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mrk

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(note: I can't remember the exact graphics settings I used last time but I know the res and pretty good idea, as in mostly all ultra with some high/medium for volumetric shadows and water. The latest build of the game has DLSS and the updated engine bits which weren't there back when I played the game last. This bench was done with DLSS turned off too.

These were also at 3440x1440 so a GPU bound resolution so really not something to judge the CPU on but even still the minimum framerate has increased.

6700K / 2070 Super / DDR4 3600MHz / 3440x1440 Windows 10
Min: 30.67
Max: 75.36
Average: 55.49

12700K / 2070 Super / DDR4 3600MHz / 3440x1440 Windows 11
Min: 37.40
Max: 76.56
Average: 57.78


Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition

I ran this at 2560x1080 as 1440+ would be completely GPU bound, but found out even with DLSS enabled that the 2070 was 99%/100% utilised leaving the 12700K basically twiddling its thumbs lol.

The below is with Ray tracing set to ultra, hairworks on, advanced physx on and everything else on ultra/extreme. DLSS was set to quality.

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FPS   99%   CPU%   GPU%
54    44    26    99
54    45    17    99
56    45    22    100
56    45    22    100
56    44    24    99
56    44    24    99
56    44    34    99
56    44    34    99
56    44    36    99
56    44    36    99
56    44    30    99
56    44    30    99
59    44    24    99
59    44    24    99
60    44    24    99
60    45    31    99
64    42    21    99
64    42    21    99
64    57    26    99
64    57    26    99
62    57    26    99

I think a new GPU is definitely on the cards for me when these 40 series are announced!
 
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Nice thanks for that, I guess I'm better off still getting a 3080/ti

I used a 3080 (before upgading for free to a 3090) with a 6700k. In many new games it absolutely tanked performance and was not an enjoyable experience. We're talking tips from 4k 100fps down to 20, 30FPS for a second or microsecond, very disconcerting and distracting. CPU cores would be at 100% during this time etc.
 

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The CPU helps for sure in GPU bound resolutions still, it's the minimum fps that the CPU takes care of during those moments that require the CPU to do its job effectively.Whilst the games I tested above are mostly GPU bound games, other games like Cyberpunk now have a minimum fps baseline around 60fps which was never possible when I had the 6700K and as such I am now enjoying the city with RTX enabled which I could not do before.
 
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My LGA1700 Freezer 2 kit came yesterday and fits great (even though the Strix board itself is a pain with the massive heatsinks restricting things!!). Had to orientate the 'block' upside-down as it were (so the fan is at the bottom) as it just wouldn't fit properly otherwise but other than that it's great and giving good temps :)
 

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Be interested to hear how you find the Freezer! Especially any noises etc you notice!

On mine I have the rpms set low in the BIOS until the CPU hits 60+, so 400rpm to 500rpm. I notice that sometimes when editing or doing other stuff it sounds like the pump chirps for a second then back to the very very faint pump noise you normally get from an AIO. To me it sounds like a by-design sound, like the pump is running some programmed command or something. It's weird and you wouldn't notice it I guess if your case fans were running at standard rpms using the default fan profiles on your system. I can't really record it on video as it's quite faint but will try next time.

Just wondered if others get the same noise is all!
 
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My LGA1700 Freezer 2 kit came yesterday and fits great (even though the Strix board itself is a pain with the massive heatsinks restricting things!!). Had to orientate the 'block' upside-down as it were (so the fan is at the bottom) as it just wouldn't fit properly otherwise but other than that it's great and giving good temps :)

I'm still waiting on my artic bracket hopefully get it soon
 
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https://www.goha.ru/obzor-operativnoj-pamyati-ddr5-kingston-fury-beast-4800-dBzOYB

DDR4 (lower end) vs Micron DDR5, both oc'd, compared in gaming from one our oc group guys who does work for this publication.

Another one of our guys is doing bdie testing so that'll be out maybe end of this week.

Well I can't read Russian, but the slides indicate he was able to overclock that DDR5 4800Mhz CL38 memory to 5400Mhz CL36

Was that fairly easy?

I only ask as that is the Ram I have waiting to be installed :)
 

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Still can't get over how quick Lightroom responds now to edits, and in general just navigating the whole app itself. Everything is snap snap instant. The generational gap between 6th gen and 12th gen is huge for productivity :cool:

64GB kit of 3600 LPX arriving Thursday so can't wait to get that installed too.
 
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New bios for asus Z690 out today made a massive difference in tweaking my system today.
19361 multi core 2009 single core CB23
5.3 3800C14 -13-13-32 1T


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