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So currently I have a Ryzen 7 3700x, 2080 Super, and 32 gigs of ram. I am looking to upgrade my CPU possibly to the new Ryzen 9 5900x when it drops and my graphics sometime next year. Out of curiosity, mainly for gaming, Will I notice any performance increase by upgrading my CPU? I know that my 2080 super will be a bottle neck for faster CPU's, I just want to know if there will be any kind of increase even if its small, or will my GPU hold me back?

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Depends on the game and the FPS figures ur looking at, the higher the FPS the more the CPU becomes the bottleneck.

 

If ur gaming at 120fps and below ur unlikely to see much difference.

If ur gaming at 144fps + then yea ull see a difference but its kinda meaningless at that point for 'most' situations.

 

Example of CPU scaling

https://www.tomshardware.com/features/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3080-ampere-cpu-scaling-benchmarks

Take the 1440p Ultra Borderlands results as an exampel of sub 120fps. The CPU doesnt make much difference.

Take the 1080p Ultra Forza 4 results as an example of 144fps+. The CPU does make a difference.

CPU: Intel i7 3930k w/OC & EK Supremacy EVO Block | Motherboard: Asus P9x79 Pro  | RAM: G.Skill 4x4 1866 CL9 | PSU: Seasonic Platinum 1000w | VDU: Panasonic 42" Plasma |

GPU: Gigabyte 1080ti Gaming OC w/OC & Barrow Block | Sound: Asus Xonar D2X - Z5500 -FiiO X3K DAP/DAC - ATH-M50S | Case: Phantek Enthoo Primo White |

Storage: Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD + Samsung 850 Evo 256GB SSD | Cooling: XSPC D5 Photon 270 Res & Pump | 2x XSPC AX240 White Rads | NexXxos Monsta 80x240 Rad P/P |

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Thanks for the fast response @SolarNova. I play a pretty wide variety of games, but I currently game on a 1440p 144hz monitor, I am usually averaging around 110-120 FPS depending on the game.

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2 minutes ago, AcidStopSign said:

Thanks for the fast response @SolarNova. I play a pretty wide variety of games, but I currently game on a 1440p 144hz monitor, I am usually averaging around 110-120 FPS depending on the game.

Then ur unlikely to see much difference. You'd be far better of putting that money into a better GPU.

CPU: Intel i7 3930k w/OC & EK Supremacy EVO Block | Motherboard: Asus P9x79 Pro  | RAM: G.Skill 4x4 1866 CL9 | PSU: Seasonic Platinum 1000w | VDU: Panasonic 42" Plasma |

GPU: Gigabyte 1080ti Gaming OC w/OC & Barrow Block | Sound: Asus Xonar D2X - Z5500 -FiiO X3K DAP/DAC - ATH-M50S | Case: Phantek Enthoo Primo White |

Storage: Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD + Samsung 850 Evo 256GB SSD | Cooling: XSPC D5 Photon 270 Res & Pump | 2x XSPC AX240 White Rads | NexXxos Monsta 80x240 Rad P/P |

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9 minutes ago, AcidStopSign said:

So currently I have a Ryzen 7 3700x, 2080 Super, and 32 gigs of ram. I am looking to upgrade my CPU possibly to the new Ryzen 9 5900x when it drops and my graphics sometime next year. Out of curiosity, mainly for gaming, Will I notice any performance increase by upgrading my CPU? I know that my 2080 super will be a bottle neck for faster CPU's, I just want to know if there will be any kind of increase even if its small, or will my GPU hold me back?

Hard to speculate as the 5900x isn't out yet. Bottlenecks will depend on resolution, the type of game, rasterized or ray traced.

I have a similar setup  Same (CPU and 2070 super) and it's usually ok, but in some games (Mount and Blade II: Banner lords on certain sieges) I hit horrendous frame rates (20 ish). I'm maxed out on 4 cores on the 3700 and the super isn't working that hard.

 

So it really depends.

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CPU Ryzen 3700X - Motherboard Asus ROG STRIX X570-E - RAM 32GB of G.SKILL NEON 3600 -
GPU EVGA RTX 30870 XC3 - Case Mastercase H500p mesh - PSU Seasonic Focus Gx-850 -
Corsair MP600 NVME 1 Tb, Samsung 960 PRO 500 Gb & 2 Seagate baracuda 7200 RPM 2TB in stripe -
Display MG28UQ 4K monitor - Cooling Corsair H150 Pro - 

Keyboard G-910 W/ Romer G tactile - Mouse G 502 Hero (wired) -
Sound Logitech X-530 and Razer Tiamat headphones

Operating System Windows 10

 

 

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