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Posted · Original PosterOP

Is an i3 9100f going to bottleneck a gtx1660.if yes what cpu is better to use

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could use a new cpu yes.

 

when gaming you want the CPU to be lower than the GPU, if the CPU runs higher or 100% and the GPU is not its a bottleneck

You want the GPU running higher than the CPU (load wise)

 

atleast I think thats the way it works. Its been a few years since Ive had to explain that.


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bottlenecking always depends on the game and resolution. so the answer is Yes and No in certain situations and at the same time.


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Quite a bit, yeah. Especially on games that's cpu bound. Worst case scenario is good fps but freezing/stuttering on heavy cpu load.

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2 minutes ago, Jasonbas said:

Thanks to everyone 

np. I just checked in my game and my GPU will run at 90% - 100% and my CPU runs at like 12%

so yes check while you game and you can see. but usually you will know due to symptoms like Tibon posted.


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4 minutes ago, Tibon said:

Quite a bit, yeah. Especially on games that's cpu bound. Worst case scenario is good fps but freezing/stuttering on heavy cpu load.

I am not sure because I play demanding games and I am getting well over the Hz of monitor 

(60hz) and I am not getting freezing frames

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Just now, blu4 said:

np. I just checked in my game and my GPU will run at 90% - 100% and my CPU runs at like 12%

so yes check while you game and you can see. but usually you will know due to symptoms like Tibon posted.

In my most demanding games I am getting cpu 100-60% and gpu at 70-90%

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1 minute ago, Jasonbas said:

In my most demanding games I am getting cpu 100-60% and gpu at 70-90%

yup that is what I would call a bottleneck. You pretty much never want that CPU running at 100% while you are doing stuff.

Maybe if you are like rendering its okay but when actively playing on the PC it would be annoying and cause slow downs


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Ok thanks I am new in the bottlenecks but I could you please tell me what cpu is prefered For this gpu

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1 minute ago, Jasonbas said:

Ok thanks I am new in the bottlenecks but I could you please tell me what cpu is prefered For this gpu

I wouldn't go 9th gen at this point, get a 3100/3300x or go 10th gen.


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4 minutes ago, blu4 said:

yup that is what I would call a bottleneck. You pretty much never want that CPU running at 100% while you are doing stuff.

Maybe if you are like rendering its okay but when actively playing on the PC it would be annoying and cause slow downs

Now that I checked i am getting locked on cpu 70 and gpu 77

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1 minute ago, gloop said:

I wouldn't go 9th gen at this point, get a 3100/3300x or go 10th gen.

Thanks but I have already bought it 

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14 minutes ago, Jasonbas said:

I am not sure because I play demanding games and I am getting well over the Hz of monitor 

(60hz) and I am not getting freezing frames

It seems you are doing fine.

Frankly, at 60Hz you'll hardly have a problem with any modern processor. If you ever get into stutters, too high CPU usage and not so high GPU usage, but doing that higher FPS, then just enable Freesync-Gsync-Whatever sync you have available, and if none, good old Vsync. Then you'll run the games at 60 FPS without hiccups.

In fact, I would enable whichever of those you have anyway - if 60Hz you've got, 60Hz is all you are going to get anyway. The rest is wasting electricity.

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1 minute ago, SpaceGhostC2C said:

It seems you are doing fine.

Frankly, at 60Hz you'll hardly have a problem with any modern processor. If you ever get into stutters, too high CPU usage and not so high GPU usage, but doing that higher FPS, then just enable Freesync-Gsyn-Whatever sync you have available, and if none, good old Vsync. Then you'll run the games at 60 FPS without hiccups.

In fact, I would enable whichever of those you have anyway - if 60Hz you've got, 60Hz is all you are going to get anyway. The rest is wasting electricity.

Thanks I knew there was a setting for getting no more than your hz but i couldn’t find it

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8 minutes ago, Jasonbas said:

Ok thanks I am new in the bottlenecks but I could you please tell me what cpu is prefered For this gpu

If you can limit settings you should be able to play fine or a Vsync like said above could help but I know whats its like to play games a CPU cant handle and its not enjoyable IMO.

 

Id try to do the best you can now and save up for some beefy stuff later on


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, blu4 said:

If you can limit settings you should be able to play fine or a Vsync like said above could help but I know whats its like to play games a CPU cant handle and its not enjoyable IMO.

 

Id try to do the best you can now and save up for some beefy stuff later on

Thanks

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33 minutes ago, Jasonbas said:

Is an i3 9100f going to bottleneck a gtx1660.if yes what cpu is better to use

I just put vsync on and I am getting 30 to 40 FPS I disable it and I am getting 100 with cpu at high to low 30-49

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12 minutes ago, Jasonbas said:

I just put vsync on and I am getting 30 to 40 FPS I disable it and I am getting 100 with cpu at high to low 30-49

That's very strange. Unless you are bouncing between high framerates and low framerates when it's off.

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1 minute ago, SpaceGhostC2C said:

That's very strange. Unless you are bouncing between high framerates and low framerates when it's off.

I was getting with v sync off at first around 60 frames and then I enabled it and I got 30frames 

mans then I disabled it again and I got 144 FPS 

max with my cpu usage going down from 100% to 40-50% weird 

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