2BorNot2BHi Kevin,Thank you for your reply. I had to get that off my chest because I in my life I have only spent money on 3 computer graphic cards.You know it's funny I was digging through my attic and I found my first ever video card that I purchased back in the days when I was still playing wow.The first video card I purchased was Geforce 6800 GT and this thing cost me around $480 canadian back in the day. I think it was the 2nd year I got out of high school? Can't remember, the second graphic card was the 1080ti and the third was the evga 2080ti ftw3. You pointed out that my current monitor is very demanding? I didn't know that. I always thought 4k resolution would be much more depending because of the resolution. Right now the ultrawide that I am using is the 34'' msi 144hz va panel. I did not knot that it's more demanding to run compareto a 4k monitor. I am guessing it's because of the size? I mean if there is a 34'' 4k monitor then it's going to be more demanding than what I have now right? My second question, upgrading the ram kit. Should I upgrade the ram kit first or the cpu first to see a significant jump in fps? I am not expecting a huge fps jump but something decent 10 fps jump is possible? Can you also please tell me more about what is QVL'd.Also knowing there are way more cpu models out there, what is comparable to the 8700k from AMD and which cpu should I look for in terms of upgrade that is similar priced and a cpu that I don't have to worry about getting replaced for sometime.If I was to upgrade, I will give my 8700k to my brother. As for my wife, well... she already got my 1080ti, but I will need to replace her ryzen 5 1600 which lead me to my third question. My brother has i7 4760 cpu and my wife has a ryzen 5 1600x. If I was to upgrade, I am thinking giving my 8700k to my brother. As for my wife, what is a solid cpu upgrade for her? Her mb is asrock fatality ab350. I think my brother and my wife is overdue for an upgrade.
Jim74205I would honestly just enjoy what you have, maybe bump up your CPU if needed, but for the most part just enjoy your system, you worked on it get your enjoyment out of it! I did the same thing once and I can also say chasing numbers is just not worth it to me anymore.
2BorNot2BThank you all for replying. I really enjoy reading all of your replies. If I switch to 9900k, will this at least increase the minimum FPS to reduce the amount of FPS drops in my games. According to kevin, I may have to turn down my settings to medium on my current monitor to reduce the 60 or so frames that drop in destiny 2 while gaming. Not sure if you guys are familiar with destiny 2 but I tell ya whenever I arrive in the tower, my frames drop from average if 128-140 to 88-109fps. Now this also annoys me because with the MSI MPG341CQR the monitor starts flickering. If the frames stay between 125-140 I wouldn’t experience too bad of a flicker. I also went online and searched about how to reduce flickering and I believe I read it somewhere that the flickering is caused by harsh FPS drop and that causes the brightness of the screen to flicker. I am not pro as to how it works but that is why I am trying to increase my minimum FPS to avoid the flicker when I have gsync on. Now my monitor is not gsync credited but it has free sync. Does free sync work when I have the 2080ti ftw3?
2BorNot2B I believe I also read it somewhere where the 10900k is about 10~15% faster than the 9900k, so if I am coming from 8700k....does that mean I will be getting more of a 25%~30% increase in performance? Since I am couple generations behind?Enlighten me again please. Please also share your thoughts on the new 10th gen chips!
2BorNot2BToday I saw some reviews and benchmarks for the new 10th gen chips and took a look at the prices on the 10900k and the 10600k... Heck even i5 now has 6 cores 12 threads at around $399 Canadian for the i5 10600k. Seems like the 8700k is really outdated...I am running 4.8ghz at 1.185 Vcore voltage on my 8700k. I really want to push my system to 5ghz.. but since I don't have the experience... I haven't done it and I haven't delided my cpu. Should I push my 8700k to 5ghz without deliding..Is it safe? I have Corsair 360 H150 pro I believe that's what I have. 10900k is freaking 760 bucks before taxes here in Canada and knowing the new ryzen 4000 series is only couple months away I don't know if my itch can let me go on any longer without buying a chip to upgrade. I am really tempting to buy a 3800x or 3900x and call it a day. Guys please stop me from buying a new chip give me a reason why I should really wait for the new ryzen chip. I believe I also read it somewhere where the 10900k is about 10~15% faster than the 9900k, so if I am coming from 8700k....does that mean I will be getting more of a 25%~30% increase in performance? Since I am couple generations behind?Enlighten me again please. Please also share your thoughts on the new 10th gen chips! PsI just had a thought... Should I just buy another 2k monitor and play games on that monitor rather then playing on the ultrawide.. Since kevin mentioned that 4k is easier to run then 3440x1440. Should I just buy another 2560x1440 monitor and call it a day? I mean... I should be able to hit minimum 125 fps in any games at high settings and enjoy those high fps at and I only need to spend about 400 bucks to get a decent 2k monitor. While getting a whole new cpu/motherboard....new rams I am looking at 800 bucks +
Vlada011Investing in RTX2080Ti for higher fps is bad option compare to GTX1080Ti SLI. Look frame difference. We expect to see some card similar power as GTX1080Ti SLI, but NVIDIA launch RTX2080Ti.Now you can see how much performance they stole to customers. GTX1080Ti SLI have 110 fps - RTX2080Ti 75 fps...if fps drop on GTX1080Ti SLI on 90, on RTX2080Ti is in that moment arround 60-65.Next moment fps jump on RTX2080Ti to 95 in same time on GTX1080TI SLI is almost 130 fps. That's only 350$ investment for second hand GTX1080Ti for over 35% better performance then RTX2080Ti.GTX1080Ti SLI will compete and with RTX3080Ti... NVIDIA think to sell cards only because RT, and no need for raw GPU power improvement.How much they plan to ask for RTX3080Ti if she beat GTX1080Ti SLI. I could imagine, 1500$ for reference card.
random_mattConsidered ultrawide once, the 49" samsung one.
DEJ915What memory kit do you have? Overclocking your memory and tightening timings will help a bit.