Originally Posted by shadow85
I just ordered 2x GTX 1080 Ti STRIX OC.
Will I be bottle-necked by an i7-5930k@ 4.3GHz @4K res.
Originally Posted by shadow85
I hope so. I have been waiting since the GTX 9 series to be able to do that @ 4K.
Saw your posts and had to chime in,
depending on the game... I currently have 2 FE 1080Ti's *Previous 2 Aorus 1080Tis (Sold due to poor thermals) and 1 TXp (yes the new one. I sent it back.)*
and I also used to have an X99 and 6950x. *Now on R7 1700 and X370.*
But in both cases, FPS at 4k can be well over 300fps in some titles and in others be in the 30's with everything turned up. Scaling and optimization are a real PITA. And I don't think Pascal can really deliver a turn 4k 60fps gaming experience. *VOLTA and VEGA Can't come quick enough if you wanna do 4k 144hz on one of those new monitors coming out*
Be prepared to turn settings down, and occasionally forgo AA, if you wanna get 60fps in some titles, if you don't wanna compromise there then game @ 2560x1440. Or get yourself a 3440x1440 or 3840x1600 display. *MUCH MUCH MUCH less demanding than 2160p.*
And as for your choice to go with the Strix in SLi, be careful as card spacing and case airflow can cook your cards pretty good. IF you don't have a board with good slot spacing or don't plan to get one one I wouldn't recommend stacking AIB cards. Had this issue with the Aorus. Top card would cook and flush heat onto the 2nd card making for card 1 to load @ 95C and card 2 to load at 80C. *Yikes, I know* You're better served saving some $$$ and water cooling 2 FE's with blocks or hybrid kits, if you're dead-set on the Strix and don't want to watercool you're gonna need some VERY good airflow pushing the head out of your case, and a lot of fans, I'd also suggest re-timing the cards as the stock paste jobs and tim itself, isn't great. And also using MSI Afterburner to create a custom curve for GPU load/gaming, as yes 0db is nice and all for web-browsing and some FHD video watching, but it can spell thermal issues with your cards when under any kind of actual load.
Finally, if you really wanna maximize your gaming get a 5775c
or a 7700k
, the higher cache and or clock speeds really shine in gaming (we're talking 5-20fps more over a chip with more than 4 cores!!!) this is due to most modern games not being well optimized for multi-core systems and topping out at either dual or quad core
, however if you use your PC as a workstation and do more than just game, then stick with your CPU and OC the crap outta your CPU and cards to compensate as much as you can to get as much of your FPS fluidity back. Personally
I'd get the 7700k as it's newer and can push 5ghz pretty easy with a modest OC. some can even run up to 5.5ghz. *Fast memory over 3000mhz helps with an extra 2-10fps depending on the game as well.*TL;DR, DO NOT get an AIB card that vents heat into your case for SLI, FE would be better, and even better if you can water/hybrid cool it. You have the wrong CPU for 4k Gaming, consider changing or getting a different display, or gaming at 2k or 21:9, if that's an option, finally get fast ram over 3000mhz if you can/don't already have it.
Hope this info helps as someone with similar specs and too much experience than I care to admit I have.Edited by alucardis666 - 5/3/17 at 9:08pm