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Question Is OCing this 10700K even worth it for gaming?

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maluckey1

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I actually built my HTPC around the idea of playing CP2077 on it but the game is such a disappointment that I haven't turned it on since the week of release. Even more frustrating was that an RTX3080 could not get the game to 60fps at ultra with DLSS enabled.
Sure, the game's not perfect, but you should get over 60 FPS with most all eye candy turned on. One issue that I see is that you have DDR 3200 RAM. DDR 3200 is borderline/minimum for high-end rigs used for FPS games.
 

KentState

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Sure, the game's not perfect, but you should get over 60 FPS with most all eye candy turned on. One issue that I see is that you have DDR 3200 RAM. DDR 3200 is borderline/minimum for high-end rigs used for FPS games.
That's not true at 4k. The difference between 3200-3800 on Zen3 once you go to dual rank is nothing except for a few edge cases. Wendell had a pretty good video showing the difference. I have tried both of the 3200 and 3600 b-die kits overclocked to 3800 and it made no difference. Pretty much the same for the HTPC with the 10700k and 3080. That being said, graphics isn't my issue with CP2077 anyways and I've shifted my focus to the PS5.
 

maluckey1

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That's not true at 4k. The difference between 3200-3800 on Zen3 once you go to dual rank is nothing except for a few edge cases. Wendell had a pretty good video showing the difference. I have tried both of the 3200 and 3600 b-die kits overclocked to 3800 and it made no difference. Pretty much the same for the HTPC with the 10700k and 3080. That being said, graphics isn't my issue with CP2077 anyways and I've shifted my focus to the PS5.
OP is talking about Intel 10700k.

Regardless of the setup, at 4k resolution and high details, RAM speed is less important because the GPU is the bottleneck (unless you have an RTX 3090). Even then, you'd still be around 80-90 FPS when details are cranked. At 1440P the 10700k and RTX 3080 isn't holding you back, but 3200 RAM is most certainly a boat anchor.
 

AdamK47

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I actually built my HTPC around the idea of playing CP2077 on it but the game is such a disappointment that I haven't turned it on since the week of release. Even more frustrating was that an RTX3080 could not get the game to 60fps at ultra with DLSS enabled.
Chasing hype with the wallet and then watching the cash sit there and burn.
 

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