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Does your CPU affect your GPUs ability to perform ray tracing?

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49 minutes ago, Maury Sells Wigs said:

Yeah, I mean, as you say it's really not up to pushing out ray tracing...and i play at 1440p, so that would put it under even more load, wouldn't it?

 

I'm unsure what to upgrade to, vis a vis a new GPU.

 

Could my CPU do a 2080 justice?

 

Would anything from the new 30 series definitely require a new processor, do you think?

Why get a 2080? The 2000 series cards all kinda suck at raytracing to be blunt the 3000 series pulls far far far ahead of them. Also a 2080 costs about as much as a 3080 right now and sure you can't get the 3080 but just wait it's not like a 2060 is a bad card for normal gaming. That and currently raytracing does not do much in games other than oh look these reflections are accurate now compared to oh look those reflections look believable. It does have a good impact on lighting but really in most games it's not that big of an impact with the new consoles coming out we will probably see more of it tho but for now it's very much so a nice to have but not must have feature.

 

For the cpu. Totally depends 1440p 60fps? No problem. 144+ yeah that will be a lot harder for it.

 

Anyways tl;dr cpu is fine if you aren't wanting over 144fps and wait for the 3000 series to become available again as the 2000 series are bad for the price.

So, the title pretty much says it all, guys.

 

I understand that ray tracing is taken care of by the graphics card, but i wondered if there is any interaction between the card and processor, such that a weak(er) CPU will make it harder to allow the card to take care of the ray tracing because it's not powerful enough to do other stuff that would lighten the load on the GPU (allowing it to focus on the ray tracing)?

 

I hope that makes sense?

 

I only have an RTX 2060, so it's entry level ray tracing at best, and I have an i5 10400f, which i know isn't a top end processor. 

 

Anyway, any advice would be appreciated regards whether it has any affect, whether it is worth bothering with the ray tracing at all with my combination, stuff like that.

 

Cheers, in advance, guys.

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7 minutes ago, Maury Sells Wigs said:

So, the title pretty much says it all, guys.

 

I understand that ray tracing is taking care of by the graphics card, but i wondered if there is any interaction between the card and processor, such that a weak(er) CPU will make it harder to allow the card to take care of the ray tracing because it's not powerful enough to do other stuff that would lighten the load on the GPU (allowing it to focus on the ray tracing)?

 

I hope that makes sense?

 

I only have an RTX 2060, so it's entry level ray tracing at best, and I have an i5 10400f, which i know isn't a top end processor. 

 

Anyway, any advice would be appreciated regards whether it has any affect, whether it is worth bothering with the ray tracing at all with my combination, stuff like that.

 

Cheers, in advance, guys.

As long as the cpu can keep your gpu fed with data (which yours does plenty) it's good. The 2060 can do ray tracing but it really just isn't a ray tracing card. It is just simply too weak do to even low end ray tracing so basically it's ray tracing cores are useless part from helping in rendering tasks in 3d software.

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58 minutes ago, jaslion said:

As long as the cpu can keep your gpu fed with data (which yours does plenty) it's good. The 2060 can do ray tracing but it really just isn't a ray tracing card. It is just simply too weak do to even low end ray tracing so basically it's ray tracing cores are useless part from helping in rendering tasks in 3d software.

Yeah, I mean, as you say it's really not up to pushing out ray tracing...and i play at 1440p, so that would put it under even more load, wouldn't it?

 

I'm unsure what to upgrade to, vis a vis a new GPU.

 

Could my CPU do a 2080 justice?

 

Would anything from the new 30 series definitely require a new processor, do you think?

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49 minutes ago, Maury Sells Wigs said:

Yeah, I mean, as you say it's really not up to pushing out ray tracing...and i play at 1440p, so that would put it under even more load, wouldn't it?

 

I'm unsure what to upgrade to, vis a vis a new GPU.

 

Could my CPU do a 2080 justice?

 

Would anything from the new 30 series definitely require a new processor, do you think?

