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Best RTX card for I5-8600k

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2018/12/07 08:42:06 (permalink)
Hey all.  
 
I'm running an I5-8600k with a RTX 2070 XC Gaming(P/N: 08G-P4-2172-KR).  I'm seeing about 70-80% CPU utilization.  Meanwhile my GPU runs at 97-98% when playing battlefield V.  I'm curious to know if i made the wrong purchase and should've gotten a RTX 2080 and been able to run CPU and GPU closer to 90-100%.
 
I'm still under return window debating on eating the 15% restocking fee. Unfortunately there is no step-up for the XC Gaming otherwise i'd probably just make the jump.
 
What's your recommended GPU for to match the I5-8600k. I'm playing on a 2k gsync monitor.
 
BTW: if i went with a 2080 it'd be the base model black edition.
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    Re: Best RTX card for I5-8600k 2018/12/07 09:48:01 (permalink)
    I don't think you would see a difference in CPU utilization, that is normal you typically don't see games blowing a cpu up like that.  That is high actually, and BF5 does that.

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    Re: Best RTX card for I5-8600k 2018/12/07 10:59:08 (permalink)
    gutcheck
    I don't think you would see a difference in CPU utilization, that is normal you typically don't see games blowing a cpu up like that.  That is high actually, and BF5 does that.


    I'm going to have to agree. I don't typically see many games aside from BFV and R6S utilize CPUs to their maximum potential, but the number of games doing so are increasing. I wouldn't be too worried if your CPU is not hitting 100% usage. I don't think you have a bottleneck at all and you should be fine :) It is pretty much optimization of the game that does this. I liked this post by the Devs of R6S: https://rainbow6.ubisoft.com/siege/en-us/news/152-324640-16/100-cpu-usage
     
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    Re: Best RTX card for I5-8600k 2018/12/07 13:05:00 (permalink)
    is the base 2080(08G-P4-2081-KR) just outright better than the 2070(08G-P4-2172-KR) regardless of overclocking potentials? Would the 2080 run close to max usage with my CPU? 
     
    I might try find someone willing to take the 2070 off my hands and take the dive.
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    Re: Best RTX card for I5-8600k 2018/12/07 13:10:56 (permalink)
    RanchGuy
    is the base 2080(08G-P4-2081-KR) just outright better than the 2070(08G-P4-2172-KR) regardless of overclocking potentials? Would the 2080 run close to max usage with my CPU? 
     
    I might try find someone willing to take the 2070 off my hands and take the dive.


    Yes. The card has sli capability and it has a bigger gpu core, so of course it would be outright better.

    I suggest looking up reviews of the two cards. That question would be answered right away.
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    Re: Best RTX card for I5-8600k 2018/12/07 13:37:38 (permalink)

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    Re: Best RTX card for I5-8600k 2018/12/07 13:41:47 (permalink)
    great! i'll look more into the reviews.  sorry for being ingorant. I'm not 100% sure how the clock and memory would affect the 2 cards. since they had the same base and my 2070 is an XC variant i wasn't sure how an overclocked 2070 would differ from the base 2080.
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    Re: Best RTX card for I5-8600k 2018/12/07 16:03:34 (permalink)
    Chasing bottlenecks is like a dog chasing his tail.  What are you going to do if you catch it?     While money can often help move where the bottleneck is, there will always be SOMETHING bottlenecking performance.     
     
    "How much performance are you willing to pay for?" has always been the real question.   My 2070 XC Gaming (+148/+1000 oc) turns ~135 FPS average in BFV at 2560x1080 on ultra settings with vsync turned off and future frames enabled.  GPU sits at only ~90% utilized and 64C while my older i7-3770k @ 4.2ghz is pegged >96% and 75C.   
     
    Will my FPS increase if I upgrade to an i9-9900k?   Why yes... they likely would.   
     
    Would the 2070 be bottlenecking the i9?    Maybe.  (dog/tail)   
     
    Do I need more than 135 FPS?    Nope. 
     
     
     
     
    post edited by ProBro - 2018/12/07 18:52:52
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