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post #11 of 17
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You are actually correct wijkert that is why I started this discussion.
post #12 of 17
It also depends if you generally are running with a unlocked frame rate. If so then situations where your cpu is the bottleneck come up more often. I agree with the folks at DigitalFoundry that stuttering caused by a cpu bottleneck is more pronounced then frame rate fluctuations caused by a gpu bottleneck.
post #13 of 17
What resolution?

If you're on 1080p you might see a bottleneck but this can be alleviated by clocking the CPU high (4.5ghz+).

If you're at 1440p or above, realistically the latest games should be GPU bound, not CPU bound.

This is the reason why the Fury X/Fury perform much better vs the 980ti at higher resolutions. The higher the resolution goes, the less the CPU matters (in general). smile.gif

EDIT: I should also mention that when I say wait a year or two to upgrade the CPU, wait until the next die shrink (tick in Intel's tick-tock scheme) which will be 10nm. It is codenamed Cannonlake. At this point you will be going from a 32nm CPU to a 10nm CPU which should be a HUGE difference in performance and energy efficiency. Second half of 2017.
Edited by neurotix - 2/25/16 at 1:34pm
post #14 of 17
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1080p at the moment, have 3 of the same monitors but not usually playing across all 3 (even though elite dangerous is freaking awesome that way, along with Civ5, age of empires 2, planetside, ETC)
post #15 of 17
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What resolution?

If you're on 1080p you might see a bottleneck but this can be alleviated by clocking the CPU high (4.5ghz+).

I play most of my games at 2560*1080 and yes the higher the resolution the less likely it is that the cpu becomes the bottleneck. I run my 2500k at 4.6ghz and that isn't enough to not bottleneck my 980Ti at 2560*1080.
post #16 of 17
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Well seems like all I need to do is go home and overclock
post #17 of 17
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1080p at the moment, have 3 of the same monitors but not usually playing across all 3 (even though elite dangerous is freaking awesome that way, along with Civ5, age of empires 2, planetside, ETC)

Then you should see a large difference between 1080p and 5760*1080 when it comes to your 2500k bottle necking your gpu or not.
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