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Is it time for a new CPU?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have been stuck using an Intel Core i5-6400 for the past few years now and I was wondering if it is

a good time to buy a new CPU. I feel like my current CPU isn't performing as well as it used to and maybe

bottlenecking my graphics card in some games now. If it is a good idea to upgrade then what are some

good CPU's I should consider getting?

 

Thanks, guys.


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My rig is a little dated but it performs pretty well. Cinebench scores futher down.

 

------------ Core Specs: ------------

CPU:                        Intel Core i5-6400 @ 2.70 GHz (Turbo Disabled)

GPU:                        Sapphire Nitro+ RX 570 VR Ready

MOBO:                    ASUS H110-M32

PSU:                        EVGA 500W 80+ Non-Modular

CASE:                      BitFenix Comrade Black

CPU Cooler:            Deep Cool Ice Blade Pro V2.0

BOOT:                      Seagate Barracuda 1TB

2nd Drive:               Toshiba 1TB

 

------------ Accessories: ------------

Keyboard:                ASUS Stock (My gaming keyboard broke)

Mouse:                     Xtreme Gaming MMO Laser Gaming Mouse

Microphone           Behringer UMC22 Audio Processor

                                  Neewer NW700 Studio Condenser Microphone

Camera/Webcam:   None

Monitors:                 Philips 243V 1080P 16:9 (Main)

                                  HP 2009M 900P 16:9 (Second)

                                  Acer V193 1024P 4:3 (Third)

Audio:                      Polaroid Amethyst Digital Active Loudspeaker

Desk:                        IKEA Fredde 

 

------------ Cinebench R15 Scores: ------------

CPU:                          468 CB

GPU:                          99.27 FPS

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The 6400 is not going to bottleneck at 570


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4 minutes ago, Theguywhobea said:

The 6400 is not going to bottleneck at 570

It certainly will, my brother's 7400 bottlenecks his GTX  970, which is relatively the same graphically.

 

An i7 6700 off eBay for the quick and easy upgrade, or Ryzen if you don't mind a new motherboard, would be nice. The used prices on the Ryzen 5 1400 are actually quite good right now.

Edit: I can't find the motherboard you listed in your bio, what is the H110-M32?


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - MSI GTX 650 - some 7200RPM SATA II thing - Ubuntu (at the moment)

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, fasauceome said:

It certainly will, my brother's 7400 bottlenecks his GTX  970, which is relatively the same graphically.

 

An i7 6700 off eBay for the quick and easy upgrade, or Ryzen if you don't mind a new motherboard, would be nice. The used prices on the Ryzen 5 1400 are actually quite good right now.

I don't mind a new motherboard at all as my BIOS is slightly corrupted and no longer lets me into the configuration menu anymore. But that is for another thread.

 

I might go with Ryzen for my next CPU but I need to check prices and motherboards first.


HEEEEEEEEEEY THERE ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

My rig is a little dated but it performs pretty well. Cinebench scores futher down.

 

------------ Core Specs: ------------

CPU:                        Intel Core i5-6400 @ 2.70 GHz (Turbo Disabled)

GPU:                        Sapphire Nitro+ RX 570 VR Ready

MOBO:                    ASUS H110-M32

PSU:                        EVGA 500W 80+ Non-Modular

CASE:                      BitFenix Comrade Black

CPU Cooler:            Deep Cool Ice Blade Pro V2.0

BOOT:                      Seagate Barracuda 1TB

2nd Drive:               Toshiba 1TB

 

------------ Accessories: ------------

Keyboard:                ASUS Stock (My gaming keyboard broke)

Mouse:                     Xtreme Gaming MMO Laser Gaming Mouse

Microphone           Behringer UMC22 Audio Processor

                                  Neewer NW700 Studio Condenser Microphone

Camera/Webcam:   None

Monitors:                 Philips 243V 1080P 16:9 (Main)

                                  HP 2009M 900P 16:9 (Second)

                                  Acer V193 1024P 4:3 (Third)

Audio:                      Polaroid Amethyst Digital Active Loudspeaker

Desk:                        IKEA Fredde 

 

------------ Cinebench R15 Scores: ------------

CPU:                          468 CB

GPU:                          99.27 FPS

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There is Ryzen 3rd gen rumoured to come in July, so...


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1 minute ago, Kiddo V9999 said:

I might go with Ryzen for my next CPU but I need to check prices and motherboards first

I think a nice new B450 and a used first gen CPU is a good idea, maybe a 4 or 6 core, and then you can get a new Ryzen CPU when you feel like.


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - MSI GTX 650 - some 7200RPM SATA II thing - Ubuntu (at the moment)

 

Feel free to critique my website. I am but a young entrepreneur.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Jurrunio said:

There is Ryzen 3rd gen rumoured to come in July, so...

Good Point.


HEEEEEEEEEEY THERE ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

My rig is a little dated but it performs pretty well. Cinebench scores futher down.

