Zwift extreme specs


Which of these would be “more extreme” -

I5 with a 1080 graphics card
17 with a 1070 graphic card

I can’t seem to get a straight answer. Your assistance would be appreciated.

Zwift is more graphic card driven than processor. There is not much of a difference between and I5 and I7 as far as Zwift is concerned so I would base the decision on the gpu.

I know there is a benchmark site for Zwift specs, but I don’t have the link. I know it has been posted on these forums before so you might be able to find it using the search. If it was the weekday Gerrie would post a link before I had a chance to finish this post.

The page shows real world performance of various systems at different graphics setting.

Choice “A”. An i5 and GTX 1080 will all most always be a better choice for gaming.

Having sad that, if your primary “game” is Zwift, then a GTX 1070 would almost be overkill for Zwift as it is not too graphics intensive, so the i7 with GTX 1070 would be a much better “well rounded” system in my opinion.  

If t were me, I would go for option #2 ;0)

Zwiftalizer benchmarks, for instance, show a

PC / Intel Core i5-4690K @ 3.50GHz / Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti/PCIe/SSE2

outperforming these three:

PC / Intel Core i7-6820HK @ 2.70GHz / Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070/PCIe/SSE2

PC / Intel Core i7-6700 @ 3.40GHz / Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070/PCIe/SSE2

PC / Intel Core i7-7700HQ @ 2.80GHz / Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070/PCIe/SSE2

which however outperform a

PC / Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.50GHz / Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti/PCIe/SSE2

(average frames per second at 2160 Ultra graphics)

Thanks All.

I can’t seem to get my head around zwiftalizer, looking at what you said though Steve lower end i5 with higher end video card will yield better results.