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Upgrade my whole system or just the video card?

I was thinking of selling off my 2 x 1080s and getting a 2080ti...or should i hold off and just build a new system? Would my processor and etc hold me back?

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"Hey strangers - here's my build and I want to know if I do things that I don't disclose will it hold me back enough to warrant a full system upgrade?"



Maybe, maybe not? If you're playing at 1440p or higher then you're not gonna be CPU limited anyway (in most games), just OC your CPU and upgrade to whatever GPU you want.

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As I said in the other thread you really need to find some benchmarks using a 1080TI or 2080TI. I don't know what resolution you play at or the games you play. Someone will have a really tall bar graph with your CPU and many others. If you think the FPS gain is worth it then go for it.
A CPU only becomes too old when it no longer meets your needs or expectations. My CPU is holding my GPU back but it's ok because I'm still getting great 1440p performance in all the games I play. Here in a few months when Zen2 comes out we'll have even more options. As it is I can upgrade to a used 8700k really cheap and still have the 9900k as an upgrade path in a few years when the 8700k can't hack it. When Zen2 hits I may be able to buy a brand new 8c/16t CPU that performs similar to the 9900k. The longer you wait the better it gets!

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Quote: Originally Posted by mistershan View Post
I was thinking of selling off my 2 x 1080s and getting a 2080ti...or should i hold off and just build a new system? Would my processor and etc hold me back?

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Work wise I am a video editor/AFX artist. Gaming wise it will be in both 3440 x 1440 at 100hz and 4k at 60hz.

I know there are newer and better processors out there and I know it depends what you are doing...but I guess my question is how much better. Don't processors age a lot better than video cards?

Would you still recommend over clocking if I also need stability? How do I even begin to do so? Is it as simple as going into your bios and raising the speed?
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Can your video editing software use both cards, especially if they are NOT in SLI config? Sort of like 2 separate brains?


If so, I would not bother with an upgrade.


BUT


a single 1080 TI will more often than not be on par or better than SLI 1080's simply due to most games not being optimized properly, or requiring a lot of tweaking to do so.


Run some benchmarks, get some numbers, and start comparing!


Your processor is not really any sort of hindrance unless it is at fully stock clocks. Even then, not much.
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Quote: Originally Posted by mattliston View Post
Can your video editing software use both cards, especially if they are NOT in SLI config? Sort of like 2 separate brains?


If so, I would not bother with an upgrade.


BUT


a single 1080 TI will more often than not be on par or better than SLI 1080's simply due to most games not being optimized properly, or requiring a lot of tweaking to do so.


Run some benchmarks, get some numbers, and start comparing!

No my editing software does not use both cards. Sadly Adobe also has basically removed SLI at this point as well...I am thinking of getting a 2080ti, not a 1080ti btw.


Your processor is not really any sort of hindrance unless it is at fully stock clocks. Even then, not much.
No it's not OC'd at all. How much more performance could I get if I do that? Is it safe to do so? Is this a good tutorial? He also has the same mobo as I have.

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There's also a bit of an upgrade trap (I probably just fell into ). Once you get a shiny new GPU, you'll run a few synthetic benchies and tell yourself that is being held back by the rest of the system, not really getting what you paid for re. the GPU and all that - and so it goes, the path to your favorite online and/or bricks-and-mortar store
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Quote: Originally Posted by mistershan View Post
No it's not OC'd at all. How much more performance could I get if I do that? Is it safe to do so? Is this a good tutorial? He also has the same mobo as I have.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj4ixZE7EWo
Not gonna watch the video, but OCing Intel has been the same for a long time. Increase multiplier, see if it's stable, and go up some more until it isn't. Then raise voltage a bit. Do that until you're happy with the OC. Don't go over 1.4v for 24/7 and keep an eye on temps. Stay under 90c for synthetic tests.

Even a terrible 5820K should be able to hit 4Ghz on all cores on stock voltage, 4.5 - 4.7 if you can keep temps in check at 1.4v.

How much performance you get depends on what you do and what you OC to. Games, probably not a whole lot if you're gaming at 4K. You should be GPU bound at that res.

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Not gonna watch the video, but OCing Intel has been the same for a long time. Increase multiplier, see if it's stable, and go up some more until it isn't. Then raise voltage a bit. Do that until you're happy with the OC. Don't go over 1.4v for 24/7 and keep an eye on temps. Stay under 90c for synthetic tests.

Even a terrible 5820K should be able to hit 4Ghz on all cores on stock voltage, 4.5 - 4.7 if you can keep temps in check at 1.4v.

How much performance you get depends on what you do and what you OC to. Games, probably not a whole lot if you're gaming at 4K. You should be GPU bound at that res.
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Quote: Originally Posted by mattliston View Post
Can your video editing software use both cards, especially if they are NOT in SLI config? Sort of like 2 separate brains?


If so, I would not bother with an upgrade.


BUT


a single 1080 TI will more often than not be on par or better than SLI 1080's simply due to most games not being optimized properly, or requiring a lot of tweaking to do so.


Run some benchmarks, get some numbers, and start comparing!

No my editing software does not use both cards. Sadly Adobe also has basically removed SLI at this point as well...I am thinking of getting a 2080ti, not a 1080ti btw.


Your processor is not really any sort of hindrance unless it is at fully stock clocks. Even then, not much.
No it's not OC'd at all. How much more performance could I get if I do that? Is it safe to do so? Is this a good tutorial? He also has the same mobo as I have.

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