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Will the 1080TI botleneck the i7 6700k?

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I just built my new pc but im planning of getting a 1080ti. Will my processor bottle neck it?

 

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Not at all. It would take atleast two more GPU generations at the pace we are going at before the thought of a bottleneck can be a thought.


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How do people still ask this question with a 6700K? Jeez. If you're buying this kind of hardware, you really should know this by now and have invested the time in learning. Linus has done many videos covering this exact topic, as well as doing analysis on how many cores are used in modern titles and how much the CPU matters in terms of load distribution. You'd have been fine with an i5 6600K nevermind the i7. Essentially, barring badly optimised titles and the rare few games that can use more than 4 cores, most of which are still in development, you're fine with a Quad core processor. 


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2 minutes ago, MrImnotMLG said:

Not at all. It would take atleast two more GPU generations at the pace we are going at before the thought of a bottleneck can be a thought.

Exactly, and even then, if Zen is all its cracked up to be, processors with more than 4 cores will be dropping fairly soon. With the industry push Zen will hopefully create, I doubt any 6700K priced processor from Intel or AMD will ever bottleneck a top of the line GPU. Sticking with the 6700K and it'd still hold up for years with no issues. 


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7 minutes ago, TheDigitalRealm said:

How do people still ask this question with a 6700K? Jeez. If you're buying this kind of hardware, you really should know this by now and have invested the time in learning. Linus has done many videos covering this exact topic, as well as doing analysis on how many cores are used in modern titles and how much the CPU matters in terms of load distribution. You'd have been fine with an i5 6600K nevermind the i7. Essentially, barring badly optimised titles and the rare few games that can use more than 4 cores, most of which are still in development, you're fine with a Quad core processor. 

The extra threads really are starting to be helpful in games nowadays. Depending on the game an i5 can bottleneck.


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Just now, TheRandomness said:

The extra threads really are starting to be helpful in games nowadays. Depending on the game an i5 can bottleneck.

I think this is still a small niche of games, especially once you remove those that are either badly ported or just poorly optimised. There definitely are some heavily CPU bound titles, most top-down RTS games of the last 10 years will start to make a CPU sweat with lots of physics on-screen at a time (Think Dawn of War, DoW 2). There are some points where having an i7 will definitely help, but at the moment for a purely gaming machine I'd still recommend an i5. From an enthusiasts standpoint though, it's a completely different standpoint. You're no longer building a machine to perform a certain function well, you're building it to be proud of it, and for it to excel in its workloads. So, coming from an enthusiast, If I was building a new machine with this kind of budget in mind, I'd go for the 6700K to start with and possibly go X99 if the money was there. 


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Every graphics card if it's the cream of the crop can still technically bottlenecked by the processor by way of simply not being the fastest processor. This is an overblown worry.

 

I'd consider a "real/true/my reality is better than your own" bottleneck when you see almost zero improvement across an upgrade.

 

Okay but you should really consider upgrading the system if the GPU is only working about 50% of what it should be.

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50 minutes ago, TheRandomness said:

The extra threads really are starting to be helpful in games nowadays. Depending on the game an i5 can bottleneck.

Only at 1080p100hz or above.  Much less so at 1440p, and not at all at 4k. 

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I doubt that even a Sandy Bridge i5 would bottleneck it.


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yes you need a 9700K to not bottleneck the 1080ti 


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