[SOLVED] Will this combo bottleneck? 3900x+2070super

Azizinum

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Hello guys, I'm planning to get a new PC and I already got the 3900x but was thinking to go with 2070 super, will it bottleneck? Or should I go for 2080 or 2080 super, mostly for casual usage and gaming.
 

TheNerdyGlaceon

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No. That CPU can carry four 2080 Ti's in SLI. I will have the 3900X with only a RTX 2070, not even Super.

It's better to have a weaker GPU than CPU, rather than the other way around. You'll be fine.

Once games get used to 6 cores and even surpass 6 cores, the CPU will have even more value.
 
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mdd1963

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a 3900X is quite a strong CPU, and, although it may not match the 9900K or 10700K or above in pure gaming (difference less pronounced with GPUs less than the 2070 Super) , it's plenty. (However, so are the 3700X and 3800X, as the extra cores of the 3900X for gaming are currently not really any advantage yet....)
 

TheNerdyGlaceon

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No. That CPU can carry four 2080 Ti's in SLI. I will have the 3900X with only a RTX 2070, not even Super.

It's better to have a weaker GPU than CPU, rather than the other way around. You'll be fine.

Once games get used to 6 cores and even surpass 6 cores, the CPU will have even more value.
 
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beorn

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Lol.....A 2080 for "casual gaming"? Waste of money if you're not gonna use it. I. A casual gamer and the 2060 is overkill for me. My old i7 2600k was bottlenecking it somewhat, but my new 3900x does not
 

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