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RTX 2070 with a i5 4690k

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Hey, i actually own a GTX 970 GPU with a i5 4690k CPU and think about upgrading my GPU for the black friday. I found an RTX 2070 at roughly the same price as a 1080, the question is, would my CPU bottleneck the 2070 power and how badly ? I checked the website "thebottlenecker.com/calculator" for a 1080 coupled with my CPU and it did say that the bottleneck percentage would be around 26%. I read though that this site is not very accurate, hence why i'm asking here. I mostly plan on playing at a 1080p resolution at 120-144hz and play  VR games on the oculus rift (i would like to run subnautica VR smoothly even though it is poorly optimized) but i eventually might upgrade to a 1440p monitor and change my cpu to a ryzen 2600 in the future but not for now.

Any suggestions or recommandations ? Would i be buying the 2070 for nothing and should i settle on a 1070 and buy a better cpu instead ? I'm a bit confused. Thanks !

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if you OC your CPU it shouldn't bottleneck much, unless you're running really intensive games that need more than 4 cores. Most games are still fine on 4c/4t though, you should be good to go.

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1080p monitor? Yes. 1440p monitor? Still yes. 4k monitor? Not as bad but still yes in some games. I remember when I had a 4670k and a gtx 1080 and in 4k the cpu usage was stuck at 99% while the gpu was at 40% in bf1. In 1080p it would be even worse.

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On 11/21/2018 at 2:33 PM, Kuroda said:

Hey, i actually own a GTX 970 GPU with a i5 4690k CPU and think about upgrading my GPU for the black friday. I found an RTX 2070 at roughly the same price as a 1080, the question is, would my CPU bottleneck the 2070 power and how badly ? I checked the website "thebottlenecker.com/calculator" for a 1080 coupled with my CPU and it did say that the bottleneck percentage would be around 26%. I read though that this site is not very accurate, hence why i'm asking here. I mostly plan on playing at a 1080p resolution at 120-144hz and play  VR games on the oculus rift (i would like to run subnautica VR smoothly even though it is poorly optimized) but i eventually might upgrade to a 1440p monitor and change my cpu to a ryzen 2600 in the future but not for now.

Any suggestions or recommandations ? Would i be buying the 2070 for nothing and should i settle on a 1070 and buy a better cpu instead ? I'm a bit confused. Thanks !

I would try to run the games you want to play in very low resolution and see if you can hit framerates that you desire. If this is the case you will be finde with the 4690k for now. Buy a 2070 and bump the graphic settings up sky high with supersampling etc :D

On the other side if the framerate is still to low with the low resolution settings the CPU seems to be bottlenecking you to much. 

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RTX2070 seems to be on par with GTX1080. It won't bottleneck at 1440p and up. If yes 1080p, yes.

But if you play CPU-intensive games, it might get crapped but which games that CPU-intensive? Assassin Creed games yes but Ubisoft are amature and lazy incompetent programmers so I can't take them serious nor I buy their shitely programmed games.

 

I have i7-4770 and 1080Ti and playing on 1440p and 2160p depending which games. You should be fine with that CPU, just make sure you don't game at 1080p.

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You'd be better off with a 1070 and better CPU, then upgrade with the 3000 series. I did a similar thing to you. Had a 780ti (more or less equal to a 970) with a 3570k @ 4.5ghz (Bit slower than 4690k), and went to a 1080 (bit slower than 2070). Even at 1440p, it wasn't a good experience. There were some games like Fallout 4 where I had literally 0% performance uplift due to the CPU bottleneck. Stutters were so horrible due to the CPU bottleneck in some games like Gears of War 4 they were rendered nearly unplayable. I'd definitely rather take a 1070 and a 2600. You'll likely get the same or slightly better performance than a 4690k+2070 combo. At the very least you'll get much better frametimes. 


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On 11/21/2018 at 5:36 AM, Zando Bob said:

if you OC your CPU it shouldn't bottleneck much, unless you're running really intensive games that need more than 4 cores. Most games are still fine on 4c/4t though, you should be good to go.

No. It will. Unless he's playing at 4k, it super will. I tried a 1080 (bit slower than 2070) with a 3570k at 4.5ghz (bit slower than 4690k) at 1440p, and it was really, really, really rough. Like frametimes were so inconsistant in some games I eventually took the 1080 out and put my 780ti back in because I prefered the higher, but more consistant frametimes than the lower but erratic frame times. Unless he's playing at 4k, he's better off with a 1070 + 2600.


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