will the i5-6600k bottleneck my RTX 2080?

Ryedog87

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Just picked up my new RTX 2080 yesterday along with a Samsung 4K 60Hz monitor. will my i5-6600k start to bottleneck gaming at 4K with the 2080? Thanks!
 
At 4K you will still be mostly GPU limited and likely won't exceed 60FPS, so you should be fine with your current CPU. I could potentially see you bottlenecking in some of the newer Ubisoft open worlds eg. Watch Dogs 2 or AC: Origins where you need more than 4 threads to avoid dropping down to 30-40FPS in certain areas of the game. Outside of those titles, you probably will still be GPU limited.
 


In games that want more than 4 cores it will struggle a bit. Otherwise you'll be fine.
 
At 4K you will still be mostly GPU limited and likely won't exceed 60FPS, so you should be fine with your current CPU. I could potentially see you bottlenecking in some of the newer Ubisoft open worlds eg. Watch Dogs 2 or AC: Origins where you need more than 4 threads to avoid dropping down to 30-40FPS in certain areas of the game. Outside of those titles, you probably will still be GPU limited.
 

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