Great rig, but low fps?

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So i have been struggling for a bit now with the dps in wow. I crank the setting to 10 and get about 40-60fps. Then i drop down to 7 and get about 65-75 max. My current setup is
GPU-Titan X (pascal)
cpu- I7-6800K
Ram- 32 gb ddr4

During wow my gpu caps at about 40% usage and the cpu is around 30% with a chrome tab open. I was wondering if its my cpu that is bottlenecking and not letting me play on max settings.
Short answer:

Yes.

Longer answer: Nothing in WoW is remotely GPU limited once you get past a GTX 1060 3GB or RX 470.

Its entirely on the CPU.

Core clock speed and IPC is all that matters. The 6800K isnt actually a great gaming CPU, given that it is on X299.
09/19/2018 06:44 PMPosted by Kagthul
Short answer:

Yes.

Longer answer: Nothing in WoW is remotely GPU limited once you get past a GTX 1060 3GB or RX 470.

Its entirely on the CPU.

Core clock speed and IPC is all that matters. The 6800K isnt actually a great gaming CPU, given that it is on X299.


i was looking into the Core i7-8086K Desktop
09/19/2018 06:47 PMPosted by Zimyzam
09/19/2018 06:44 PMPosted by Kagthul
Short answer:

Yes.

Longer answer: Nothing in WoW is remotely GPU limited once you get past a GTX 1060 3GB or RX 470.

Its entirely on the CPU.

Core clock speed and IPC is all that matters. The 6800K isnt actually a great gaming CPU, given that it is on X299.


i was looking into the Core i7-8086K Desktop


Wouldnt waste your money given that the 9 series is right around the corner (just a few weeks). The 9800K should be significantly better, especially considering they have a soldered IHS.
09/19/2018 06:49 PMPosted by Kagthul
09/19/2018 06:47 PMPosted by Zimyzam
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i was looking into the Core i7-8086K Desktop


Wouldnt waste your money given that the 9 series is right around the corner (just a few weeks). The 9800K should be significantly better, especially considering they have a soldered IHS.

how much will those run for? i also do video game design specifically 3d environment work, so i want to make sure its decent for that too
Very likely they will slot into the existing spots for price, give or take 10 or 15$.

I.E. the 9600K will be about 249$ (or whatever the 8600 MSRPs for these days), the 9700K will likely be around the same price as an 8700K.

The 9800K (or are they calling it 9900k?) will likely be more, as it is essentialy a "new" step on the product ladder, above the previous "top end".

Its also not really worth it for a gaming chip at all.
09/19/2018 06:44 PMPosted by Kagthul
The 6800K isnt actually a great gaming CPU, given that it is on X299.


Its fine. Its not like its some old FX processor or a G3258. Performance with that GPU is going to be slightly better than an i7-6700k in gaming. Definitely not a dog. As far as the OP's concern, its getting about the best performance it can with what it has to work with (WoW).
09/23/2018 01:43 AMPosted by Gerard
09/19/2018 06:44 PMPosted by Kagthul
The 6800K isnt actually a great gaming CPU, given that it is on X299.


Its fine. Its not like its some old FX processor or a G3258. Performance with that GPU is going to be slightly better than an i7-6700k in gaming. Definitely not a dog. As far as the OP's concern, its getting about the best performance it can with what it has to work with (WoW).


Pretty sure the 6700k will outperform the 6800k in (most) gaming.

Especially without an OC, the 6800k has around a 600mhz deficit compared to the 6700k.

That said, nothing you buy today will really justify the performance boost unless money isn't an issue for you at all.

Just play at 7 and you'll have a good experience and you won't notice a huge difference in visual quality anyway.

Even spending a bunch of money on new hardware isn't going to get you high fps at all times, which has been explained repeatedly on this forum.
When I 1st installed my 1080 TI it defaulted to some unnecessarily high AA. Check to ensure that's not an issue too.

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