Your Gaming PC Has A Bottleneck!

Avaldati 22 märts 2021
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  • Everyone knows that Unlimited power isn't achievable...koff scalpers...koff

  • 4K with a 3000 series GPU but a 6 core or lower cpu without hyper threading may have bad frame time consistency, careful out there gamers.

  • So what I’m hearing is that my i7-6850k and gtx 1660 oc 6gb with 40gb of ram isn’t gonna be able to run warzone any different from a 9900k/ 3090?

  • Linus looks homeless here

  • is i3-8100 with gtx 1660 ti bottlenecked at 1440p?

  • there are too many tech savvy people here, what I do?

  • y u no quake?

  • Related to the number o cores: another thing to take into account is that most games are made for multiple platforms, including consoles. You cannot plan game logic the way you plan graphics. If you plan the PC for the best graphics, you could go port the game on a console which has way shittier hardware and just put shittier graphics. What would you do with the game logic? When you go from a lot of cores on a high end PC to to some measly cores on a console? The only way this would scale if you made the AI dumber, a thing which the users would notice. This is a part of the game experience that you can't just say "oh, for the console I'll just make it look shittier".

  • Yeah... sad truth is most bottlenecks are either airflow, the OS, or software (as in driver/firmware) based, not actually the hardware. Personally I lean towards upgrading RAM and GPU, sticking with a reasonable 6/8-Core CPU.

  • Does the cpu or gpu take damage when they get bottlenecked?

  • I feel called out (fyi I have a Core 2 Quad paired with an RX 470)

  • "A chain is only as strong as its weakest link."

  • Zoinks Scooby

  • RAM Speed Stuck at 2133, should be 3200. Any idea of what could it be? Have a tomahawk b450 max motherboard.

  • Linus will soon be in movies.

  • Nice hair man.

  • I noticed this when I paired my 6700 xt with my ryzen 7 2700x

  • “One thing you probably don’t need to upgrade is your power supply” My 3 year old Seasonic SS-860XP2 won’t run my 3090 lol! They accepted my RMA at least.

  • That 06:13 moment will haunt me...

    • Can anyone make a loop and give me a link? ;)

  • question is how to remove all bottlenecks?

  • well even your monitor is a bottleneck nowadays if you spent to get 150 fps at the most AAA titles you need at least 165hz monitor to show 150 frames per seconds lol and cs go at i9-9900k is invalid at 451 you will never get more than what your monitor is capable to show although your ayes arent adapted to see more than some fps i mean there must be a cap in that thing i dont think we will go more at some point we will just improve graphics and make the best out of realism

  • Old cpu:s can handle suprisingly beefy gpu, nowaday's games benefit from beefier gpu more than cpu

  • It's not easier just to monitor the bottleneck with a simple tool like task manager, and replace the component that has a more intensive workload? (higher graph, except wifi of course :D)... I mean not everyone has the tools (or understand it) to monitor fps and analyze all the videos on youtube just to realize that the component which has to replace is the same that appears on task manager with a higher graph. We need to take care first of our money, isn't it? What do you think Linus? a new video just to compare with Task Manager?

  • Minecraft needs a good cpu tho

  • Solution do like Linus , build a 5k -10k pc , no bottleneck..... you cheat bast....

  • Stay safe, handsome/beautiful :)

  • i like your hair

  • "Your Gaming PC Has A Bottleneck" Yeah, my wallet

  • Im still rocking my 1050ti and I9 hey if it runs it runs

  • who knows does i5 6600k , 1070 bottleneck at the moment?i think it is. so i wanted buy i7 6700k

  • LMAO That intro is what 'Steven Hyde' from 'That 70s Show' would be like if he was a PC guy xD

    • This man has culture

    • this comment reads like a tony zaret post

  • would a 3060 go well with my ryzen 73700x?

  • I think the biggest issue is just how behind we are on CPU tech compared to GPU tech

  • Instructions unclear. **** is now stuck in a bottleneck.

  • Yeah dawg we're mining monero while we're not gaming. CPU hashrate is everything.


