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Will upgrading my cpu boost 5120x1440 performance?

As title says, i would like to upgrade my i9-9900k. I have an rtx 4070 and i play on 5120x1440 (!!!) resolution. It runs fine, but isnt reaching my desired fps in raytraced titles, I.E. Witcher 3 next gen update, hovering around 50fps max settings with low raytracing. Running without raytracing is rather smooth, it can reach 70-80fps.

 

Should i upgrade my CPU or should i sell my rtx 4070 for a more powerful GPU?

 

Also, will upgrading CPU boost DLSS and Frame Generation performance?

 

Specs:

i9 9900k

3200mhz Corsair Vengeance 

2TB CORSAIR FORCE

ASUS RTX 4070 WHITE OC

 

 

Any thoughts and ideas are appreciated!

 

 

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Depends what games you want to achieve these higher framerates on. A better CPU will definitely give you a boost in performance, probably around 20-30 fps if you went for a 13900k or 14900k, perhaps more in CPU intensive games such as cs2.

 

However most games are GPU intensive, therefore a bigger performance boost would be seen from upgrading your graphics card.

 

What's your budget?

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Use something like MSI Afterburner and check your GPU usage. At that resolution with any form of ray tracing I am pretty confident you are just running out of GPU. I would just turn down settings and use a little bit of DLSS. 

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24 minutes ago, Blasty Blosty said:

Depends what games you want to achieve these higher framerates on. A better CPU will definitely give you a boost in performance, probably around 20-30 fps if you went for a 13900k or 14900k, perhaps more in CPU intensive games such as cs2.

 

However most games are GPU intensive, therefore a bigger performance boost would be seen from upgrading your graphics card.

 

What's your budget?

My budget is around 600 dollars for the cpu, trying to keep the motherboard costs low. Trying to be as cost efficient as possible while getting the best performance. So a 7950x3d would be out of the question, but a 7900x3d or below should be affordable enough for me

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26 minutes ago, MiszS said:

Is your gpu being utilised 100%? My guess is that it is at that resolution, and upgrading the CPU won't make much difference at this res, maybe around 10%

I might have noticed a 99% utilization 🙈

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57 minutes ago, Smestn said:

As title says, i would like to upgrade my i9-9900k. I have an rtx 4070 and i play on 5120x1440 (💩) resolution. It runs fine, but isnt reaching my desired fps in raytraced titles, I.E. Witcher 3 next gen update, hovering around 50fps max settings with low raytracing. Running without raytracing is rather smooth, it can reach 70-80fps.

 

 

Will upgrading CPU boost DLSS and Frame Generation performance?

That's a lot of pixels with bleeding edge technology. (Ray traced titles)

 

Is the 9900k bottlenecking the 4070? Probably a little bit.

 

Will it make a difference in the scenario where you're running ray traced titles and pushing your GPU to the limit? Probably not much.

 

Your motherboard has no upgrade path, so you're really looking at getting a new mobo, ram and cpu. Maybe cooler too. So maybe like $600 or more. 

In your scenario, you're probably only going to see maybe 10-15 more fps for that $600+.

 

And it will help with frame gen/dlss indirectly by removing the bottleneck.

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15 minutes ago, LeapFrogMasterRace said:

Use something like MSI Afterburner and check your GPU usage. At that resolution with any form of ray tracing I am pretty confident you are just running out of GPU. I would just turn down settings and use a little bit of DLSS. 

yea it is 99 %

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10 minutes ago, Smestn said:

I might have noticed a 99% utilization 🙈

DLSS/FSR

 

If you’re not already using this tech you’re missing out. 

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Just now, GuiltySpark_ said:

DLSS/FSR

 

If you’re not already using this tech you’re missing out. 

i am not missing out, i am a DLSS enjoyer

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1 hour ago, Smestn said:

5120x1440

that's 7 372 800 pixels, which is almost as many pixels as a 4K display,

 

not to mention, since the width is so wide, the increased FOV in games contributes towards more graphics, elements, etc. showing, which increases the overall demand on GPU even further,

 

you have an almost 4K resolution based on pixel count, and you render more objects in your view than you would on a 4K monitor, because of your wide-screen setup.

 

If you want to leap forward in your CPU, which will only slightly increase fps but improve stability, you can get a 7800x3D CPU+MB+cooler+RAM for about those 600$, or you can upgrade the GPU to handle the widescreen more so it can crunch out more fps.

 

One of the problems you might be facing, is not having enough VRAM on high resolution, how much of those 12GB on your GPU is in use? VRAM usage scales with resolution and higher graphics settings.

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2 hours ago, Smestn said:

As title says, i would like to upgrade my i9-9900k. I have an rtx 4070 and i play on 5120x1440 (!!!) resolution. It runs fine, but isnt reaching my desired fps in raytraced titles, I.E. Witcher 3 next gen update, hovering around 50fps max settings with low raytracing. Running without raytracing is rather smooth, it can reach 70-80fps.

 

Should i upgrade my CPU or should i sell my rtx 4070 for a more powerful GPU?

 

Also, will upgrading CPU boost DLSS and Frame Generation performance?

 

Specs:

i9 9900k

3200mhz Corsair Vengeance 

2TB CORSAIR FORCE

ASUS RTX 4070 WHITE OC

 

 

Any thoughts and ideas are appreciated!

 

 

With such a demanding monitor real estate I'd rather upgrade the GPU to a 4k level one, 4080 or 7900xtx

With it you may experience CPU bottleneck but will get much higher framerates

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