Apologies if I'm doing this wrong. Don't think I've ever utilized this community stuff. Wasn't sure what category to select.
In addition to the Ryzen 7 3700X, I have 32GB of RAM and now an RTX 4080 up from an RTX 3070. I also swapped out my 850W PSU for a 1000W one. Is my Ryzen 7 3700X essentially bottlenecking my 4080?
I would, the 5800X3D is still one of the best gaming processors around. It's a solid upgrade for the AM4 platform until you decide to make the move to a DDR5 platform down the road. You won't need the new PSU, the X3D power draw tends to be fairly low. VCore is limited protect the V-Cache, they tend to draw 70-80W's at full load.
As for if the 3700X is a bottleneck, check your GPU usage against your CPU usage while you're gaming. At 1080P or 1440P? I would say it's a bottleneck. At 4K? Probably not.
I believe there would be a bottleneck at 1440p, but I don't believe it's going to be significant enough to really cause you any issues in the short term. If you feel like you're seeing performance issues, check your CPU/GPU usage. If the CPU is high and the GPU drops, you're bottlenecked. Keep in mind there are some games that benefit significantly from the V-Cache on the X3D CPU's. My opinion is the 5800X3D is a good CPU and it maxes out the AM4 platform for gaming. If you want to keep this system for a few more years before you do a significant upgrade, I'd go for it. If you're gonna upgrade in the near future, I'd save your money.
@PowerSpec_MikeW, I game at 1440p ,144hz.
Thank you @PowerSpec_MikeW. I figure with the 5800X3D I can peak without having to change out MOBO and RAM. It would level me up for some time.
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