September 12 update to Spearblade’s publishing.
TL;DR It’s a biased website with some insane methodologies to judge performance. No buying decision should be made from UserBenchmark, especially comparisons between AMD and Intel or AMD and Nvidia should never be trusted.
Can you control all that extra FPS
If your CPU utilization is 80%+ while your GPU utilization is significantly lower, then it’s a standard case of a CPU bottleneck. It’s still a CPU bottleneck even if one core is overworked. Some games rely on the CPU more. Also, some in-game settings need the CPU more than the GPU such as draw distance. Turning these settings lower can help.
The dynamic is fast-shifting from performance, heat, and noise considerations to electricity consumption and even rewiring your homes just to play a game decently on a new GPU. Where will this path lead us?
And suddenly, the RTX 3090 makes a lot more sense.
Linux has largely been misrepresented as a “for techies” platform. This is my attempt at debunking that and telling you how it’s the perfect system to game on.
There are three important considerations when you go for a gaming machine: GPU, CPU, and RAM. What does a game truly need? More often than not, the answer is the GPU. But it differs from game to game.