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4770k possible bottleneck. Please advise guys.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys brand new to the forum and wanted to run something by you all. I have searched before posting this and found some posts which kinda half answered my question but not totally.

 

 So here is the deal, I have an overclocked i7 4770k at 4.4ghz, super stable under water. It has been great up until very recently when I bought Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Really love this game but I have noticed for the first time ever that my CPU is actually running at 100% in task manager. From some research it does seem to be an issue with this game and poor optimization however that doesn't change the fact i'm running 100% CPU usage. Wildlands is the only time I have ever experienced my CPU at 100% (apart from stress testing my overclock). I have 3 dell 23 inch monitors which are all 1080p 60hz (all 3 overclocked to 77hz). I am aware that 1080p does put more pressure on my CPU but to replace my current monitors with equal quality 1440p ones is too much money at the mo.

 

I currently run a GTX 1060 6GB which is a great little card, but I would like to upgrade. I was thinking on the RTX 2070 as I would much rather purchase a new card with warranty as buy a second hand GTX 1080 (for example) off the likes of ebay. I would like to get something that gives me a 60 fps min at very high settings. I have ruled out 60 fps at Ultra as being outside my budget just at the moment. 

 

With my CPU running flat out, does this mean that I would be wasting my money upgrading or will it only be a minor CPU bottleneck? Currently my 1060 does sit at like 97 to 100% usage also, but I wouldn't like to spend the cash on something better for it not to be fully utilized. I should mention that I currently don't suffer any freezes or stutters or anything like that, even with browser windows open on my left and right monitors.

 

I'm not really in the situation to go all out on a new CPU, Motherboard, RAM etc, so it would be really great if my 4770k still had some life left in it. If it didnt, I will simply put a hold on a GPU upgrade.

 

My full PC specs are:

 

i7 4770k at 4.4ghz (custom water cooling loop)

EVGA 1060 6GB SC Single Fan

32GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600mhz RAM

Gigabyte Z87X-UD5H MB

1 x Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD

1 x Samsung 840 250 GB SSD

1 x WD Black 1TB

Corsair HX850 PSU

 

 

Thanks for reading guys. I hope I havent broken any rules on my first post lol.

 

 

 

 

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Are you gaming across all 3 1080p monitors?

 

Personally, I would hold onto the i7-4770K for a little longer -- at least, until after Ryzen 3000 launches.

It would give you another option to choose which new CPU to go, and/or helpful make Intel react, and drop current CPU prices.

Either way, win-win in my books.

 

If your GTX 1060 is running 97% ~ 100%, you will definitely benefit from a GPU upgrade.

 

You could also try pushing your i7-4770K overclock a little bit further.

4.4 GHz seems a bit conservative -- but that's just me.

I'm able to push 4.8 GHz on my i5-4690K running a NZXT X61 AIO.

Try 4.6 or 4.7 GHz to test the waters.

 


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9 minutes ago, -rascal- said:

@LiquidGamer

 

You could also try pushing your i7-4770K overclock a little bit further.

4.4 GHz seems a bit conservative -- but that's just me.

I'm able to push 4.8 GHz on my i5-4690K running a NZXT X61 AIO.

Try 4.6 or 4.7 GHz to test the waters.

 

Going past 4.6 is much easier on Devil's Canyon CPU's like the 4690k and 4790k. But I agree that 4.4 is somewhat conservative.

 

@LiquidGamer Try turning down the draw distance and/or level of detail. It's a demanding game and you've got your monitors overclocked so it's not surprising that you're maxed out on both CPU and GPU.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, -rascal- said:

@LiquidGamer

Are you gaming across all 3 1080p monitors?

 

Personally, I would hold onto the i7-4770K for a little longer -- at least, until after Ryzen 3000 launches.

It would give you another option to choose which new CPU to go, and/or helpful make Intel react, and drop current CPU prices.

Either way, win-win in my books.

 

If your GTX 1060 is running 97% ~ 100%, you will definitely benefit from a GPU upgrade.

 

You could also try pushing your i7-4770K overclock a little bit further.

4.4 GHz seems a bit conservative -- but that's just me.

I'm able to push 4.8 GHz on my i5-4690K running a NZXT X61 AIO.

Try 4.6 or 4.7 GHz to test the waters.

 

No just the middle one. I have either web browsers or temp monitoring software displayed on the left and right. Yeah maybe I should try for more. My temps dont go over 60 degrees C so I have some headroom. Thanks.

1 hour ago, JoostinOnline said:

Going past 4.6 is much easier on Devil's Canyon CPU's like the 4690k and 4790k. But I agree that 4.4 is somewhat conservative.

 

@LiquidGamer Try turning down the draw distance and/or level of detail. It's a demanding game and you've got your monitors overclocked so it's not surprising that you're maxed out on both CPU and GPU.

Ok thanks. I have been just using the presets up until now but I will manually change those settings to see how I go.

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i run a 4790k with a 2080ti. this cpu does not bottleneck. and i think ryzen prob wont be an upgrade


 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, kiwibacon said:

i run a 4790k with a 2080ti. this cpu does not bottleneck. and i think ryzen prob wont be an upgrade

Nice. Is it overclocked? If it doesnt bottleneck a 2080ti you're golden. Ive always read its not worth upgrading from 4770k to 4790k but maybe thats not true.

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48 minutes ago, LiquidGamer said:

Nice. Is it overclocked? If it doesnt bottleneck a 2080ti you're golden. Ive always read its not worth upgrading from 4770k to 4790k but maybe thats not true.

I always think the meaning of bottlenecks is depending on how you used it. It's never really the case of certain processors with some list of gpu it will Bottleneck and not bottleneck. Nvm by the word "golden" you probably meant it's the right gpu for your use. 

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On 5/17/2019 at 4:17 PM, LiquidGamer said:

Nice. Is it overclocked? If it doesnt bottleneck a 2080ti you're golden. Ive always read its not worth upgrading from 4770k to 4790k but maybe thats not true.

unless i play star citizen. i learned last night.


 

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