CPU and gaming

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  1. Jonbajo

    Jonbajo Member Guru

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    I have a 3570k cpu. how much of a bottleneck is it (for gaming) and if I bought a new i7 or something would I notice a considerable difference in fps or efficiency?
     
  2. sverek

    sverek Ancient Guru

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    Depends on GPU, resolution, fps, games you playing and preferred video settings.
    3570k is good enough to maintain around 100fps with overclock.

    The main thing you might notice with newer CPU is less lag spikes in CPU intensive games.
    For example once big explosion happened in BF1, CPU just can't keep up with physics and other many calculations happening at the time. So you get frame drop.

    If you playing on 144hz panel, newer CPU might help you get closer to desired 144fps and improve overall frame stability.

    However above points are only valid if you don't have GPU cap. So for example if you have 1440@144hz panel and playing on max settings, GPU will cap in 90%+ cases, before CPU.
     
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  3. cryohellinc

    cryohellinc Maha Guru

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    What is your monitor model?
     
  4. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Only if you want to game at over 60fps.
    A few games might show a small drop below 60fps (not the end of the world), nearly all games will run fine.
     

  5. Selena Anderson

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    What GPU do you intend to buy? Don't buy top-notch GPU for the older processor or you will end up with a bottleneck.
     
  6. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Depends on his intended max fps.
    At 60fps, it is fine for most games regardless of GPU.
     
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    I'd recommend you to go for Nvidia 1060 cards they are good midrange and perform really well with older and new processors.
     
  8. umeng2002

    umeng2002 Master Guru

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    Run a test, track your GPU utilization. If it drops during intensive parts, it's usually your CPU not being able to keep up... but other things could cause a situation like that too. Like running out of VRAM. So do a bit of testing.

    With my FX 8320e at 4.6 GHz, 1080p and 1200p (16:10), games hardly cap out my CPU. It's still the GPU limited when frames drop.
     
  9. LocoDiceGR

    LocoDiceGR Maha Guru

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    If im gaming with my i5 750...i think you should be able to do the same with 3570k..........:)
     
  10. Dragam1337

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    He already has a 1070...
     
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  11. jaggerwild

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    That CPU will over clock well, at or near 4500 eliminating any issue. Only thing would be you need a good CPU cooler to do so, also do your home work on over clocking.
     
  12. Gromuhl'Djun

    Gromuhl'Djun Ancient Guru

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    For 60hz gaming: no, you won't notice a difference. I have a 3770k (the i7 variant of your cpu) @4500mhz and I get 60+ fps in almost everything I throw at it. Most games get about 80-120fps if I disable vsync @1440p.
     
  13. Little

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    I was in the same boat as you a few weeks ago. I'll just copy my post from another thread.

    I recently went from a 3570K @ 4.4 with 2133 ddr3 to a 8700K (HT disabled) @ 5.0 with 3200 ddr4. My average in GTA V online went from 68-72 fps to 103-108 fps @ 1440p and that is with a 1070. Not only did the fps skyrocket, the overall responsiveness is like night and day and that is with gsync on. All my thread heavy games saw huge increases as expected as did a couple MMOs even at 8700K stock
     
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  14. pegasus1

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    There are way more factors involved than purely saying older processors are no good. Is my i7 2700@5ghz bottlenecking my 1080Ti at 4k? Obviously not. Its always worth considering the outlay when upgrading to a DDR4 system (considering the price of DDR4) and whether or not that cash would be better used elsewhere in the system.
     
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  15. SSJBillClinton

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    I went from a 3930k @ 4.3GHz to a 7820x @ 4.6GHz and I think the only thing it has really helped is min fps. Definitely feels "smoother" though.
     

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