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Title: CPU for Ray Tracing
Post by: Angryprash on December 09, 2018, 10:35:55 AM
I recently invested in a 2080 and now I'm looking to upgrade my CPU (6700k). Seeing how the CPU is more of a commitment as I need to also grab a new mobo, etc.. I want to make sure it'll keep me covered in the future.

l only really use my PC for gaming, so was looking at the 9700k but it's only 8 cores with no hyper-threading. I read for battlefield Dice recommends 6 hyper-threaded cores so I'm worried that it might not be a future proof investment, depending on how the implementations of RTX go. The alterative is Ryzen, but the chips don't generally seem as good for gaming.

Any recommendations? Cheers
Title: Re: CPU for Ray Tracing
Post by: nuninho1980 on December 10, 2018, 12:18:03 PM
Welcome Angryprash! :)

No need new CPU because CPU doesn't use raytracing but yes CPU uses physics, AI... but it isn't heavy. ;)
Title: Re: CPU for Ray Tracing
Post by: Leekoni on March 06, 2019, 03:39:30 PM
Is there a specific CPU that's known to perform great with Ray Tracing btw?