Question upgrade rtx 2070 super to 4080?

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spykar_911

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hello mates.
currently i am running 9700k with 2070 super and i play games @1440p 144hz monitor. i am thinking of upgrading gpu to 4080 as i want to play with ultra setting but not atleast below 80-90 fps. and i dont plan of upgrading my monitor to 4k any soon.
so my concern is my cpu. Is 9700k good enough to handle rtx 4080@1440p ? ,because i am on tight budget and cant upgrade both.also ,i dont want to upgrade anything below 4080 .
So should i go ahead and buy 4080 or will it be bottleneck???.thanks .
 
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First of all, you will see a huge performance increase. Some CPU bottle necking can happen even with newer CPUs, but isn't really an issue in 1440p. Even my 13700k still gets some CPU bottlenecking in MS flight simulator. You might see bottle necking in FarCry 5, but you will be well in the mid 100s fps wise without raytracing, even with the CPU bottleneck. Don't worry too much about the CPU bottle neck. If they are any, a better CPU would not make it much better. You will see huge fps increase from 2070 Super to 4080k. I upgraded from 2080 to 4080 and the performance increase is huge. You can upgrade CPU and RAM maybe a year or two from now....but you good right now.

Here some examples of benchmarks I did with my RTX 4080:

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spykar_911

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Skip the rtx 4080 waste of money. Either pick a 7900 xtx or jump to the rtx 4090. Do not reward nvidia for bending us over and making us take it. Also that cpu could use an upgrade. 13600k would be a sweet jump on that front. Use could use the 9700k for a backup server
already bought one and quite happy with the performance@1440p.but my 9700k is somehow showing its age in the latest titles like "the last of us", so just ordered 13700k.but after seeing vram usage in latest titles and how demanding these games are now becoming ,i think rtx 4090 would be a better buy. . but still happy with my rtx 4080@1440p.
For 4k,i think rtx 4090 is definitely the better choice.