Why get a 2080? The 2000 series cards all kinda suck at raytracing to be blunt the 3000 series pulls far far far ahead of them. Also a 2080 costs about as much as a 3080 right now and sure you can't get the 3080 but just wait it's not like a 2060 is a bad card for normal gaming. That and currently raytracing does not do much in games other than oh look these reflections are accurate now compared to oh look those reflections look believable. It does have a good impact on lighting but really in most games it's not that big of an impact with the new consoles coming out we will probably see more of it tho but for now it's very much so a nice to have but not must have feature.

 

For the cpu. Totally depends 1440p 60fps? No problem. 144+ yeah that will be a lot harder for it.

 

Anyways tl;dr cpu is fine if you aren't wanting over 144fps and wait for the 3000 series to become available again as the 2000 series are bad for the price.

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I would see what a 3070 can do in benchmarks, than try to get one, if you can pay 500 for it. or you could get a used 2080 ti for cheeper maybe.

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Really, if your 2060 is preforming well at 1440p.... not sure why you'd get a new GPU for ray tracing.

 

Ray Tracing is neat for screenshots, unnoticeable when actually playing the game, from my experience with friends who have and use it.

 

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6 minutes ago, jaslion said:

Why get a 2080? The 2000 series cards all kinda suck at raytracing to be blunt the 3000 series pulls far far far ahead of them. Also a 2080 costs about as much as a 3080 right now and sure you can't get the 3080 but just wait it's not like a 2060 is a bad card for normal gaming. That and currently raytracing does not do much in games other than oh look these reflections are accurate now compared to oh look those reflections look believable. It does have a good impact on lighting but really in most games it's not that big of an impact with the new consoles coming out we will probably see more of it tho but for now it's very much so a nice to have but not must have feature.

 

For the cpu. Totally depends 1440p 60fps? No problem. 144+ yeah that will be a lot harder for it.

 

Anyways tl;dr cpu is fine if you aren't wanting over 144fps and wait for the 3000 series to become available again as the 2000 series are bad for the price.

I mentioned the 2080 as i expected it to be months before the 30 series became available in large enough numbers to go online and buy one whenever i wanted. 

 

I would get a 30xx if it were in stock.

 

I'm actually not hugely fussed about ray tracing per se, I just wanted to know if i could expect to take advantage of it with only having a 2060, and if my CPU woud make any difference.

 

I'm able to play most games on 1440p at between 80-90 and 144-160 on high or ultra.

 

Thanks for your advice though, Jaslion.

 

 

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1 minute ago, Maury Sells Wigs said:

I mentioned the 2080 as i expected it to be months before the 30 series became available in large enough numbers to go online and buy one whenever i wanted. 

 

I would get a 30xx if it were in stock.

 

I'm actually not hugely fussed about ray tracing per se, I just wanted to know if i could expect to take advantage of it with only having a 2060, and if my CPU woud make any difference.

 

I'm able to play most games on 1440p at between 80-90 and 144-160 on high or ultra.

 

Thanks for your advice though, Jaslion.

 

 

If your current card is plenty keep it. If you want to upgrade just wait longer the 2000 series is just a bad buy in general right now and the 3000 series will probably start getting in stock around januari. This launch was a rush it out the door one and that is blatantly obvious so basically 3-4 months after launch is when they will start catching up probably.

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Just now, Dedayog said:

Really, if your 2060 is preforming well at 1440p.... not sure why you'd get a new GPU for ray tracing.

 

Ray Tracing is neat for screenshots, unnoticeable when actually playing the game, from my experience with friends who have and use it.

 

It's okay. 

 

I have a 1440p @ 144hz, and Fortnite runs at a rock solid 144 fps with ray tracing options on mid.

 

Stuff like Remnant, Destiny 2, Watchdogs 2, all run with high settings at good fps. 

 

I sometimes forget that I'm running everything at 1440p, and so everything is working harder than if i were on 1080p.

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4 minutes ago, Dedayog said:

Really, if your 2060 is preforming well at 1440p.... not sure why you'd get a new GPU for ray tracing.

 

Ray Tracing is neat for screenshots, unnoticeable when actually playing the game, from my experience with friends who have and use it.

 

Agreed, it wouldn't be worth it.

 

More just looking to the future and whether my current components are up to the job.

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