RTX 2080 with older CPU and Mainboard

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by Parleoth, Aug 23, 2018.

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Bottleneck in System for new RTX 2080 TI?

  1. CPU will be the new bottleneck

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  2. Mainboard will be the new bottleneck

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  3. Both CPU and Mainboard have to be upgraded

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  4. More has to be changed

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  1. Parleoth

    Parleoth New Member

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    Dear Community
    I plan to upgrade my desktop computer with the new RTX 2080 TI but am afraid my old CPU and mainboard will be the bottleneck in the whole system. They are pretty old (5+ years) so I think about upgrading them also. For gaming, GPU seems to be the relevant factor, so I wanted to ask if you feel like upgrading the CPU and Mainboard is necessary or not? The following are my specs so far:

    • CPU:
      1x Intel Core i7 2700K BOX, 4C/8T (LGA 1155, 3.50GHz, Unlocked)
    • Mainboard:
      1x ASUS P8Z68-V/Gen3 (LGA 1155, Intel Z68, ATX
    • RAM:
      4x Corsair Vengeance (4GB, DDR3-1600, DIMM 240)
    • GPU:
      1x Asus VGA STRIX-GTX780-OC-6GD5 (will be replaced by one RTX 2080 TI)
    • Storage:
      2x Samsung 850 Pro 256 GB 2.5" SSD (one for OS and programs and the other one for games)
      1x WD 3TB 3.5" HD (only storage)
    • Powersupply:
      1x Corsair power supply unit AX750 Gold (750W)
    • Display:
      1x ASUS MG279Q (27", 2560 x 1440 Pixels) conntected via Mini-Displayport and used as a main screen
      1x BenQ RL2450HZ only used as a 2nd screen. No gaming on it. connected via DVI
    I wonder if you guys see an obvious bottleneck for the new graphics card that I plan to implement? I don't wanna buy a fancy GPU and then it is not able to develop its full potential. I thank you in advance for your feedback or suggestions for new necessary hardware to pair with the RTX 2080 TI :)

    COULD YOU PLEASE SUGGEST SUITABLE HARDWARE TO PAIR WITH THE NEW RTX 2080 TI?
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2018
  2. Cisco001

    Cisco001 Well-Known Member

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    CPU, motherboard, RAM all need changing
     
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  3. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    Top of the line GPU doesn't mix well with a 6+ year old CPU.
     
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  4. Parleoth

    Parleoth New Member

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    Which CPU, Mainboard and Ram would you suggest if I may ask?
     
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    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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  6. Shlouski

    Shlouski VIP Member

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    I would argue it depends on the game, and the fps and resolution you want to play at. My 3770k is over six years old, its only a tiny bit faster than the 2700k and beats your Ryzen 1700 in single core performance, which most games prefer, even omnidyne's i5 8400. I play at 4k 65hz with a gtx 1080 and my new i7 8700k makes almost no difference over my old 3770k, because I'm very GPU bottlenecked. I bet that 2700k if overclocked could also max out my 1080 at 4k 65hz. We don't have enough info on the new cards right now, but you might be surprised how well an overclocked 2700k runs them.

    His 2k 144hz monitor is going to require more cpu power to run than my 4k 65hz monitor, 144hz is a tall order and he should get the best gaming cpu possible, and the 8700k is a good option.
     
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  7. Parleoth

    Parleoth New Member

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    Thank you very much guys for your valuable feedback! I think more and more about just selling my existing computer and building a whole new one with hardware that matches the RTX 2080 TI

    If anyone by chance would wanna help me create a setup. Not overkill but sth that lasts for like 2-3 years and matches the RTX 2080 TI and my existing screen. I doubt I'll ever need 144 Hz but like a solid 70+ would be nice
     
  8. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    As above get an 8700K and matching motherboard and RAM. If you're only doing gaming then the 8700K is the way to go. If you do other stuff like streaming, editing, heavy multi tasking, or other such things then a Ryzen 2700X would do better but in strictly gaming the 8700K would beat it.
     
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