 

------------ Core Specs: ------------

CPU:                        Intel Core i5-6400 @ 2.70 GHz (Turbo Disabled)

GPU:                        Sapphire Nitro+ RX 570 VR Ready

MOBO:                    ASUS H110-M32

PSU:                        EVGA 500W 80+ Non-Modular

CASE:                      BitFenix Comrade Black

CPU Cooler:            Deep Cool Ice Blade Pro V2.0

BOOT:                      Seagate Barracuda 1TB

2nd Drive:               Toshiba 1TB

 

------------ Accessories: ------------

Keyboard:                ASUS Stock (My gaming keyboard broke)

Mouse:                     Xtreme Gaming MMO Laser Gaming Mouse

Microphone           Behringer UMC22 Audio Processor

                                  Neewer NW700 Studio Condenser Microphone

Camera/Webcam:   None

Monitors:                 Philips 243V 1080P 16:9 (Main)

                                  HP 2009M 900P 16:9 (Second)

                                  Acer V193 1024P 4:3 (Third)

Audio:                      Polaroid Amethyst Digital Active Loudspeaker

Desk:                        IKEA Fredde 

 

------------ Cinebench R15 Scores: ------------

CPU:                          468 CB

GPU:                          99.27 FPS

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, GoldenLag said:

Wait for Zen 2 at least.

 

And probably consider getting a better GPU aswell.

I just picked this GPU up and I don't have the budget to pick up a better one with a CPU.


HEEEEEEEEEEY THERE ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

My rig is a little dated but it performs pretty well. Cinebench scores futher down.

 

------------ Core Specs: ------------

CPU:                        Intel Core i5-6400 @ 2.70 GHz (Turbo Disabled)

GPU:                        Sapphire Nitro+ RX 570 VR Ready

MOBO:                    ASUS H110-M32

PSU:                        EVGA 500W 80+ Non-Modular

CASE:                      BitFenix Comrade Black

CPU Cooler:            Deep Cool Ice Blade Pro V2.0

BOOT:                      Seagate Barracuda 1TB

2nd Drive:               Toshiba 1TB

 

------------ Accessories: ------------

Keyboard:                ASUS Stock (My gaming keyboard broke)

Mouse:                     Xtreme Gaming MMO Laser Gaming Mouse

Microphone           Behringer UMC22 Audio Processor

                                  Neewer NW700 Studio Condenser Microphone

Camera/Webcam:   None

Monitors:                 Philips 243V 1080P 16:9 (Main)

                                  HP 2009M 900P 16:9 (Second)

                                  Acer V193 1024P 4:3 (Third)

Audio:                      Polaroid Amethyst Digital Active Loudspeaker

Desk:                        IKEA Fredde 

 

------------ Cinebench R15 Scores: ------------

CPU:                          468 CB

GPU:                          99.27 FPS

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2 minutes ago, Kiddo V9999 said:

I just picked this GPU up and I don't have the budget to pick up a better one with a CPU.

Thats fine. Just keep in mind a GPU upgrade would be the next after the CPU to upgrade. 

 

Just set aside some cash each month, youll get something rather nice next year or later this year 

 

If you want to that is, no need to upgrade unless you feel its needed

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In 5~10 years the only persons who ever will say the word "bottleneck"

will be in a mental institutes.....

Real bottlenecks are like not even 5% of all the world users 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Constantin said:

In 5~10 years the only persons who ever will say the word "bottleneck"

will be in a mental institutes.....

Real bottlenecks are like not even 5% of all the world users 

True... True...


HEEEEEEEEEEY THERE ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

My rig is a little dated but it performs pretty well. Cinebench scores futher down.

 

------------ Core Specs: ------------

CPU:                        Intel Core i5-6400 @ 2.70 GHz (Turbo Disabled)

GPU:                        Sapphire Nitro+ RX 570 VR Ready

MOBO:                    ASUS H110-M32

PSU:                        EVGA 500W 80+ Non-Modular

CASE:                      BitFenix Comrade Black

CPU Cooler:            Deep Cool Ice Blade Pro V2.0

BOOT:                      Seagate Barracuda 1TB

2nd Drive:               Toshiba 1TB

 

------------ Accessories: ------------

Keyboard:                ASUS Stock (My gaming keyboard broke)

Mouse:                     Xtreme Gaming MMO Laser Gaming Mouse

Microphone           Behringer UMC22 Audio Processor

                                  Neewer NW700 Studio Condenser Microphone

Camera/Webcam:   None

Monitors:                 Philips 243V 1080P 16:9 (Main)

                                  HP 2009M 900P 16:9 (Second)

                                  Acer V193 1024P 4:3 (Third)

Audio:                      Polaroid Amethyst Digital Active Loudspeaker

Desk:                        IKEA Fredde 

 

------------ Cinebench R15 Scores: ------------

CPU:                          468 CB

GPU:                          99.27 FPS

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