  • GPU above 90% Utilization And CPU below 50-60% Utilization You are Good

  • my PC has a bottleneck this big *points at penis* haaha"

  • Me with intel i3 4160 and a gt 1030 on my pc; really?

  • If your pc doesn’t have a bottleneck, that means everything are a bottleneck

  • you look like you just woke up from a dumpster

  • I was able to get a 3070 in December and a 5600x in January, how lucky am I?

  • Lmao the lO0k 4t THI5 GR4Ph had me dead

  • I bought the msi gaming X 6700 xt the other day and I have that paired with an i5 9600k oc to 5ghz buttttttt I feel like I might get smoother game play with an i9 9900k because of the threads. Should I make the jump? Or do I just like wasting money?

  • YES i do, and its the GPU in this case 😝

    • CPUScore : 9.3 D3DScore : 9.9 DiskScore : 9.2 GraphicsScore : 9 MemoryScore : 9.3 TimeTaken : MostRecentAssessment WinSATAssessmentState : 1 WinSPRLevel : 9

  • "Jiggahertz" lol

  • I wish this was common knowledge, people run around screaming "bottleneck! Bottleneck!" Without understanding the situational nuance when it comes to pairing a cpu and gpu.

  • My pc bottleneck... Finding a worthy graphics card under $1,200.

  • Omg now im soo happy i bought I5-9600KF last summer🥰

  • Users of gtx 1050 ti when see somewhere their Gpu: * Pointing Rick Dalton meme *

  • 2 questions, how many people game with an i3? and how many people get the top tier gpu and actually take advantage of it by playing in higher resolution?(my bet is a majority still play in 1080p with high refresh rate)

  • So the question is. If both components are shit, which should we upgrade first? Cpu? Or gpu?

  • My gaming PC does not have a bottleneck ... My gaming PC is the Bottleneck. Here is my specs and it is all I can afford. Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 8 threads - 3.4 GHz Graphics Card: AMD Radeon RX 580 8 GB VRAM Memory: 16 GB RAM

  • *looks at 2600k @4.7ghz* Bottle....neck? What's that?

  • I'm always a subscriber to "Are you satisfied with your performance? If no, then start caring about bottlenecks until you are." And then the answer is never "yes" because they're never satisfied.

    • On a side note, it's better to think that the CPU determines the baseline FPS you'll get. So if you really want that 120 FPS on everything, start by looking at the CPU first.

  • linus r u ok u seem like ur on drugs in this one and not in a good way

  • how dumb it is to think cpu is even usable on higher than 2k ??? you can play on i3 on 4k and see no diff compared to i9 blyat Cpu is for hard cpu games like assasins creed and you linus should show it... better ex than cs go Cpu takes lead for high refresh gaming too... mostly in online games cs go,fortnite,rainbow... PS.linus in cs go if you go 8k like i did cpu do not takes lead too so no... if you go for high graphics cpu can be a xeon 10$ for a 500$ gpu still doing good

  • The stepup from 6c to 8c is quite disappointing when you compare it to 4c to 6c, why is that?

  • All nice and dandy, what monitor does show above 300 FPS anyways?

  • Kinda weird that CSGO ran better on a lower card with I3 than a higher card, but than later using high CPU anf much higher card it explodes. These numbers dont make sense to me

  • So that expensive CPU is really BS?

  • Whatsup with all the facial hair... he went from GI pc joe to full on hair all over the place haahha EPIC looks good man!

  • My cousin pc was hitting a hard bottleneck with his ram not being clocked properly. Was set at 2133hz when it could have been at 3200. Saw a solid 40% increase in frames.

  • is linus becoming a snowboarder

  • love my 9900k it was a good choice... it handles my 3080 like a boss @ 3440x1440 even with risizable bar :-)

  • i9 3070 gang

  • While we're at it, compiling the Android Open Source Project really benefits from NVMe, huh? It went a lot faster after I upgraded from SSD, and it was borderline intolerable when attempting to run that task on spinning rust, and this is an i7-6700k with 16 gigs I'm talking about. Upgrading any other component would've done very little to improve the speed of that.

