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Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by psdatta2005, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. psdatta2005

    psdatta2005 Master Guru

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    Sapphire 5870 1GB
    I have a i5 3570 (non k version), 16gb dd3 ram, a basic mother board running a sapphire tri x r9 290. Everything worked like a charm until i played assassins creed origins. it works great but i have to compromise on quality setting and play a mix of medium to high. i game at 1080p

    So i can either upgrade my cpu, ram & mb or just the graphic card.

    Choice 1
    i7 8700k
    CM Hyper 212 Evo
    Asus ROG Strix z370 e
    G Skill Tridentz RGB 16gb dd4 3200 (PC4 25600)

    Choice 2
    Upgrade the R9 290 to a 1080GTX

    Please suggest what would be worthy of the upgrade.
  2. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    1080Ti H20
    Tough, I'd say more real world performance difference would be a 1080.

    Logically, 1080 is 2 years old at this point so I'd probably stick to new platform and wait for new GPU cycle.
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  3. norton

    norton Member Guru

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    GTX970 G1 Gaming
    if you aiming to play at 1080p i suggest you take the first choice as assassins creed origins is a cpu intensive game specially for quad core cpus .
    but if you will upgrade your monitor and play at 1440p i suggest you to upgrade your GPU, increasing the resolution would eliminate the CPU bottleneck but not now wait until new gen GPU
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