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Old 09-18-2019, 03:25 PM
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Default Are there CPU-bound games anymore?

I have checked many reviews and comparisons on youtube lately, and cannot find any mentioning CPU-bound games. Is that most of the games in the last 2 to 3 years are designed to be GPU-bound only? Anybody can supply opinions and knowings?
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Old 09-19-2019, 01:06 AM
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ARMA 3 (old, but still played by many) is CPU/RAM based.

Prior to a recent upgrade (month ago) I was getting 29-45 (avg.) FPS in game, not uncommon. I was running i7-2600K/16GB RAM/GTX 1060 OC (6GB).

I upgraded to a i9-9900k/16GB RAM (DDR4 3200)/same GPU and I was getting 70-130 (avg.) FPS. I added a new MSI 2070 Super and it made zero difference to my FPS.
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A few games seem to need faster hardware than most consumers are used to presenting

I found a SSD was the best bang for the buck for gaming generally
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A few games seem to need faster hardware than most consumers are used to presenting

I found a SSD was the best bang for the buck for gaming generally
Completely agree, NVMe all the way.
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If I recall correctly Camelot Unchained, an upcoming medieval MMO, will be CPU bound and will take great advantage of faster CPU.
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Command Modern Air/Naval Operations is a current game that relies more on CPU power than GPU...
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Old 09-01-2020, 10:21 PM
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Bumping this thread to say Flight Simulator 2020. ;)
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I only know the old classics: Nox, Diablo, Divine Divinity and Sacred are some i can recall. Off the top of my head I'll also suggest dungeon crawl stone soup, gearhead, gearhead2, cataclysm dark days ahead, and the absolutely fantastic doomRL
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I think Flight Simulator is pretty CPU bound from what I recall.
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I think Flight Simulator is pretty CPU bound from what I recall.
At home it barely taxes the CPU, maybe 30% wether it's a dense city or in the desert.
The GPU on the other hand, it's taking a beating :)

Some games display 100% CPU usage but upgrading or overclocking yield no real gain, like the last assassin's creed. I thought they were CPU bound, but going from an OCed 9700k to a 10900k with the same 2080 made me gain like 2 or 3 fps at best.

So yea, GPU bound all across the board.
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