  • Still gaming on my AMD FX8350 and GF1080 with 32GB ram and customized timings own overclocks on the stuff and so on, still does pretty great. rule is if it has a bottleneck then overclock it

  • Lol

  • "Your PC has a bottleneck" Me with a 2000Mbps read/write SSD, 1660Super, 2x8GB 3600MHz ram... and a Ryzen 3 1200: *no shit linus, i spent my CPU money on a switch*

  • the fact that Linus looks homeless at the first 30 secs od the video

  • I think my 10900k and 3080 are slowing me down so I threw it down the stairs.

  • my bottleneck is my 75hz 1080p monitor that i lock to 60hz anyways because i prefer 60 over 75 for some reason

  • Yeah but did you upgrade your RGB!? There’s your problem. Nobody buys a $800 graphics card and uses $50 RGB.

  • So I just upgraded most of my PC from an FX 8370 and DDR3 ram to a Ryzen 7 3700X CPU DDR4 Ram but could not afford a new GPU sadly so Still have the RX470 8Gb GPU in it. I crash as soon as I load every game at normal clock speeds I narrowed it down to the GPU everything else checks out fine. I literally have to underclock the Max Frequency to -30% to play games. Any ideas how to fix it or is the GPU just total trash at this point?

  • Probably the best segue into the sponsor I've ever seen on one of Linus' videos. Came out of nowhere, totally blindsided. Love it.

  • 0:00 calm down tom cruise

  • Umm..... i have a I7 6700K with a asus trio 1080 and i get 300 fps with high settings 1080p On csgo

  • If they ever wanted to do a Doc Brown younger years, I think Linus would be in the running

  • Your Gaming PC Has A Bottleneck! It's called the operating system. Let's all work to fix it.

  • Say it don't spray it Linus.

  • Nvidia Driver CPU overhead.

  • 10 seconds in: I know I have a bottleneck for the rest of time I buy one part at a time

  • I feel like I trust Linus less with a beard. Amazing vid though, and my-oh-my how this channel has grown!!

  • And here I am gaming on a rysen 3900xt and a gtx 970... Saving for a gpu while prices going up faster then my salary permits :(

  • man i fuck wit this guy hes the shit!!!!! love you man keep upgrading are minds with intelligence.

  • i built my pc for christmas and due to the prices rn, i got a ryzen 9 3900x with a rx 580. would i bEnEfIT from a rx 6700 xt? i think so.

  • U need a haircut linus

  • 0:20 Shia LaBeouf "Just Do It"

  • "Your Gaming PC Has A Bottleneck!" Sure does, my bank account...

    • @Zebedee Summers PEBKAC lul

    • I was thinking the person using my mouse/keyboard but bank account works too.

  • I would love a video on figuring out your own bottlenecks. Whether it is CPU, GPU, RAM, Hard drive or even motherboard. How do you go about figuring which component is holding the rest back? o.O

    • lol mobo bottlenecking ? i think you speak about those old mothers with dd2 that had northbridge and were capping the speed of the rams with cpu communcation lol

    • Run a performance test with a hardware monitor on, see what hits 100%?

  • Linus in the intro really looks like Shaggy from Scooby-Doo 🤣

  • Sometimes your acting is on the verge of strange Linus :)

  • My bottleneck is the lack of a reasonably priced video card as an upgrade from my "obsolete" $ 270.00 Sapphire RX590. :-)

  • Is it ever an exact science other than 'it depends'?

  • I want PC that will run Cities skylines.. I have AMD5950x and a Radeon 6900xt with 128gb of ram @3800mzh - I get an average of 10-15fps

  • yeah i know this in 1st pc is fx8350 a bootleneck for rx480 in 2nd is r5 5600 for rx6800

  • Lo0ve the gaming PC but please build us a Budget PC to use CAD on flawlessly. Would love to see this.

  • In my whole life of watching LTT every question’s answer ended it ‘It DePeNds’ XD

  • JIGERHURTZ - Linus 2021