1. Post #4361
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    September 2011
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    Theorically what could be better, a 1500X with a GTX 1060 or a 1600 with a RX 570?
    1600 with 1060. The extra threads will allow you to grow into games that are being optimized for this.

  2. Post #4362
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    April 2005
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    What's the first thing I need to upgrade on my build? I assume the CPU? What should I replace it with?

    * Asus Z97-A LGA1150 Socket
    * i5 4690 (liquid cooled)
    * Strix 1070OC
    * EVGA - SuperNOVA 650W
    * 8gb RAM (4x2)

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    What's the first thing I need to upgrade on my build? I assume the CPU? What should I replace it with?
    R7 1700 or R5 1600 if you want more cores, i7-7700k or i5-7600k if you don't. If you go Ryzen make sure you get the fastest DDR4 your board will handle, and for speeds over 2667 you can only have 2 DIMMs currently.

    Edited:

    I should note that the Ryzen processors would be about equal performance or slightly better than haswell so you'd only be adding cores/threads where the Kaby Lake parts are about 0-15% faster than ryzen per core dependent on task

  4. Post #4364
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    I've always been an Intel kid but the Ryzens look neat af. Unfortunately I don't know shit about the inner workings of the CPU so I'm pretty lost on the Kaby Lake v Ryzen situation

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    I've always been an Intel kid but the Ryzens look neat af. Unfortunately I don't know shit about the inner workings of the CPU so I'm pretty lost on the Kaby Lake v Ryzen situation
    I'd go Intel if you plan on getting 7700k. just beware of the shitgrease they use under ihs
    ryzen for anything else

    or just wait until Intel's newer generations come out to compete.

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    I've always been an Intel kid but the Ryzens look neat af. Unfortunately I don't know shit about the inner workings of the CPU so I'm pretty lost on the Kaby Lake v Ryzen situation
    It depends on what you use your PC for.

    Productivity & mid-range gaming = Ryzen.
    High end gaming (e.g. 144hz monitor, 1080 Ti) = Intel, specifically the 7700k.

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    What's the first thing I need to upgrade on my build? I assume the CPU? What should I replace it with?
    For 1080p gaming, you dont need to upgrade anything. Do you already have an SSD.


    But we can help you better if you tell us what you want to do.

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    What's the first thing I need to upgrade on my build? I assume the CPU? What should I replace it with?
    Why do you want to upgrade?

    And wait for this before making any decisions:
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/antonyl.../#838e00834982

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    March 2012
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    Is my CPU bottlenecking me playing games? ARMA 3 runs only slightly better since I upgraded from a 760 to 1060.
    Intel Core i5 4690K @ 3.50GHz
    12.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
    Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. Z97P-D3 (SOCKET 0) 28 °C
    3071MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB (NVIDIA)
    ForceWare version: 385.28
    SLI Disabled
    931GB Seagate ST1000DM003-1ER162 (SATA)
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    Arma 3 never runs better

    Edited:

    Are you overclocked at all?
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  11. Post #4371
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    Not at all. My CPU runs too hot as it is, I'm buying a new CPU cooler for it Because I've heard the stock intel ones always are awful.
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  12. Post #4372
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    April 2005
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    It depends on what you use your PC for.

    Productivity & mid-range gaming = Ryzen.
    High end gaming (e.g. 144hz monitor, 1080 Ti) = Intel, specifically the 7700k.
    For 1080p gaming, you dont need to upgrade anything. Do you already have an SSD.


    But we can help you better if you tell us what you want to do.
    Why do you want to upgrade?

    And wait for this before making any decisions:
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/antonyl.../#838e00834982
    Not quite getting the performance out of my Vive as I'd like, I get stuttering on Dirt Rally on medium-high at 1.2 super sampling, and occasionally on GTA V as well in high grass areas on ultra. Starting to wonder if it's not a hardware issue though.

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    Not quite getting the performance out of my Vive as I'd like, I get stuttering on Dirt Rally on medium-high at 1.2 super sampling, and occasionally on GTA V as well in high grass areas on ultra. Starting to wonder if it's not a hardware issue though.
    What graphics card are you using?
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    Not quite getting the performance out of my Vive as I'd like, I get stuttering on Dirt Rally on medium-high at 1.2 super sampling, and occasionally on GTA V as well in high grass areas on ultra. Starting to wonder if it's not a hardware issue though.
    Ah, for a Vive. That changes things.

    The best thing to do to figure out what is causing the stutters is to game with your task manager(RAM/CPU) and something like MSI Afterburner(GPU) open and monitor what is maxing out. If you have a-lot of background stuff open it might also be the low amount of RAM thats filling up. You should also see this in the task manager.

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    April 2005
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    Ah, for a Vive. That changes things.

    The best thing to do to figure out what is causing the stutters is to game with your task manager(RAM/CPU) and something like MSI Afterburner(GPU) open and monitor what is maxing out. If you have a-lot of background stuff open it might also be the low amount of RAM thats filling up. You should also see this in the task manager.
    Oh I totally made a mistake, I'm at 8gb x 2, not 4x2. I've got two Kingston 8GB @ 1600MHz sticks.

    Should I still go after RAM consumption? I ran the MSI "GAMERBOOST™" which shut down a LOT of background processes but I haven't noticed a huge performance boost. Might try actually monitoring CPU because I suspect that's where I'm being limited if only because that's the oldest component of my computer.