I'm looking for the wisdom of you kind folks here on whether or not my hardware is performing as is and therefore if it's worth upgrading my rig in order to play TW:WH & WH2 smooth as butter...
Currently I'm running:
i7 4770K @ 4.5Ghz
ASUS Z87 Sabertooth Mobo
ASUS RX 480 Strix
8gb Ram @ 1600
Harddrive Samsung EVO SSD
On my current hardware I don't really get the performance I want. With DX11 on all Ultra settings with blood, DoF and Screen Space Reflections on, I'm getting about 40-50 FPS avg but this drops hard in big battles when huge units collide (to about 20 FPS). DX12 is far more inconsistent and I see even bigger slow downs on battles half the size. I'm not exactly sure what holds it up - as best I can tell my CPU and GPU should handle things much better, but I'll take the advice of those here. GPU never really deploys more than 45% of the VRAM, although it uses all the GPU clock and Memory. Also the CPU doesn't seem to draw on more than 50-60% (it's also spread across the cores - I'm not having the issue of it being all heaped on one core). It seems strange to me that it doesn't seem to be really pulling all the CPU power to handle the large unit clashes in battles.
I'm considering the following upgrade:
i7 8700K (when it comes out)
Asus Z370 Strix mobo
16gb ram @3200
I'm aware the new rig I'm considering would be about as good as it gets. What I'm hoping people here can advise of is if I'd get the gains I'm hoping for? I'm really aiming for a situation where I don't see drops below 30-40 FPS, even in large battles with everything maxed out.
I can post pics of GPU Tweak II and CPUZ while it's under load if it helps people. Any advice or thoughts would be greatly appreciated...