I bottlenecked myself - RTX 2080 Tips

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  1. Vitor711

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    So I "upgraded" my GTX 1080 to an RTX 2080 (work colleague kindly bought the former so in total my new card only cost me $250).

    However, I'm running an older set-up outside of that. MSI PC Mate Z97 mobo with an i5-4690k. The latter crippled me in BFV, making DXR impossible at decent frames.

    I've been told that upgrading to a recent i7 would basically double performance across the board. However, that would also involve me replacing the mobo. Any tips for a CPU upgrade that wouldn't cost the world since I likely have to replace the mobo as well? An i7 9700k just seems like overkill to me but I could be wrong.

    EDIT: While I'm here, mobo tips also accepted! Eyeing up the Z370 Extreme4 right now but I never know what's "cheap" for a Mobo and don't want to skimp again like I did with my original build.
     
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    Get a used 4770K or 4790K and that will give you a performance boost. If you want to get the most out of it you can delid them and put LM between the die and IHS, then overclock the nuts off it.
     
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    Get 4790K, delidd it, get proper cooling, get around 4.7 - 5ghz and you're basicially done. No more bottlenecks.
     
  4. Vitor711

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    So basically don't upgrade Mobo, just get the best CPU from that generation for the mutil-threading improvement?

    Seems like base performance increase between the 4790k and my 4690k is pretty weak but guessing the 50% multi-core speed is what counts?
     
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    Exactly. BFV and BF1 are pretty CPU intensive compared to older games, so they see significant benefits both from having more threads (upto a point at least) and having a higher clock speed.
     
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    It's not about base, it's about OC and Cores.
     
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    The 4790K still sells for $465 on newegg, but you can buy a Ryzen 2700 8 core, and a good mobo cheaper.
     
  8. Vitor711

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    Yeah, I get this. My only concern is that, other than installing an aftermarket cooler, I don't plan to go too crazy with the OC on my CPU.

    Wondering if a "cheap" mobo with the i7 9700k isn't a bad bet. I'd basically spend $250 extra compared to just moving to the 4700k, and I might future proof it a little.
     
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    I’d go this route. Mainstream Haswell is pretty long in the tooth these days. The 9700K is the current sweet spot and the Z370/Z390 Extreme4 is a decent board. Don’t forget to get some good RAM as well because Battlefield loves that.
     
  10. Danishblunt

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    Well, How about this then?
    Wait for zen2.
     
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