Advice on 7680x4320 vs 5760x1080 Resolution

M D Gourley

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Hello everyone,
Just looking at upgrading to the 'MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z' from my old well used GTX 690 which has been running my 3x 1920x1080 Triple Screen Monitors @ 60Hz. for a 5760x1080 resolution for the last 6 years.
In the MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z specs it says 'Digital Maximum Resolution of 7680 x 4320' where as my GTX 690 has a 'Digital Maximum Resolution of 4096 x 2160'....
So the question is...will the MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z be able to handle my existing resolution of 5760 x 1080 Triple Screen Monitor set up better than my existing GTX 690?...thus resulting in more FPS and better Gaming performance overall with the same in game settings?
any thoughts welcome...thanks
 

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I’m not an expert but I’m sure it will be a big upgrade. What is your cpu?
Thanks for showing some interest...CPU is a i7 3770K.... checked on this site (link below) using the 'Calculator' and it says my GPU is too weak for this processor having an average Bottleneck of 55.41%...LOL...holy cow.
Typed in a GTX 1080 as this is supposed to be the same performance as the 2070 series cards and there is only a 13.04% bottleneck, showing that the CPU is weaker.
Typed in the RTX 2080...only because they did not list the 2070...and it is the opposite, being the CPU is to weak for the GPU, but only by 27.61%

https://thebottlenecker.com/calculator
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Just reading a few reviews on the MSI 2070 Gaming Z and overall it's looking like a great card with quality components...but looking at in particular the FPS in 3840 x 2160 pixels in a Game that I actually have, F1 2018 using the 'Ultra' preset...so the MSI 2070 Gaming Z gets an average of 58 and actually playing F1 2018 my old GTX 690 using the 'Ultra' preset gets an average of 25, but my 690 is using a slightly lower resolution of 5760x1080 pixels...soooo, that would tell me that the MSI 2070 Gaming Z would get possibly over 60 FPS on my existing gaming resolution of 5760x1080 triple screen set up...errr, I think...lol
 
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I had your exact cpu with a 1080ti and I soon learned the lesson of a cpu bottle neck.
Running a triple screen 1080p setup I found very little improvement with the 1080ti vs my old 970 and was somewhat disappointed with my purchase but after getting my new 8700k cpu the 1080ti came alive and the i was getting 20-30% better frame rates with ultra graphics compared to using low to medium settings on my old rig.

So if you continue to use that cpu you will see a performance increase with a 1080 or 2080 card BUT you’d probably find you would get similar frame rates if you just got a 1070 instead because of the cpu bottle neck.

I’d only get the 1080/2080 if you are looking to future proofing your investment and expecting to upgrade your cpu in the next12 months or so otherwise save the dollars
 
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One point to make is that CPU's move very slowly forward these days, Intel is still basically using the same architecture as Skylake released in 2015 with two extra cores. So it makes sense to "future proof" in the sense of buying a slightly better GPU than what would be "optimal" according to bottleneck sites. The GPU requirements for games will continue to increase at least in the near future whereas CPU development is almost at a standstill, so games can't massively increase the CPU usage anymore.
 
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Thanks for showing some interest...CPU is a i7 3770K.... checked on this site (link below) using the 'Calculator' and it says my GPU is too weak for this processor having an average Bottleneck of 55.41%...LOL...holy cow.
Typed in a GTX 1080 as this is supposed to be the same performance as the 2070 series cards and there is only a 13.04% bottleneck, showing that the CPU is weaker.
Typed in the RTX 2080...only because they did not list the 2070...and it is the opposite, being the CPU is to weak for the GPU, but only by 27.61%

https://thebottlenecker.com/calculator
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Yea, this old CPU will hold you back.
 
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Yea, this old CPU will hold you back.
Mmm depends on the game. If you look at this passmark chart of single core (which is often the most relevant stat for gaming), i7 3770K non-overclocked scores 2083. AMD's most powerful Ryzen Threadripper 2950X CPU scores 2230 in the same test, so more or less the same. So even an old i7 offers Ryzen level performance in single core stat, which is worth bearing in mind.
 
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I’d only get the 1080/2080 if you are looking to future proofing your investment and expecting to upgrade your cpu in the next12 months or so otherwise save the dollars
Yes, sound advice, thanks for your thoughts and response.
 

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One point to make is that CPU's move very slowly forward these days, Intel is still basically using the same architecture as Skylake released in 2015 with two extra cores. So it makes sense to "future proof" in the sense of buying a slightly better GPU than what would be "optimal" according to bottleneck sites. The GPU requirements for games will continue to increase at least in the near future whereas CPU development is almost at a standstill, so games can't massively increase the CPU usage anymore.
Yes, I do remember reading that CPU's are not advancing as fast....and thanks for your thoughts, much appreciated.