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oh well if i manage to get a decent price on a 6600K/6700K i might do it to my actual 6600K xD (and to finally test my Conductonaut... )

My next CPU will be an i7, example when I'm gaming (GTA V) my i5 runs at 75~85% load, I could reduce this if I had an i7.
For now no money so I have to deal with the i5 I have now :ohwell:.
naaahhhh not worth it, specially when you know some game run worse with HT on :laugh: ;) (i prefer having no HT to de-activate than having to do it if needed ) RTS and MMO's could benefit from a i7 tho even my 6600K hold it right on all the games i play

so ... i join (a lil late but better late than sorry ) i5-6600K @ 4.4 (turbo off) idle 23° load 58° max (40° max core temp ) room temp around 25° (only in summer luckily :roll: )
 
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oh well if i manage to get a decent price on a 6600K/6700K i might do it to my actual 6600K xD (and to finally test my Conductonaut... )


naaahhhh not worth it, specially when you know some game run worse with HT on :laugh: ;) (i prefer having no HT to de-activate than having to do it if needed ) RTS and MMO's could benefit from a i7 tho even my 6600K hold it right on all the games i play

so ... i join (a lil late but better late than sorry ) i5-6600K @ 4.4 (turbo off) idle 23° load 58° max (40° max core temp ) room temp around 25° (only in summer luckily :roll: )
Welcome to the club! :peace:

It may just be some shadow settings in GTA V or something then that are taxing the CPU at this load.
 
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Welcome to the club! :peace:

It may just be some shadow settings in GTA V or something then that are taxing the CPU at this load.
well it's GTA V ... it's not like it is a "big" and "interesting" game ... (ok ok ok ... it's IMHO, DO NOT HIT ME, for hating that piece of *self censored* )
optimization at the finest? pfahahaha (btw isn't GTA V more GPU demanding than CPU? ) because i have yet to find a (non mmo or RTS ) game that would be an issue for my 6600K (well i have a 980 not a 10/*burst in laughter*/70 )

since it's you ... i hope you got a good price on that 1070 :) (not like the prices i see where i live :cry: oh well money is on red for the next upgrade, if i ever need one ... )

CPU wise ... Skylake will hold a long time ... unless my upgrade fever strike again when Zen will be up for sales ... (can't hold it much ... :roll: )
 
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Welcome to the club! :peace:

It may just be some shadow settings in GTA V or something then that are taxing the CPU at this load.
Yeah I do have my settings tweaked quite a bit, running a Combo of Ultra/High with an ENB mod. MOST of the time I am sitting around 55-59fps. I do get occasional drops down to 45-50, but overall the gameplay is very smooth and I don't notice it unless im actually monitoring FPS.

Before the i5 I was running GTA using an FX 8350, and I was getting on average 35-50FPS overall, I do notice much more consistent frame rates/ frametimes using the i5, however its odd to me in GTA V because it doesn't seem like I ever go beyond 50-60% CPU or GPU usage. I can post my exact GTA settings later if you want me to
 
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Yeah I do have my settings tweaked quite a bit, running a Combo of Ultra/High with an ENB mod. MOST of the time I am sitting around 55-59fps
Mine runs at 56~60fps with around 75% GPU load (ingame set to 60Hz), runs overall pretty smooth, but I do feel it a bit going up and down in fps even though I don't have huge drops.
I guess I just have to play with some settings if I want a lower CPU load.
 
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Well I don't know the prices at your country but I bought it at 519 Euros. :ohwell:
well ... dollar wise ... for laugh : FE = 859$ and custom = above 900$ ... total ripoff :) (1080 ... but the 1070 are not too far .... and NO i will not replace a 980 Poseidon Platinum by a 1070 :cry: )

not a bad Price for yours since it's a MSI Gaming X (altho still a little too high over MSRP )

also shiny ... Reinhardt is posing for the Glory of the i5 master gaming race! (joke joke)
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Mine runs at 56~60fps with around 75% GPU load (ingame set to 60Hz), runs overall pretty smooth, but I do feel it a bit going up and down in fps even though I don't have huge drops.
I guess I just have to play with some settings if I want a lower CPU load.
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One thing that seemed to help me was lowering the Terrain Detail, especially in the games desert area, and also under advanced settings you can adjust the View distance which seems to effect the GPU/CPU load, I have mine set at about Half for additional View distance.
 
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One thing that seemed to help me was lowering the Terrain Detail, especially in the games desert area, and also under advanced settings you can adjust the View distance which seems to effect the GPU/CPU load, I have mine set at about Half for additional View distance.
GFE had set all advanced graphics options to the max lol!!
Had +- 95% CPU load, I turned it all down and off.
It was playable though, just not smooth enough to me :p

Have it set to 4x MSAA now, tried 8x MSAA , not smooth enough.
I'll play with that distance setting. Thanks!

You did not mean in advanced graphics did you?
 
