2080Ti with 2600k worth it?

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  1. Vinnie

    Vinnie Ancient Guru

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    Hi all,

    Since multi-GPU is supported less and less in newly released games, I am in doubt of upgrading my machine. Will it be worth it to upgrade to a 2080Ti with my 2600k i7 processor?
     
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    Vinnie Ancient Guru

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    Oops, posted in the AMD section. This thread can be moved to the nVidia section.
     
  3. insp1re2600

    insp1re2600 Maha Guru

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    yeah itll work but bottlenecked, 2600k is pcie 2.0 i believe, you'd get away better with 3770k oc'd, i still feel my 7700k oc'd to 5.1 is holding it back a little.
     
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    Will it be hold back a lot? Upgrading my CPU will mean upgrading my motherboard also. I try to avoid that, since I do not game a lot anymore.
     

  5. emperorsfist

    emperorsfist Maha Guru

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    A card this powerful will be bottle-necked by the 2600k. The Sandy Bridge CPUs were excellent, but even the best will eventually start showing their age. Thing is, if you don't game a lot like you say, why go for the 2080 TI? That's a lot of money to burn. If you game only seldomly, why not go at least "just" for the 2070, or lower, where the bottleneck won't be as high?
     
  6. insp1re2600

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    yeah i'd say so, but as poster above says, if you dont game much, why bother? you could buy all the consoles out right now for the same price lol.
     
  7. Vinnie

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    Yes I understand that it is a lot of money. I buy a graphics card for four years or so.. I want the best thing out there if I buy one. Because I would love to use features like raytracing, and also have good performance. By how much will the 2080Ti be bottlenecked?
     
  8. yasamoka

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    Depends, what resolution are you running?
     
  9. Undying

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    I think you should grab 2080 non ti. Its quite a bit cheaper and bottleneck will be less severe.
     
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    Heck, I went from a i7 950 to a 7700HQ :)
     

  11. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    2080 Ti is even CPU limited by a 9900K, so no the 2600K will not cut it. You are far better off with a 2070 or 2080 and use the money you save on a new mobo / CPU mem.
     
  12. insp1re2600

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    Wouldn't we all.
     
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  13. tensai28

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    Depends on your resolution and target frame rate. At 4k 60fps locked, I'm not feeling much need to replace my cpu but I'm on a 6600k at 4.6ghz which should be more powerful. Not sure if a 2600k is enough.
     
  14. Undying

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    Idk i would rather pair it with i7 2600k than a i5 6600k.
    4c4t cpu does not cut it anymore. It would probably limit the 2080ti more than an older architecture.
     
  15. mikeysg

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    I do have an i7 2600K + Asus Maximus IV Z68 Gene-Z + GTX 1080 hooked up to a 4K TV and it seems to be doing a fine job with games at 4K (just be realistic and reasonable with ingame video setting), and the fact that I don't play any online helps I guess as I understand that online games do require beefier CPU's. With the recent RT results from BF V, I'd suggest you forget RT and focus on smooth gameplay....a GTX 1080/1070 Ti or RTX 2070 would be the best fit for you for a good gaming experience with that CPU.

    I also do have an i7 4770K + ASRock Z87 Extreme6 + RTX 2080 Ti combo, and yes, I'm fully aware of the CPU bottleneck, I feel that that CPU can still handle all the games I play without much (if at all) of a CPU bottleneck espeically when I max out all possible ingame video setting at 3440x1440. Honestly, with your 2600K, stick to the GTX 1070 Ti/GTX 1080 or RTX 2070 class cards and save your pennies for a future system upgrade.....I'm waiting for Zen 2 and awaiting HH's review before making the leap.
     

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    6600k outperforms a 2600k in most games even without hyperthreading though.
     
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    it does yes becouse it has higher single core performance. i5's generally have higher cpu usage so when the game needs more than four threads there can be quite a few fps dips.
     
  18. Fender178

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    Heck even an 8700K limits a 2080 Ti. JayzTwoCents benchmarked a 2080 Ti with a 8700K that was overclocked and it still had a pretty noticeable bottleneck with FarCry 5 @4K but still got over 80 FPS regardless.
    Thanks for the answer that I was curious about whether or not a 9900K would limit a 2080 Ti.
     
  19. cryohellinc

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    The only case where 2600k won't bottleneck you is at 4k.
     
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    Better off grabbing a 1080Ti and upgrading your ancient rig. Six cores minimum man. Get yourself into NVMe and DDR4, 3200Mhz minimum.
     

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