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SQUIDDY_97531 2 months ago

Will an R7 1700 bottleneck a GTX 1080 ti for streaming?

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pegotico 2 Builds 3 points 2 months ago

Here is a great tutorial by 526christian

https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/214851-on-cpugpu-bottlenecking-in-games

There will always be a bottleneck somewhere. It depends on resolution and graphical settings. In general you buy your components based on what resolution and graphical settings you need. BOth the ryzen and 1080ti are great components, but you didnt mentioned monitor resolution, your graphical settings and games. Take a look at the tutorial.

SQUIDDY_97531 submitter 2 points 2 months ago

Well, I want to play graphically intensive games with 1440p 144hz and I want a decent frame rate.

pegotico 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Something i didn't mentioned is that you can also google benchmarks for each specific game which is important as not all games are optimized. Benchmarks will show you cpus and gpus performance at different resolutions.

SQUIDDY_97531 submitter 2 points 2 months ago

Okay, thanks!

SQUIDDY_97531 submitter 1 point 2 months ago

Or maybe an R5 2600 with a GTX 1070 ti or 1080 ti?

acewingman 0 points 2 months ago

I have used thebottlenecker.com to check if there will be a bottleneck with selected hardware. It will give you a clear idea as to what will cause a bottleneck.

m52nickerson 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Not a great site to use. For one, there is always a bottleneck, or better put, a limiting factor. Second it depends on the game and the settings in the game. So their estimates are little better then wild guesses.

For example if you check a Ryzen 2600 and a GTX 1080 Ti, with 16 GB RAM, they will tell you that you are 2.5% bottlenecked. Change the 2600 to an i5-8400 and the bottleneck goes up to 8%. Seeing that the i5-2600 is a better performer for gaming....that site is off.

acewingman 1 point 1 month ago

You are correct, there is always an effect, and they state this... "This result is based on average CPU and GPU usage from different programs and games. It changes based on operating system, background processes activity and targeted applications. This result is not universal and changes based on differences in hardware and software enviroments. Please do not use this calculator primary as decision maker than as helping tool to understand performance correlations between different components."

Use your judgement. If it's showing results below 10% I would generally be ok with these results. But if the results are showing 99% bottleneck you know for a fact there is a problem with a bottleneck slowing things down.

m52nickerson 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Use your judgement. If it's showing results below 10% I would generally be ok with these results. But if the results are showing 99% bottleneck you know for a fact there is a problem with a bottleneck slowing things down.

You can come the better conclusions by looking at a few benchmarks.

acewingman 1 point 1 month ago

Maybe you can and maybe I can, but there may be others who would like a little confirmation before they spend hundreds of $$$.

m52nickerson 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

...and they can get that from benchmarks. If anything that site is going to make people think they need to spend more then have to.

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acewingman 1 point 1 month ago

It's just a little more confirmation for those who are looking for an answer. It pretty much ends there.

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SQUIDDY_97531 submitter 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks, that helped me a lot!

acewingman 1 point 1 month ago

You're welcome.

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SQUIDDY_97531 submitter 1 point 2 months ago

I mean bottleneck to the point that the CPU is totally incompatible with the GPU.

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SQUIDDY_97531 submitter 1 point 2 months ago

okay, thanks!