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Is it useful to go from 8600k to 5600x or more for DCS VR ?


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Hi guys and experts !

 

I actually have a 8600k@5.2ghz and a 2080ti, planning to go to a 6800xt or 6900xt.

 

I am wondering if for DS in VR it's useful to upgrade my CPU too. I see a lot of benchmarks but CPU are at different frequencies.

 

My 8600k runs pretty fast, even if I go with a 5600x or 5800x @5.0ghz, do you think I will see any difference or the graphic card and DCS engine is still the limit and I will loose money for nothing ?

 

thanks for your advices

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The conventional thought on these forums is that VR performance is 

limited by the gpu , not the cpu .

Even in 2D , the gain from a 8600k @ 5.2 ghz to a 5600 is micro-minimal if any at all , and would hardly be worth a new cpu and motherboard .

 

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On 5/9/2021 at 5:48 AM, Svsmokey said:

The conventional thought on these forums is that VR performance is 

limited by the gpu , not the cpu .

Even in 2D , the gain from a 8600k @ 5.2 ghz to a 5600 is micro-minimal if any at all , and would hardly be worth a new cpu and motherboard .

 


Strong disagree. Run any complex multiplayer or single player mission and using fpsvr the cpu is often struggling. Why do you think people are saying potential multi threading with vulkan is going to be an improvement if there is no cpu performance limitations? 

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On 5/10/2021 at 11:49 AM, ignition22 said:


Strong disagree. Run any complex multiplayer or single player mission and using fpsvr the cpu is often struggling. Why do you think people are saying potential multi threading with vulkan is going to be an improvement if there is no cpu performance limitations? 

 

Yes but with actual engine, it's only single thread, isn'it ? so only one core CPU performance ?

 

On 5/9/2021 at 11:21 PM, shoovie_groove said:

I went from a 3800x to 5800x to 5950x. I saw improvements at each upgrade within DCS

 

In VR ? what is your HMD and graphic card ? in term of fps or smooth ?

 

THanks

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I recently upgraded my CPU (I kept the same GPU) and on instant action missions with a lot of AI units, I went from FPS that was often in the teens and running like a slide show to a smooth and very playable 40+ FPS, so it was a big improvement for me. But I imagine any improvement you might see will depend on how big an upgrade you're making. I went from a relatively ancient i7-3770 to an i5-11600K.

i7-3770 CPU, 32GB DDR3 RAM, Sapphire AMD Radeon 5700 XT, Oculus Rift S

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1 hour ago, AlpineGTA said:

I recently upgraded my CPU (I kept the same GPU) and on instant action missions with a lot of AI units, I went from FPS that was often in the teens and running like a slide show to a smooth and very playable 40+ FPS, so it was a big improvement for me. But I imagine any improvement you might see will depend on how big an upgrade you're making. I went from a relatively ancient i7-3770 to an i5-11600K.

yes a huge CPU upgrade

 

in my case, same frequency or maybe more for my 8600k, single core performance almost the same ? (how to test ?)

 

thanks

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So two years ago I was contemplating to build a new computer or just swap my 970 for a 2080 for DCS world, I opted for the 2080 and saw a huge boost in performance. 2 weeks ago I finally built a new rig going from a 3770K and 16 gig 1600 memory to a 9900k and 32 gig 3600 memory. 

 

Here is what I noticed, DCS world there is no difference at all as far as I can tell between my old rig and my new rig, single player. multi player both to my eyes play exactly the same.

 

On the other hand, I also play Assetto Corsa Competizione, my old rig would struggle on low settings and look like I had been poked in both eyes with a stick, dropping to low 20's frame rate. Now my new rig I have everything on high and ultra and am hitting 90 FPS around the track with an occasional drop to high 70's. 

 

So if you only play DCS world, then IMO the CPU doesn't matter, as I said going from a 9 year old 3770k to a 9900k shows no difference, but if you also play other games, then the CPU upgrade is a must.

 

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On 5/10/2021 at 4:49 AM, ignition22 said:


Strong disagree. Run any complex multiplayer or single player mission and using fpsvr the cpu is often struggling. Why do you think people are saying potential multi threading with vulkan is going to be an improvement if there is no cpu performance limitations? 

 

Because DCS does not effectively use the cpu at present . I went from a i5-6500 to a 9700k and saw very little-to-no performance/graphics improvement . When i (some 10 months later) replaced my  1070 with a 6800xt , the difference was massive . 

9700k , Aorus Pro wifi , 32gb 3200 mhz CL16 , 1tb EVO 970 , MSI RX 6800XT Gaming X TRIO , Seasonic Prime 850w Gold , Coolermaster H500m , Noctua NH-D15S , CH Hotas on Foxxmounts , CH pedals , RiftS

 

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