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Will the i7 6800K bottleneck the 2080ti

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have a 6800k and am planning to upgrade to a 2080ti, but will it bottleneck? I saw from some benchmarks that it was almost 20% decrease in performance. I have a Kraken X61, so I could definitely overclock it a bit, but would it be worth it to upgrade to a i5 9600k or even a 9900k/9700k?  I would be mostly gaming with some CAD work and such, but it's not that important. I am going to pickup a 4k/144HZ monitor soon, so I would want to get the most out of that I guess. I would also have to swap the motherboard and the Kraken, as I lost the braking mountings for it (I know, I'm a dumbass) . In the future. I do want to run dual 2080Tis.


I am mostly considering either the 9600k, or an overclocked 6800k if it would be sufficient. Please let me know if you think I could get the 6800k to a point where it wouldn't be a major bottleneck. 

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Should be able to handle high framerates in most every game. Might as well get the 2080 ti first and see if your performance standards are met.

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6800K is still a very good CPU.


I don't see any reason for it to bottleneck a 2080Ti enough to matter.

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