- Mar 10, 2004
Has anyone demonstrated this huge penalty on a fully patched computer using real world software?depends on the game and resolution you play on. Yeah if you play at 4k single-player only, it won't impact you as you are 100% GPU limited. Multiplayer say BF1 64-player needs a very beefy CPU. At 4k you mostly will still be GPU limited but there will be some dips due to CPU in crowded areas. Now go down to 1080p and 144 hz and a 10% penalty in CPU is huge.
If a 10% penalty to your CPU has a "huge" effect on gaming, than your CPU was not enough in the first place, imo.
What you are saying is that if my 4790K ran 10% slower, 3.96 instead of 4.40, that I would really notice it during gaming or normal computer use. I find that very difficult to believe.
I think I would never notice it unless I ran some synthetic benchmarks.