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These are my current settings:

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Edit: Just see it now, wonder why did GFE not set the texture quality to very high with an 8GB vram card!! :p Gotta change that asap!:D
 
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One thing that seemed to help me was lowering the Terrain Detail, especially in the games desert area, and also under advanced settings you can adjust the View distance which seems to effect the GPU/CPU load, I have mine set at about Half for additional View distance.
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Edit: Just see it now, wonder why did GFE not set the texture quality to very high with an 8GB vram card!! :p Gotta change that asap!:D

i apologize for butting in on your coversation, but are You two speaking about CPU limitations in GTA5 with your i5's? aka, 4690, etc?

@P4-630 i was looking at your posted settings, and if your having some less than desired fps rates, i leave reflection msaa, water quality, grass, on normal or maybe high, with them set like that, and msaa @ 2 or 4, you can max all others out including advanced with no issue ime. Im pretty sure i remembered all of the important ones.
Im gonna try with my xeon, to see if the 4 xtra threads help,or not..
 
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i was looking at your posted settings, and if your having some less than desired fps rates
Well the framerate is ingame set to 60Hz and the GPU runs at average 75% load but the CPU is running at 3.27GHz 75~85% load (thought that my CPU was a bottleneck), the fps in game is mostly 60fps but sometimes 56fps for a second. I tried locking the framerate at 50fps but then I had drops in the 40s.
It's very smooth on my laptop with i7 4700hq locked at just 2.6GHz and GTX770M fps locked at 40fps and still using the GTA V driver.
I'm using the first GTX1070 driver that was released, maybe the upcoming driver will be better optimized?
 
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I was considering a possible CPU upgrade (i7 6700K) but after watching this video, I see it does not make much of a difference:


The scores in running benchmarks may be higher, but the difference would not be noticeable in gaming.

Edit: I guess I just should be happy with what I have now :)
 
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Bumping this up because I finally could afford an i5 and finally got one. It came inside a Dell machine I picked up for cheap and is quite impressive for what it is, the i5-2500. I got my hands on a delidded i7-2600k and found that the i7 felt basically identical to the i5, so I kept the i5.

Recently, I acquired an older system with an i3-540 and the chosen upgrade is an i5-680 because of its super strong single thread performance--even much faster than an i7-870:
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-i7-870-vs-Intel-i5-680/832vs771
I used to think i5s weren't all that, but that was before owning them. They're quite capable, especially today's newest versions. :toast:
 

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Cooling Corsair H110 W/ Corsair ML RGB fans
Memory 16GB DDR4 3200 Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X (BIOS mod to Gaming Z) w/ Corsair H55 AIO
Storage 1TB Sasmsung 970 Pro NVME + 1TB Intel 6000 Pro NVME
Display(s) Phillips 328m6fjrmb (32" 1440p 144hz curved) + Sony KD-55X8500F (55" 4K HDR)
Case Fractal Design Nano S
Audio Device(s) Razer Leviathan + Corsair Void pro RGB, Blue Yeti mic
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G903 + PowerPlay mousepad
Keyboard Corsair K65 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 pro x64 (all systems)
Benchmark Scores Laptops: i7-4510U + 840M 2GB (touchscreen) 275GB SSD + 16GB i7-2630QM + GT 540M + 8GB
i5 6600k arrived today for my planned ITX/MATX VR build

cost about $350Au for Z170 ITX board and 6600k (with wifi AC + BT 4.0 - which is needed for the VR i have) and i already had the rest of the parts, with a potential change to a smaller case later
 
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Messages
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Location
At the Pub
System Name Sli Lake
Processor i5 7600K w.c
Motherboard Z170 Pro Gaming
Cooling Hardline Acrylic w.c
Memory 2x8GB Corsair 3000
Video Card(s) GTX 1070 Sli w.c
Storage M.2 850 Evo 512
Display(s) 4K 40" BDM4065UC
Case Corsair 750D
Audio Device(s) Asus Zonar
Power Supply Corsair AX1200
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Logitech G910
Software Win 10 x64 atm
Benchmark Scores It Chops
My Kaby :)

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Not even delidded.

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Edit: Machine in spec's its getting used in.
 
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Messages
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Location
Memphis, TN
System Name Black Prometheus
Processor AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Motherboard ASRock B350 Pro4
Cooling Corsair H70
Memory SK Hynix 32GB(8GBx4) DDR4 @2666MHz
Video Card(s) AMD Navi 5700 XT 50TH Anniversary Edition
Storage Sandisk X300 512GB + Seagate 2TB
Display(s) HP LA2405WG 24" Triple Monitor (5760x1200)
Case DeepCool Matrexx 55 w/ 3x120mm Intake + 4x120mm Exhaust
Audio Device(s) Samsung 5.1 Setup
Power Supply Corsair RM750X
Mouse Logitech Trackman
Keyboard Dell OEM
Software Windows 10 EDU x64
Got a laptop with a i5-4310m if that counts
 
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