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What CPU should I have to not limit new gtx 1070/1080?

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Is i7 6700k enough to keep up with new cards that are gonna be soon released? Some people talks that the CPUs that we have now will bottleneck new cards. Is it true?

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  1. The i7 6700k will be more than enough
    But if you gonna wait for the gpu than why not waiting for cpu
    Amd zen and intel kapylake
  2. User9898 said:
    The i7 6700k will be more than enough
    But if you gonna wait for the gpu than why not waiting for cpu
    Amd zen and intel kapylake


    Are you kidding me? A 6700k? Please learn about i5 vs i7, and the basic fact that i7 is overkill for gaming. By the way, the Zen and Kaby Lake CPUs are coming out late this year, the 1070 and 1080 are coming out in a month. Plus, Kaby Lake won't be a huge improvement over Skylake, it's the same architecture, it's just gonna be a lot more pricey. As for Zen, I'm not expecting much at all from Zen.

    OP, the 6700k will cost you about 100 dollars more than the 6600k, just so you can get hyper threading, which is useless in modern games. The 6600k will perform the same in games for 100 dollars less.
  3. would a i5 4590 suffice? I'll upgrade from my 960 build so yeah

    just plan on upgrading the psu and gpu
  4. The 4590 will be great. Remember though, you can't overclock it. If I were you, I'd turn on the turbo boost for best performance.
  5. Krextos said:
    would a i5 4590 suffice? I'll upgrade from my 960 build so yeah

    just plan on upgrading the psu and gpu


    i think a 4690k would be better as we recently heard that the x70 will be near titan x performance so for a x70 its ok but then there is the question how fast will the x80 be?
  6. Whether something is a limitation or not solely depends on an individual game. We should not be classifying and generalizing all games because how they are programmed and the CPU intensity varies from game to game.
  7. Epicness has a point, the 4690k has practically no limits. Better yet though, the 6600k is also one to consider, since it runs a lot cooler and has more IPC
  8. xXCrossfireXx said:
    Epicness has a point, the 4690k has practically no limits. Better yet though, the 6600k is also one to consider, since it runs a lot cooler and has more IPC


    did not think of the 6600k that is also a option
    the 4590 will be fine on a gtx x70 (maybe) but it will bottleneck a x80 for sure
  9. Epicness937 said:
    xXCrossfireXx said:
    Epicness has a point, the 4690k has practically no limits. Better yet though, the 6600k is also one to consider, since it runs a lot cooler and has more IPC


    did not think of the 6600k that is also a option
    the 4590 will be fine on a gtx x70 (maybe) but it will bottleneck a x80 for sure


    Oh yeah it will definitely bottleneck the 1080. The 1080 is supposed to be a lot better than the Titan X, don't know how legit that information is, but if it's true the 4590 isn't enough. Honestly I just don't believe that they can make a graphics card under 400 dollars that can perform better than a 1,000 dollar one
  10. xXCrossfireXx said:
    Epicness937 said:
    xXCrossfireXx said:
    Epicness has a point, the 4690k has practically no limits. Better yet though, the 6600k is also one to consider, since it runs a lot cooler and has more IPC


    did not think of the 6600k that is also a option
    the 4590 will be fine on a gtx x70 (maybe) but it will bottleneck a x80 for sure


    Oh yeah it will definitely bottleneck the 1080. The 1080 is supposed to be a lot better than the Titan X, don't know how legit that information is, but if it's true the 4590 isn't enough. Honestly I just don't believe that they can make a graphics card under 400 dollars that can perform better than a 1,000 dollar one


    We already have a $650 one that performs as well as a $1000 one ;)
  11. xXCrossfireXx said:
    Epicness937 said:
    xXCrossfireXx said:
    Epicness has a point, the 4690k has practically no limits. Better yet though, the 6600k is also one to consider, since it runs a lot cooler and has more IPC


    did not think of the 6600k that is also a option
    the 4590 will be fine on a gtx x70 (maybe) but it will bottleneck a x80 for sure


    Oh yeah it will definitely bottleneck the 1080. The 1080 is supposed to be a lot better than the Titan X, don't know how legit that information is, but if it's true the 4590 isn't enough. Honestly I just don't believe that they can make a graphics card under 400 dollars that can perform better than a 1,000 dollar one


    make it more a 650$ one a titan x is only really better than a 980 ti because of the 12gb vram
  12. Epicness937 said:
    xXCrossfireXx said:
    Epicness937 said:
    xXCrossfireXx said:
    Epicness has a point, the 4690k has practically no limits. Better yet though, the 6600k is also one to consider, since it runs a lot cooler and has more IPC


    did not think of the 6600k that is also a option
    the 4590 will be fine on a gtx x70 (maybe) but it will bottleneck a x80 for sure


    Oh yeah it will definitely bottleneck the 1080. The 1080 is supposed to be a lot better than the Titan X, don't know how legit that information is, but if it's true the 4590 isn't enough. Honestly I just don't believe that they can make a graphics card under 400 dollars that can perform better than a 1,000 dollar one


    make it more a 650$ one a titan x is only really better than a 980 ti because of the 12gb vram


    That's very true. The Titan X does have more CUDAs though. Either way they're all virtual reality ready, I think that was the goal of the 10xx series
  13. Everyone who said an i5 processor is enough should <mod edit language>
    I have a i5 4690k and it bottlenecks my msi 1070 gaming x really badly in the newer games at max settings, 1080p settings that a gtx 1070 can handle

    I advised you to get a i7 6700k if you haven't bought a cpu yet.

