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so i have i7-4770k CPU @3.50GHz and im currently looking to upgrade my Video card from a GTX 760 to a Radeon RX 580 , my question is , is my Cpu good enough to merit a Video card upgrade rather then a complete new build (2014 build BTW). also gamer on a budget . any suggestions would be much appreciated . Thank you 

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You'll of course see further gains when you upgrade cpu etc later, and you're not going to see the numbers advertised by most reviewers on the RX580, but it will be a pretty noticeable upgrade still compared to what you have now. 

 

I just got done upgrading from an early 2012 build (i7 3930k) and it's like it gave my 1080 Ti new life. Lol


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A 4770k should be more than capable and shouldn't bottle neck an RX 580. I think upgrading to an RX 580 would be a great idea and you'll be quite happy with your purchase.


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Just now, HoneyBadger84 said:

You'll of course see further gains when you upgrade cpu etc later, and you're not going to see the numbers advertised by most reviewers on the RX580, but it will be a pretty noticeable upgrade still compared to what you have now. 

I have some pretty high doubts on that. The 4770k is still a very capable CPU and if he sees a difference in FPS between a modern 580 rig and his it would be within a margin of error.


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You'll still get respectable performance out of a 4770. Very rarely will a CPU upgrade net you a larger performance boost than a GPU upgrade. Unless you play super CPU heavy games that is.


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I have an even older/lower CPU, i7 3770 non k, and from my anecdotal experience it handles 1080p 60hz amazingly and would probably do good beyond that if I had a better monitor


Specs: CPU: Intel core i7 3770, GPU: Gigabyte RX580 Gaming 8Gb, RAM: 16 Gb DDR3 SODIMMs @1333Mhz , Motherboard: ASUS P8B75-M LE, Storage: 1x 500Gb Intel 545s 500Gb SSD (boot) + 1x Samsung 860 QVO 1Tb SSD (storage), Case: Thermaltake Core V21, Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Turbo LED

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17 minutes ago, CharminUltraStrong said:

I have some pretty high doubts on that. The 4770k is still a very capable CPU and if he sees a difference in FPS between a modern 580 rig and his it would be within a margin of error.

Really depends on how cpu intensive the title is. I saw gigantic gains in certain areas of some games after going from my old i7 3930k setup to the setup in my signature, same video card. 

 

Granted the RX580 is less powerful, but it's entirely possible he'll see a similar improvement when he upgrades platforms later, depending on what he plays. 


Primary Rig (new, just built):

CPU: Intel i9-9900K @ 4.7/5.0GHz (1.25V/1.29V)  ~  Mobo: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Master

CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Floe RGB 280mm AIO (Push/Pull with Thermaltake Riing & Pure fans)

RAM: 4x8GB G.Skill TridentZ RGB @ 4000MHz CL17-17-17-38 1.4V (F4-3600C16Q-32GTZR) 

GPU: eVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Hybrid @ Stock/2050MHz - Push/Pull Radiator Fans

PSU: eVGA SuperNova P2 1200W - Case: Thermaltake View 91

SSDs/HDDs: Samsung EVO 860 1TB, Transcend 480GB, Samsung QVO 1TB, Seagate FireCuda 2TB (Hybird HDD)

Windows 10 of course - which I don't mind, so far

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What's the best possible configuration to video editing. I am just starting up with my YouTube channel and my laptop (i3 gen 4, 12 GB ram, and 2gb dedicated M230 graphics,) doesn't let me view the videos without any stutter in shotcut. I am ok with the long time it takes for processing the final video, but the jerky video and audio while editing the video is really hampering.

 

Will the core i5 or Ryzen 5 help?

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38 minutes ago, HoneyBadger84 said:

Really depends on how cpu intensive the title is. I saw gigantic gains in certain areas of some games after going from my old i7 3930k setup to the setup in my signature, same video card. 

 

Granted the RX580 is less powerful, but it's entirely possible he'll see a similar improvement when he upgrades platforms later, depending on what he plays. 

That's going from a 3930k to an i9 9900k that's like comparing an FX9590 to a TR 1920x...A 4770k is a decent oc'er  with great single core perf, you're also running a 1080ti which is a whole other ball game compared to an RX 580.


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