mm PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4, 3D1, TLC)
Seagate BarraCuda Internal Hard Drive 2TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch
GPU: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 XC Ultra Gaming 8GB GDDR6
PSU: CORSAIR - RMx Series 850W ATX12V 2.4/EPS12V 2.92 80 Plus Gold Modular Power Supply
Chassis: NZXT S340
OS: Windows 10 Home 64 bit
 
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