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    New PC

    I am using the i7 9700K with a GTX 1080 and I was wondering if turning off turbo and running all cores at the Turbo 2.0 spec of 4.6Ghz would be much improvement over the usual turbo of 3.6Ghz and turbo at 4.9Ghz, in gaming anyway.

    I appreciate any advice.

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    Just try it and see.

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    I tried a benchmark in Metro 2033 Redux that is very demanding and I had all cores @ 4.7 up from 4.6 that Intel recommends and I got lower frame rates by a tiny amount, so I am not going to bother with it, it runs A18 fine.

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    Metro is hardly demanding compared to 7d2d, besides, do you know how many cores Metro uses? Cuz most games only benefit from 2 to 4 threads. I haven't done much recent testing myself yet, but apparently there are claims that this game now benefits from all cores. So you may be comparing oranges to apples.

    So my point is, while you may see a slight improvement in performance with one game, it may be opposite results with a different game.

    Also, sometimes, things are just best left alone. If it's working fine, don't F with it.

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    Depends on the game but 1080 should usually be your bottleneck with this cpu.

    There are a few games which scale at least to 8 threads and have horrible stuttering and frame times with a 4c/4t cpu, but 8c/8t will be fine for a while.
    7dtd is not very demanding on hw, just poorly optimized.

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    Well the new PC runs A18 at 1080p on all high settings with Vsync on at a solid 60FPS most of the time until I enter a city and forcefully look around at the tallest buildings and it will drop to maybe 40FPS, so I am definitely OK with that, although bloodmoon will be interesting to see.

    I will just keep the CPU @ stock clocks, as Fox said if it ain't broke don't fix it - in so many words anyway. I thought Metro 2033 Redux was a good benchmark, I guess even it is older tech now. I usually run Crysis 1 when I upgrade which is a favorite benchmark of mine and it was amazing to see how fast it was during the benchmark run, of course Crysis and Quake III Team Arena benchmarks are just for kicks and I do not take them seriously. I ran S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat benchmark as well which utilizes some more graphical options like SSAO and Tesselation, of which I really had no Idea about until I got my GTX 1080.

    All in all the upgrade was a major help with 7 Days to Die and when Dying Light 2 and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 come out I will be ready for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobrpggamer View Post
    I thought Metro 2033 Redux was a good benchmark, I guess even it is older tech now.
    It's not so much that it's old tech or anything, it's just that normal games like that don't utilize nearly as much hardware at the same time as this game does. 7d2d is hard on HDD, CPU, GPU and RAM all at the same time.

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