    Even that cpu has some minor bottlenecks, because the gtx 1070 is equavalent to that of a maxwell titan x, you should hold out with your cpu until the end of the year as it is enough for satisfactory gameplay, then buy an on par kay lake processor, or better yet buy the cheap skylake processors xD

    Hope this wasn't too late.

    Moderator: Please watch the language and verbal abuse in the forums. Despite being cute with the wordplay the insinuation was uncalled for. It added nothing to the discussion.
  14. KilluaXGod said:
    Everyone who said an i5 processor is enough should go suck a big, juicy cocktail.

    I have a i5 4690k and it bottlenecks my msi 1070 gaming x really badly in the newer games at max settings, 1080p settings that a gtx 1070 can handle

    I advised you to get a i7 6700k if you haven't bought a cpu yet.

    Even that cpu has some minor bottlenecks, because the gtx 1070 is equavalent to that of a maxwell titan x, you should hold out with your cpu until the end of the year as it is enough for satisfactory gameplay, then buy an on par kay lake processor, or better yet buy the cheap skylake processors xD

    Hope this wasn't too late.


    every cpu will have a bottleneck as there is no perfect setup but really tell me what the **** are you talking about a 4690k can handle two 1070s with only a light bottleneck in some games you issue is something else aside from a bottleneck
    please if you are unsure what the issue is start a new thread
  15. My 3570k @4.2ghz definitely bottlenecks my GTX 1070 SC in Battlefield 4, playing at 1080p 120hz. I get lots of frame fluctuations between 90-120fps, and when I go check the CPU usage in MSI Afterburner, guess what, all 4 cores topped 100% during a 64-player match, while the GPU stays at 70, 80% all the time.

    Problem is, the same thing will happen with a 6600 or an i7 6700k. So, I think we finally reached a moment where CPUs will need to step up their game, at least for 144hz players.
  16. morfi said:
    Hello,

    Is i7 6700k enough to keep up with new cards that are gonna be soon released? Some people talks that the CPUs that we have now will bottleneck new cards. Is it true?

    Best regards


    Would a skylake i5 6400 bottleneck a GTX 1080? I have seen machines by pc specialist with this combo.
  17. xXCrossfireXx said:
    User9898 said:
    The i7 6700k will be more than enough
    But if you gonna wait for the gpu than why not waiting for cpu
    Amd zen and intel kapylake


    Are you kidding me? A 6700k? Please learn about i5 vs i7, and the basic fact that i7 is overkill for gaming. By the way, the Zen and Kaby Lake CPUs are coming out late this year, the 1070 and 1080 are coming out in a month. Plus, Kaby Lake won't be a huge improvement over Skylake, it's the same architecture, it's just gonna be a lot more pricey. As for Zen, I'm not expecting much at all from Zen.

    OP, the 6700k will cost you about 100 dollars more than the 6600k, just so you can get hyper threading, which is useless in modern games. The 6600k will perform the same in games for 100 dollars less.


    You are completely wrong these days, just look at cpu scaling on battlefield 1. Please do some research before regurgitating old outdated info.
  18. @Cyranis: how would he have researched BF1 scaling on May 7?
  19. Really depends on game too, a lot of mmos are very heavily cpu dependant.

    If I walk through a major city on WoW with my 5820k and 1080 I'll see maybe 70-100fps. I'll see pretty much the same with a 5820k and a 1060.

    Throw a better cpu in and you will see better frames than the 1080 desktop.
  20. Best answer
    The i5 6600k is an awesome choice. Almost the same gaming performance as the 6700k without the additional cost of those "threads".

    As it stands, the most powerful gaming CPU on the market is the 4790k with a single-thread performance that tops the 6700k by 15% (Source: Passmark single-thread chart)

    I would agree that CPU's cannot keep up in frames when calculating physics with a GPU. Ultimately, the 6700k will bottle-neck you. I've seen this on my best buds setup that is a 6700k@4.6Ghz and a Pascal Titan. His frames dropped in H1Z1 with high quality settings. So very sad to see.
  21. I am using an i7 4790k not overclocked...I just bought an MSI 1070 and now I'm worried that my CPU will bottleneck my GPU. If I am getting 100% CPU usage and GPU usage is anything less than 100, then that is bottlenecking right?
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